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Old 05-21-2013, 03:21 PM   #1
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Axel Back vs. Cat Back

Noob here...

What is the difference, besides a whole bunch of cash, between these two? I know what they are I am just curious about performance etc.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:21 PM   #2
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Axel Back vs. Cat Back

Noob here...

What is the difference, besides a whole bunch of cash, between these two? I know what they are I am just curious about performance etc.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:27 PM   #3
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If you are truely concerned about performance go with a Cat Back Vs. the Axel Back, but if you are just going for a more aggresive sound and dont want to spend a ton of money, an axel-back is all you really need.
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Thanks I had a feeling that was the case.
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Axel back is just for sound (and looks...good to get rid of those big coffee cans). A good cat back will get you a couple of hp...not much though. Any gains are due to the good x-pipe most cat-backs have.

For big power gains (on the exhaust end), you have to go w/ LT headers and/or hi-flow cats (or no cats).
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:26 PM   #7
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The price differences don't "have" to be a ton. You can definitely pay alot if you want to, but there are many excellent systems for well under 1000$.
Plus if you bundle a few other mods, you might find your local shop might work with you even more.
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Axel back is just for sound (and looks...good to get rid of those big coffee cans). A good cat back will get you a couple of hp...not much though. Any gains are due to the good x-pipe most cat-backs have.

For big power gains (on the exhaust end), you have to go w/ LT headers and/or hi-flow cats (or no cats).

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Axle backs I typically tell customers are purely for sound. Sure there might be a slight performance difference, but for N/A cars it's negligible, so I would only listen for sound when you year youtube videos.

When it comes to catback systems, you'll get more power out of them, and typically for customers I would say look at the power gains, and the sound as well, which typically for most systems would be louder than an axle back of course.
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I second this! Google search is wayyy better than the search on this forum.

But to the OP's original question, cat-back is for power and axle back is for sound. Don't expect too much power from the cat back though!

Good cat backs can be found for around $900. I'm currently looking at a few.
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