The sound improves quite a bit, my SRI & TB combo reminds me of a mini-BOV, lol. As for the paint, mine is holding up fine however I haven't ran like this in summers heat. Drawdown is that if yours is like mine the underside of the hood is just primer where the insulation used to be.
04‘ SVTF/5, EAP, Pitch Black (rip)
# 908 of 1079, Born 03/16/2004
SVT SQUAD # 68
" I brake for saucy Pirate wenches"