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Old 11-03-2012, 09:50 PM   #1
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Question MRT V-1 or V-2

First CAI is coming and have been reading post here all day. With having a 2012 Convertible and looking for the sound of the muscle cars from the 50's & 60's CAN I get this from MRT v-1 or MRT v-2. Michael WHAT ABOUT DRONE WITH EITHER??

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Old 11-03-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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V2 not as loud at idle compared to V1 but both sound about the same at WOT....

Drone will be more noticeable with the v1...

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I would consider the Pypes bomb exhaust for the the V8. Had the V2.0 and sold it and got the pypes. Has a deeper more aggressive tone to it. Also cost less then the mrt. Not sure how it would sound on the LFX engine but I love the new sound.
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Between the v1 and v2, I prefer the v2. It has a deeper tone. Here is a video we did of the v2 a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully we will get one of the v1 soon.

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My MRT V2's sound great.... they are fantastic at idle and have relatively no drone, If you work at it you can go uphill at around 1800 rpm and get some drone but it's not enough to alter talking or radio levels.
Got mine from APEX and have never been happier!
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:49 AM   #6
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We are currency driving at 2000rpms to autocross rite now down the highway with our v2 and you definitely know its back there maybe our v2 was made wrong but since day one I think we have pretty loud drone at highway speeds conpaired to what everyone else reports.
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Darrell (Redliner1960) invited me to come and listen to his mrtv2 after he saw my post about wanting to hear the exhaust before I purchased. So I took a drive to his home. To hear the exhaust in person was def worth the drive, nothing on the Internet compares to hearing the exhaust in person, Darrell went out of his way to show and let me hear the exhaust, start-up, idle, drove on the freeway, uphill, different speeds, wot, and did a few drive bys with me standing out on the curb. There is very little ( and I mean little) drone at about 1800, if your not trying to listen, you don't notice it. I've listened to the dynomaxVT, and the mrt2 has better sound at idle, both sound the same at wot, and at cruise (in my opinion). I'm def leaning towards buying the MRT.

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My MRT V2's sound great.... they are fantastic at idle and have relatively no drone, If you work at it you can go uphill at around 1800 rpm and get some drone but it's not enough to alter talking or radio levels.
Got mine from APEX and have never been happier!
Thank you for your business and the mention.

Any drone the MRT v2 might have can be knocked out with a Magnaflow resonated x-pipe.
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Your welcome... always great to meet and spend some time with a fellow Camaro owner. Hopefully it helps you in your quest to get the sound you want from yours!




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Darrell (Redliner1960) invited me to come and listen to his mrtv2 after he saw my post about wanting to hear the exhaust before I purchased. So I took a drive to his home. To hear the exhaust in person was def worth the drive, nothing on the Internet compares to hearing the exhaust in person, Darrell went out of his way to show and let me hear the exhaust, start-up, idle, drove on the freeway, uphill, different speeds, wot, and did a few drive bys with me standing out on the curb. There is very little ( and I mean little) drone at about 1800, if your not trying to listen, you don't notice it. I've listened to the dynomaxVT, and the mrt2 has better sound at idle, both sound the same at wot, and at cruise (in my opinion). I'm def leaning towards buying the MRT.

Once again Darrell, thx for the invite and your time.
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We are currency driving at 2000rpms to autocross rite now down the highway with our v2 and you definitely know its back there maybe our v2 was made wrong but since day one I think we have pretty loud drone at highway speeds conpaired to what everyone else reports.
I see a few now and then posting their MRT V2's have drone... makes you wonder why that might be. Mine is still basically stock I have a CAI Cold air intake and the MRT V2 axlebacks and that's it that would affect sound. To bad we aren't closer to compare.
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I see a few now and then posting their MRT V2's have drone... makes you wonder why that might be. Mine is still basically stock I have a CAI Cold air intake and the MRT V2 axlebacks and that's it that would affect sound. To bad we aren't closer to compare.
Thanks Redliner1960, I just ordered both setup with Chase a few minutes ago and just waiting on invoice. Great price for both systems FOR SURE. Every body has a opinion and I like yours, what with the 1960, I was in the 10th grade, wow. anyway thanks again
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Thanks Redliner1960, I just ordered both setup with Chase a few minutes ago and just waiting on invoice. Great price for both systems FOR SURE. Every body has a opinion and I like yours, what with the 1960, I was in the 10th grade, wow. anyway thanks again
Thank you for your order. The invoice was just sent.
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Between the v1 and v2, I prefer the v2. It has a deeper tone. Here is a video we did of the v2 a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully we will get one of the v1 soon.

Thanks for the clip and I just ordered both from Chase this morning(afternoon) now. Thank You for the great price that I had heard about.

I should have looked at the catch cans too and if we can will add it but if not will order later. Again thank you
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Thanks Redliner1960, I just ordered both setup with Chase a few minutes ago and just waiting on invoice. Great price for both systems FOR SURE. Every body has a opinion and I like yours, what with the 1960, I was in the 10th grade, wow. anyway thanks again
No problem.... I'm sure you'll love both the items you ordered.

10th grade in 1960... I suddenly feel a tad younger!
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No problem.... I'm sure you'll love both the items you ordered.

10th grade in 1960... I suddenly feel a tad younger!

Where did you order your catch can? Thanks again, Michael
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Where did you order your catch can? Thanks again, Michael
I bought my CAI, MRT V2 and RX Catch can all at once from Apex.
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I bought my CAI, MRT V2 and RX Catch can all at once from Apex.
That's what I probably should have done but had never heard of a catch can before and really could not explain it to my buddy. Ive got 5,500 miles on my car now so if it's really needed then I will go with one. From looks and checking it looks like the best style is the Elite model ELI 1000??
Anyone else got one?? Michael in Virginia
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That's what I probably should have done but had never heard of a catch can before and really could not explain it to my buddy. Ive got 5,500 miles on my car now so if it's really needed then I will go with one. From looks and checking it looks like the best style is the Elite model ELI 1000??
Anyone else got one?? Michael in Virginia

Modern engines feature a variety of emission control devices and systems to reduce the toxic gases released into the atmosphere. One of these is called the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) system. During the combustion process a small amount of gases leak or “blow-by” the piston rings and create a positive pressure in the crankcase. The PCV system vents these gases along with oil mist from the crankcase and routes it back into the intake manifold so it can be burned off. The problem is, over time the excess oil vapor collects along the inside of the intake tract and forms a “gunk”. This can lead to a variety of issues including carbon build up, retarded timing, detonation, and power loss.

A properly designed catch can will condense and collect the oil vapor before it has a chance to reach the intake system. As the gases and oil vapor enter the can they typically pass through a screening mechanism that gives the oil vapor something to condense on. As the droplets form they drop harmlessly into the bottom of the reservoir so that they can later be drained. The other gases are allowed to pass through so that they can be burned of as intended. These devices are often referred to as “catch cans”, though that term is truly more accurate when describing a fluid overflow tank designed to just capture overflowing fluids.

When it comes to selecting a catch can you will get what you pay for. Cheap catch cans (less than $100 on eBay) are plentiful but they are often little more than an empty can with an entry and outlet port. These will capture a small amount of oil but the vast majority passes straight through. Be sure that the can is designed with an internal baffling system to pull the oil vapor out of suspension. RX Performance and Elite Engineering are both great options for Camaro owners. I personally prefer the RX product just because of some of the options that are available.
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I see a few now and then posting their MRT V2's have drone... makes you wonder why that might be. Mine is still basically stock I have a CAI Cold air intake and the MRT V2 axlebacks and that's it that would affect sound. To bad we aren't closer to compare.
Now currently heading home from autocross and the whole cabin of the car is just a constant drone is the only way to describe it a buddy at autocross also commented that he thought the car sounds louder than it used to? Idk I don't mind it at all it was just alot louder and has alot more drone than all the reviews and videos I watched before we bought

And we currently are running a totally stock intake with factory filter also
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Now currently heading home from autocross and the whole cabin of the car is just a constant drone is the only way to describe it a buddy at autocross also commented that he thought the car sounds louder than it used to? Idk I don't mind it at all it was just alot louder and has alot more drone than all the reviews and videos I watched before we bought

And we currently are running a totally stock intake with factory filter also
Look at a Magnaflow resonated x-pipe (part#: MGF11386). Our customers that have had drone issues with the MRT v2 have been able to kill it that way. It has become such a popular combination that we just created an automatic package deal when you add both to your shopping cart on our website.

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Modern engines feature a variety of emission control devices and systems to reduce the toxic gases released into the atmosphere. One of these is called the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) system. During the combustion process a small amount of gases leak or “blow-by” the piston rings and create a positive pressure in the crankcase. The PCV system vents these gases along with oil mist from the crankcase and routes it back into the intake manifold so it can be burned off. The problem is, over time the excess oil vapor collects along the inside of the intake tract and forms a “gunk”. This can lead to a variety of issues including carbon build up, retarded timing, detonation, and power loss.

A properly designed catch can will condense and collect the oil vapor before it has a chance to reach the intake system. As the gases and oil vapor enter the can they typically pass through a screening mechanism that gives the oil vapor something to condense on. As the droplets form they drop harmlessly into the bottom of the reservoir so that they can later be drained. The other gases are allowed to pass through so that they can be burned of as intended. These devices are often referred to as “catch cans”, though that term is truly more accurate when describing a fluid overflow tank designed to just capture overflowing fluids.

When it comes to selecting a catch can you will get what you pay for. Cheap catch cans (less than $100 on eBay) are plentiful but they are often little more than an empty can with an entry and outlet port. These will capture a small amount of oil but the vast majority passes straight through. Be sure that the can is designed with an internal baffling system to pull the oil vapor out of suspension. RX Performance and Elite Engineering are both great options for Camaro owners. I personally prefer the RX product just because of some of the options that are available.
I only see the Elite catch can for the Camaro. I plan to put this car in Car Shows if I can get every thing done under the hood this fall so ONLY the best for this car. Perhaps we can add this in the morning, Monday Michael
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I only see the Elite catch can for the Camaro. I plan to put this car in Car Shows if I can get every thing done under the hood this fall so ONLY the best for this car. Perhaps we can add this in the morning, Monday Michael
It is there. I'll PM a link to you since the forum rules don't allow me to post one in a tech thread. If you do car shows the RX catch can is an even better idea because you can get it painted in factory colors.
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Now currently heading home from autocross and the whole cabin of the car is just a constant drone is the only way to describe it a buddy at autocross also commented that he thought the car sounds louder than it used to? Idk I don't mind it at all it was just alot louder and has alot more drone than all the reviews and videos I watched before we bought

And we currently are running a totally stock intake with factory filter also
Thank You for the information. For now since Ive not even got the items yet I will just keep this in the back of my head. I'm sure once I get my new system the volumn of my radio might be less or I can just turn it up. I'm sure each car is not the same. Michael in Virginia
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After the questions I put up on Sunday aabout these two units, here they sit in my living room on Wed. 4PM, ordered and delivered, thats FAST and they both look great. Thanks Chase for the PRICE and GREAT SERVICE. Michael in Virginia
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After the questions I put up on Sunday aabout these two units, here they sit in my living room on Wed. 4PM, ordered and delivered, thats FAST and they both look great. Thanks Chase for the PRICE and GREAT SERVICE. Michael in Virginia
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