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Old 11-29-2003, 17:39   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys,
I promised to give you an update on the exhaust.
I know there has been many questions asked about exhaust systems for the ba xr8s.

The system: Dual 2.5 inch. Each pipe runs through a small resonator then finishes up at the dual in dual out custom made muffler. There is also a balance pipe put in (this is to stop 50% of the crackling).

The sound file can be found here (I only reved it to half throttle given its a sunday and dad was telling me off for reving it in the drive way.):
http://members.optusnet.com.au/fullthrottle/

My impression:
When stationary reving it blows the socks off anyone standing within close vicinity. Had very positive feedback from many by standers.
When gearing down the crackeling makes it sound unbelievable.
The only downside is that when in motion and the pedal is pressed to the metal, it gets quite loud at high pitch. Not the deep grumbling that most v8 lovers prefer. Probably more suitable for the race track than street driving. I am always concerned i might get pulled over when i hammer it. Best of all this system gives no drones whatsover and the bumometre tells me it accelerates harder.

Next step:
I think I will go back and replace the muffler with something a little more conservative for everday street use. Something deeper in note with a little less bark.

If anyone else has sound files of their system please let me know as I'd love to have a listen. Lets work together and see if we can find a system that tickles everyone's fancy :o)

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Re: BA XR8 exhaust system: My take.

Hi Fullthrottle, are you worried about noise or performance??
its sounds like a 6 cylinder with no back pressure...
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Re: BA XR8 exhaust system: My take.

im worried about noise. It's a little bit too crackly for normal everyday street use.

Performance is okay.

Sound like a 6 cylinder?? >:o(
Maybe its the recording *shrug*
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Re: BA XR8 exhaust system: My take.

I think it's the sound file you can tell it's a V8 but I bet it sound's 100% better in real life,cheer's.still sound's allright though.
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Re: BA XR8 exhaust system: My take.

In our different goes at getting an exhaust on my XR8 ute that sounds good, we went from something that would win a 'loudest exhaust comp' at a b&s, to sounding like WRX (serious, it was spooky), to sounding like a straight 6. That's where we gave up and went back to standard and are waiting till i hear something I like. They all sounded good up top though. Once it got passed 3000 rpm you certainly knew it was 8!
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Re: BA XR8 exhaust system: My take.

I think they sound file might be a bit off, rather than the car...although it is hard to tell. Sounds good though from what I can tell!
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Re: BA XR8 exhaust system: My take.

One of my mates just listened to the sound file and said it does not even come close to what it sounds like in real. Specially when it's in motion and under load.

I thought it was okay. hmmmmmm. I tried :o/
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