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7500 miles in and noticed some nice changes, time for mods?

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I currently have around 8700 miles on my car. The only mods I have done is the clutch switch and to remove the magnet from the air box. Around the 7500 mark I thought the exhaust sounded a little louder and continued to get louder until about 8k or so. A friend even asked if I had done anything to it since he noticed it as well. It sounds much better than when I first got the car, which makes me want an aftermarket exhaust even more now that I've had a taste of better sound.

The other interesting thing I noticed is the sucking sound from the intake. I only hear it when my windows are down, perhaps it's due to the magnet being removed but the sound is pretty fun. However that makes me wonder how loud that sound is for aftermarket intakes. It's a nice sound for sure, but this is my only car and a daily driver so I don't know if I could handle the louder vacuum sound all the time.

Has anyone else noticed these types of things? I have been thinking about getting an intake and exhaust, any input on what it's like daily driving with these louder mods?
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Nearing the end of life of my stock exhaust, I did notice it was getting a little bit louder, and slightly grumbly...but it still sounded meek.

The moment I started up the Magnaflow Cat back, was like "whoa..." I didn't anticipate THAT much difference.
It's a lot louder, but not intrusively so. Eventually it becomes second nature to you. The difference in daily driving, is that you can now hear it, and you feel a little more connected to your vehicle. Plus, when you decide to push it a little, it gets much louder and agressive sounding.

As for intake, I love it. But I will say, it's not for everyone.
It is significantly louder. The sucking noise sounds like a vacuum cleaner at first, until you get into the higher RPM's. But you get a turbo whistle in there, and it sounds like a jet engine when you get to higher revs.

Pretty sweet, but not everyone will want a loud car. I believe some members have even taken it off because they couldn't stand it.

Not sure if it's just me or not, but I think with the FMIC, it's made the intake sound a bit more tame (in a good way). But That might just be in contrast to the loud Type S BOV lol

I've got a handful of mods, and I'm very very much NOT a mechanic, or gearhead, nor do I know a lot of the proper terms... so if you're looking for a "joe blow" opinion on things, I'm your man :)
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I wonder if anyone has any videos of their intakes...

I can't tell you for certain if it sounds the same on idle revving, as it would with driving, but if it is at idle, I could make a short video for you.

I'll see about getting an inside the car vid later
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