I listened as my wife drove away today and the car sounds pretty good, but a bit louder than I want it.
It'* not 'little tin can farty' or 'muffled bees farty'.
It'* BLAT farty. Especially first thing in the morning when cold.
No resistance farty.
Some backfire farty.
The tone is not exactly deep, but at idle is low. It sounds very good.
Upon acceleration the tone begins to get higher.
At about 3500 rpm it sounds superb.
On revdown, below 2000 and especially around 1500 it sounds like I wanted it to, a deep, low growl.
If you stomp on it at idle, and let off quickly, you'll hear the exhaust sound like it peaks and pops and runs out of air...if that makes sense. Then as it comes down, you get the farty sound.
I don't want ANY RICE in my exhaust.
I'm hoping to get the backpressure restored to an acceptable level with the Cherry Bomb, albeit it, too, is a straight-through perforated tube.
It may still give the free flow with enough sound absorption to alleviate the fart and pop sound.
So far, the dollar amount is approximately $425.00 for the parts and labor to install them.
Now, I've got to go back and find out how much the install of the 'BOMB' is going to be, plus the deflectors, if they'll do it.
I still stand by my choice of the MagnFlow unit.
It'* built like a fukking tank. Great engineering and construction. Solid.
The ANSA tips are also top quality, nicely done, although one is a teeny-tiny bit misaligned, but so are a great pair of natural ****...
The missing component is the 'resonator' or 'pre-muffler' to tune the exhaust note as well as the way the power/gases exit the motor.
I'm hoping for less raspy noises. Smoother, more deep tones across the RPM range.
If I were to add the MagnaFlow free-flow cat later, I might end up with a totally different tone altogether...
So, the 'BOMB' goes on first with both of the tips on each side doing their resonator thing, and we'll go from there!!!
That'* a lot of description, isn't it?