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      01-14-2012, 11:13 PM   #11
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Agreed the test is not perfect, but it gives enough controls to make a decent comparison between systems. You could always test under different conditions and post those results also. For example I drove around with the max metering on and the loudest "in cabin" level I got after about 15 minutes of doing some WOT runs was 105 db.

The 2/3 of rpm at a distance of one meter is just a set of controls. Its not perfect but it should give members a little bit of clarity on a subject that is rather speculative around here.

I would say to feel free to post other results under other conditions, we could even have a decibel contest so to say. loudest exhaust gets one of these --->, sorry I'm cheap....