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SOLO PERFORMANCE has another exhaust kit for the 2006-2008 2.4 Solstice.

This thread features the "N/A AXLE BACK" exhaust kit.

1) This kit was designed to give maximum value for minimum price.

2) The N/A AXLE BACK kit comes in three separate pieces and includes all necessary hardware.

3) This was designed with the "do-it-yourselfer" in mind. The hardest parts will be cutting your original exhaust system.

4) Absolutely no drone at any rpm ranges coupled with a beautiful performance rumble.

5) The N/A AXLE BACK kit comes with stainless steel T409, muffler and a T304 stainless tip. The heavy duty hangers and welds are all stainless.

6) This beautiful exhaust note is created by SOLO's big body STORM series muffler. As it says in our catalog, "For customers that want the tone but not the drone!"

SOLO's "N/A AXLE BACK" Exhaust kit PICS...

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Price:
List Price........................ $325.00 USD
Forum Discount Price..... $199.00
Pre Sale: ...................... $159.00 Plus shipping for the first 10 units.
Shipping and Handling.. $40.00

For all orders please do one of the following:
1. PM GOINGSOLO
2. Email [email protected]
3. Call Jeff at 905-703-1557
 

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PM sent. Any thoughts on how much louder this is than stock? I have a shorty header, which made things sound kind of buzzy.
 

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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.
 

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That is a nice looking piece for a N/A car owner that doesn't want to mod their vehicle too heavily.
 

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SWEET!!! So glad you have more options fot the 2.4 NA. I would be interested but you know what I have ...pure acoustical heaven...but this is a sweet deal.

Jeff...Is this the same muffller that I have or differant? As always your fit and finish look superb. Congrats!
 

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will it fit my already installed curt hitch ?

any idea on the sound level and drone with a stage 2 supercharger, long tube headers and hiflow cat from ddmworks ?

i am looking for low level sound and minimum amount of drone ( no drone at all if possible )

wi
 

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will you guys be making these "axle backs" in a dual exhaust as well ????:willy:
 

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Hi! Thanks for your interest and comments. We appreciate it very much. I'll try to answer some of the questions.
1) AZDark - Your 2.4 Mach with Res gets it's sound quality from the front resonator and a free flowing muffler in the rear. The Axle Back has a "semi chambered" muffler and of course no resonator. With the axle back kit everything is being done with the muffler and the big body 1/2 chambered, 1/2 free flow Storm worked very well.

2) Acadian - I'm not sure about the Curt Hitch and this kit. The axle back kit follows the path of the OE exhaust so it "should" work or come close to working. Since it's in 3 pieces if it didn't work a good exhaust shop could modify it slightly to work. As soon as I have any definite info I will let you know. If we sold it to you and it didn't work you could ship it back to us for a refund.

3) The Drone... This is an absolutely no drone system. We do not have any information on the drone when it comes to high flow cats and headers incorporated into the mix. My guess would be that the exhaust note would expand by about 20%-30% but there would still be no drone. This would be great information to have but at this point we can't say fir sure. If you were to order and there was an unacceptable drone we would not leave you high and dry. There would be a few options we could offer you.

Thanks I hope this helps.
 

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Hi Solstice-D sorry I forgot about your question. We do not currently have a muffler that we could use. We unfortunately do not have any plans for the near future to do a axle back dual. Thanks.
 

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Hi. Here is a few pics of the N/A Axle Back kit. Here are a few install tips. The cut point is critical. We have 3 measurements that all point to the same cut line. From the bottom seam of the muffler to the cut line is 15 3/4". From the end of the rear bend to the cut line is 5". From the cut line to the start of the next bend is 3". This gives you 3 separate measurements to the same line. We use a sawzall to cut the stainless pipe. Here are a few key points to this install.
1) Put everything up and in place loosely and align properly before tightening.
2) The muffler is a "CENTER" inlet.
3) The offset end of the muffler is the outlet.
4) The muffler angles up into the cavity at a 45 degree angle. Run your hand along the top backside of the muffler and make sure you have 3/4" clearance all around.
5) When it's aligned properly have someone hold the tailpipe in the proper place and begin tightening from the front to the back. You will need to tighten 3 clamps.
6) If the system doesn't fall into place please review the pictures.
We hope this helps.

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Is the pre-sale price of 159$ still in effect ?

total $ to ship to montreal by canada post ?
 

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Hi guys. To order...
For all orders please do one of the following:
1. PM GOINGSOLO
2. Email [email protected]
3. Call Jeff at 905-703-1557
All we would need is your shipping info. telephone and a visa or M/C.

Acadian, our prices are in US funds. the total to Montreal for the kit would be $222.85 plus our GST which would bring it to $238.45 with shipping. Thanks very much for your interest!
Have a great day.
 

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Looks cool Jeff! pm sent.
 

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PM SENT + EMAIL SENT

You need to read both ,thanks
 

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Hi. Here is one review from a happy axle back customer.

Solo,
I've had the pleasure to get out on the road these last two days to.from work and I'm pleasantly surprised with the tone and volume of the NA axle-back system. My initial thoughts were "where's the noise?", but after pushing on the go pedal in a more spirited manner, it provided a very nice audible response. I wish I could say it's exactly what I wanted, but I honestly did not know what I wanted. I just know I didn't want the entire neighborhood to know when I came and went, but when I hit "go", I wanted to know it more than just a little tire squeel. I am really pleased with the cruising volume - marginally louder than stock; as well as the more agressive volume under acceleration. I think you've got a really nice product that hits the spot for those that really don't want to "stand out", but would like more than stock.
Thanks,
Chris Z

Thanks Chris, we're glad you like it!
 
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