: Alright Ill come out with it....why does my exhaust sound so raspy?

03-30-08, 06:09 PM
Seems like everyone who has my setup doesnt have as raspy of a tone as I do....is this in my tune? or is it in the way the guy welded the pipes (some overlap) I am running Kooks no cats + magnaflow exhaust. Exhaust leak? It honestly sounds open header sometimes. Blown header gasket??

03-30-08, 06:26 PM
Could have something to do with having no cats....does it sound raspy at the tailpipes or from the front/middle of the car?

03-30-08, 06:33 PM
from like the front middle.....

03-30-08, 06:36 PM
Collectors....or possibly the joint between your catless pipes and your x-pipe...it was a PAIN to get the cats to mate up to the x-pipe without leaking...just ended up cutting and welding them in! I have a CONSTANT ticking noise at all RPM's that is coming from inside the collectors...I have settled on the fact that it is valve train noise. I dont know if it excessive or not, but if the motor blows up I still have a lot of warranty left!

03-30-08, 07:50 PM
I think it has been mentioned that the "ringing" is the hot exhaust exit from the valve.

That is what someone told me anyways, so live with it.:thumbsup:

If you wanted it quiet, you should leave it stock.......