well just to warn you, you're going to have a smaller selection to choose from if you do the pypes system and want to keep their OTA pipes. They are modular too and the actual Axle Backs have 3" ends while most axle backs have 2.75" ends. There are ones for sale that have 3" ends, but just be forwarned that your choices go down drastically. If you decide to change.
If it really is a weekend warrior I wouldn't worry about the drone. Depending on your gearing you'll really only get the drone on the highway. For me it was unbearable because I drive 80 mins a day on the highway 3-4 days a week and that amount of time with the drone was killing me. Was getting headaches and really couldn't listen to music and have conversations with people in the car.
Before that I drove 15-20 mins of city driving to work and another 15-20 mins of city driving home and so I never even had the drone. The few times I got on the highway didn't bother me.
yeah it might make some road noise, the two piece drive shaft, but nothing like the drone at 2K RPMs. It is really hard to explain what it is like. It really isn't so much that it is loud, it just hits the right frequency that it just bothers you. Kinda like mosquito buzzing at that frequency is really annoying? Just imagine a tone that seems really loud and deafening. Going up a hill on the highway by my house in 6th gear at 2K RPM and I could barely hear myself yelling.
if my car had been a weekend only car, probably wouldn't have touched the exhaust or thought twice about it.
that is a decision you will need to make for yourself based on how you drive, who is in the car, etc. Every girl i had had in my car with that setup wouldn't go in the car again after the highway drone. They liked the loud exhaust, but the drone was a dealbreaker. lol. I imagine a wife or girlfriend wouldn't want in the car anymore