Hal has V2 and I have V1.
Fit and finish on mine is awesome. Great welds, sturdy construction. Centers very nicely, much better than Taitecs. :smile:
Sound quality/Resonance... Depends what you are into. V1 has a unique deep growl, not a ricey sound like my friend's exhausts. :smile: It takes time to break in the exhaust, too. Over time, it gets a bit deeper and louder. With my stereo cranked, it's hard to hear anything.
Power, about 12 HP done in a back to back very controlled dyno. I trust these results
because of the method and excellent control (thanks jdc1687). The power gains are very similar to the Taitec GT Lightweight
. I would expect most good aftermarket exhausts put out about the same numbers give or take.
Weight, YES. Mine weighed in just under 27 pounds as shown in the picture below. So that's a savings of 17 pounds if the stock is 44 pounds.
If this exhaust is not a good deal I don't know what is. If you catch us at the right time on Saturday (between 4-6:30 PM), I'm picking up another sub box from Hal and you can go for rides in both of our cars. He's in south OC and has a broken in V2.
Da Hapa said:
Hi MR - My wife swears my nuts are fine, but I apprecaite the heads up :biggrin:
Seriously though... my questions are about:
- fit an finish
- sound quality (any resonance issues like Taitec)?
- power (any gains)
- weight (any benefit)
If possible, I'd love to get a ride with someone to hear it myself. I gather the V2 and V1 sound a bit different now but from what I've read, this exhaust seems like a pretty good deal.
Thank in advance to everyone-