only loud when boosting. i'm eventually gonna have a full exhaust and even a real muffler *gasp*
i have a small arc welder. good for welding fences i guess but its always been such a pain in the dick using it. its hard as hell to start a weld and it leaves gaps in the bead under the flux. what i mean is when you run a bead, u finish, then you smack it around with a slag hammer to chip the slag out and big chunks of slag or flux that looked like part of the weld come off and reveal the gap underneath. and then you gotta go back over it to try and fill it in but its harder to weld the second time cause the edges of the original metal are melted back so now you have a gap that takes more heat to melt but too much heat just burns it out and you get a hole. you end up chasing holes around. trying to fill them in.
the flux wire feed though is soooooooo easy. what you see (the weld ur making) is what you get after it cools and you chip the spatter off. no chunks of faux bead popping out. its gravy and ur done the first time.
the rods i have should be good for what i'm doing. theyre 6013 in 5/64ths. not the smallest size but next to the smallest size and its the right number. some people recommend 7014 for exhaust tho so im gonna buy some 7014 in 1/16th and see how that goes