Join Date: May 2019
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Many thanks, HC, greg and Coffee for your helpful and informative posts.
A little more information: Before I arrived here at the SRT forum, I used to hang out on the Corvette boards. I had a Z06 that for a year had Borlas. Loved them, but the drone was a killer, so I lined the floorboards with sound and temp deadening material. Dropped the noise around 8dB but it was still unpleasant at highway speeds in low gear.
When I lost the Borlas and returned to a stock exhaust, the insulation remained and created an impressively quiet inside environment. Hell, I didn't even know the car had a radio! So, besides adjusting to the massive differences in ride height and weight of the SRT, the noise of the aftermarket systems brought back unpleasant memories of former demons <no pun>.
Fast forward to today when I found myself giving a friend a ride and my impressions of the AFE systems began to shift. Still not thrilled with noise in off the line acceleration but highway speeds were reasonably acceptable.
Next slide: I decided to perform a <PIA> installation of sound deadening material to to the JGC to see if I could buy another 8dB reduction and bring initial acceleration noise into acceptable boundaries.
A sincere thank you to the warm reception here... I will keep this thread apprised of progress...