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Old 02-14-2017, 01:11 AM   #1
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CSGxMXP Touring Competition Catback Review

For those of you that are looking to go headers, and the whole nine yards and still not be loud, this exhaust is perfect for you



Anyway, I've been looking for a quieter exhaust since I've upgraded Tomei headers (probably just getting old).. my current set up is as follows Tomei EL headers, over pipe, berk high flow cat, and the CSGxMXP exhaust. Along with e85 flex fuel set up and jackson racing supercharger.



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Disclaimer: for those of you who are looking at a loud exhaust, this is not for you (sorry!)



This exhaust is probably just a tad bit louder than stock, but doesn't sound like horrendous like the stock exhaust lol. On cruising, it has a a subtle but deeper tone to it than stock, and on WOT it is still really quiet, I probably hear more of my supercharger now than exhaust, which is great! I can drive more assertively( ) and still not attract attention to myself. All in all, it is quiet but has a very smooth tone to it. It is almost like all in the details, people who don't know anything may just think you're barely modded LOL. Highly recommend for anyone that is looking to quiet their cars down/ not attract much attention to themselves.



Comparison to Perrin 2.5" Resonated:

The Perrin was barely louder than stock with just catback, but with a full set up, it definitely is on the louder side, was nice when I was younger lol but now I'm just over it. So far, no ragrats !



Install:

Really straight forward install, it is all slip fit, and has adjustable tips so you can line it up however you like. It also uses the stock donut gasket and spring bolts. My Only gripe was that the midpipe does not like up perfectly to my front pipe, but I suspect that the spring bolts will compensate, or I may have to adjust the front pipe.



Pics: This is what I have for now, I'll post more pics when I get the chance to, just been raining too much here in SoCal lol..



I may have left some stuff out, let me know what I can add to improve the review for you guys, thanks for you time! I'll also try to add some sound clips when I have the time.



thanks @CSG Mike and @CounterSpace Garage for such awesome exhaust



Update: more pics




Tips big enough to fit my fist in comfortably xD
They looked a bit big initially, but I think it complements the back end well after I get used to it
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:13 AM   #2
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As someone who like the stock sound levels with stock catback and an uncatted header, I too, am looking forward for sound levels. In an ideal world next to a stock 86 for reference.
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Good review - thanks! This was the first time I had seen this exhaust and I prefer the simplicity of its design over the convoluted twin canister design of the MXP SP exhaust CounterSpace Garage also sells. The quality of the welds and the stainless steel look very good - I just wish it didn't use slip-joints, even if I understand the benefits.

It looks like a nice piece - thanks for sharing!
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ready for those sound clips!
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This thread is worthless without a soundclip!
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Looking good! Can't wait to hear it
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Good review - thanks! This was the first time I had seen this exhaust and I prefer the simplicity of its design over the convoluted twin canister design of the MXP SP exhaust CounterSpace Garage also sells. The quality of the welds and the stainless steel look very good - I just wish it didn't use slip-joints, even if I understand the benefits.

It looks like a nice piece - thanks for sharing!
Slip joints used to make the fitment dead on. Some cars have different bumpers and not all of them fit perfectly. This exhaust allows the adjustments at multiple points to make the exhaust fit "perfectly" given a specific vehicle.
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Slip joints used to make the fitment dead on. Some cars have different bumpers and not all of them fit perfectly. This exhaust allows the adjustments at multiple points to make the exhaust fit "perfectly" given a specific vehicle.
I certainly see the benefit, and it really does look like a nice piece. While we wait for sound clips, @CSG David can you tell me a little bit about the sound? Can you describe the sound when paired with a header, over-pipe, and front pipe, and is it crazy loud or does it keep noise levels at a livable level? It uses a pretty compact muffler, so I'm basically curious about the quality and level of sound it produces.

Regardless of your responses to my questions above, I think its compact and low-profile muffler design will be excellent for aerodynamics! That alone may be a big deal for some of us.

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Wow I really wish I knew of this a couple days earlier. I already ordered my HKS exhaust
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Slip joints used to make the fitment dead on. Some cars have different bumpers and not all of them fit perfectly. This exhaust allows the adjustments at multiple points to make the exhaust fit "perfectly" given a specific vehicle.
I didn't even know this existed. How does this compare to what you guys are doing with ace?
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