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Old 03-25-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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Exhaust.

What's a good deep sounding exhaust..? i have about 1k budget..
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:26 PM   #2
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Borla "S" is my vote. If your budget is $1000 go with the axle-back. You need to cut your stock exhuast but its fairly simple to install and gives you the same sound as the full cat-back.
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:28 PM   #3
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well, i wont be doing it myself... is there any other dis advantages to axle back?
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:35 PM   #4
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I see no other disadvantage. No tune needed for an axle-back. You may end up cutting the stock exhuast anyway if you went for a cat-back, just becuase its so large. I did just to fit it in my garage.

My suggestion is go on youtube and listen to all the exhuasts on Camaros and decide from there what brand of sound you like.
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:42 PM   #5
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My personal favorite, Stainless Works Retro Chambered cat back. This is what a muscle car is supposed to sound like.

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Old 03-25-2012, 04:47 PM   #6
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It is all personal preferance and what sound YOU like, but.... IMO the Flowmaster AMT system is the best sounding and the cost is freakin great for a complete stainless system.

There is no need to get wrapped up in the T304 Stainless hype. T304 and T409 are both an alloy. There is no denying that T304 is a better grade of stainless than T409, T409 will last longer than you would ever need it to. T304 has 18%-20% chromium and 8%-10% nickel. The higher nickel content is what gives it the higher lustre. T409 has 10.5%-11.75% chromium and .5% nickel which is why it has the golden dull look. A magnet will not stick to T304 but will stick to T409.
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:54 PM   #7
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My personal favorite, Stainless Works Retro Chambered cat back. This is what a muscle car is supposed to sound like.

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Old 03-25-2012, 07:32 PM   #8
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Stainles works or Stainles power a subsid. 304 stainles needs no coating. lighter in weight, mandrel bent smoother flow, good fit, and nice price.
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Flowmaster Outlaw or Solo. The Borla Atak sounds good but over $1000 for a catback.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:05 PM   #10
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dynomax bulletts! deep
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:41 PM   #11
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Honestly, what is the difference in axle back and cat back..?
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:47 PM   #12
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the "cat/cats" are the catalytic converters

the "axle" is what connects the rear tires to the diff.

Cat-back includes the x-pipe, deletes the resonators, and replaces the mufflers.

Axle-back is just the mufflers.

Full exhaust is (from the engine)... headers/O2 sensors/cats/h-pipe (or x-pipe with most aftermarket systems)/resonators/mufflers.


IMO, I would get headers/cats and keep the stock catback if you are working with $1K... it sounds awesome and there is no drone.... and you actually gain 35 HP. A catback gains 0HP.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:10 PM   #13
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if you have 1000 to work with, I would go with headers then work back from there, that alone will change sound and add horses. then if you only have a little left your can still change out the mufflers if you want a diff sound.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:18 PM   #14
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My dealer installed these as part of a year end promotion when I bought the car so don't know the cost. Fine print says $850. They are GMPP and look and sound amazing. I get compliments everywhere I go.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:25 PM   #16
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I will agree with Apex Chase, the Stainless Works Retro sounds real good. Deep tone at Idle.....nice muscle car sound under some throttle. Plus no drone. Drone is super annoying especially during a longer trip on the intersate.

But again its all a matter of opinion.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:43 AM   #17
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got Stainless Works Turbo-S. deep nice sound. now with the headers on its even better!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=k8RplxlvPas
and here with headers:
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My dealer installed these as part of a year end promotion when I bought the car so don't know the cost. Fine print says $850. They are GMPP and look and sound amazing. I get compliments everywhere I go.
that would only bring confusion to the op. seeing how it says its a cat back when really its a axle back. silly GM
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that would only bring confusion to the op. seeing how it says its a cat back when really its a axle back. silly GM
Not to mention that it is just a Borla axle back with "GM" stamped on it. It is a lot cheaper if you buy the version stamped "Borla".
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:37 PM   #20
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dynomax bulletts! deep
I like your style. And save some money too.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:32 PM   #21
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I assume you installed the Bullet system, cat back?

If so, have you experienced any ratteling against the undercarriage issues?

I noticed the x-pipe at one of the bends comes real close to the floor and under hard acceleration, I hear it banging. Car is going back up in the air this weekend to see what can be done.

I must say though, the system does have a nice robust deep sound, you can hear it rumble from blocks away when your on it.
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I am also looking into getting a "Head Turning" exhaust sound. I've been looking at various Youtube videos, honestly I would rather hear the car in person, but so far SLP Loudmouth has me drooling lol check this out.... Price tag might be a little over your budget but something to think about when shopping around.

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if you have 1000 to work with, I would go with headers then work back from there, that alone will change sound and add horses. then if you only have a little left your can still change out the mufflers if you want a diff sound.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:09 AM   #25
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Becarefull when listening to clips of exhausts. I recently got a Borla atak cat back after listening to Borla's clips and it sounds like the Touring cat back in real life. I was very disappointed.
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