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Got my exhaust on last week, and finally had time to take a video. This is a Magnaflow x pipe where the stock "H" pipe was, and new pipes back to the Magnaflow 14816 mufflers. It's loud. Here's my description from an earlier thread:

I would say it's louder, but not bad. Right when you start the car and it idles at about 1-1.2k for 10 seconds or so, I think holy crap, this is loud!:eek:oohhh: But when it comes back down to normal idle it is barely louder then stock.

At certain RPM's there is a little drone, maybe 1800-2400 RPM's where it is way louder then stock. But this is only when you aren't on the gas. If you are on it I don't notice it. (maybe because I'm expecting the sound). :M5rev:

I plan on taking a bunch of videos within the next few days. Both inside and out of the cabin, at various RPMs, WOT, etc... I know the video clips can be a little misleading, but I'll still put in my input on the great exhaust debacle.

Personally I love the sound, close to America V8 muscle (I keep thinking of fox body stang with loud exhaust), but still has a little Exotic V8 tone (think ferarri 355, 360). Hard to describe, hopefully my vid clips will better describe the sound. :byee55amg

Oh, the exhuast tips are really big too! I have the 14816's with (I believe) 3.5" tips and I got a few comments about how "badass" my new exhaust was from guys at work. But when I told them the price of everything, they were dumbfounded how everything could be so inexpensive for such great sound and good looks.

Now I just need to get my flex disc replaced ASAP.

And the video:

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Sounds great! Do you have any under car photos? Just wanted to see how you did the H-pipe. Nice work.
 

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Ah, just the video I was waiting for. Sounds real good Chris. I don't hear any rasp, which is good. The exhaust tone should change slightly once the muffler is broken in. Thanks for the vid! :cheers:
 

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Yeah, I'm waiting for them to break in a little bit. I can still hear a tiny bit of rasp from inside the car. But not enough to not like the sound!

Here are some underneath shots. I should have taken some when it was up on the lift.


 

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Did you use the 3 inch Xpipe?

Sounds awesome!
 

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No, it's the 2.5" X. I think model number 10791.
 

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Thanks for the comments, I got everything from Hottexhaust for like $310 or something. Great price because I used a random coupon i found on goole.
 

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I searched google again, and I believe I used this one: Fordtruck8

I think it was like 50 off a 300+ purchase. I can't find my reciept, so I don't remember for sure. Just google Hottexhaust coupon and try a few and see which ones give the best savings.
 

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We're going to need in-cabin video now ;)
 

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Hope this helps.
 

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I like the sound. From the outside video, there seems to be no rasp and it sounds deep with good treble. It is probably slightly louder ~25% than just the cans after full break-in like mine. Your exhaust is definitely going to get louder/deeper when the cans break in. It also sounds much nicer than the SS Xpipe and Mag 14816/5 combo. Hmmm, you got me thinking about adding a magnaflow xpipe now. Sounds great!

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Nice work Chris. I've had the 14816 cans for 1,000 miles and absolutely love em! Didn't do the X-pipe, but put straight pipes in where the resonator was. I hope mine sounds as good. I only know what it sounds like inside the car. :dunno:
 

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I took some in-cabin videos today, not the best quality, but they work for sound levels.

How can I compress the files to get them on youtube? I'm using adobe premiere pro, but the AVI files are almost always over 100megabytes. Anyone have a tip?
 

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file...export...adobe media encoder...pick something small e.g. quicktime, windows media player, mpeg2.

Perfect, exporting now. I guess I'm used to the old version of premiere, where it just had "export" - then it gave all the options from there. Youtube coming soon!
 
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