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      11-09-2012, 05:18 PM   #1
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Akra centre pipes with /// performance exhaust

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Is anybody running the above combination? More than any power gain I am interested in what it sounds like. I want to replace the old OEM middle section with Akra and add to the existing /// performance exhaust which I like. An exotic sound for an ///3. I am considering this combination with a tune, and would appreciate any feedback or experience to help me make a decision. Thank you guys!
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Any HFC or catless x-pipe set up paired with the MPE is going to result in a ton of rasp. If you do a search, there are some videos. I remember one in particular where someone put Turner test pipes with a MPE and it didn't sound very good at all.
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Save your mone & forget the Akra Center section (~2.5k). There are several other options that do the exact same thing for less money:
  • Mastermind with Dual Resonators - $1.4k
  • Challenge with HFC & Dual Resonators - $2k
  • Challenge with Dual Resonators - $1.7k
  • MS Test Pipes & Maintain OEM X-Pipe & Resonators - $500
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The reason I mentioned Akra was because I was under the assumption that it complemented the ///PE well and didn't give any rasp. I would take any mid pipes that will not mess with ///PE note which I think is unique for the car and stands out amongst other aftermarket products.

Thank you for your advice ... taken on board
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That's a full Akra EVO.

OP, don't do it.
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That's a full Akra EVO.

OP, don't do it.
Sorry, I stand corrected. Did not read the comments just the tittle.
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Sorry, I stand corrected. Did not read the comments just the tittle.
No worries! Even by looking at the comments it seems ridiculous how they refer to everything as M Performance this and M Performance that.
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Turner test pipes with a MPE and it didn't sound very good at all.
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Save your mone & forget the Akra Center section (~2.5k). There are several other options that do the exact same thing for less money:
  • Mastermind with Dual Resonators - $1.4k
  • Challenge with HFC & Dual Resonators - $2k
  • Challenge with Dual Resonators - $1.7k
  • MS Test Pipes & Maintain OEM X-Pipe & Resonators - $500
Nice post. I'll add:
Turner Test pipes for $400.

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