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Old 09-24-2021, 09:23 PM   #1
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Anyone with a GTHaus / Meisterschaft Exhaust?

I installed a catback Meisterschaft exhaust on my ZL1 today. I bought it as I loved the sound it produced. Deapite the high price, I thought it would be worth it. Build quality is fantastic and it looks great.

Problem is I am experiencing some terrible drone. Does anyone else have the same exhaust and experience the same thing? Iím extremely disappointed. I had a Borla ATAK previously that sounded great and had no drone at all.
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Old 09-24-2021, 10:12 PM   #2
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Why did you change if you were already happy with the Borla exhaust?
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Old 09-24-2021, 10:50 PM   #3
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Why did you change if you were already happy with the Borla exhaust?

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Old 09-24-2021, 11:05 PM   #4
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I installed a catback Meisterschaft exhaust on my ZL1 today. I bought it as I loved the sound it produced. Deapite the high price, I thought it would be worth it. Build quality is fantastic and it looks great.

Problem is I am experiencing some terrible drone. Does anyone else have the same exhaust and experience the same thing? Iím extremely disappointed. I had a Borla ATAK previously that sounded great and had no drone at all.
Titanium version or stainless?
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Old 09-25-2021, 06:48 AM   #5
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Why did you change if you were already happy with the Borla exhaust?
The Borla was on my 2019 which I sold with the exhaust on it. I now have a 2021.

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Titanium version or stainless?
Stainless.
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Old 09-25-2021, 06:55 AM   #6
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The Borla was on my 2019 which I sold with the exhaust on it. I now have a 2021.



Stainless.
Oh, why didn't you buy another Borla exhaust if you liked it so much before? Just trying something new?
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Old 09-25-2021, 07:12 AM   #7
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Oh, why didn't you buy another Borla exhaust if you liked it so much before? Just trying something new?
I actually ordered a Borla first, but the vendor called me and said it was back ordered and Iíd be waiting an unknown number of weeks.

Thatís when I started looking for a new exhaust (I considered everything). Spent many hours looking at videos and comparing the different sounds. GTHaus sounded different so I went for it. Only found good reviews, biggest complaint from people was cost.
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Old 09-25-2021, 07:16 AM   #8
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I installed a catback Meisterschaft exhaust on my ZL1 today. I bought it as I loved the sound it produced. Deapite the high price, I thought it would be worth it. Build quality is fantastic and it looks great.

Problem is I am experiencing some terrible drone. Does anyone else have the same exhaust and experience the same thing? Iím extremely disappointed. I had a Borla ATAK previously that sounded great and had no drone at all.
Did you get just the axle-back or the mid pipe section as well?
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Old 09-25-2021, 07:17 AM   #9
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Did you get just the axle-back or the mid pipe section as well?
Midpipe section as well, it removes the secondary cats.
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Old 09-25-2021, 07:35 AM   #10
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Drone is a hard issue to overcome because it’s usually due to the design inside the mufflers. You could try adding an X pipe, or a second X pipe if it already has one. If that doesn’t work you could try adding a set of resonators. Unfortunately there’s no magic fix.
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Old 09-25-2021, 07:46 AM   #11
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Drone is a hard issue to overcome because itís usually due to the design inside the mufflers. You could try adding an X pipe, or a second X pipe if it already has one. If that doesnít work you could try adding a set of resonators. Unfortunately thereís no magic fix.
Yeah I was hoping that I could fine someone with the same system to see if they had the same issues, or if GTHaus possibly packed the mufflers wrong and this is a one off problem.
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Old 09-25-2021, 08:15 AM   #12
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Yeah I was hoping that I could fine someone with the same system to see if they had the same issues, or if GTHaus possibly packed the mufflers wrong and this is a one off problem.
Its not going to be a manufacturing issue. Its going to be a design issue. All mufflers have different sound characteristics based on their design. As stated above, you could try adding some resonators or an X-pipe or H-pipe if that system doesn't have one already. Muffler design has a huge role in reducing drone.
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Old 09-25-2021, 08:24 AM   #13
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Its not going to be a manufacturing issue. Its going to be a design issue. All mufflers have different sound characteristics based on their design. As stated above, you could try adding some resonators or an X-pipe or H-pipe if that system doesn't have one already. Muffler design has a huge role in reducing drone.
Yeah im no stranger to exhaust design. Im an automotive engineer and had a stint at GM in Pontiac, Michigan at GPS.

Iíve never been design responsible for exhaust systems, but I have a few friends that have.

I donít have any desire to arbitrarily throw parts at this system if it wasnít designed well to begin with. While itís a low chance, there is a chance itís a manufacturing issue. Having one muffler packed incorrectly could easily cause done, especially considering the mufflers are connected.
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Old 09-25-2021, 08:24 AM   #14
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We have any Gthaus dealers in the GTA? I would love to hear how that sounds.
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