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      07-08-2014, 03:21 PM   #1
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A short clip of my Evolve eTronic Valved exhaust

I finally had some time to record a short clip of my evolve eTronic Valved exhaust. Great exhaust for everyday driving. Has zero drone and with the valve closed sounds almost stock. This clip is with it opened.



Should be able to hear open/close valves on this clip. Annotations are on but not showing up on some browsers.




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congrats! Did you get this new? And if so then the break in will make the car sound so much better
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I finally had some time to record a short clip of my evolve eTronic Valved exhaust. Great exhaust for everyday driving. Has zero drone and with the valve closed sounds almost stock. This clip is with it opened.

How much of a difference do you think it is when it's open vs. Closed?
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Thanks for sharing! Glad you like the sound and the capability to switch it.

You should make a comparison video from the same view.
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would love to hear a comparison video as well
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How much of a difference do you think it is when it's open vs. Closed?
I can take some video with my db reader. The sound is a big difference. The car with the valves closed has a nice rumble and is very deep in sound. Here is a video with the valves closed crusing around. Not sure why there is so much distortion (will remake later)
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I can take some video with my db reader. The sound is a big difference. The car with the valves closed has a nice rumble and is very deep in sound. Here is a video with the valves closed crusing around. Not sure why there is so much distortion (will remake later)
Thanks for posting. Reason why I ask is that on mine, I did notice the difference at idle but couldn't tell any noticeable differences above 3000rpm. Going to Laguna at the end of the month and was hoping I wouldn't have to lift going by the sound check.

Videos are not necessary, but would be curious what the DB differences are at like say 5-7k rpm range.
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Thanks for posting. Reason why I ask is that on mine, I did notice the difference at idle but couldn't tell any noticeable differences above 3000rpm. Going to Laguna at the end of the month and was hoping I wouldn't have to lift going by the sound check.

Videos are not necessary, but would be curious what the DB differences are at like say 5-7k rpm range.
will do! You should be able to hear a difference, Are you running the full unit?
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will do! You should be able to hear a difference, Are you running the full unit?
no, just the slip on. I asked the previous owner and he said he didn't hear a noticeable difference either. But I asked him after I installed it. I should have asked him before I bought it.

I loved the sound from my OEM ACM Method Mod. This is a deeper sound with more bass, which I love even more. Just wish it was more noticeable.

Sorry OP, don't want to thread jack.
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no, just the slip on. I asked the previous owner and he said he didn't hear a noticeable difference either. But I asked him after I installed it. I should have asked him before I bought it.

I loved the sound from my OEM ACM Method Mod. This is a deeper sound with more bass, which I love even more. Just wish it was more noticeable.

Sorry OP, don't want to thread jack.
but im sure it will pass LAGUNA
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would love to hear a comparison video as well
Here is a video of valves open vs closed - just the slip on section.

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Here is a video of valves open vs closed - just the slip on section.

thank you sir
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no, just the slip on. I asked the previous owner and he said he didn't hear a noticeable difference either. But I asked him after I installed it. I should have asked him before I bought it.

I loved the sound from my OEM ACM Method Mod. This is a deeper sound with more bass, which I love even more. Just wish it was more noticeable.

Sorry OP, don't want to thread jack.
gotcha, yeah the sound is different compared to mine as I am running the complete unit.

here is the video we made for Evolve with the stock xpipe and full exhaust
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I want to get this...I like being able to be quiet when I need to be.
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congrats! Did you get this new? And if so then the break in will make the car sound so much better
It's well broken in and sounds great! Love the deep rich rumble and the design/quality. I would love the complete exhaust but don't want to deal with smog check and smog checkpoints.
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How loud is loud mode?

Are loud and quiet modes changeable? As in we can select how loud each mode is independently?

I have the OEM exhaust mod, all closed pipes, and it sounds incredible. However, if I were to upgrade to an Etronic style exhaust I would want loud mode to be louder than what I currently have and quiet mode to be closer to OEM so the drone doesn't kill me
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How loud is loud mode?

Are loud and quiet modes changeable? As in we can select how loud each mode is independently?

I have the OEM exhaust mod, all closed pipes, and it sounds incredible. However, if I were to upgrade to an Etronic style exhaust I would want loud mode to be louder than what I currently have and quiet mode to be closer to OEM so the drone doesn't kill me
Yes, you can change it by opening and closing the valve. The open valve is a lot louder in a deep bass sound, not a fan of some aftermarket exhausts that sounds like you're running an open exhaust. Closed sounds a bit louder then oem but a little throatier with zero drone in all rpm ranges.
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How loud is loud mode?

Are loud and quiet modes changeable? As in we can select how loud each mode is independently?

I have the OEM exhaust mod, all closed pipes, and it sounds incredible. However, if I were to upgrade to an Etronic style exhaust I would want loud mode to be louder than what I currently have and quiet mode to be closer to OEM so the drone doesn't kill me
like stated above you change it with the press of a button. The sound of valves open depends on what xpipe you run. I am running the Evolve X-Pipe and it sounds amazing, i cannot get over how loud it is with a nice deep sound. The closed is very close, but has more bass to it. You can look at the video above that I posted and can hear how it sounds with it opened and closed
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Thanks for the answers guys but I didn't explain myself well

Dual mode exhausts allow us to change between 'open' and 'closed' modes

However, can we customize how loud 'open' is and how loud 'closed' is? I thought there was a way to do this through the controller in the trunk or something.
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Thanks for the answers guys but I didn't explain myself well

Dual mode exhausts allow us to change between 'open' and 'closed' modes

However, can we customize how loud 'open' is and how loud 'closed' is? I thought there was a way to do this through the controller in the trunk or something.
no you cannot, you could open the valves partially but its either open or closed.
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I see! thanks!
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I finally had some time to record a short clip of my evolve eTronic Valved exhaust. Great exhaust for everyday driving. Has zero drone and with the valve closed sounds almost stock. This clip is with it opened.



Should be able to hear open/close valves on this clip. Annotations are on but not showing up on some browsers.



great updated video, just a FYI, you can hook up the valves to your homelink I did that and love not having to carry around the remote
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