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Recently purchased a CPO 2014 Cadenza. Loving it so far but the exhaust was extremely quiet. I know this car is somewhat a "luxury" car but it definitely needed more sound. So I decided to do a muffler delete yesterday. Cost me about $120 at my local muffler shop. Got two 2.5in pipes installed. And this car screams. So quick review...
Pros:
Really deep sound
Loud but not obnoxious
Definitely turns heads

Cons:
Really bad cabin drone (from 1000-3000 RPM & Highway Speeds)
Can get pretty annoying while listening to music.
Might be a little too loud. (Fix it ticket risk)

So far, the drone hasn't really bothered me. And the lady loves the way it sounds.
But eventually I'll probably install some performance mufflers on.

Let me know if you guys are interested in some videos.
 

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Post up some videos!!

It would have cost a little more but you should have gone for an electronic cut off switch, that way at highway speeds you could leave it closed (mufflers do not get deleted) and stayed quiet.

Food for thought if you want to redo it.
 

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Ohh the memories. Along the same lines of thought here but a different car. When I got my 2005 GTO (LS2, 400HP/400TQ) I thought this thing is too quiet!!
After I got rid of the cats, got an X pipe and straight pips instead of mufflers (tune, CAI, intake, throttle body, torque converter, too) the thing sounded bad ***. Later on I decided to take the straight pipes off and run nothing on the end and OMG, it literally hurt my ears it was soooo loud.

Man...those were the days.

 

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Post up some videos!!

It would have cost a little more but you should have gone for an electronic cut off switch, that way at highway speeds you could leave it closed (mufflers do not get deleted) and stayed quiet.

Food for thought if you want to redo it.


I should've done more research. I would've gone down that route if I knew about it. I'm debating whether I should go back and do that. Have you had any experience with the cut outs from amazon?


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I love how nice and quiet our cars are :) I hate noisy cars, especially riced out, overly loud, obviously not because it's really powerful kind of sound. Our cars are nice and throaty when you step on it and that's when I like to hear it. Other than that I like it being quiet.
 

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I love how nice and quiet our cars are :) I hate noisy cars, especially riced out, overly loud, obviously not because it's really powerful kind of sound. Our cars are nice and throaty when you step on it and that's when I like to hear it. Other than that I like it being quiet.


Haha I feel you. I work in DTLA so I constantly see Maseratis around and I love the way they sound. Not comparing our cars to Maseratis but the K7 definitely looks nice enough to have a mean growl.


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