Borla Touring axleback: depth vs. drone
Hey guys, first time poster, long time Mustang owner, with my first opportunity to share with this well-knowledged community. I've spent the last 15 years in a '94 GT with a Mac exhaust, so I figured I knew something about drone. I've since upgraded to the new 2011 GT, 6spd manual, 3.73's. I wanted more exhaust note than stock, but personally didn't want to go too aggressive. I figured the Borla Touring was a safe bet: not overly aggressive in note, with no drone.
I got the axleback on this weekend(ordered from LM Performance on Thursday, delivered Friday, free shipping!). From the outside, the sound is about as expected, very deep, moderately throaty without being overly loud. Yet no one will mistake it for stock. For me, perfect. In the cabin, however, it's a different experience. The note is low, very low...and this translates, at least for me, some rather discomforting in-cabin tones. A relatively constant, low end boom on my ears, exaggerated right around 1800-2000rpm. I've spent 3 days trying to convince myself it's not there and not irritating me, but it is. On the highway, I caught myself looking for 7th gear, to avoid the 2000rpm range. It's not loudness, but just low, sub-sonic tone, that I feel on my ears as much as hear.
Now, am I just a crazy old man who just can't handle the muscle anymore, or am I saying my Borla Touring exhaust drones? Would an exhaust tone geared towards the lower end of the sound spectrum be more inclined to drone(for the lack of a better word), than one that highlights a more mid-ranged exhaust note, despite loudness? Is there anything about installation(loose clamps, loose pipes) that can affect or highlight drone? And, if it is me, and I'm just overly sensitive to the low end, can anyone familiar with an axleback that isn't so low end dominant?
I thought I had made a safe choice on an axleback, but I'm not pleased. Any thoughts or advice would be much appreciated...