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Old 10-02-2011, 07:00 PM   #121
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keep the resonator on....... if you get a quality job done like his, I would almost say it was stock. and that it "came as an extra package" his second video sounds like a stock lexus or something, y'know the ones that sound good?
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:31 PM   #122
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Last question; is this really a Turbo XL series? Their website says these are meant for v8's; I'm amazed it sounds this good it if is. I'll probably order a single outlet muffler in whatever series this one is; I'm a student and don't have $400 extra dollars to throw around. $200 though is do-able in time.
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Yup. Its turbo XL. My guess is that its doing very little muffling with that measly flow through it. Most of it is done by the #1 muffler. Thus, the drastic difference in sound with and without #1 muffler. Running a 2.0L exhaust through it probably produces no back pressure whatsoever.
I am sitting here staring at the XL muffler that just arrived today. Rough welds and finish. I expected better for that kind of money. I sure don't want a mirror finish, but cleaned up welds would be nice. I'll try to make it out to a shop soon to see what kind of money we are talking about here to do an all ss exhaust and will decide if the dual setup is worth it. Otherwise, will return the muffler and get a single exit Turbo instead.
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Yup. Its turbo XL. My guess is that its doing very little muffling with that measly flow through it. Most of it is done by the #1 muffler. Thus, the drastic difference in sound with and without #1 muffler. Running a 2.0L exhaust through it probably produces no back pressure whatsoever.
I am sitting here staring at the XL muffler that just arrived today. Rough welds and finish. I expected better for that kind of money. I sure don't want a mirror finish, but cleaned up welds would be nice. I'll try to make it out to a shop soon to see what kind of money we are talking about here to do an all ss exhaust and will decide if the dual setup is worth it. Otherwise, will return the muffler and get a single exit Turbo instead.
Yeah you're probably right, and I completely agree but only the turbo XL's have a transverse mount split exit.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:56 PM   #125
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On the freeway it sounds pretty mellow. No audio drone at all. The only time you really hear it have a rumble is when its idling. The rest of the time it sounds like a cross between a WRX boxer and a Infiniti G35.
Just curious, was this statement made with or without the resonator? I'm assuming with.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:28 PM   #126
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Got my muffler installed! Sounds great. I still need to get tips installed (the muffler shop ran out of the tips I wanted so they're going to give me a call once they do come in).
Body shops just aren't willing to cut into my bumper... I'll have to do it myself when I get the free time and then redo the tips. But for now I'm perfectly content with how it sounds and looks.

I also uploaded a quick video of it on YouTube. More to come.

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Old 10-05-2011, 08:11 PM   #127
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I like it, you should do a drive by at WOT.

Was there any other piping removed?
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:18 PM   #128
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Thanks! I will as soon as I can.
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Sorry I had not replied yet. I was on a road trip.

There is no audio hum with the 1st muffler on or off. The rear exhaust is noticeably louder without muffler #1 on. Like I said if this was mine and not the wifes car I would leave off #1.

It will be a few days our nice digital camera is out of service I will be buying another one next week.
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Got my muffler installed! Sounds great. I still need to get tips installed (the muffler shop ran out of the tips I wanted so they're going to give me a call once they do come in).
Body shops just aren't willing to cut into my bumper... I'll have to do it myself when I get the free time and then redo the tips. But for now I'm perfectly content with how it sounds and looks.

I also uploaded a quick video of it on YouTube. More to come.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKpUyXce_Wo
Congrats, Your sound video is better than mine. But that is what mine sounds like. Tell me that is not how the car should have come stock.
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