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Old 01-15-2014, 09:07 PM   #1
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Solo Mach XL with J-Pipes cat-back

Since I just had the Solo Hi Flow Cats installed this past Friday, I started to look at cat-backs to complete my exhaust system overhaul....decided to go with Solo for this too. Just ordered the Mach XL with J-Pipes.

Anyone else go with this system?

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Old 01-15-2014, 09:42 PM   #2
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ive always wondered the purpose of J Pipes.....I have seen them on imports for sound...would this be the same case with our vehicles?
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:58 PM   #3
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ive always wondered the purpose of J Pipes.....I have seen them on imports for sound...would this be the same case with our vehicles?
Their website says it's for sound and also to prevent any drone.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:32 PM   #4
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the jpipes are use to tune out the drone.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:44 PM   #5
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Does anyone know if the npp exhaust when closed produces drone?
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:33 AM   #6
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Since I just had the Solo Hi Flow Cats installed this past Friday, I started to look at cat-backs to complete my exhaust system overhaul....decided to go with Solo for this too. Just ordered the Mach XL with J-Pipes.

Anyone else go with this system?

I love my Solo high flow cats and I think the sound and power is great. Quiet when cruising and a nice sound when on it. I would go with the Solo catback myself, but, I am curious to know how much louder it will be. And yes, the J-pipes are to reduce drone and can be adjusted to your liking. Keep us posted with this mod.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:40 PM   #7
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I love my Solo high flow cats and I think the sound and power is great. Quiet when cruising and a nice sound when on it. I would go with the Solo catback myself, but, I am curious to know how much louder it will be. And yes, the J-pipes are to reduce drone and can be adjusted to your liking. Keep us posted with this mod.
I have a coworker who went for this exhaust. It really didn't increase the volume so much as deepen the tone. Sounds good and doesn't wake the neighbors. I'm planning on getting it myself and pairing it with a set of LT's for the power and volume if I can get my wife to stop spending money on silly things like gutting the bathroom and new HVAC for the house, lol!
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:17 PM   #8
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I love my Solo high flow cats and I think the sound and power is great. Quiet when cruising and a nice sound when on it. I would go with the Solo catback myself, but, I am curious to know how much louder it will be. And yes, the J-pipes are to reduce drone and can be adjusted to your liking. Keep us posted with this mod.
My custom catback is similar to this though the outlaws make it sound better. The resonated x pipe you see in the pic will make the setup more quiet.Made my headers and high flows more quiet but reduced the decel pop which I didnt like.
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I have a coworker who went for this exhaust. It really didn't increase the volume so much as deepen the tone. Sounds good and doesn't wake the neighbors. I'm planning on getting it myself and pairing it with a set of LT's for the power and volume if I can get my wife to stop spending money on silly things like gutting the bathroom and new HVAC for the house, lol!
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My custom catback is similar to this though the outlaws make it sound better. The resonated x pipe you see in the pic will make the setup more quiet.Made my headers and high flows more quiet but reduced the decel pop which I didnt like.
Thanks for the insight. May be my next mod. Probably worth it just to get rid of the trash cans and get some nicer looking tips.
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:48 AM   #10
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I got the magnaflow resonated x pipe , solo hiflo cats and solo axelback. Welded open the butterfly valves that came on my vert and it sounds great great when cruising loud when you get on it im going to swap my shorties for 2 inch longtubes and no cats see what it sounds like. Might need to add some mufflers will see
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:40 AM   #11
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I have the Solo catback with SW long tubs & HFC's. The exhaust is still quiet unless you're on it or on cold start. I will be doing a cat delete this spring, if this doesn't wake up the exhaust a little more I will be forced to scrap this setup and go with a full SW setup. Solo is a great exhaust the, excellent build quality and finish, just a tad too quiet for my tastes.
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:54 AM   #12
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:15 AM   #13
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Yes I have that exhaust since they first came out before the j-pipes. I added the j-pipes when they were introduced. Love the system, its holding up real well with no issues. The j-pipes work great to tune out the drone. My car was actually real quiet in the car on highway and around town. Only issue I have now is because I added a cam and blower and it is real loud inside the car. Need to find a solution or it might be time for something else.
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:35 PM   #14
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Yes I have that exhaust since they first came out before the j-pipes. I added the j-pipes when they were introduced. Love the system, its holding up real well with no issues. The j-pipes work great to tune out the drone. My car was actually real quiet in the car on highway and around town. Only issue I have now is because I added a cam and blower and it is real loud inside the car. Need to find a solution or it might be time for something else.
No cats? My buddy has a cammed, blower car w/no cats thru a 3" Magna and his cabin noise isn't bad at all. I can't see the Solo being louder than his set up. Can you adjust the J pipes?
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Old 01-18-2014, 06:14 PM   #15
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I have the Solo Mach X with hi flo cats and it sounds nice when you get on it. I'm putting Pfadt headers on this week. Should be a little louder
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:00 PM   #16
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Solo MACH XL Catback with Solo Hi Flo Converters

I had this set-up recently. Liked the sound. MACH XL was a little louder on cold start and deeper tone overall. I liked it better with the combo. Steve at Solo Performance is great to work with. They stand behind their products.

I posted a video on youtube:

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Old 01-19-2014, 09:01 AM   #17
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I had this set-up recently. Liked the sound. MACH XL was a little louder on cold start and deeper tone overall. I liked it better with the combo. Steve at Solo Performance is great to work with. They stand behind their products.

I posted a video on youtube:

I actually found your video while searching youtube for soundbites of the Solo cat-back w/hi flow cats and it was the deciding factor for my order.

Thanks for putting that one up.....and it also looks a lot better from the rear than the big silver suitcases that hang behind the stock setup.
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:04 AM   #18
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The J pipes also reduce the burble sound when the A6 cars switch to 4cyl mode. Does anyone have muffler delete pipes they want to sell? Found some I may buy new at Amazon for $210 though.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:47 PM   #19
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I have that setup and love it. Here's a link to a post I made back in October with some comparison videos to giver you an idea of the setup and change in sound from stock, to headers, to complete system.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=321648
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:51 PM   #20
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I have that setup and love it. Here's a link to a post I made back in October with some comparison videos to giver you an idea of the setup and change in sound from stock, to headers, to complete system.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=321648
Thanks...only difference in regards to sound for mine is that I won't have headers but will have the Solo Hi Flow cats and cat-back system.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:09 PM   #21
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I had this set-up recently. Liked the sound. MACH XL was a little louder on cold start and deeper tone overall. I liked it better with the combo. Steve at Solo Performance is great to work with. They stand behind their products.

I posted a video on youtube:

Just had the Solo MACH XL w/j pipes cat back installed today to go along with the Solo Hi Flow cats already in the car and I love the sound. From idle to getting on it, I am very satisfied. Since I don't have a smart ph (yeah there are some of us left), I don't have a video clip but it sounds exactly like SS_BONE_'MARO's above. Plus it looks a lot better from the rear without the two suitcases that are stuffed behind the tips from the factory.

Anyone looking for a system should at least search some of the videos on Youtube as the Solo's are made w/304 ss and very well built plus have a lower cost than some of the more well know names out there in the market.
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