Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Chicago (Elgin or West Chicago), IL, USA
I'm kinda in this boat too. It wasn't about "doing it right" from the get go, it was that this car is a DD that the wife has to be able to ride in, not be annoyed by a loud exhaust and spending a lot on exhaust wasn't in the game plan. I already have "LOUD" covered with the GTO and 3/4 LOUD with the V.
So I did the Solo Axle backs. Definitely better than the mufflers of death from the factory. The issue I have is up until 2,500 rpm, they sound REALLY good. Anything north of 2,500rpm (especially at shift points), and just before WOT, it almost seems as though it's "weezing".
Overall, I like the deep mellowness, but would like a little more "throatiness." As such, I am kinda looking at the same. Do I delete the mid-muffler and put an "X" pipe in? Do I delete the pup resonators?
I don't plan on doing any headers though.
2004 Pontiac GTO:
IBM M6, 405 rwhp & 400 lbs-ft of torque.
2006 Cadillac STS-V:
Light Platinum Metallic, 412 rwhp & 472 lb-ft of torque. Mods? Yes!
Daily Drivers/Vehicles subject to natures wrath:
1999 Chevrolet Suburban LT 4x4: Sunset Gold Metallic
2009 Pontiac G8 GT: Sport Red Metallic
2009 Chevrolet Impala SS: Victory Red
2015 Chrysler Town & Country Limited Platinum: Black
2007 Chrysler Town & Country Limited: Medium Blue Pearl Metallic