I have an 2006 N/A with the GM CAI-- bought the car used a few weeks ago. I was impressed with how different (and better!) the CAI sounded than totally stock but the clips in this thread really don't do it justice. You can hear a lot more whine and rattle than when you hear the car in person.
That said, I assume lots of the clips of the various exhausts are tinnier than the real thing.
So which exhaust do you guys think is the deepest and rumbliest? Judging by the clips, the Solo Performance Street Race Exhaust sounds the most like a V8 GTO-sound I'm after... is this the case? Also how much does the performance vary? I have to admit most of my time is spent at 22mph on LA side streets but I'd still like to know.
Hi Ignaro. Thanks for your interest in our products. For the 2.4 N/A the SQR-2 has the best sound. The Street Race that you mentioned is only for the GXP and would sound very bad on the 2.4. The SQR-2 is a rear center exhaust with an absolutely intoxicating exhaust note. It literally takes the 4 cyl 2.4 and makes it sound like a big 6cyl or a small 8 cyl. It's smoooooth and deep with no drone or bad RPM ranges. Our experience with other 4 cyl cars is that if you get it to sound remotely like an 8cyl it will have one or two bad RPM ranges. No so with the SQR-2. It sounds fantastic all thru the spectrum. Thanks!
So I got in my RK Sport hood and body kit. I have to say I am quite a bit shocked at how much work has to be put in just to get them paint ready.
Even with them taking 5 weeks to get the parts to me (when they claim 7 day turn around). They should have come in paint ready after 5 weeks!!!
Wind deflector/screen/shield best?
Need some first hand experience/impressions. The Senoff is the least expensive (at $80)and made out of Optix (What are the others made of?). Then there is the Kappshield for $10 more, and the Restrictor V1 and V2 for $100 more. :willy:
The graphic is cool but...
Added an index to this thread to make it easier to find subjects that have been covered when I need to find them. Or if you want to find them. :-)
I was thinking of getting carbon fiber for my dash and panels. Probably two tone. I have an extra dash I was thinking of doing it myself to practice. I would prefer to have it done professionally but I'm not sure of the pricing.
Has anyone done that themselves recently? Any pics you can...
Has anyone noticed or found a solution for the seat back wear caused by the seatbelts? Happens around shoulder area of the seat on the side. The seat welting or piping is running awfully thin after 10years. Tried seatbelt guides years ago, but that hindered rearward seat back movement too much...