Installation Time: Afternoon
December 29, 2012
Great Exhaust... Interesting install...
This set of axle-back exhaust is overall quite wonderful. When it comes to the sound, it does sound absolutely wonderful when you're punching it. at the very low RPM's the sound can be a bit underwhelming. almost like a honda civic with a can on it, but it's honestly not bad at all!
the install itself was odd. the first one went in without a hiccup. the second one, however, had issues. the hanger rods were not properly set to go into the black rubber hanger mounts (which needed to be approximately 7.5 inches wide, and the pypes' hangers were at 6.5). so i had to bend the hangers after a phone call to americanmuscle confirmed this was somewhat normal to do. then i found they were angled incorrectly, and i had to keep bending, try to install, see if it fit the mid-pipe, if it didn't, repeat until correct. this added about 40 minutes more than necessary. additionally, as others have stated, the tips don't line up perfectly with the exhaust holes in the bumper and need to be bent around. i may need to go to a shop to have them get it perfect.
i really like this purchase, i do recommend it, i just wish Pypes was a bit better about ensuring fitment was correctly prior to shipping. also, why no instructions? at all. like nothing! i had to research all online since I was new to exhaust installs. as others have stated, 2 people is HIGHLY recommended to install. and finally, yes there is a drone at about 2500 RPM, but you'll never be hanging around that level. you should either be shifting if you're calmly driving by then, or blowing right past it if you're driving hard. so no worries at all. for the money, this was good stuff! i'm also attaching a video that i recorded with my cell phone. hope it helps some people.