Haha, you think "the best" is really an accurate description of ARK's exhaust kits?Ark is the best. Period.
Thanks for posting this, hope to get the same after the holiday bills get paid. I need to find some videos of this set up. If I take this to local muffler shop how much do you think installation would run?I too wanted the ark system on mine , but couldn't spend $1500 on an exhaust system. I ended up going with the Magnaflow catback. I picked it up at hottexhaust.com , paid about $860.00 after a 25% discount.
Couldn't be happier with the results , fit , finish , and sound . The best looking tips of any of the cat backs IMO. Sound is mellow , but louder than I expected after reading other reviews , little to zero drone at cruising speed . This is with the 8-speed auto . Just a beautiful system .
A legit "Siamese" X-pipe will actually make a true-dual exhaust system run a lot quieter, especially at cruise. When correctly proportioned (as in, not how ARK does it) an X-pipe evens out the power pulses between cylinder banks. This makes for smoother flow and higher exhaust gas velocity which is great for performance, but as an added bonus it cuts out tons of nasty droning noise as well.I have a Jun BL exhaust (and had an Ark Grip v1). The Jun is better than the Ark due to a way better X pipe. I had an Ark on my 2.0T and the jun is actually quieter at idle even though it's on a NA 3.8, quieter than the stock exhaust somehow. The only thing Ark has over the Jun is that the Ark is shinier, which really isn't worth a damn.
Honestly if ya want to save some time going to get a custom exhaust done I would go with Solo Performance exhaust. They make an amazing exhaust. It's quite at idle and cruise speeds but once you hit the gas the car sounds like a beast. NO DRONE. It's not all polished like the ARK crap but made by a great shop with great service. You can check my quick write up it did on it at musthavemustdo.com its less than $1000 bucks and the quality is TOP NOTCH. So far no issue at all and the fitment is PERFECT. Trust me you won't be disappointed with the quality of this is exhaust. I'm sure anyone that has it can vouch.Thanks for posting this, hope to get the same after the holiday bills get paid. I need to find some videos of this set up. If I take this to local muffler shop how much do you think installation would run?
I got an “open box” deal on a Magnaflow on eBay that I just couldn’t pass up. It’s a little mellow for me after a few years so I will likely pull the secondary cats after the holidays and see what that does for it. If it’s too raspy, then I’ll have some resonated test pipes fabricated. Trial and error.