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Old 01-10-2019, 05:44 PM   #15
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Thanks for the feedback. Haven't seen members talking about their AWE installs yet. It is disappointing that cold starts are louder, because that is my biggest complaint with the stock NPP exhaust because it opens the valves for the first 30 seconds. Getting into the car to put it into Stealth before cranking is annoying because I usually fire it up from inside the house and let it warm for a few minutes before I'm ready to leave. Using Stealth starts also wear out your AFM and NPP valves and get you that rattle sooner.

Would like an exhaust that isn't loud on start, stays tame until you hit 2500rpm and gets progressively angrier as it climbs. It's like someone lost the plans on how to build a street car exhaust and they are all some variant of a track, DB-limited exhaust instead now.
From what I understand from numerous people that loud cold start is something that you just have to live with if you have any type of aftermarket exhaust. While it is loud it does sound really good.
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:45 PM   #16
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Maybe we can compare systems at a Thursday night Bartlett car meet once the weather turns warm again. I've been invited a couple of times but haven't due to my schedule and also I mainly drive the ZL1 on the weekends.
We can definitely do that just let me know when you are going to go. I normally do not go to the Bartlett meet even though I live in Bartlett but I usually always to to Cars and Coffee in Germantown.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:36 PM   #17
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We can definitely do that just let me know when you are going to go. I normally do not go to the Bartlett meet even though I live in Bartlett but I usually always to to Cars and Coffee in Germantown.
Ok. I've been invited several times to the Germantown C&C but seem to miss it everytime; I'll try to make a few this year. I usually attend the 2nd & 3rd weekend C&C...those Dodge boys at Pimento's are LOUD

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Old 01-10-2019, 06:43 PM   #18
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Ok. I've been invited several times to the Germantown C&C but seem to miss it everytime; I'll try to make a few this year. I usually attend the 2nd & 3rd weekend C&C...those Dodge boys at Pimento's are LOUD

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Awesome, I'll be looking for it.
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:05 PM   #19
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Any chance you’ll be posting a sound clip? I have a resonated touring exhaust with performance link pipes that I’ll be installing in the spring.
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:36 PM   #20
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Any chance youíll be posting a sound clip? I have a resonated touring exhaust with performance link pipes that Iíll be installing in the spring.
Yeah I'm just waiting on it to quit raining so I can pull it out of the garage.
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Old 07-16-2019, 07:46 AM   #21
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So I finally got my AWE catback and got everything put in. The headers are TSP 2 inch headers and the catback is the AWE Touring with resonators.

My first thought is it is way louder on a cold start than I was expecting, like my neighbors are going to be pissed at 7 am loud. I thought it would be a little tamer than it is but it is ruthless.

Second thought is it is way quieter at idle after it is warm than I thought it would be. I was expecting it to be kind of rowdy at idle but not overbearing. It is really tame at idle to the point I can't even hear it inside the car and outside the car it just has a nice tone to it but not loud at all.

Driving it sounds great, pretty loud and nasty on acceleration with a slight hint of rasp in the upper RPMs or right when it shifts but not enough to sound bad. Cruising you can't even hear it really and there is not even a hint of drone in the car.

It is very surprising to me how it goes from being so loud and nasty on a cold start or while accelerating to so tame at cruising or at idle. Very nice set up and good quality, really impressed with the AWE system.
Umbriel, did the tsp headers clamp directly to the AWE catback system or was there welding required?
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Old 07-16-2019, 07:56 AM   #22
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Umbriel, did the tsp headers clamp directly to the AWE catback system or was there welding required?
I believe they said there was some welding that had to be done to make it fit. I think that you will have that with any set of headers going into a catback because they are designed around hooking up to the stock manifolds.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:41 AM   #23
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Cold start will be louder on any system. The Camaro uses a double pulse on the spark plug firing for the first 90 seconds so to burn off more of the fuel and to help with getting the cats to light off faster.

The car will be louder while in Open Loop until it transitions into Closed Loop.
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Old 07-18-2019, 11:59 AM   #24
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I believe they said there was some welding that had to be done to make it fit. I think that you will have that with any set of headers going into a catback because they are designed around hooking up to the stock manifolds.
Thank you
I went ahead and order some tsp headers with off road pipes and the awe catback non-resonated.
Cant wait to hear my car rumble
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Old 07-18-2019, 01:55 PM   #25
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Thank you
I went ahead and order some tsp headers with off road pipes and the awe catback non-resonated.
Cant wait to hear my car rumble
You will be happy with the results.
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:58 AM   #26
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Yeah. I don't have cats nor the resonators on my setup. It's really, really loud. I'm going to have to quiet this down. As good as it sounds, there's no way I won't have a cop on my ass eventually.
Itís always really bothered how itís socially acceptable for bikes to be as loud and obnoxious as possible but god forbid a car makes noise.
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Old 07-22-2019, 10:00 AM   #27
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So I finally got my AWE catback and got everything put in. The headers are TSP 2 inch headers and the catback is the AWE Touring with resonators.

My first thought is it is way louder on a cold start than I was expecting, like my neighbors are going to be pissed at 7 am loud. I thought it would be a little tamer than it is but it is ruthless.

Second thought is it is way quieter at idle after it is warm than I thought it would be. I was expecting it to be kind of rowdy at idle but not overbearing. It is really tame at idle to the point I can't even hear it inside the car and outside the car it just has a nice tone to it but not loud at all.

Driving it sounds great, pretty loud and nasty on acceleration with a slight hint of rasp in the upper RPMs or right when it shifts but not enough to sound bad. Cruising you can't even hear it really and there is not even a hint of drone in the car.

It is very surprising to me how it goes from being so loud and nasty on a cold start or while accelerating to so tame at cruising or at idle. Very nice set up and good quality, really impressed with the AWE system.
Might be a dumb question but Iím also in the market for headers paired to the AWE exhaust. If I get long tubes does that eliminate both pairs of cats?
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Old 07-22-2019, 05:32 PM   #28
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Might be a dumb question but Iím also in the market for headers paired to the AWE exhaust. If I get long tubes does that eliminate both pairs of cats?
The headers will delete the cats yes, unless you buy some with your headers.

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