I'm curious, why do people have loud exhausts on their cars?
I always thought the main purpose of an aftermarket exhaust was to extract as many ponies out of the engine as possible, yes?
The Milltek exhaust on the Astra mk4 Z20LET engines is relatively quiet yet is one of the best for power gains (if not THE best) ... so, if Milltek can make the best performing exhaust quiet, why do people want loud ones?
I'm sure people have exhausts here that are loud so why did you pick it? (I can understand if you have a 1.2 and gaining ponies is not possible so you want to pretend you're fast).
Also, popping and banging, people seem to have a fetish for this, but I was always under the impression that popping and banging was caused by a badly fitted or badly manufactured exhaust? (blowing, leaking etc)
I just cant understand the need for a loud exhaust, IIRC Peco are loud but usually give the worst gains (sometimes worse than OE).