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Too raspy

Well I've lived with a CC 3.6 with a straight pipe where my mid suitcase muffler used to be, for about 3 months now.

It does sound good - way better than stock - but the rasp is just embarrassing, especially when you start the car cold and pull out of the workplace or church carpark.

It doesn't seem to rasp the same when it's warmed up.

I'm thinking of putting an 18 inch hot dog where the mid muffler used to be, to cut down the rasp. I do still have the suitcase mid muffler but I don't think I'd put the same one back - the stock mid muffler destroys the best of the engine notes.

Then maybe swap out the rear mufflers for some budget sports mufflers with dual tips. I want the quad tip look and want to open up the sound just a bit more, especially if I'm putting the hot dog in.

Hot dog
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/REDBACK...697822&hash=item3f57bbb78b:g:wmgAAOSwor1agiPd

Rear mufflers
These are a straight through design similar to Magnaflow.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-25-IN...162944?hash=item3abebd0980:g:wAkAAOSwryBag0rM

$45 for the hot dog and $77 each for the mufflers including dual tips - can't go too far wrong surely.

Any comments? :)
 

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The combo is 2.25” downpipes with 1 cat after it goes to 3”. Then it has a Pypes resonator. After the over the axle pipe it has a borla muffler. It also has an open air intake.








If you can’t handle the resonator being deleted then this combo would be way too much. It’s not unbearable but I know it’s NOT quiet.

https://youtu.be/eCw2PrCvDGc
 

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Ok buddy I see what you mean :D

A bit hard to compare with such a different setup.

My logic: There are plenty of videos of Passat/CC 3.6's with suitcase delete and Magnaflow or Borla mufflers. They mostly sound good but maybe a bit harsh/raspy.
Relative to that, the mufflers I've picked are similar design (straight through with packing) and a big hot dog should just mellow/soften it a bit.

My pet hate... people that go to the effort of setting up, recording, editing and posting videos on Youtube but can't do the small service of saying what components are in their exhaust - it only takes a few words eg "2.5 inch dual pipe with 18" hotdog in middle and two Borla mufflers at back" - how hard is that
 
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