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      05-06-2021, 08:55 AM   #1
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Exhaust Dead Horse

So beating a dead horse

My wife will murder me lol if i rock something like my 435 that was running catless downpipes into a meistchershaft exhaust..

so how are the megan/ magna flow axle/back cat backs.... id be down for a little growl just not alot as to keep the better half happy.
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      05-06-2021, 09:04 AM   #2
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Corsa is considered a gentleman's exhaust for the S65, giving a growl without pissing off the neighbor. Your upstream setup makes a big difference, as you probably know.
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So beating a dead horse

My wife will murder me lol if i rock something like my 435 that was running catless downpipes into a meistchershaft exhaust..

so how are the megan/ magna flow axle/back cat backs.... id be down for a little growl just not alot as to keep the better half happy.
megan drones inside alot.
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      05-06-2021, 09:28 AM   #4
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Corsa is considered a gentleman's exhaust for the S65, giving a growl without pissing off the neighbor. Your upstream setup makes a big difference, as you probably know.
I will not be running test pipes and catless for the sake of my home life
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      05-06-2021, 09:31 AM   #5
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[QUOTE=amrazM;27558075]megan drones inside alot.[/QUOTE

Any opinions on the magnaflow

Found one dirt cheap. With a bent tip nothing a blowtorch and a pipe couldn't fix
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      05-06-2021, 11:12 AM   #6
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megan drones inside alot.[/QUOTE

Any opinions on the magnaflow

Found one dirt cheap. With a bent tip nothing a blowtorch and a pipe couldn't fix
Just have the oem 4 pipe mod done. It's cheap
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      05-06-2021, 11:21 AM   #7
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Ty. Gotta find someone who can
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      05-06-2021, 12:51 PM   #8
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I will not be running test pipes and catless for the sake of my home life
Roger that. I've got the convertible and removing the primary cats does carry its cost. The sound difference is fine but I have to get it out of the garage pretty quickly after start up to keep the garage from stinking up the place.
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      05-06-2021, 01:08 PM   #9
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There is a group buy in the members classified for a valved exhaust for cheap
Otherwise oem mod exhaust is cheap and mine will be for sale after I get my new exhaust lol
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      05-06-2021, 01:15 PM   #10
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Just to add to the smell comments. I basically eliminated all smell from installing test pipes once I had them welded instead of using clamps. Clamping test pipes does not give a complete seal resulting in exhaust leaks before the secondaries, hence the smell. its not as good as the factory cats, but a million times better than using clamps.

Clamping test pipes is a flawed design. If you look at any x pipe setup, you will see that the the pipe coming from the header that connects to the x pipe goes inside the pipe on the x pipe, not the outside. You obviously cant do this with test pipes, but there is a reason why its done this way on a aftermarket x pipe.
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      05-06-2021, 02:03 PM   #11
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Same here, I had a pretty large leak at the driver side test pipe clamp. New clamp didn't fix it, so ended up welding both sides. Smell is much improved.

Currently running test pipes and stock muffler. I'd say the sound is where it needs to be if you don't like it loud. Still has a good roar when you step on it. Test pipes free up some ponies as well.
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      05-06-2021, 03:42 PM   #12
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Do a 2, 2.5 or 4 pipe mod. I did a 2.5 myself (since I have a welder and the equipment needed) and it is perfect for keeping the wife happy but growls nicely under throttle. Not a bit of drone at all.
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I should find someone to do this in DC I think
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      05-06-2021, 05:24 PM   #14
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Will add that I have test pipes (had a shop V-band them) and Corsa, as well as a tune that kills the cold start. Very mild start up and while cruising, great wail as you rev it out, no smell and minimal to no drone. Though if I reset adaptations on the car, it idles pretty loudly.

I had a 2.5 pipe mod on my old car, and contrary to comments I saw, it droned quite a bit for a few 100 miles. Once it broke in, it was fine.
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      05-09-2021, 08:55 AM   #15
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There is a group buy in the members classified for a valved exhaust for cheap
Otherwise oem mod exhaust is cheap and mine will be for sale after I get my new exhaust lol
Lol local to DC anychance
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The oem mod rivals the sound and quality of 2k exhaust rear sections.

Start with that. You can buy them used for 200-400. Or take yours to a shop that will charge around that much in labor.
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      05-09-2021, 10:53 AM   #17
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Lol local to DC anychance
Im in philly burbs
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      05-10-2021, 07:59 PM   #18
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OOO throat maybe we can meet up ........or will it fit in the back of my wifes X3 lol
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I've got a Megan.

It doesn't drone that bad. It's an aftermarket exhaust. Anything drones compared to the stock box.

It sounds very good in my opinion. Downshift blips are nice and aggressive. You can still hear all the induction sound as well.

It's a great deal for the money. I wouldn't buy it if it cost anymore than it does though.
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      05-11-2021, 05:50 PM   #20
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Anything drones compared to the stock box.
This is not true. There are a handful of aftermarket options out there that do not drone at all. Corsa, Dinan and MPE all come to mind.
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This is not true. There are a handful of aftermarket options out there that do not drone at all. Corsa, Dinan and MPE all come to mind.
They might not consistently drone at "Cruising" speeds or rpm's but they will all drone at some point in the rpm's for some duration of time.
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I had a Megan. It was fun at first but it is definitely a loud ass droning exhaust. I thought the drone was so bad that I avoided driving at certain rpms. Yes it can piss neighbors off if you leave in the morning. I found it hard to converse with people while driving normally.
I have a Corsa now and it is great. Except for cold start it isnít too loud in the car. It is not a boomy sound. More of a wailing Ferrari like sound. Less muscle car than the Megan. I get compliments on my corsa when driving. I canít say the same about the Megan. I will say that the Megan was a much cleaner looking exhaust. For pure sound I think the corsa is hard to beat unless you go all out and spend thousands on an akrapovic.
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