I will agree to that one, after riding behind this hotshoe, I bet she has left rubber everywhere just to check out the sound coming from her rear end!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I also watched after the STOP sign last week!!!!!!!!!!! You go girl, enjoy that new sound, just remember, NEW TIRES WILL BE NEEDED AGAIN VERY SOON!!!!!!!!!!It's not the exhaust, it's your foot on the gas. You are pressing it much more to enjoy the sound.
:agree: I was going to say the same thing I still get over 30 mpg on the Interstate, but in the city I am getting waaay under 20 (~16) ... when I use to get ~22. You really never get tired of the exhaust note and it shows at the pump. :devil: :lol: Either way, it still beats driving my beast (Suburban) hands down!:willy:It's not the exhaust, it's your foot on the gas. You are pressing it much more to enjoy the sound.
Had mine on my 07 GXP for about nine months -- MPG stayed about the same 25-28 in town and 31-32 highway -- but I drive hard before ... :lol:Had the Magnaflow exhaust installed on my 07 GXP this past Thursday and so far I love it. But it really is sucking the gas up. What's up with that? Should I have anticipated such a dramatic change in mpg's?
wonder what caused that?:huh:One other note: when they disconnected the pipe from the cat they found that the bolts that hold them together were severly bent. One of them was so bent it had to be cut off. The other was bent at a 30% angle. Watch out for this. Andy replaced mine at no charge. Thanks Andy and Treavor you guys are the greatest.
I have noticed that after I got my solo on two weeks ago. I noticed when he revs are low and you hit the gas it gets a very deep tone! I love it. Just wished it stayed that deep when the revs get high!:lol: Hey its only a 4 cycl car! I love magnaflow too heard them on v8s and wow they rock.The growl is just what I wanted. Midlevel deep but not beans in a can like some ricers. You can really hear it when you're in a high gear going slow and then try to accelerate.
Yah, the good thing is it's still somewhat deep toned on higher RPM's but still sounds great. Unfortunately they will never sound like v8 but one can try!I have noticed that after I got my solo on two weeks ago. I noticed when he revs are low and you hit the gas it gets a very deep tone! I love it. Just wished it stayed that deep when the revs get high!:lol: Hey its only a 4 cycl car! I love magnaflow too heard them on v8s and wow they rock.
I see where you changed your mind on the gas mileage. And yes, changing to a higher flow exhaust will improve gas mileage, not decrease it. In your case, mileage is dependent on your right foot!
Did you replace the whole exhaust system, i.e. cat back or just the muffler?
Went to NOPI today, it sucked. Very few show cars and the drags were canceled due to wet track conditions. Not one Solstice in the Show. There were several ECOTEC race cars and I got to talk with most of the crews rather extensively since they were not racing. Really friendly group of guys who really know their stuff!!!! Only Red Bull was using a direct injection engine, the remainder were using the conventional ECOTEC set-up. Most of their engines were set up to run 11,000 RPM except for the Red Bull car. One of the drag cars crew members was a computer nerd and he has been playing around with the Bosch ECU on the GXP engine and has gotten 350 HP at the rear wheels and over 400 Ft Pounds at the rear wheels with only an aftermarket CAT and 3" exhaust, no other hardware mods! He used to work for Bosch in Germany and now works for GM. I spoke with him for over 45 minutes but most of what he was explaining to me was GREEK!!!!
Got to run. Glad to hear of your new exhaust. Take care.