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 Post subject: Kooks Axle Back
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:06 pm 
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As the title states, just looking to see if anyone is running this setup. Did some searching, couldn't quite find many cars (even here or the G8/SS board) whom are running this either at all or without longtubes. Thanks.

-J

Edit: Ok found some feedback on G8 boards where they speak of them having pretty incredible drone (With LTs and X). Wonder if SS mufflers would be a better option...

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 Post subject: Re: Kooks Axle Back
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:56 pm 
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while my G8 sounded great with them , i only used them for drag racing , and switched back to the OE gt mufflers , because of the drone , it was horrid !!


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 Post subject: Re: Kooks Axle Back
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:34 pm 
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Yeah that seems to be the consensus I'm hearing...

I see stainless works has some nice full bodied mufflers, too bad I can't weld.

Bad part is that it seems anything that has a tone outside of the car, is accompanied by drone inside the car. I love the sound of Magnaflow, but I feel as though it's an invitation for drone...

Oh well, guess I'll have to try and find local examples of exhaust.

I hear stock GT mufflers are a nice middle ground especially with LTs. No pun intended.

Thanks for input!

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 Post subject: Re: Kooks Axle Back
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:38 pm 
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the stock gt mufflers only knocked a few mph off my ET at the strip , on the street no one really knew how big my cam was , you only heard it along side the car

some people run a mid muffler , to help knock down any drone , or do a adjustable J-pipe , like solo has on their systems , which allows you to move the pipe to help cancel out the drone

running 2 X pipe sections , like the one kooks or arh has , along with the one in the mid muffler doesnt hurt the power


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 Post subject: Re: Kooks Axle Back
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:13 pm 
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Thanks again for the input. I have listened to a few more vids of the Solo Axle back, and on a stock manifold/midsection, it doesn't seem THAT loud. For the price, its WAY better than I could probably do locally supplying my own mufflers and tips to a shop to have them fab something up. I realize all the vids I had been seeing either had high flow cats, or long tubes with the solo and it was just atrociously loud. My last LSx had 1-7/8, X, dumped spiral flows and no cats with a 110LSA cam. Sadly those days on a daily driver are behind me :lol:

Right now LTs are a few years off, so an axle back should scratch the itch for a while.

-J

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 Post subject: Re: Kooks Axle Back
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Remember, a lot of the price in many of those aftermarket exhaust kits is due to the use of one type of stainless pipe or another. You'll be hard-pressed to get stainless at the local muffler shop.

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 Post subject: Re: Kooks Axle Back
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:08 pm 
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Good point... given the daily driver characteristic of the car, stainless is more or less a requirement at this point (hooray Northeast).

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