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Old 10-10-2009, 09:33 AM   #1
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Solo Performance Mach-X rocks!!!!!

Just installed the Solo Performance Mach-X cat backs and removed the SLP LM II's. The sound from the Mach-X is a little louder, IMO, than the LM II's and sound way better as far as quality and harmony! They have a nice muscle car deep tone while at the same time having a more refined exotic sports car sound, perfect mix! I'm not going to dyno but I could definatly feel the improvement in throttle response! I'm going on a short trip today so I'll report on the droning if any (supposedly none but we'll see).

Sorry no pics or vids right now, I'll work on that. Just wanted to give Steve and Jeff at Solo a ! Also, the guys at Mufflerman who did the work were great, easy to deal with and did the work in 40 minutes! Great job guys !

I almost forgot, I'm selling the SLP LM II's so spread the word. Nothing wrong with them and they sounded great but I decided to go with a full cat back instead! Thanks!
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:56 PM   #2
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they say there is no drone, can you confirm at highway speeds
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:21 AM   #3
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He posts on this other thread that there was no drone.
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:22 PM   #4
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they say there is no drone, can you confirm at highway speeds
Just got back from a short trip over the weekend and I can say that cruising at 55-60 in 5th gear or 60-75 in 6th absolutly NO drone! The only time it even gets close to drone is in 4th or 5th gear going uphill and laboring the engine, then it gets a little louder but not really droning. Overall I'm very impressed, great idle sound, fantastic WOT sound and very clean exotic muscle car sound overall!
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:52 PM   #5
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Just got back from a short trip over the weekend and I can say that cruising at 55-60 in 5th gear or 60-75 in 6th absolutly NO drone! The only time it even gets close to drone is in 4th or 5th gear going uphill and laboring the engine, then it gets a little louder but not really droning. Overall I'm very impressed, great idle sound, fantastic WOT sound and very clean exotic muscle car sound overall!
thanks man, i appreciate that. I realize the vendor stated it had none, but i wanted to hear it from a customer to verify, thanks again.
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Old 10-14-2009, 04:58 PM   #6
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I have to add to the thumbs up about their customer service, they are awesome, I've got my exhaust but still waiting on the car. Can't wait.
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:59 PM   #7
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Yea they really took good care of me! I was sceptical of the droning claim also but after driving on the highway I was impressed. Like I said though, they can get a little loud when you're going uphill in 4th or 5th and laboring the engine. Also I would like to add that this system is the CLEANEST looking I've seen. Nice tips and nothing but pipes from the mid muffler to the tips and very symetrical!
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:59 PM   #8
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no drone

Mach X is awesome

Easy install.

Sounds good.. Tips fit perfect.. couldnt ask for anything else..
No drone normal driving.. may hear a SLIGHT like 70-80 mph under load/

Minor either way..

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Old 10-15-2009, 10:54 AM   #9
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I just installed their Quantum Axleback for the L99. Before and After vids are here.

Very satisfied so far. When I posted a question about installation, Jeff from Solo Performance called me at home to help out. That's what I call CS.
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Old 10-16-2009, 12:10 PM   #10
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They do rock! I even had a problem with my CC being incorrectly charged. Lets just say they went above and beyond to make it right. I am very pleased with with my purchase. Awsome product, price and service.
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:24 PM   #11
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:26 PM   #12
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Very glad to hear the positive feedback! Let me know if any of you need anything
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:36 PM   #13
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Hey Steve,
Are there any power gains with the Axle Backs,I see the Mach X has decent gains what about the Quantum on the LS3.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:20 PM   #14
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I know there's gains with the Mach-X cause I feel it in the seat of my pants! Don't know bout the Quantums!
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:26 PM   #15
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Does anyone know how the MACH-X sounds compared to the Magnaflow Competition series? I got to ride in a car with the Magnaflow Competition today, sounded great, but the 5" tips look a little to big in my opionion. So, I am swaying towards the MACH-X. I definately don't want it to be any louder than the Magnaflow, it had plenty of volume.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:33 PM   #16
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Does anyone know how the MACH-X sounds compared to the Magnaflow Competition series? I got to ride in a car with the Magnaflow Competition today, sounded great, but the 5" tips look a little to big in my opionion. So, I am swaying towards the MACH-X. I definately don't want it to be any louder than the Magnaflow, it had plenty of volume.
I would say, from what I heard, the MACH X is a bit quieter, but definitely smoother!
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:38 PM   #17
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Hey Steve,
Are there any power gains with the Axle Backs,I see the Mach X has decent gains what about the Quantum on the LS3.
Hey Albion,

I can answer that since I was involved in the original development of the 2 LS3 Kits. When the guys at SOLO switched out to the Quantum, it felt like the throttle response was quite a bit better and when under WOT it definitely felt more "OPENED UP", probably like a 5-8HP gain. Then when they switched to the MACH X, between the X Resonator and the Straight Mirrored pipe, I am guessing that was around a 15-20HP gain!

If you just want to get rid of the mufflers, get better sound, and spend less, that QUantum is the way to go. If you want better performance, VERY SMOOTH Sound, and a much lighter system......THE MACH X!! At $750 it really is not that expensive compared to other systems!
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:40 PM   #18
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It is so cool to see you guys enjoying the system as much as me. In the beginning it was just me singing the praises and you guys trusted my review and SOLO's quality and it paid off. I love helping my fellow car brothers!

ENJOY THE SOLO..............THE PLEASURE NEVER ENDS!!
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Old 10-21-2009, 05:01 PM   #19
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Old 10-21-2009, 06:44 PM   #20
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Just got back from a short trip over the weekend and I can say that cruising at 55-60 in 5th gear or 60-75 in 6th absolutly NO drone! The only time it even gets close to drone is in 4th or 5th gear going uphill and laboring the engine, then it gets a little louder but not really droning. Overall I'm very impressed, great idle sound, fantastic WOT sound and very clean exotic muscle car sound overall!
I get some drone 1800 - 2000 RPM in 4th and 5th gears if you lingger at the RPM. If you power through it, it's not too bad.
But I just love the sound, & the power. I recommend it.
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:51 PM   #21
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I get some drone 1800 - 2000 RPM in 4th and 5th gears if you lingger at the RPM. If you power through it, it's not too bad.
But I just love the sound, & the power. I recommend it.
At the 1800 - 2000 RPM I think anything louder than stock resonates deeper, like that.

I define drone more as that constant deep tone bellowing that gets in your head. My SKY's Magnaflow drones like mad at highway speeds, but since the top is down there is no cabin for the sound to resonate, so I tolerate it until I feel like spending a few bucks to replace it with a SKY SOLO system!
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:10 PM   #22
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Thanks XMicro,good info.
My dilemma is that i want to also run a Noweeds Diverter and i cant run a Mach X with it,only an axle back.Reason is,i want a decent sound plus a performance gain when the Diverter is closed.Plus of course to bin the ugly OE muffler.
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Thanks XMicro,good info.
My dilemma is that i want to also run a Noweeds Diverter and i cant run a Mach X with it,only an axle back.Reason is,i want a decent sound plus a performance gain when the Diverter is closed.Plus of course to bin the ugly OE muffler.
The QUantum Axle back should be fine for you!

Good Luck and cheers!
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Thanks XMicro,good info.
My dilemma is that i want to also run a Noweeds Diverter and i cant run a Mach X with it,only an axle back.Reason is,i want a decent sound plus a performance gain when the Diverter is closed.Plus of course to bin the ugly OE muffler.
Our Quantum Axle-Back would be perfect for your needs. The NoWeeds setup is really cool. Our axle-back would compliment it well. Contact me via PM or call me at 516-655-9002. They are currently $449, plus a group buy discount for the next week or so.
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