Installation Time: Afternoon
June 18, 2013
You will love them...your neighbors won't!
I am not big on writing reviews but after installing these, I felt AM and Flowmaster deserved a review. First off, thanks AM for getting these to me in less than 24 hours, can't ask for much more than that. Secondly, I am a very amateur wrencher, I've done the majority of the work on my car minus my cam installation, and these went in perfectly. Removing the old hangers is a different story. Removing rusted in bolts, located where only a 9 year old girls hands could reach was a pain, so it took me a little longer than the typical hour long install noted by other reviewers. My suggestion is putting penetrating oil on the (8) bolts the night before, and using anti-seize during the re-install.
Now to the good part, I have basic bolt-ons including Steeda cold-air kit, Comp Stage II VSR cams, Kooks long tube headers, and a custom tune. Previously I had Flowmaster American Thunders mounted which I loved but after watching a few re-runs of Monster Garage and hearing the phrase "if you can't hear it before you see it" kicked around, I decided to get something a bit less dainty. Let me tell you, these make my GT sound like an absolute terror coming down the street. Some days I will go out and cruise around in 2nd gear and will be giggling like a little girl the entire way. It is definitely an acquired sound, differing from the AT Flows with their low and lopey sound. These sound more like a semi-truck rolling down the thruway. Like many other reviewers, it does have a decent amount of drone; I'm geared at 4.10's so I get it around 1800-2200rpm. It can be a little annoying but it is easily remedied by giving it a little more gas. And WOT is simply devastating.
If you enjoy driving down a city street and setting off every car alarm along the way, or getting the finger by the Audi driver next to you who can't hear his blu-tooth phone call, then the Outlaws are for you.