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Old 05-14-2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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No mrt exhaust drone

I just installed the mrt 2.0 exhaust holy crap it sounds awesome! Thanks to a great deal from a c5 member! I was worried before installing it about all this talk of highway drone around 2k rpm. I'm not sure if I am hard of hearing or just lucky but I ran though all gears at all Roma trying to hear an annoying vibration and got nothing. Exhaust sounds amazing I couldn't be happier. Anyone want to chime in as to if there is an explanation or just not hearing what should be there?
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:51 PM   #2
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Sweet! Congrats.

I'd say you might here it around 75mph at 2k rpms...
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:00 PM   #3
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Sweet! Congrats.

I'd say you might here it around 75mph at 2k rpms...

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Old 05-14-2013, 11:06 PM   #4
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Maybe since you got them from a member they were already "seasoned" so the drone isn't as bad. But drone is all perspective some people say its horrible and some people don't even hear it. Then you have people in the middle like me that hear it but don't really care about it. Also another possibility that you couldn't hear it is because you might have had your radio on.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:07 PM   #6
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It is my belief that everyone hears things slightly different and each person has there own annoyances and some just don't like the hum or the tone at cruising. I for one hear the exhaust at cruising, and expect to hear it, but to me it isn't drone. I love my MRT V2's. It is ones own taste and preference. It is just my opinion that you will either love it or hate it.

I am glad you like it and welcome to the MRT V2.0 club. I have just one question. Are you finding it harder to keep your foot from mashing the gas pedal since you installed them?

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Old 05-15-2013, 06:55 PM   #7
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It is my belief that everyone hears things slightly different and each person has there own annoyances and some just don't like the hum or the tone at cruising. I for one hear the exhaust at cruising, and expect to hear it, but to me it isn't drone. I love my MRT V2's. It is ones own taste and preference. It is just my opinion that you will either love it or hate it.

I am glad you like it and welcome to the MRT V2.0 club. I have just one question. Are you finding it harder to keep your foot from mashing the gas pedal since you installed them?

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Only drove it once since installed but definitely love getting into it allot more than I used to. Next question is which performance mod will make it sound even better ported tb or cai
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:45 AM   #8
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Mine are supposed to be here today!

Did you have them welded on or just clamped? Heard a lot of people recommend having them welded, not sure if that helps with drone or not?
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:34 AM   #9
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Mine are supposed to be here today!

Did you have them welded on or just clamped? Heard a lot of people recommend having them welded, not sure if that helps with drone or not?
I got them welded so that could help with drone not sure thou
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:27 AM   #10
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How much did it cost you to get them installed? I am looking to get some ASAP. But Would ll ike to find a "killer" deal like you.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:34 AM   #11
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How much did it cost you to get them installed? I am looking to get some ASAP. But Would ll ike to find a "killer" deal like you.
About $350 to get done at a reputable shop like RDP Motorsports. I was kind of counting on it being less like $220, but they cleaned my wallet out.. But definitely worth it hahah
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About $350 to get done at a reputable shop like RDP Motorsports. I was kind of counting on it being less like $220, but they cleaned my wallet out.. But definitely worth it hahah
Damn.. just install myself like everyone else on here! Maybe grab a buddy who has some more knowledge then I do! Hahah..
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:24 PM   #13
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Only drove it once since installed but definitely love getting into it allot more than I used to. Next question is which performance mod will make it sound even better ported tb or cai
I first installed a CAI and am now about to pull the trigger on the MRT v2's and a maybe the magnaflow resonated x pipe to go with it. I couldn't be happier with my CAI's cai. The sound when you mash the peddle just makes my giggle like a little school girl every time. I can't wait to get the MRT's on as well.
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:34 PM   #14
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I had reputable shop here in N.E. Ohio put mine on, and he just charged the normal 1 hour labor rate, including welding.
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Damn.. just install myself like everyone else on here! Maybe grab a buddy who has some more knowledge then I do! Hahah..
yes but we also provide a tune as well on the dyno to dial everything in, for forum members if wheres supplying a upgrade to there vehicle traditionally will will donate a tune to the customer to make sure everything is perfect, have a great night all
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yes but we also provide a tune as well on the dyno to dial everything in, for forum members if wheres supplying a upgrade to there vehicle traditionally will will donate a tune to the customer to make sure everything is perfect, have a great night all
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Only drove it once since installed but definitely love getting into it allot more than I used to. Next question is which performance mod will make it sound even better ported tb or cai
I added both of those after installing the exhaust but I can't say is that I really notice any difference in the note of the exhaust. The CAI will help it breath better and the ported TB I notice better throttle response in the mid range around 3000 RPM and up. It is spendy but the reason mine sounds a little deeper and a little louder or more aggressive sounding when I get on it is because of the Solo HFC's. That bill was a hard pill to swallow considering the gas prices are now up $.80 a gallon in the last 2 weeks and I have been back pedaling and have not been on it hard like I have been in the past. Luckily I bought them last February and have them installed and I think I would have passed now. But I can say I do really like the improvement they made in the sound.

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