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      04-25-2012, 06:06 PM   #45
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Which exhausts are known for being drone free or at least very easy on the drone?
My Arqray cans are pretty dang drone free - rest of system is stock. It's a straight through design, one inlet that splits into two within the muffler before exiting to the tips. I've got euro headers sitting here, need to get them on, little worried that change may bring on some drone...I hate the drone.... Too bad an Arqray car couldn't be there - got a pretty good sound to it, not too loud with the rest stock. Being straight through though, freeing up the rest of the exhaust will probably make it pretty noisy. We'll see....

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      04-25-2012, 06:51 PM   #46
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.....Next time around it will be the ODB II readiness check only anyway, since the tailpipe test will be history starting in 2013.
Something that I haven't heard, what's up? CA applicable?
Yes, CA applicable. See AB229, section 44012.
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      04-26-2012, 09:42 PM   #47
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Yes, CA applicable. See AB229, section 44012.
Thanks....very interesting.
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      04-27-2012, 05:51 PM   #48
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Finnegan! You're telling there's a whole Fest for Exhuasts now? haha

Thanks for compiling all of this data. (and all that helped you) Being in the market for exhaust but not really knowing one way or another without hearing them all in person is difficult. Thanks!!
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      04-27-2012, 06:38 PM   #49
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Wheres ExhaustFest 2013? Im ready to signup. DO we get a T-shirt if we sign up early?
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      04-27-2012, 08:51 PM   #50
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Wheres ExhaustFest 2013? Im ready to signup. DO we get a T-shirt if we sign up early?
I heard it was in San Diego!
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      04-28-2012, 12:43 AM   #51
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Finnegan! You're telling there's a whole Fest for Exhuasts now? haha

Thanks for compiling all of this data. (and all that helped you) Being in the market for exhaust but not really knowing one way or another without hearing them all in person is difficult. Thanks!!
We're thinking of one just for lights now!

Videos should be available soon, that plus the dB and other information should help.

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I heard it was in San Diego!
Yup. I think the SoCal guys need to do one too! If nothing else, it's a good excuse to pull a bunch of Zposter folks together which equals a whole lot of fun!
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      04-28-2012, 09:46 AM   #52
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I will drive to SoCal when you guys have a date set.
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I will drive to SoCal when you guys have a date set.
and i will ride shotgun with Rob or Lon when you do set the date
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and i will ride shotgun with Rob or Lon when you do set the date
I do need to drop by Tekarbon one of these days for angel eyes
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I do need to drop by Tekarbon one of these days for angel eyes
lets go halfsys on gas !
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Video added to OP! Take a look!

"Generic Resonator" FTW!
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Thanks to everyone who helped put this together.

Super excited to get my SS Race installed after hearing mfanatic325's car!
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Very cool ,good job on the video
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Thanks to everyone who helped put this together.

Super excited to get my SS Race installed after hearing mfanatic325's car!
You should be excited! The SS cans sound great!
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      04-29-2012, 06:50 PM   #60
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Good job on the video Flip!
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      04-29-2012, 07:47 PM   #61
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Devious, one thing you might want to consider is lining your trunk with Dynamat once you choose your exhaust. It made a huge difference in my system, and brought the drone from "unbearable" to "tolerable". I'm actually going to try and Dynamat some more areas and parts to see if I can dampen it even more.

As for which exhausts drone the least, I've heard that SuperSprint, Remus, and Eisenmann are the best, but also some of the most costly. MRZ07 has a Remus setup on his Roadster so you might want to try and meet up with him to see how you like it.

Also, I hear that a universal Magnaflow system with CC Inserts (Car Chemistry Shop) in the pipes is a cost effective and nearly drone free solution, as well as the Aero Turbine resonator system. Both of those can be had, installed for probably less than $500.

Was there a certain system that you liked the sound of during the 'Fest?
I have the magnaflow setup you are referring to and it is relatively drone free, sounds great, and isnt overly loud. Perfect for daily driving
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Sounds and looks good! We have quite a few options and they all are different
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I watched the whole video and after a while, they all sound great and it becomes a blur. I think I was too busy looking at the cars.
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Thanks flpnout! awesome video!
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Hahah...surprising that some people like my generic setup the best.

Personally, I think Mfanatic325's system was the hands down winner...

Finnegan, are we still going to be able to add our comments in a section about our opinions on the systems? For example, I feel like the rasp was way more pronounced on the videos, as the cars got further from the mic, of course the mic didn't pick up the bass and the rasp became super apparent. I don't remember hearing that much rasp during the actual runs and I was surprised to hear that much on the videos.

Oh, and listening to the video on a nice set of headphones or a nice system makes all the difference in the world. Systems sound ok on my laptop speakers, but throw my nice over ear headphones on and the video has a whole new dimension to it...also watching it in 720p.

Now excuse me while I spend another 11 minutes watching this awesome video.
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IMHO aftermarket headers really effect the sound of all exhaust buy a large margin.
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