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Old 11-02-2012, 09:49 AM   #21
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But as I had said before, only time will tell as to how well this exhaust is constructed.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:09 PM   #22
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:41 AM   #23
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Nobody of consequence. These are not the droids you're looking for *waves hand*
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:00 PM   #24
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I've been watching this thread and have to say that I'm excited to see what comes of this install. I'm considering this system for my car, but would like to have some direct feedback before I make the jump. I'm aware that the welds may not be the best according to some. However, since I live in Alabama I'm not really worried about things like winter salts messing anything up. We probably get about 2-3 inches of snow annually and I don't think I've ever seen salt used on the roads, even in more extreme situations (well, for us anyway).

If you can post some pictures of the system before, during, and after installation that would be awesome.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:57 PM   #25
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Well, being in Minnesota where it is salt, salt, and more salt on the roads, it should be a good test of this system's quality. They weld joints look great, but I guess that doesn't mean anything about whether or not they will rust. It's going to be installed later this week, so it won't be long before I see how well it fits and how it sounds. I'll be sure to post pics throughout the process, and I'll get a video too so others can see how it sounds. Just keep in mind that I will not be using the stock 4.5in exhaust tip, but rather a 3.5in resonated tip.
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Do the Resonated tips really do any thing? they are at the very end with no ability to change the back pressure. Your "Resonated tip" is just a glass pack insulated tip right?
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Do the Resonated tips really do any thing? they are at the very end with no ability to change the back pressure. Your "Resonated tip" is just a glass pack insulated tip right?
Yes, it is a glass pack insulated tip. Some people say they do affect the sound, others say there is no difference. Honestly, I just bought it because it looked nice and was cheap.
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Any progress? I'm definitely getting one this Christmas. Looking forward to it!
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I got it installed today! The hardest part was just getting the stock exhaust off. My dad had to cut the bolts off of the flex pipe flange (which was the toughest part), and we also made a cut through the stock pipe right after the muffler to get it off. After that, bolting the BBP exhaust on was a piece of cake, and everything lined up without having to do any modifications. I took pics before, during, and after the installation process. Does anyone know how I can upload them on this forum?


The sound results:

I am really pleased with how this system sounds. It has a superb, deep, rich, and mellow tone. It's not raspy at all, and there is only a hint of crackle when you let off the gas. It's not at all obnoxious, but it's just enough to make you smile every time you downshift. It's not as loud as I feared it would be either. There is no need to change out the large glass pack for a muffler. It actually does a surprisingly good job of keeping the noise level reasonable. It makes quite a bit more noise than stock, but no one should be labeling me as a ricer. I took video of it revving and driving by on my phone, but the sound quality wasn't as good as I had hoped. Inside the car, there is noticeably more noise from the back of the car. It doesn't drone or anything though, and I don't think it will get annoying over time. There are two especially noticeable rpm ranges where it seems to hit a resonant frequency of the pipe. One is at 1400-1600rpm, and the other is at 2400-2700rpm. It's a little noisy at 60mph, which is right in the 2500 rpm range. In town it makes a bit of noise too, but it's a much better lower frequency, and as I said before, it's not obnoxiously loud, even at those louder resonant frequency ranges.


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It will be a while before I can see how the new exhaust affects my mileage, but the less restrictive exhaust is noticeable when driving. It pulls harder into the upper rpms, and it downshifts easier too. My 0-60 time actually improved by about half a second, so it definitely gained a little in the performance department.


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Overall, I am really pleased with the BBP system so far. I'm especially happy with how it sounds, which is relieving, since I was initially most concerned about it being too loud. Hopefully it will continue to live up to being better than I expected long into the future. Unless it turns out not to be made out of good stainless steel and it rusts quickly, I can tell you I got more than my money's worth out of this thing. What an awesome system for $130!
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Awesome review! To get pictures to post, I had to make a Photobucket account, upload my pictures there, and use the URL given to the pictures there to post here. Can't wait to see pictures, man. I'll PM you.
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