Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Phoenix AZ
Vehicle: 2003 SLK320
Other Toys: '86 560SL (sold), '04 SL55 (sold)
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To the OP...
I first did the 2nd cat delete looking for a more fun sound. It worked, a little sexier. I then started looking at all the Euro producers of the plus $1000 exhausts.
Being not rich, I caved and got a Magnaflow.
Then the disappointment began.
I installed the 14805 (thou I bet they all sound within 20% of each other, just different tips and finish)
Loud, cheap & DROWN. Really, more like a Chevy or Honda. My gut sank.
A few days later I went back and had a "J" pipe added that was to kill the drown. No- it didn't. It was the frequency that would disharmonies with my car audio and be soooo irritating. Oh, and I could barely her my girlfriend's voice with the top up. No Good.
A few days later, I went and got a resonator. Well, it killed any voice the Magna had and left ONLY the drown, Geez!
So I am out $500 and back to stock minus 2nd cats. It's not super sexy but it is Not classless noise.
Take some good headphones and go to Youtube and spend some time. Search and listen.
My experience (fresh as on June 2013) was save up, get a real product that is tuned, not just loud and be happy.