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post #31 of 48 (permalink) Old 04-06-2009, 02:42 PM
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I have now had a few days to test this new exhaust out, and am very impressed with it. It is only a bit louder than stock, but the deeper sound is much improved. This should be standard from the dealer!!

The staff at the Mississauga location were all friendly and knowledgable.

I would recommend this to any N/A owner who wants something a bit different and has a more restricted budget (Not needing a new valance is a big plus).

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post #32 of 48 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 02:54 PM
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Do you still have this system? It the pre-sale price of $159.00 still effect
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post #33 of 48 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi Venice. Yes we sure do have this kit in stock and ready for shipping. Unfortunately the pre-sale has ended. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions etc. Thanks so much for your interest.
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Sorry to be dumb, but you're saying this system does not require any welding?
I can jack my car up and install it with a sawzall and a few wrenches?
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Sorry to be dumb, but you're saying this system does not require any welding?
I can jack my car up and install it with a sawzall and a few wrenches?
Yep, but follow the instructions very closely when measuring to cut the existing pipe.



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Hi Skewzme. Thanks for your interest! Yes DaveOC is right, a sawzall, a 9/16 socket and wrench and a bit of patience is all you need. It's pretty straight forward and we're only a phone call away if you get stuck. Thanks.
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what sort of performance increases would I be able to expect? e.g. horsepower, torque, etc. or is this simply for a more agressive and deeper sound?

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post #38 of 48 (permalink) Old 01-19-2010, 12:58 PM
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Thanks very much guys. Hope you are all doing well. The exhaust note is unique. It's a moderate or mid range rumble. It's tricky to get the 2.4 not to drone when you have a resonator. Without a resonator it's even harder. We had to use the big body STORM to do this. It's a mid range wonderful sound that cuts down enough noise not to drone but still has enough sound to have a very nice rumble. On a loudness scale from 1-10 it's about a 5, but a very sweet 5.
How does this compare to the N/A single cat back, is it the same muffler? I know I want more and deeper sound, and if the stock pipe is the same diameter as the cat back system and the muffler is the same, then this makes sense, especially cause I can almost afford this right now before the snow clears.

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Hi Ozone and Fireman. Thanks so much for your interest. The axle back is a great "bang for your buck" exhaust set up. The muffler on the N/A axle back set up is our big body Storm muffler and it has been credited many times with the N/A axle back for better gas mileage. I don't have any hard data but several customers have commented to me that the exhaust system will pay for itself in no time due to their gas savings. We did not dyno this system.

You can "tune" an exhaust better if you do a converter back exhaust as opposed to an axle back. You have much more to work with the further up you go. The axle back exhaust sounds wonderful and it doesn't drone. This is no easy feat on the 2.4 N/A without a resonator. The full cat back sounds deeper and "fuller" but nobody has been disappointed with the axle back exhaust note. It's deep, rumbling, aggressive and not "ricey" at all. Thanks.
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How low and loud of a rumble can you get from the 2.4? I'd love to get the Classic Muscle sound from this little car-- is that possible with half the cylinders?
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Hi Ignaro. We have been doing performance exhaust at our retail mufflershops since 1968. We designed product especially for the Solstice (front resonator and rear muffler) for our SQR-2 exhaust kit. The SQR-2 is and expensive rear center dual application but it is the closest you'll come on any car to getting a 4 cyl N/A car to sound like a deep mean 8 cyl with no trouble rpm ranges. It has an intoxicating exhaust note. Again it goes back to having more room to "tune" the exhaust. It's a full cat back kit that splits into duals mid way in the car so you can do a lot with it. Our other N/A exhaust kit sound great but the SQR-2 is the prize! Thanks.
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Hi Ignaro. We have been doing performance exhaust at our retail mufflershops since 1968. We designed product especially for the Solstice (front resonator and rear muffler) for our SQR-2 exhaust kit. The SQR-2 is and expensive rear center dual application but it is the closest you'll come on any car to getting a 4 cyl N/A car to sound like a deep mean 8 cyl with no trouble rpm ranges. It has an intoxicating exhaust note. Again it goes back to having more room to "tune" the exhaust. It's a full cat back kit that splits into duals mid way in the car so you can do a lot with it. Our other N/A exhaust kit sound great but the SQR-2 is the prize! Thanks.
Thanks a ton for the reply. The pennies are being saved! Glad to hear so many great reviews and the exhaust sounds awesome!

: Solo Performance : Exhaust Kits Has video with good sound, if anyone's interested.
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He has posted a video with the exact sound in this thread. Try looking for it, it may answer your questions. Here I'll make it easy for you.


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Is this set up available for the NA Sky?
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post #45 of 48 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 05:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi. Yes we have this set up for the Sky as well. We have two types of tips for the sky. Dual, staggered, beveled 3" rounds and a rectangular tip similar to stock. Spiky has the pics and threads on the Skyroadster forum. You could also call Solo at 905-703-1557 for more information/orders etc. Thanks.
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