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      06-03-2010, 02:54 PM   #1
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Challenge X-pipe w/AA exhaust???

Has anyone done this yet? I'm so anxious to hear sound clips. I'm considering, unless it doesn't do how good I think it will. ANYONE PLZ Chime in...
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      08-06-2010, 02:47 AM   #2
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So I guess no one is running this set up yet??
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      08-06-2010, 08:38 AM   #3
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I don't have that setup, but I do have the full AA system w/o cats if you'd like me to post a sound clip of that. It sounds amazing!
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Post on please, I just would like to see how the Challenge x-pipe and AA sounds though. I might have to be the first to do it then!!
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I'm thinking of doing the exact same set up
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      08-07-2010, 09:52 AM   #6
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Post on please, I just would like to see how the Challenge x-pipe and AA sounds though. I might have to be the first to do it then!!
We will be releasing 3 versions in abou 1.5 weeks time.



Street - OEM Catalysts
The Challenge Street X Pipe features 304 stainless steel piping and flanges, twin high flow resonators, and a precision laser cut X section. This pipe slip fits after your OEM cats, for easy installation with NO check engine lights! Best of all, no exhaust smell to alert the law at inspection. All bolts, gaskets, and stainless clamps necessary for install are included.


Features:
- Made in the USA
- Full stainless steel construction
- Laser cut and formed mounting brackets
- 2.5 in Piping
- Twin resonators for noise and drone reduction
- Retains factory primary cats
- No check engine light
- Flanged design for easy installation and upgrade options
- 10 wheel hp and 15 ft tq gains with factory exhaust
- Increased low end power



Race - Catless
The Challenge Sports X Pipe features 304 stainless steel piping and flanges, twin high flow resonators, and a precision fabricated X section. This is a full bolt on solution that connects directly to the OEM header flange. All bolts, gaskets, and stainless clamps necessary for install are included. ECU reflash or CEL deleter is required to turn off the check engine light


Features:
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- Laser cut and formed mounting brackets
- 2.5 in Piping
- Twin resonators for noise and drone reduction
- 200 cel High flow metallic race Catalysts
- Full bolt on installation



Sports - High Flow Catalysts
The Challenge Sports X Pipe features 304 stainless steel piping and flanges, twin high flow resonators, 200 cel High flow metallic race Catalysts, and a precision fabricated X section. This is a full bolt on solution that connects directly to the OEM header flange. All bolts, gaskets, and stainless clamps necessary for install are included. Get all the performance gains without the exhaust smell! ECU reflash or CEL deleter is required to turn off the check engine light


Features:
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- 2.5 in Piping
- Twin resonators for noise and drone reduction
- Full bolt on installation
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I'm thinking of doing the exact same set up
we have a rear section due out in about 5-6 weeks
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      08-07-2010, 12:19 PM   #8
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we have a rear section due out in about 5-6 weeks


any predicted numbers for HFC and your new rear section

to the OP, id wait for the whole Challenge to come out. from everyone i talk to, they release some of the top products in the market for our cars!
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any predicted numbers for HFC and your new rear section

to the OP, id wait for the whole Challenge to come out. from everyone i talk to, they release some of the top products in the market for our cars!
Well I want it now, I think what I'll do is get it, then wait for the cat. I'm looking to buy a used set of OEM cats for it then change it out with Challenges HFCs.

I want to keep my OEM cats and x-pipe in tact and have the options to mess with another one later on. We'll see what happens.
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      08-09-2010, 05:44 PM   #10
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If you do get this set up please post a video. I may follow you if it sounds good
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      08-09-2010, 10:19 PM   #11
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Has anyone done this yet? I'm so anxious to hear sound clips. I'm considering, unless it doesn't do how good I think it will. ANYONE PLZ Chime in...
i am pretty sure i saw a video with that set up on another thread...maybe exhaust sounds or exhaust system mods...if i find it ill post it
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well not challenge but hope its usefull

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Has anyone done this yet? I'm so anxious to hear sound clips. I'm considering, unless it doesn't do how good I think it will. ANYONE PLZ Chime in...
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...=328915&page=5
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      08-10-2010, 01:24 AM   #13
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hmmm pics asap pls! thinking about the street setup
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      08-10-2010, 06:31 AM   #14
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Thanks, but I already knew that the setup I'm looking for is not in there.
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      08-10-2010, 11:26 PM   #15
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i heard an eisenmann race + challenge x-pipe (with stock cats) in person and it was amazing.

here's a link to the challenge video:


i will see what i can do about getting some updated clips of the eisenmann race/challenge set up for you. another alternative would be the RD sport setup:

http://www.vividracing.com/catalog/s...s-p-99076.html

http://www.vividracing.com/catalog/e...d-p-49828.html

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man that sounds mean but too loud, i need to hear it with akra slip on
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Street (OEM) or Sports (CATS)??

I need your opinion folks street or sport version?? Of course this will be fitted to the AA exhaust I have now.

Pros with Street; Wallet friendly, NO Cel light, and resonated.
Cons with Street; Cut OEM pipes, Possibly not pass visual inspection and can't revert to OEM for passing visual inspections.

Pros with Sport; Complete bolt on and bang for the buck for HFCs and x-pipe,
can easily swap back to stock with OEM for emissions.

Cons with Sport; Bang for buck value might go out the door with new tune to turn off CEL lights, Most likely fail visual and mechanical inspection for California.

Need feedback from those who have experience with HFCs and X-pipes and your thougths on the CEL. I'm in the service so every two to three years I have to move so I have to keep emisions in mind.

Is it worth it to go all out and deal with putting on and taking off exhausts and software...

Let me know what you THINK??
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I need your opinion folks street or sport version?? Of course this will be fitted to the AA exhaust I have now.

Pros with Street; Wallet friendly, NO Cel light, and resonated.
Cons with Street; Cut OEM pipes, Possibly not pass visual inspection and can't revert to OEM for passing visual inspections.

Pros with Sport; Complete bolt on and bang for the buck for HFCs and x-pipe,
can easily swap back to stock with OEM for emissions.

Cons with Sport; Bang for buck value might go out the door with new tune to turn off CEL lights, Most likely fail visual and mechanical inspection for California.

Need feedback from those who have experience with HFCs and X-pipes and your thougths on the CEL. I'm in the service so every two to three years I have to move so I have to keep emisions in mind.

Is it worth it to go all out and deal with putting on and taking off exhausts and software...

Let me know what you THINK??
Your details state you are in FL, are you located in California or Florida? I'm currently using the Street version with the Arqray mufflers, the tone is simply amazing since the Challenge pipe was installed.

Edit: Just spoke on the phone as soon as I hit "submit", let me know if you have any further questions.
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sorry its offtopic but is there any x-pipe 3 inch Piping or all aftermarkets are 2.5?
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In a couple of weeks I'll be the first with the Challenge X-pipe and AA Exhaust. Once I get it in the mail and get it installed I will be posting video, dyno, and pics!
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It'll be delivered tomorrow!! But I'm traveling so it won't be awhile til I get it on and on the car too include dyno testing. It is scheduled for the 23rd!!
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