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So to start this off, I have a low budget but wanted to have a similar sound to

a catback for a fraction of the price. (Keep in mind mine is a zhp with a Gruppe

m intake so experiences will obviously vary)


To do this I purchased a vibrant performance muffler (#1148), and deleted the

secondary resonator.

http://vibrantperformance.com/catalo...products_id=51


I know some of you may be a bit thrown off by using a y pipe into a single 3"

muffler input, but the car feels a hair quicker and the car responds better to

this than the stock exhaust I have found in the last hour of driving it. At first I

was worried about possible droning, but at highway cruising the car feels and

sounds stock.


My setup was a "replicated" version of this thread.

http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...rmance-Exhaust


Overall the cost was $214 CAD (150 USD) Shipped for the muffler, and $200

CAD (140 USD) for the exhaust shop labour & materials.

I am quite happy with how it turned out. At a total of $290 USD, It is great,

definitely pull the trigger if you have been debating it.


HOWEVER, If I was to do this again, I would spend maybe a little bit more

(110 USD more) on a Magnaflow #14816 possibly, or a similar style.


When comparing the sound to stock, a deeper tone, the cabin is only

marginally louder, more than fine for a daily driver. Outside is a different story,

has nice low rumble in the RPMs and brings and when it hits 4k it sounds

great. Sounds great in flybuys, not tinny or raspy, I think many of you

would really like this setup. Videos coming soon! Cheers


https://imgur.com/CZrEJpp

https://imgur.com/v67aNMJ
 

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Thanks for the write up. I have a Dinan muffle (axle back) and have been contemplating whether on not to delete that center muffler. Sounds like a good enough idea.
 

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Thanks for the write up. I have a Dinan muffle (axle back) and have been contemplating whether on not to delete that center muffler. Sounds like a good enough idea.
Considering those sound great as is, replacing the second smaller res with straight pipes will most likely make a better tone compared to my setup. My next step is an h pipe to replace my first res
 
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