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Old 11-17-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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SOLO Mach XL cat-back + Noweeds diverters

Well, I finally got the Noweeds diverters installed today. I once again forgot to bring my camera to the shop but once I get home or tomorrow I'll take a vid to show. I went to a local speed shop for the install. It took some manipulation but it fit. The pipes by the X pipe i think had a more downward slope than stock but it's on now. I can smell the exhaust a bit now, granted that I had the windows open & was in idle with the diverters fully open. I closed the windows and while sitting in traffic I could still smell a little exhaust, but it might have been just some fumes still stuck in the cabin. I'm not sure if it's coming up from the hole that was drilled underneath the driver's seat but doubt it. I know that when I first installed my cat-back exhaust, there was a weird smell coming from the back for a little while as the pipes were breaking in but that went away. I kind of smell the same from the diverters. Hoping that goes away also. The sound is INSANE...!!! I was turning all kinds of heads driving down the street. The installer was impressed with the quality of the system. An outstanding job..!!! Sitting in idle it sounds "TOUGH" . The exhaust note from the SOLO system is soo sweet at idle and has a deep muscle car tone at throttle. But now with the Noweeds system fully opened when you hit the throttle the car just sounds like it's on STEROIDS...!!! . The tech guy stopped traffic for me to pull out, so I knew that it was clear. I opened the diverters and stomped on the throttle....... OMG!!! The car breathed fire as it drifted into the turn and hauled a$$ down the road. As I looked into my rear view mirror, all I saw was about a dozen people giving me . Steve thanks for such an awesome system and thanks to Jeff & Steve for their SOLO system as well.

UPDATE: This is day two and I'm still am i awe at the sound that this system produces. I must admit that the AFM is really annoying with the diverters opened. The exhaust smell has gone away. This system hangs a notch lower than the frame, so I will have to check for clearance before I install my Eibach Pro springs. I might see if I can have the guy put some kind of "skid" plate for protection. Quite a few of the guys from work have come out to check out the Maro since it's mods & they are just in amazement of everything about this car. They love the deep muscle tone of the SOLO Mach XL. But when I open the diverters... Their jaws just drop. It's quite funny. Everyone loves the sound of both these systems...
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:42 PM   #2
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Cool write-up.
Cant wait for my own install.Was the siting of the switch on the side of the seat fairly straight forward?
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:56 PM   #3
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It was a straight forward install. Very good instructions.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:48 PM   #4
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That's really great! I can't wait to hear the videos!!!
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:32 PM   #5
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But now with the Noweeds system fully opened when you hit the throttle the car just sounds like it's on STEROIDS...!!! . The tech guy stopped traffic for me to pull out, so I knew that it was clear. I opened the diverters and stomped on the throttle....... OMG!!! The car breathed fire as it drifted into the turn and hauled a$$ down the road. As I looked into my rear view mirror, all I saw was about a dozen people giving me . Steve thanks for such an awesome system and thanks to Jeff & Steve for their SOLO system as well.
Hey Eddie, Nice review- and you are so welcome. Glad you are diggin' it! Sounds like this SOLO system and ours was a good match

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Hey Eddie, Nice review- and you are so welcome. Glad you are diggin' it! Sounds like this SOLO system and ours was a good match

Steve
Definitely...I have to admit...I am really psyched to hear and see the videos...I have heard your kit on a stock setup and it sounded great!!! It's a very well-made product. Kudos to you!
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:07 PM   #7
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:55 PM   #8
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Great Write up Eddie. Now I have to add the noweeds to my list of mods!

Looking forward to the video!!
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:17 PM   #9
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Day two and all is well... I provided an update on my original post.
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Old 11-18-2009, 04:02 PM   #10
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A video plus some under-car pictures of the diverters is going to be needed.
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:46 PM   #11
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Please let us know if you will be able to lower the car with this system.
I'm considering the Noweeds, but I definately wont to drop it 1" or so.
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Old 11-22-2009, 07:10 AM   #12
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Been a few days since Edddie said he would post a video.......
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:55 AM   #13
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Sorry guys but it's been hectic at work and this weekend has been equally busy. I went out yesterday and attempted to take some video but it didn't come out that great due to the windy conditions. There was alot of back ground noise. I'll try to post them for now until I can get better video. Please keep in mind that it was really windy and it drowned out the sound of the exhaust.

I did go out to the Staten Island, N.Y. meet and got positive response from several people there. Once I get a chance to edit what I took, it will be posted.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:58 AM   #14
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Please let us know if you will be able to lower the car with this system.
I'm considering the Noweeds, but I definately wont to drop it 1" or so.
I'll let you know soon.
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:57 PM   #15
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^^^ Thanks Eddie!
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:44 AM   #16
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I don't know if a video can show the quality of this system, but I'm looking forward to seeing how the video will come out. When I heard this system I thought his car was going to jump off the ground.
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:46 PM   #17
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I'm trying to post the videos but the site is not letting me. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Put the video on YouTube, and just link us to it.
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:47 PM   #19
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Here you go....

This first video shows how the SOLO & NOWEEDS system can be heard outside even during traffic & windy conditions on a local street. You can hear when I engage the NOWEEDS system as the actuators open. The video doesn't do the systems any justice. Their AWESOME...




The second video was taken in a parking lot at a local park. his is just the SOLO Mach XL cat-back.



The third video is at the same parking lot. Again you can hear the sound of the SOLO Mach XL cat-back system before I engage the NOWEEDS system. Once again, you hear the actuators opening...



This video is a drive by with the SOLO Mach XL. I couldn't show WOT sound due to pedestrians gathering to watch me (well, ok... The car..) LOL...



This is a drive by with the NOWEEDS system. I couldn't show WOT sound due to pedestrians gathering to watch me (well, ok... The car..) LOL...



And finally an interior vid of how the systems sound from inside the cabin. You can hold a normal conversation w/ no problem. My GF decided to show off the interior a bit, so I appologize for the camera moving around so much but you can still hear how it sounds. The switch is located just under my right leg as you see me turn on the NOWEEDS. Enjoy.



Let me know what you think. These videos do the system no justice but gives you an idea on how they sound... AWESOME.
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Please let us know if you will be able to lower the car with this system.
I'm considering the Noweeds, but I definately wont to drop it 1" or so.
As you can see from my video showing the side angle of the car when I open the NOWEEDS system, there is enough ground clearance to support the Eibach Pro springs lowering amount. I will be installing soon.
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Nice one Eddie,thats what we've all been waiting for.
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That confirms my springtime purchase, thanks Eddie!!
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Wow...those diverters sound great with the exhaust inside and out! That engine really purrs and growls very smooth!!
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As you can see from my video showing the side angle of the car when I open the NOWEEDS system, there is enough ground clearance to support the Eibach Pro springs lowering amount. I will be installing soon.
Thanks Ed, and man.. that thing sounds bad!!!
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Excellent Eddie. YOu can have the best of both world's.......Smooth deep tone to raspy wide open animal! GREAT COMBO!!

The SOLO and NOWEEDS really work together!
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