Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
July 17, 2018
Not as bad as everyone says.
Alright let's start with the Shipping, shipping was incredibly fast, like I'm talking about I bought it late night and in the morning it was already shipped so that's awesome!
Next let's talk packaging, each muffler is sitting opposite to each other in the box wrapped and foam on the tips and bubble wrap, still somehow the tips ended up dinged, so I honestly think that these get dinged at the factory before it gets packaged because how mine was packaged there was just no way it could get damaged during transit.
Now let's talk about supplied part and the fit. First off if I could give one large piece of advice to Pypes it would be this, I'd honestly pay a little more if they came with a pair of exhaust clamps, I personally hated that I had to cut mine off to be reused, but I also understand that this is a budget axel back so I didn't dwell on it too much.
Now for the fit, as for the length sticking out of the bumper, this axel back sticks out quite a bit compared to other axel backs and this has to be done by design and honestly I love that look and is 70 of the reason I got it. When bolted on correctly mine say spread out, meaning looking from the back of the car the left muffler sits alot closer to the left leaving a gap to the right of the muffler. The passenger side muffler sat exactly like the left however mirrored so it sat closer to the right leaving a gap to the left. They basically hug the bumper very tightly.
To get them to fit in the center how I liked all I did was unbolt the exhaust clamps hold them in the position I wanted mark them with a marker and wrapped the marked point in plasma tape, and in a couple of weeks I'm heading to a buddies shop to weld a small rim where the tape is in order for the rubber hanger to not move around keeping it centered.
Lastly let's talk about sound, well good news is they sound great, they're a hair quieter thank having no mufflers at all, but it's noticably deeper in tone, okay now for the big one DRONE, does it have drone? Of course it does again referencing to having no mufflers at all you have a large "cone" of drone from 2000-3000rpm. With this axel back it tightens that cone to 1900-2100rpm, and admittedly it gets pretty rough at that rpm.
For the conclusion this is definitely a budget system, but does that mean it's a bad system? Absolutely not, truth be told I think this system is incredible for the price, there can definitely be improvements to make this better and that's reflected in the 4/5 star rating I'm giving this. So if you're looking for a nice budget system that'll have some real killer presentation I couldn't argue with anyone if they brought up this system into the argument.