Awesome! Totally agree on the Akra quality...I didn't know if I should install it under my car or hang it on my wall behind glass.
I know what you mean about the cold start! I use to have a fairly loud exhaust on my STi when I lived in a condo. It shook the whole building in the morning - not cool.
Now I live 5 mins "in the sticks" so I'm good to go ; )