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Old 09-15-2012, 08:50 AM   #1
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GUYS WITH SOLO-PERFORMANCE EXHAUST, QUESTION

I have pretty much made up my mind to get a solo performance exhaust. I need help on which one to get, Axle or Cat back. Money is really not issue. I'm looking for opinions and for people who know which one sounds better.
Both have no drone and are basically the sound I'm going for and although I'm leaning towards the cat back I can't help but notice the Axle seems to sound better to me..
Please any insight you can give me into my decision making will greatly be appreciated... and the sooner the better cause I Need something quick... Thanks in advance solo owners.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:57 AM   #2
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for sure get the cat back..i have it and love it....you cant reallly here it online that well ive heard both up close ...get the cat back for sure ....
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:10 AM   #3
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for sure get the cat back..i have it and love it....you cant reallly here it online that well ive heard both up close ...get the cat back for sure ....
I hear ya and I want to go cat believe me.... it's just the axle back videos sound much better... I'll be pissed if I should of got the axle ya know... lol
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:19 AM   #4
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Cat back all the way ! Then get some long tubes and high flows. That's what I'm running and I get complements all the time on how great she sounds, best part is she is still drone free and quite in the cabin... Untill a get on her! Then it's just music!
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:25 AM   #5
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I hear ya and I want to go cat believe me.... it's just the axle back videos sound much better... I'll be pissed if I should of got the axle ya know... lol
The axle back is a little more raw of a sound and some people really like that. The catback is a little deeper. We generally recommend the catback if money isn't a big factory. If you ever decide to go with headers down the road the axle back will get real LOUD since you won't have any true mufflers. With the catback it'll get loud but not as over the top.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:25 AM   #6
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the real test is a after 500 miles....the axle back really doesn't sound any difference the cat however will make the v-6 sound in my opinion best on the market.....
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the real test is a after 500 miles....the axle back really doesn't sound any difference the cat however will make the v-6 sound in my opinion best on the market.....

Pretty sure he has an SS but you're right on the break in. After about 500 miles or so the catback does get a lot more aggressive!
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the real test is a after 500 miles....the axle back really doesn't sound any difference the cat however will make the v-6 sound in my opinion best on the market.....
Mine is a automatic V 8
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I havent heard the axle back in person, but I'm running SOLO high flow cats and Mach XL cat back and LOVE IT! It sounds AMAZING! I have had many exhaust set-ups on many different cars/trucks/ engines and this one on the Camaro by far is the best sounding exhaust!
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Thanks for your imput guess I'm going to get the cat back based on everyone's input...
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That stainless works Retro chamber cat back sounds good as well, wonder if it drones???
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That stainless works Retro chamber cat back sounds good as well, wonder if it drones???
We haven't had any drone complaints on manuals but have heard a few gripes with the L99 cars but nothing excessive.
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[QUOTE=Juiced1;5578837]We haven't had any drone complaints on manuals but have heard a few gripes with the L99 cars but nothing excessive.[/QUOT

Hey man do you guys offer bill me later ... I'd like to use this option at check out time???
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We haven't had any drone complaints on manuals but have heard a few gripes with the L99 cars but nothing excessive.[/QUOT

Hey man do you guys offer bill me later ... I'd like to use this option at check out time???

We do except paypal and I'm pretty sure they have the bill me later option. So you can order through our site and select paypal as your billing option. That should work!
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:23 AM   #15
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Don't mean to be a pain but everyone is saying cat back but I still can't get over the fact of how good the axle sounds and for 400 bucks less and No real big horse power difference between the too, the axle seems like the better pick....
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The combo of SOLO highflow cats and MACHX catback does drone on the LS3. For this reason I'd recommend going with the J pipe option, while you are at it. The good news is it only takes a few minutes remove the J pipes, if you want to hear the drone again. But once you start hating the drone again, just pop the J's back on.
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I've got the Solo J-pipe axle backs on my auto L99. My stock exhaust is in my storage
shed in case I want to put them back if I trade in my SS- Try that with the cat backs.
Also, the axle backs sound just as good, no drone and are less expensive.
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I've got the Solo J-pipe axle backs on my auto L99. My stock exhaust is in my storage
shed in case I want to put them back if I trade in my SS- Try that with the cat backs.
Also, the axle backs sound just as good, no drone and are less expensive.
Got a sound clip of yours??
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I've got the Solo J-pipe axle backs on my auto L99. My stock exhaust is in my storage
shed in case I want to put them back if I trade in my SS- Try that with the cat backs.
Also, the axle backs sound just as good, no drone and are less expensive.

How do you mean? With my cat back its very simple to return to stock...I thought with the axle back you had to cut the OEM pipes?
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How do you mean? With my cat back its very simple to return to stock...I thought with the axle back you had to cut the OEM pipes?
You are right. You do have to cut up the stock exhaust to install the axleback.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:59 PM   #21
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How about this:

Solo Axleback + a resonated X pipe? Wouldn't the xpipe kill any potential drone? Probably would save a few hundo.

All that being said bro, get the catback.
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I havent heard the axle back in person, but I'm running SOLO high flow cats and Mach XL cat back and LOVE IT! It sounds AMAZING! I have had many exhaust set-ups on many different cars/trucks/ engines and this one on the Camaro by far is the best sounding exhaust!
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Just bought the solo cat back from Steve over at solo... cost 897 ,hope I like it...
I'll post my results end of next week...
Thanks all!!!!
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Just bought the solo cat back from Steve over at solo... cost 897 ,hope I like it...
I'll post my results end of next week...
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You will love it! High flow cats will make it sound twice as good
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You will love it! High flow cats will make it sound twice as good
cool .... really looking forward to it. dam stocker is just to quiet...

by the way I like that advatar of yours...
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