I recently replaced the stock exhaust on my '99 NB with the complete RoadsterSport 3 system, midpipe, cat and muffler box from Goodwin. I also have the RacingBeat headers. Initially, I had the K&N intake in place and no muffler baffle, so the front end and back end were about as open as you can get on a street vehicle. The increase in power was significant, but the car was ridiculously loud on acceleration. In an effort to quiet things down a bit, I installed the exhaust baffle and went back to the stock air intake box, without any noticable loss of power. Unfortunately, the sound is still way too loud on acceleration or when the car is pulling uphill.
Help, Brian! How can I lower the overall decibel level and keep a milder yet still sporty sound? Must I admit I made a mistake and replace the entire RS3 system with the old stock system? Or is there a a quieter muffler box available that would fit the rest of the RS3 system?