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Old 02-01-2012, 02:24 AM   #1
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MRT V1 vs V2

I've probably listened to hundreds of videos of both these exhausts, and I'm looking for someone who has heard them both to clarify something for me.

I know the V1 is louder but has a raspier tone, but I'm looking for "good" loud sound. I plan on getting the Vararam CAI and deleting the resonator when I install whichever I buy, but I'm still trying to decide which one to get.

Basically, which one is just more of a powerful sound.

BTW, I haven't heard either of these in person, so if anyone is in the Phoenix area I would love to come by and hear either of them in person.

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Old 02-01-2012, 04:41 AM   #2
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At WOT they will sound very much the same. Version one is louder to a certain RPM but has more drone too.
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^^ What he just said .
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I'm not as worried about drone as much as I am about rattle. Would you recommend an X-pipe with either of these choices? I'm looking for a lot of sound to come out of my baby; good sound though, otherwise I would straight pipe it
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I'm not as worried about drone as much as I am about rattle. Would you recommend an X-pipe with either of these choices? I'm looking for a lot of sound to come out of my baby; good sound though, otherwise I would straight pipe it

No, you will not need the X pipe unless you go with headers like I did.

I loved my MRT by itself. Once I added the OBX Headers I had to add the X pipe to calm down the bad sounds at 2500 - 3500 rpm.
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I was involved in both the development of both MRT Ver 1 and Ver 2. I agree with what has been said here... one big difference for me was the sound when you are doing some HARD REVS. The Ver 1.0 was much more raw and in your face... Ver 2.0 was a more full, refined sound...
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I was involved in both the development of both MRT Ver 1 and Ver 2. I agree with what has been said here... one big difference for me was the sound when you are doing some HARD REVS. The Ver 1.0 was much more raw and in your face... Ver 2.0 was a more full, refined sound...

The FATHER of our GREAT exhaust has spoken to us again from beyond the CAMARO wall.

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Old 02-01-2012, 09:02 PM   #8
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Ok, so I', 95 percent sure I'm going to get the V2, but I have one more question as far as everything else I want to do (down the road) is going to go.

My first order will be for the Vararam and V2, do the CAI myself and have a muffler shop do the pipe so they can delete the res for me as well.

Now if I wanted to do headers down the road and still be able to pass AZ emissions what am I looking at? Still looking for sound/power without breaking the bank. I was thinking I would need a resonated X-Pipe as well if I do this. Anyone got any suggestions?
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Ok, so I', 95 percent sure I'm going to get the V2, but I have one more question as far as everything else I want to do (down the road) is going to go.

My first order will be for the Vararam and V2, do the CAI myself and have a muffler shop do the pipe so they can delete the res for me as well.

Now if I wanted to do headers down the road and still be able to pass AZ emissions what am I looking at? Still looking for sound/power without breaking the bank. I was thinking I would need a resonated X-Pipe as well if I do this. Anyone got any suggestions?


OBX Headers...................... 350. Shiped to the house
New GM gaskets.................. 36.
New GM bolts...................... 19.
O2 Extensions..................... 58.. Express shipped to the house
Magnaflow X pipe (11386).......95. Shipped to the house
Install of X pipe.....................75.

Installing it with a buddy and knowing you did it yourself........PRICELESS.



Love how mine sound now with the X pipe.

Check out my thread on the OBX if you haven't already.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=195877
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:46 PM   #10
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OBX Headers...................... 350. Shiped to the house
New GM gaskets.................. 36.
New GM bolts...................... 19.
O2 Extensions..................... 58.. Express shipped to the house
Magnaflow X pipe (11386).......95. Shipped to the house
Install of X pipe.....................75.

Installing it with a buddy and knowing you did it yourself........PRICELESS.



Love how mine sound now with the X pipe.

Check out my thread on the OBX if you haven't already.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=195877
Hah, I did read your whole thread a few days ago. Would you pass an emissions test? I would love to be able to do this all my own. :p
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:44 PM   #11
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Hah, I did read your whole thread a few days ago. Would you pass an emissions test? I would love to be able to do this all my own. :p


Michigan does NOT have an emissions test.
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For anyone pondering the two options I say v1! I also opted for resonator delete and it just sounds SAVAGE. I had a coworker say he heard me hit the freeway onramp from like a half mile off!
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:27 PM   #13
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For anyone pondering the two options I say v1! I also opted for resonator delete and it just sounds SAVAGE. I had a coworker say he heard me hit the freeway onramp from like a half mile off!
Damn haha, is the difference really THAT loud? I come from a streetbike back ground so I don't know how much sound is really going to come from these guys. Do you still have your resonators?
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V1. FTW

Drone? What is that?
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V1. FTW

Drone? What is that?
Word.
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Damn haha, is the difference really THAT loud? I come from a streetbike back ground so I don't know how much sound is really going to come from these guys. Do you still have your resonators?
It's a noisy beast at WOT, but cruising it's still tame enough to only offend the greenest of hippies. I had the shop toss my resonators. After I heard the combo in person I knew there would be no reason for me to want them back on.

Edit: My buddy rides a streetbike and he said it reminded him of a couple bikes opening up with the sort of exotic tone that MRTs tend to make.
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It's a noisy beast at WOT, but cruising it's still tame enough to only offend the greenest of hippies. I had the shop toss my resonators. After I heard the combo in person I knew there would be no reason for me to want them back on.

Edit: My buddy rides a streetbike and he said it reminded him of a couple bikes opening up with the sort of exotic tone that MRTs tend to make.
Does anyone else have input on the MRT cruising in the higher RPM range then? That's awesome that both pipes sound so exotic!
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Love mine, even more so now with the OBX headers.


These are videos before the headers.



I installed my own MRT 2.0. Then took it to the people who built it and had them weld it on.

I have had many members on this and other Forums say this is one of the best sounding systems they have heard and by far the best sounding MRT 2.0 system.

Take a listen for yourself. Listen to these thru some headphones or ear buds.

Here is a few videos for you:

This one is from inside my Camaro on the way to the dragstrip.


This one is from inside my Camaro while at the dragstrip. Sorry about the Camera tipping.



This one is one that SCRMNG filmed for me while we were at the dragstrip. the last 30 seconds is me on a single pass.



This last clip is one that danrc28 put together when visiting me to hear a MRT 2.0 system. He went from Toronto to Florida and back stopping along the way picking up sound bytes. The video starts off with outside rev's, then an on ramp full throttle run, then an acceleration run from inside while talking about drone. Tape finishes with me passing the camera on the highway doing 3rd gear runs. Which has not been recorded by anyone else using the MRT (or at least I am not aware of anyone with this type of recording.) (rcat's)

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"Shakira" gets her new pipes.



I recommend headphones for optimal audio pleasure, as my car exhaust makes sweet love to your eargina.

Keep in mind the res delete adds the little bit of rasp in there but I personally love it.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:32 PM   #21
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Damn, that does sound good...

EDIT: Showed my father who hates the sound of ricers and he even said your car sounded excellent. The 3rd gear pulls on the highway might have just sold me...

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Damn, that does sound good...

EDIT: Showed my father who hates the sound of ricers and he even said your car sounded excellent. The 3rd gear pulls on the highway might have just sold me...

Thank - you, I have had many people say they do sound GREAT. Now I need to get some new ones with my OBX Headers.
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For anyone pondering the two options I say v1! I also opted for resonator delete and it just sounds SAVAGE. I had a coworker say he heard me hit the freeway onramp from like a half mile off!
I laughed after reading this.

Ok so I guess my next upgrade, although I think its a downgrade will be the resonater delete. Do you have a clip of the sound? BTW I already have the V1's

Oh saw the video.... need to get this done, I guess DT shorties are in order as well.
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I laughed after reading this.

Ok so I guess my next upgrade, although I think its a downgrade will be the resonater delete. Do you have a clip of the sound? BTW I already have the V1's

Oh saw the video.... need to get this done, I guess DT shorties are in order as well.
Just keep in mind that video doesn't quite do it justice...it was loud enough to make my phone mic pop out of optimal range. The rev in video sounds higher pitched and quieter than it ought to in person.
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