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Old 06-30-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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Stainless works retro chambered catback exhaust

I was thinking of putting this exhaust on a 2010 2SS M6. I love the tone, just curious about the volume. It's tough to tell from online vids how loud this thing really is. The plan is to leave the stock headers on.

My goal is to get better tone, not to be heard from 3 miles aways. Some noise is to be expected, just not looking to be obnoxious. Just curious what other owners of this exhaust have experienced?
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:55 PM   #2
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It is not obnoxious at all. Especially with stock manifolds and cats. People around you on the road are going to know you are there but you aren't going to wake up the neighbors if you come rolling in late. The tone is absolutely incredible.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:55 PM   #3
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I don't own it, but it doesn't seem obnoxious unless you add headers to it.
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They are exactly what you want. Do it. I have the catcack system on mine. No drone and not too loud unless you are really getting on it.
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:03 PM   #5
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Apex Chase, good thing because I ordered it from you on Saturday, haha. I figured worst case I could unload them pretty easily if it is too loud.
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:07 PM   #6
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Apex Chase, good thing because I ordered it from you on Saturday, haha. I figured worst case I could unload them pretty easily if it is too loud.
Awesome! Thanks for your order. I predict you will soon be posting a thread about how much you love your new exhaust.
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:48 PM   #7
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Retro alone not bad at all. Retro + headers is pretty loud.

Retro+headers+cam on a third gear interstate pull will scare small children, women, and most men.

Enjoy it!
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:00 PM   #8
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I have the SW retro, free flow and headers....the whole works, and I would say its probably a medium sound compared to others, especially after you drive a bit, it mellows out some.

you get the nice rumble, but as mentioned, you aren't going to wake everyone up as you drive through the neighborhood.....

you have picked a good one in my opinion. Ive only had about three other brands in the past, but went to meets and shows before deciding, and out of all the ones I had, and have heard in person, I think the SW's has the best overall sound personally.
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:06 PM   #9
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I've got it and longtubes with hi-flow cats and I wish it was a bit louder.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:09 AM   #10
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I've got it and longtubes with hi-flow cats and I wish it was a bit louder.
I agree! I have the same set-up...and at idle it is VERY "mellow". I get compliments all the time about how good my exhaust sounds, but honestly....it could be just a tad louder for my taste!!!
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It's a great sounding catback and will not be too loud especially with stock manifolds and cats. You will love it.

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Old 07-01-2013, 03:46 PM   #12
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Retro alone not bad at all. Retro + headers is pretty loud.

Retro+headers+cam on a third gear interstate pull will scare small children, women, and most men.

Enjoy it!
Very well put.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:28 PM   #13
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Retro alone not bad at all. Retro + headers is pretty loud.

Retro+headers+cam on a third gear interstate pull will scare small children, women, and most men.

Enjoy it!


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Old 07-02-2013, 07:20 PM   #14
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Retro alone not bad at all. Retro + headers is pretty loud.

Retro+headers+cam on a third gear interstate pull will scare small children, women, and most men.

Enjoy it!
I second this. I caught a chub when I added headers the sound was so awesome. Creamed my pants with the cam. Love my exhaust!!
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:22 PM   #15
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I agree! I have the same set-up...and at idle it is VERY "mellow". I get compliments all the time about how good my exhaust sounds, but honestly....it could be just a tad louder for my taste!!!
Add a bigger cam. You will be the loudest thing on the road
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:52 AM   #16
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Retro alone not bad at all. Retro + headers is pretty loud.

Retro+headers+cam on a third gear interstate pull will scare small children, women, and most men.

Enjoy it!
agree listen to mine
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:45 AM   #17
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Pm me your cell or email and I will send you a clip I mine at idle.
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I second this. I caught a chub when I added headers the sound was so awesome. Creamed my pants with the cam. Love my exhaust!!


Can't wait. Headers/Cam/Tune in my very near future.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:54 PM   #19
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That sounds good! I see a new addiction coming my way and the words "Hear me out baby" coming out of my mouth a lot.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:53 AM   #20
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Myself and a buddy with access to a lift installed the exhaust this evening. It sounds great, like a V8 is supposed to. I couldn't be happier. Apex Chase, thanks for the quick shipping. Just in time for a long weekend!

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Old 07-04-2013, 08:36 AM   #21
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Myself and a buddy with access to a life installed the exhaust this evening. It sounds great, like a V8 is supposed to. I couldn't be happier. Apex Chase, thanks for the quick shipping. Just in time for a long weekend!
That is what I always say. This system makes the car's sound match it's styling. Very glad to hear that you love it. Thanks for your order and...

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Old 07-04-2013, 09:12 AM   #22
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I have the complete system also, headers, hi flows, 3"pipes,dual cambered mufflers,( what mufflers ?) really loud on start up. After that it's really sweet in idle..
Easy to control volume driving if you want..not much need to adjust radio volume either..
Can't wait for a cam..
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I have the complete system also, headers, hi flows, 3"pipes,dual cambered mufflers,( what mufflers ?) really loud on start up. After that it's really sweet in idle..
Easy to control volume driving if you want..not much need to adjust radio volume either..
Can't wait for a cam..
Very true. You know it is there but it is not intrusive when driving like a normal human being.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:18 PM   #24
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So, here I am 8 months later ready to put the headers on. Time to really wake it up!
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:40 PM   #25
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just had the SW installed on my L99 saturday, can't imagine having it any louder. the sound is somewhere between muffler delete and LT header/catless loud. not crazy loud but enough boom to let everyone know what ya got! to me it is the perfect balance. mean low muscle car rumble, still mild and drone less inside!
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