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      08-14-2009, 10:56 PM   #1
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Best Match Cat Back Exhaust for Fabspeed xPipe

Hey Guys,

Just ordered the Fabspeed xPipe system from Joe at Fabspeed and am seeking some valued input on what cat back exhaust system to match it with.

I've used Fabspeed before with a track oriented GT3 and respect their gear and wish they made the cat back exhaust to match, but alas have to look elsewhere.

Any Fabspeed owners out there running alternative catback exhausts?

Thanks in Advance!

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      08-15-2009, 01:04 AM   #2
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The AA Signature sounded insane when I was running Fabspeed's x-pipe w/o resonators. Sounded very exotic .
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      08-15-2009, 01:50 AM   #3
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I don't know what's best but I would suggest to stay away from Remus Race. Sounds way too raspy when paired with a full x-pipe.
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I don't know what's best but I would suggest to stay away from Remus Race. Sounds way too raspy when paired with a full x-pipe.
Not trying to put you out there.

But it seems like you have a strong hate for Remus Race from what I have seen on here.

Did someone or a company screw you on the exhaust or something?

Sorry, just wondering.

Theres a video here of the Remus race and with the fabspeed x pipe floating here somewhere..

HERE:

with remus race and x pipe.

just HFC's, pulley, tune and x pipe. no secondary exhaust, stock mufflers.

is the cat bypass with stock mufflers.
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Eisenmann Race with the X pipe would sound good!
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      08-15-2009, 03:40 AM   #6
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Not trying to put you out there.

But it seems like you have a strong hate for Remus Race from what I have seen on here.

Did someone or a company screw you on the exhaust or something?

Sorry, just wondering.

Theres a video here of the Remus race and with the fabspeed x pipe floating here somewhere..

HERE:

with remus race and x pipe.

just HFC's, pulley, tune and x pipe. no secondary exhaust, stock mufflers.

is the cat bypass with stock mufflers.

Coz Mr Harris hate me..lol. i have Remus Race with Fabspeed X pipe. it is very loud and raspy. it is either you love it or hate it
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      08-15-2009, 10:02 AM   #7
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I have the Fabspeed X-pipe w/ resonators (no HFCs) with Remus Race and I can't say I have any rasp.
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      08-15-2009, 10:04 AM   #8
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All I could say is that I hope it can mate well with the Vanguard exhaust...since I'm getting the exhaust first and buying the fabspeed pipes next year
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Not trying to put you out there.

But it seems like you have a strong hate for Remus Race from what I have seen on here.

Did someone or a company screw you on the exhaust or something?

Sorry, just wondering.

Theres a video here of the Remus race and with the fabspeed x pipe floating here somewhere..

HERE:

with remus race and x pipe.

just HFC's, pulley, tune and x pipe. no secondary exhaust, stock mufflers.

is the cat bypass with stock mufflers.
I heard the Remus Race w/ Fabspeed in person and it was insanely loud and insanely raspy. Not something that I'm really loving. I do understand it's a love hate thing so I'm sure there are plenty of people who love that like davedave
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I have the Fabspeed X-pipe w/ resonators (no HFCs) with Remus Race and I can't say I have any rasp.
Davedave's had no rasp, maybe if you get it with resonators it takes away the rasp. I've noticed our engine without resonators sounds very raspy naturally.
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      08-15-2009, 02:25 PM   #11
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Davedave's had no rasp, maybe if you get it with resonators it takes away the rasp. I've noticed our engine without resonators sounds very raspy naturally.
Davedave bought his x-pipe from me. It doesn't have any resonators at all. I think it's the stock cats that minimize rasp; once you remove those they get much raspier.
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I have the Fabspeed 200 cell cats/ resonated x-pipe with Gintani rear section. Here is a short video clip. Hope this helps .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQpn92nz1uw

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I have the Fabspeed X-pipe w/ resonators (no HFCs) with Remus Race and I can't say I have any rasp.
Could you post a vid? Thanks.
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      08-15-2009, 06:25 PM   #14
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Could you post a vid? Thanks.
Taking videos tomorrow morning. Should have them up tomorrow night!
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Vids/Sound as promised. Unfortunately, we were limited to my Panasonic Lumix point-and-shoot. Sound could be better, but it isn't terrible. Also, this is my first time doing the whole vid thing... Definitely need to locate a better road for these kinds of things.

Start up and Rev:



Acceleration through 2nd:



Drive by 1:



Drive by 2:



Downshifting on the way back...

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      08-17-2009, 12:42 PM   #16
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I'd really like to hear an Encore X-pipe with HFC & Resonators mated to a Remus Race or Sport because that's what I'm thinking of going with. Anyone got a vid??
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I'd really like to hear an Encore X-pipe with HFC & Resonators mated to a Remus Race or Sport because that's what I'm thinking of going with. Anyone got a vid??
Wondering the same thing, as I think the Remus Sport sounds a bit one-dimensional .
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The AA Signature sounded insane when I was running Fabspeed's x-pipe w/o resonators. Sounded very exotic .
My current setup, but with resonators... I think it sounds great.
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Remus Race + Encore x-pipe and HFC/resonators:






I really can't recommend this setup. It was way too loud and sounded more like a Harley than a European sports car. I switched to AA and the car is perfect. Best sounding setup I've heard thus far.


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Thanks rfoss,

the clips are a bit short but of course unless in person it'll never sound as is. Do you have any sound vids of the Remus sport or the AA exhaust you installed by chance? I'm open to all ideas before I go and commit to a system.
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I think I like the Remus/Fabspeed combo with no resonators. But I don't know if my neighbors are going to like it so much.
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My neighbors were pissed with the remus race + encore and the cops came by with a noise complaint. I'll post pics and vids of the AA + encore shortly. Still loud, but refined loud...not chopper loud like the remus

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I think I like the Remus/Fabspeed combo with no resonators. But I don't know if my neighbors are going to like it so much.
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