Most of the videos of aFe alxe-backs are of the muffler delete version. Mine is the one with muffler (very mild increase in volume). If you want to know how it sounds, here's a sound clip
Exactly. My previous car (2018 Subaru BRZ) was too loud for my taste. Great for shorter, fun drives, but on longer ones it would get tiring. This setup is much milder. No other air mods. Not looking for any gains at the moment.. just wanted my car to be audible (stock is near silent inside until the RPMs really climb)Seems reasonable for a daily driver. The deleted version would probably be overbearing after a while. Any other air system upgrades like an intake or only the axle back?
.A catted downpipe shouldn't be that loud with the stock exhaust. It will only net you 10 to 15HP at most.Does anyone know what a catted downpipe on stock catback would sound like?
Any sound clips you could link me too would be greatly appreciated.
I like the induction sound on these cars not a big fan of loud exhaust, but I hear a downpipe can help increase performance.
Depends on what version he gets (catted or not catted) whether or not he gets a full 15 HP gain which is not much. I would get a piggyback or tune (If you have the cash). You will get the most performance for your money. DP install on Elantra's are a pain to install and over $400 unless you buy one used.10-15 hp is a decent gain and installing a downpipe will future proof your build in case you're wanting a tune later on. I would not run a tune with the stock downpipe. It's a reasonable upgrade and a catted downpipe will still sound a lot better coupled with the stock exhaust.