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I would like to hear from people who are running the crackles tune. I am running it on the stock dp and I want to know how long I can expect the cat to live if it does anything at all. I've heard that it will damage it and that it would barley have an effect on the dp. Since i'm living in Commiefornia I kinda don't want to risk running a full catless dp. Are the high flow dp's okay with this tune? Sorry if this has been asked a lot I just want to get a clearer idea of the effects it has.
 

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I have had it on a cobb catted dp for a few weeks now. I like it although its not super noticeable during normal driving. Where I really hear the crackles and pops is after a wot run to redline. This is with the oem catback also.
 

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Is the medium crackle and pops going to annoy me? I want a slight sound that is noticeable, nothing annoying.
 

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i personally think its gay but to each there own. This Falls into the worthless ghost cam lol
Well that's kind of what I'm trying to avoid. If it sounds like the RS does...that's sexy. If it sounds like popcorn popping and is annoying and hard to tune out and ignore...then no thanks.
 

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I got the loud crackles put on my 2nd tune from Stratified. I didn't put it on the first tune because I though it would get annoying but it doesn't. I daily drive on the crackle tune and love it. Its not stupid loud with the stock downpipe and MBPR 3" exhaust.
I'd have a Depo Catless and stock catback with it. Is it like...every single time you let off the gas? Or only high RPMs
 

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I have the same exhaust setup as popwarhomie (Stock DP/MBRP Catback). Its there every time you let off the gas but intensity is higher in the upper rev range. It does not constantly do it when you are off the gas, it does it for maybe 3-5 seconds depending on rpm. I do not find it annoying at all. It adds to the driving experience and makes the car more fun. You can sort of control the noise with your right foot to a certain extent. I've running the tune for awhile now with no issues to the cat that I know of.

I will say i've listened to the videos posted where people have catless DP's and aftermarket exhausts and it sounds way too loud for my tastes. Noise is subjective based on your tastes so you'd just have to give it a shot yourself. Its an easy fix if you don't like it as I believe they give a tune with it and without it.
 

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I have the same exhaust setup as popwarhomie (Stock DP/MBRP Catback). Its there every time you let off the gas but intensity is higher in the upper rev range. It does not constantly do it when you are off the gas, it does it for maybe 3-5 seconds depending on rpm. I do not find it annoying at all. It adds to the driving experience and makes the car more fun. You can sort of control the noise with your right foot to a certain extent. I've running the tune for awhile now with no issues to the cat that I know of.

I will say i've listened to the videos posted where people have catless DP's and aftermarket exhausts and it sounds way too loud for my tastes. Noise is subjective based on your tastes so you'd just have to give it a shot yourself. Its an easy fix if you don't like it as I believe they give a tune with it and without it.
I think they only give you a tune with and without if I order a separate slot. Currently I only have 1. I wish I could just try it temporarily or something lol free trial.
 

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I have a resonator delete and the Stratified crackle-pop tune, no other engine mods. I love it; it makes a pop between shifts and kind of poppity sound when decel. Someone else said that you have to get up into 3000+ rpm before it will do anything, but that is not the case. I have noticed my gas mileage going down, probably because I am accelerating and letting up so I can hear it. It's really alot of fun.
 
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I'd have a Depo Catless and stock catback with it. Is it like...every single time you let off the gas? Or only high RPMs
Yes when you let off the gas. It only does it for a few seconds and stops. You can tap the gas it get it to keep doing it.


I can't wait to hear how it sounds when I put my depo catless downpipe on.
 

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i have the loud crackles with stock DP, 3" pipe the rest of the way back. its really damn loud. i like it though, cant say anything about the medium crackles
 

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I LOVE my crackles and pops! Currently running stock DP, MBRP cat back with the aeroturbine muffler and when I left off the gas it pops and crackles just the right amount. Sometimes when I am changing gears through my lower gears I will get a "POP" which is fun. I just found out I have the LOUD crackles. I honestly wish my pops were louder, but I think it has to do with my 3" exhaust. I would go with the loud ones. I can hear it with my windows up, but it is not annoying at all.
 

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I LOVE my crackles and pops! Currently running stock DP, MBRP cat back with the aeroturbine muffler and when I left off the gas it pops and crackles just the right amount. Sometimes when I am changing gears through my lower gears I will get a "POP" which is fun. I just found out I have the LOUD crackles. I honestly wish my pops were louder, but I think it has to do with my 3" exhaust. I would go with the loud ones. I can hear it with my windows up, but it is not annoying at all.
I went with the medium and I only have the 3" Depo Catless DP and stock catback and it is not loud enough to hear it unless your attention is brought to it. So it's quieter than I'd like, but not much of a loss since I was on the fence anyway. If anyone is curious and had the same question as me...get the loud if you do ONLY the DP or you won't hear it. I hear my downpipe above 5k rpm with what sounds like it slightly cuts out. No pop sound just cuts in exhaust note...which sound nice but quiet.
 

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I went with the medium and I only have the 3" Depo Catless DP and stock catback and it is not loud enough to hear it unless your attention is brought to it. So it's quieter than I'd like, but not much of a loss since I was on the fence anyway. If anyone is curious and had the same question as me...get the loud if you do ONLY the DP or you won't hear it. I hear my downpipe above 5k rpm with what sounds like it slightly cuts out. No pop sound just cuts in exhaust note...which sound nice but quiet.
same with me at first. i had depo dp with stock exhaust/ med pops&cracks. nothing much. recently installed injen catback and pop! that did the trick for the med.
 

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same with me at first. i had depo dp with stock exhaust/ med pops&cracks. nothing much. recently installed injen catback and pop! that did the trick for the med.
And you even have the catted version...that makes me want to get a catback lol. Of course I do NOT want any drone and it has to pass the girlfriend test. Might delete my resonator to do the trick a little.
 

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And you even have the catted version...that makes me want to get a catback lol. Of course I do NOT want any drone and it has to pass the girlfriend test. Might delete my resonator to do the trick a little.
Drone is subjective...but I personally don't even notice my MBRP when cruising. When I step on it I get a nice deep tone. I obviously hear it over the stock exhaust which was whisper quiet, but I have never experienced any drone. (Stratified 91 tune w/ loud crackled and pops, Green filter w/ lid off, stock DP). I also came from a Honda with a custom exhaust and a resonator delete which droned like a banshee...
 

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Drone is subjective...but I personally don't even notice my MBRP when cruising. When I step on it I get a nice deep tone. I obviously hear it over the stock exhaust which was whisper quiet, but I have never experienced any drone. (Stratified 91 tune w/ loud crackled and pops, Green filter w/ lid off, stock DP). I also came from a Honda with a custom exhaust and a resonator delete which droned like a banshee...
When I was an 18 year old idiot I threw an MRBP Catback into my 2000 2.slow Jetta that leaked oil since day one of purchase and had an exhaust leak. The drone on that bad boy was AWFUL. Made me realize now that I don't like loud exhausts unless it's a Mustang or doesn't drone. I consider drone to be such a pitch that it hurts your ears, gives you a headache, and is a vibration feeling in the air.
 

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When I was an 18 year old idiot I threw an MRBP Catback into my 2000 2.slow Jetta that leaked oil since day one of purchase and had an exhaust leak. The drone on that bad boy was AWFUL. Made me realize now that I don't like loud exhausts unless it's a Mustang or doesn't drone. I consider drone to be such a pitch that it hurts your ears, gives you a headache, and is a vibration feeling in the air.
Nah...I don't get any of that. The ST has pretty good sound insulation IMHO as well.
 
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Nah...I don't get any of that. The ST has pretty good sound insulation IMHO as well.
Wish I lived closer to ST populated areas to hear how it sounds in-car. I've heard the MBRP drones so like you said about it being subjective I'd have to hear it.
 
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