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Is the Lotus Stage 2 exhaust louder (outside the car) than a stock Murcielago exhaust or Ferrari or any other supercar for that matter? Im asking because I keep hearing how loud the Stage 2 exhaust it. I know these supercars have loud exhausts as well but they do not sound to loud or obnoxious to me. So I thinking the Stage 2 might be louder..... I already know the stage 2 is louder on the inside. Maybe except for a Koenigsegg where no one can hear you scream lol.

PS... if anyone know the decibel level for interior noise with stage 2 that would be much appreciated.
 

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a work friend has a 360 modena and he says that my lotus is louder than his car but his sounds pretty loud to me!
 

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Yes it's louder than any of those cars by quite a bit.
Thanks.... Just the answer I needed. I will choose accordingly. I want to still have my hearing when I get older so this is actually important to me. I hear the larini is quieter than stock and still sounds better so that might be the way to go for me.
 

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From a couple of days ago:
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I am 2nd to last. A straight pipe v12 testarossa is before me (kind of washes me out). I also hit the redline in 3rd so I just went into neutral (you can hear the engine dropping). A brand new f430 is behind me and seems louder, I am pretty sure it is stock exhaust. Let me find more
 

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I personally dont find the stage II exhaust loud, Im running the 2bular 4" Ultra which is much louder than the Stage II and its not even really that loud.
 

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I am 2nd to last. A straight pipe v12 testarossa is before me (kind of washes me out). I also hit the redline in 3rd so I just went into neutral (you can hear the engine dropping). A brand new f430 is behind me and seems louder, I am pretty sure it is stock exhaust. Let me find more



good post :up:
 

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Nice video.... The interior decibel is alot worse in the Lotus im sure though. Thats what directly affects the driver.
 

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Uh yeah, louder is not better.

Where is the "why are you comparing the 4-cyl Japanese motor to 8 or more cyl Italian ones" smiley?!?!?! LULZ!
 

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Dont know if your commenting toward me but if you are then you need to actually pay attention to what was said. I posted this as a concern because I was not aiming for a really loud exhaust.

Uh yeah, louder is not better.

Where is the "why are you comparing the 4-cyl Japanese motor to 8 or more cyl Italian ones" smiley?!?!?! LULZ!
 

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I personally dont find the stage II exhaust loud, Im running the 2bular 4" Ultra which is much louder than the Stage II and its not even really that loud.
Ridiculous... yours sounds like a freight train going down the track already. -eek-

At least it has performance to match :D
 

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Dont know if your commenting toward me but if you are then you need to actually pay attention to what was said. I posted this as a concern because I was not aiming for a really loud exhaust.
I was joking :D If you don't want a loud(er) exhaust, then what are you getting one for? Leave the stock one on :p

I don't think there is a single off-the-shelf aftermarket exhaust that is "quieter" than stock, so they're all going to be "loud" some more than others.
 

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IIRC, at WOT I read ~101dBA (top on) and ~104dBA (top off) in-car with a Stage 2 and Turbo XS intake. +3dBA on both with a de-cat. Idle's around 80-85dBA.
 

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I am 2nd to last. A straight pipe v12 testarossa is before me (kind of washes me out). I also hit the redline in 3rd so I just went into neutral (you can hear the engine dropping). A brand new f430 is behind me and seems louder, I am pretty sure it is stock exhaust. Let me find more

Was that after Santana Row on Saturday? I missed you guys by 3 minutes :(
 

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I personally dont find the stage II exhaust loud, Im running the 2bular 4" Ultra which is much louder than the Stage II and its not even really that loud.
What's the distance from the 1.7 pit to the 1.3 pit? About 100-150 yards?

I've had people watching Lambos on the 1.7 hear me running on the 1.3 and walk over because they could hear my Ultra over the Lambos.
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Thanks.... Just the answer I needed. I will choose accordingly. I want to still have my hearing when I get older so this is actually important to me. I hear the larini is quieter than stock and still sounds better so that might be the way to go for me.

There are options for you from 2bular as well. :) Check out Blackwatchracing.com. There's a variety of set-ups.


If you frequently use your hard top or soft top, the stage II is actually very tolerable.


If you go top off a lot, you won't like the drone. But you won't hear it with either top on.
 
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