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Installed the IPD oval tube exhaust yesterday, my flange was rusted beyond wrenchable condition, so after fighting it for a while and giving up Big al's muffler shop was able to use their advanced equipment to detach the downpipe from the rest of the exhaust. They then bolted it back together with new bolts to get me back to my garage without making a ruckus.

The install is quite easy and everything fit together nicely. The included clamps, gasket, and bolts fit perfectly. Parking the front tires on some 4" tall boards and perching the back tires on oil change ramps was safe and gave plenty of height. I got this system not because I am keen to have a racecar but because it is less expensive than a new factory exhaust and hopefully wont be rusted beyond reason after 5 years like my OEM system.

Being someone that generally hates louder exhausts, I can say that this one is completely reasonable and tame. I drove 4 hours in the car yesterday on the highway at 78mph and the noise was not bad at all. Around town it's tame when you are cruising, and sounds nice when you put your foot in it.




Note the forward muffler outer skin was clamped onto the muffler by large hose clamps.

 

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Where are the before & after video/audio clips?
 

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The real question is, when is iPd going to offer just the exhaust tip for sale?
Hhaha.. good luck.

They really did a nice job with this kit, it looks and "appears" to sound exceptional.
 

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Hey guys,
I have this exhaust. When I first put it on I was a little disappointed. Now that it is broken in..it sounds amazing. Barely any drone while cruising but when you get on it the sound is very sporty. Best exhaust system I have heard!
 

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Any performance increase or just noise??? I'm hoping to replace my exhaust soon but want it to purrrrrr like a kitten. If this exhaust sounds like a wrx I'm selling my sr for a Camry.
 

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Slight performance increase, obviously better with a tune.

and no, nothing close to a growly WRX. A lot more refined and a lot more EURO type sounding tone. Would not trade it for anything! :)
 

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It sounds like a true euro sports car. Trust me. You'll make heads turn when you give it a little throttle in the city. It is just amazing. I drove the whole summer with windows down even tho it would've been cooler to keep them closed and use the AC. The sound is addictive
 

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It sounds like a true euro sports car. Trust me. You'll make heads turn when you give it a little throttle in the city. It is just amazing. I drove the whole summer with windows down even tho it would've been cooler to keep them closed and use the AC. The sound is addictive
Completely agree.
 

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Another question is, how much would they charge for the tips? I would guess between $200 and $300.
Quality, the months of development and heart and soul of the product make it worth it IMO. Look at how it catches the light. You could put it on a ring and sell it. It uses unobtanium steel that makes it worth 10x the price of similar looking pieces on the market.
 

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I don't know why all the hate on the Subarus. I still think they have the best growl without annoying drone. Not every Subaru sounds like a r1cer if you do it right. I haven't heard the IPD yet but I have custom and I still like it better how the WRX exhaust can remain a lower tone at WOT. Ours tend to have a more crackle and pop kind of sound in the high RPM range. I still like the sound of ours but still like the Subaru better. Just personal opinion.
 

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I don't know why all the hate on the Subarus. I still think they have the best growl without annoying drone. Not every Subaru sounds like a r1cer if you do it right. I haven't heard the IPD yet but I have custom and I still like it better how the WRX exhaust can remain a lower tone at WOT. Ours tend to have a more crackle and pop kind of sound in the high RPM range. I still like the sound of ours but still like the Subaru better. Just personal opinion.
Oh I agree with you! But it wouldn't look right with that sound coming out of a Volvo! lol!
 

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Oh I agree with you! But it wouldn't look right with that sound coming out of a Volvo! lol!
And I agree with you. I am proud our cars have their own little tone when a larger exhaust is slapped on there. When I had mine done at the exhaust shop, this 70 year old owner was incredibly surprised at the sound it made. He had been doing exhaust for a long time and heard them all and really liked that 5 cylinder sound that only our cars make.
 

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If you really want as quiet as possible, keep it stock. Any aftermarket exhaust is going to be a little louder to alot louder while cruising on the highway.
 

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Personally I care much more about how loud it is than the look of the tip. I want my car to as quiet as possible when cruising on the highway.

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