Got this done yesterday and love the sound and extra power
Unless you have dyno proof before and after, it's all in your head. A muffler delete will NOT create a noticeable power increase.I step on the gas hard on this car all day every day. It's definitely running through that upper RPM band noticeably faster than before.
Let's be clear here: When talking about the muffler, understand that upgrading the cat-back system as a whole is really the only way you'll experience any notable power gains. It doesn't hurt to upgrade the muffler on its own, of course, especially if it's a rusted-out mess and you need to replace it anyway. But the gains, if any, will be minimal. Replacing your car's muffler alone is not enough to open up the restrictive exhaust system and allow the extra airflow that increases performance. Everything that comes before the muffler, where the pressure is greatest and performance potential is highest, will remain tight and congested.
Is it really necessary to keep rubbing it in his face?Replacing your car's stock muffler with a performance muffler is a good idea -- that is, if it's a rusted-out mess and you need to replace it anyway. But will this mod actually increase horsepower?auto.howstuffworks.com
I'm not rubbing it in his face, I was providing more info to back up what he believes is just my opinion.Is it really necessary to keep rubbing it in his face?
I didn't say he didn't feel it was faster. I'm sure he does feel its faster. What I said was, it was a placebo effect and it actually wasn't faster.If he feels the car is faster, he feels it’s faster.
When it comes to facts, yes I do. Facts show that just a muffler delete does not make a car faster.You don’t get to tell someone how THEIR car behaves.
I also have a 2019 FE, but a manual trans and cant tell a huge difference from the video audio. Maybe it's because I've been working from home for the last 3 months, not commuting. ha! Or with the 6 speed I am used to higher RPMs ??? Either way, I'd love to hear it from outside the car.Hahahaha whaaaaaaaaaaaat.
I have no problem recording it from the outside but maybe this is better:I also have a 2019 FE, but a manual trans and cant tell a huge difference from the video audio. Maybe it's because I've been working from home for the last 3 months, not commuting. ha! Or with the 6 speed I am used to higher RPMs ??? Either way, I'd love to hear it from outside the car.
LOL I have both now. I can't believe AEM charges $275 for a 6 inch pipe, two couplers, housing, and a filter.That's just like putting a cold air intake kit on your car and claiming more HP. Proven fact, that those don't do anything but lighten your wallet and make more noise.