Originally Posted by BatmanUriah
Personally, I like the stripes. If you do too, then who cares what anyone else thinks? Also, welcome. =)
I can't give much advice on the exhaust, other than YouTube or American Muscle.
If you want to hear the engine, check this out. It's so easy:
I tried this today. I couldn't actually get out and drive, because we got blasted with snow again. I'll have to see if it sounds any louder or different when I'm on the road. I have a decibel meter app for my phone. It's hardly lab-grade equipment, but it should be sensitive enough to pick up big differences. I measured sound levels by placing the phone on the passenger seat. Car was in the garage, with the garage door open and the hood closed. I tried it for 10 seconds at idle and 10 seconds at 2900-3100 RPM.
Idle before: 76 dB
Idle after: 74 dB
2900-3100 RPM before: 87dB
2900-3100 RPM after: 86 dB
The slight changes are probably well within the margin of error for my measurement methodology. I'd call it no detectable difference. Anyway, it's a poor substitute for listening while driving. I can't wait for the weather to warm up.