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      06-14-2013, 03:53 PM   #67
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Just when I was sure of my next exhaust decision. You had to go and post this!

The sound and Price are definitely eye catchers.

Mr. Benvo, does this system qualify for your Stage 2 tune as well?
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      06-14-2013, 06:02 PM   #68
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Did some sound testing of our prototype catless X-pipe today.


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      06-14-2013, 10:27 PM   #69
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Wow... Sounds awesome! Blips are perfect. Very impressive!

BTW, how did you record the sound (external mic, if so, where?)
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      06-14-2013, 10:29 PM   #70
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Wow... Sounds awesome! Blips are perfect. Very impressive!

BTW, how did you record the sound (external mic, if so, where?)
Actually this is just a GoPro Hero 3
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      06-15-2013, 04:16 AM   #71
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this is one of the best sounding exhausts ive heard through a video. Sounds just like my test-pipe+dinan setup. So congrats and good job on the sound! If you had released this a month ago I would've just gotten this!
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      06-15-2013, 10:53 AM   #72
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Nice job Roman and ESS! I just installed an Akra and I am very happy, but I think this would have been a very viable option. Best feature, OBD compliant!
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      06-15-2013, 11:01 AM   #73
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this is one of the best sounding exhausts ive heard through a video. Sounds just like my test-pipe+dinan setup. So congrats and good job on the sound! If you had released this a month ago I would've just gotten this!
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Nice job Roman and ESS! I just installed an Akra and I am very happy, but I think this would have been a very viable option. Best feature, OBD compliant!
Cant go wrong with Akra its a very nice exhaust.
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      06-18-2013, 12:27 PM   #74
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Do you have to run a tune with the full system? Is the downside to no tune the SES light being on?
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      06-18-2013, 02:18 PM   #75
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Very nice sound! Clean and refined.
Excellent design and work!
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      06-18-2013, 07:44 PM   #76
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Any videos from inside the cabin with windows up and down?

Curious if there is a noticeable difference in sound from within the cabin. I have the OEM mod, and love the sound with the windows down, but with them up, I want more.
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      06-18-2013, 10:40 PM   #77
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At a little over half the price of the full Akra Evo, this may be an option...
The stock exhaust is heavy and wimpy sounding.
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      06-18-2013, 10:42 PM   #78
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Any Dyno numbers w/ just exhaust(w/Cats) and exhaust and tune combo yet?
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      06-19-2013, 12:24 AM   #79
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Do you have to run a tune with the full system? Is the downside to no tune the SES light being on?
You can run it with stock software. If you want to guarantee no SES we suggest running our tune.

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Any videos from inside the cabin with windows up and down?

Curious if there is a noticeable difference in sound from within the cabin. I have the OEM mod, and love the sound with the windows down, but with them up, I want more.
Working on getting some done when I get time. Made one but it was not a good representation so I need to try again. Inside windows up and down it sounds much better than stock IMO.

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Any Dyno numbers w/ just exhaust(w/Cats) and exhaust and tune combo yet?
Same problem, just need some time to get it done. Currently testing and working on catless Xpipe sound. Once I can wrap up sound testing with the catless section we will dyno test both versions with and without software.
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Both HFC and Catless sound great! Well done Roman. I like the Catless more, as it's a touch more aggressive than the HFC version it seems. Are the tips adjustable? If not, maybe it's something you can add so people can adjust with diffuser and non-diffuser set-ups.
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Sounds really great!!!
I was in PHX yesterday and stopped by the office to see you but I guess you were probably out shooting this VID!!
....and you didn't contact me? I think I may have to break up with you!


Roman...sounds perfect!
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      06-19-2013, 09:36 PM   #82
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tips look awesome. cans look...unique? wondering how it would look behind the car. or are they hidden? (even better)
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      06-19-2013, 10:01 PM   #83
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Both HFC and Catless sound great! Well done Roman. I like the Catless more, as it's a touch more aggressive than the HFC version it seems. Are the tips adjustable? If not, maybe it's something you can add so people can adjust with diffuser and non-diffuser set-ups.
The tips are not adjustable but they were extended slightly right before production to account for diffusers.

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tips look awesome. cans look...unique? wondering how it would look behind the car. or are they hidden? (even better)
The shape of the cans was intended to help conceal them under the car as much as possible.

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      06-19-2013, 10:22 PM   #84
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Did some sound testing of our prototype catless X-pipe today.

Nice sound!! Good job guys!!
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Ok im sold. Gonna order this soon
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The tips are not adjustable but they were extended slightly right before production to account for diffusers.



The shape of the cans was intended to help conceal them under the car as much as possible.

Do you any shots of the rear only?
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Do you any shots of the rear only?
Yes, I would like to see from the rear as well. Tips can always be adjusted so no worries about fitment on e90/92/93.
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Yes, I would like to see from the rear as well. Tips can always be adjusted so no worries about fitment on e90/92/93.
Here's a quick shot during it's visit at our facility:



Exhaust sounds simply awesome in person.
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