Installation Time: Afternoon
June 09, 2016
Great sound and Excellent fit
I purchased this systems after having tried a couple other cat-back systems prior, in addition to just an X-pipe on the factory system. Once you get your factory or previous system off the vehicle, installation for this system is very easy, thanks to the simple three-piece design. Unlike the other Flowmaster-manufactured cat-back systems, this requires no cutting (a major plus.) Be sure to follow the directions though: you do need to remove all four exhaust hangers instead of just the two middle-section hangers like other systems may have you do.
The sound is very clean at most areas of the rev range, however it can be very boomy-sounding inside the vehicle between 1500-2000 RPM (so, you know, virtually off of every stop until you get up to speed.) Once you back off the throttle, it gets far less intense inside the vehicle. Drone is not apparent while cruising at higher a higher RPM.
As some of the videos for this system suggest, it has a very distinct sound that is not overly harsh like other brands' "loud" systems, but this is still definitely not a quiet system by any means.
The only thing I would like improved with this system would be more control of the boominess during regular driving--if you're sensitive to such things and this is going on a daily driver, you may need to reconsider (the video with some interior sound time does not adequately capture the effect.) Of course, being an X-piped system with straight-through mufflers, there's probably only so much they could have done.