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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Love my SOLO exhaust

I finally got my SOLO Mach catback exhaust mounted on my GXP on Friday, and I love how it sounds! I was a little nervous that it was going to be too loud for my liking, but it seems just right. It has a nice throaty growl to it at idle, and good sound as the revs climb. I haven't had it over 4000 rpm yet since I'm breaking in a new clutch, but I can't wait to hear it at WOT. While driving at highway speeds there is no drone, and it's easy to hold a conversation at normal levels.

I am thrilled to see that you will now be offering HF Cats and pipes that will match up to Kooks LR Headers. That will be my next significant improvement, and I'm glad that I'll be able to use them with this exhaust!

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2009.5 G8 GXP WH 6M onyx/red no roof 12.921 @ 108.89 BONE STOCK! (then), 12.344 @ 110.92 with 1.688 60' at 766' DA, PB with new cam & tune - 12.191 @ 112.35 with 1.693 60' at 1319', 2:59 lap time at Road America on RS-As, 143.1298 mph NoFlyZoneMidwest 2017 1/2 mile into 20 mph headwind. RACECAR NOW RETIRED. All of these are final PBs.

VCM OTR CAI, HSRK, Heater Hose Relocate, custom street/dyno tune by oldskoolgp, Comp Cams 224/228 .581"/.588" 112 LSA cam, LS7 lifters, PAC 1219x springs, Monster LT1S (C7 Corvette) Clutch kit, Katech C6 Hvy Dty Master & Slave Cylinders, Camaro 1LE Diff with 3.91 gears, Kooks LTHs, Solo Hi-Flo Cats & Connector Pipes, Solo Mach Balanced Catback, BMR Toe Rods, Trailing Arms, Cradle & Diff Poly Bushings, 2017 Chevy SS front & rear Brembo calipers and rotors.
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Joe, did ya get balanced or unbalanced?

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Vids please, if possible. I've been wrestling endlessly with what to do for exhaust for mine.

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I'm leaning towards Mach Unbalanced. I already have the Solo cats.

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Sorry, I should have specified that it's the Mach Balanced system.

Joe Morgan, G8 GXP Registry Organizer, G.O.N.E. Organizer 2010-2013
2009.5 G8 GXP WH 6M onyx/red no roof 12.921 @ 108.89 BONE STOCK! (then), 12.344 @ 110.92 with 1.688 60' at 766' DA, PB with new cam & tune - 12.191 @ 112.35 with 1.693 60' at 1319', 2:59 lap time at Road America on RS-As, 143.1298 mph NoFlyZoneMidwest 2017 1/2 mile into 20 mph headwind. RACECAR NOW RETIRED. All of these are final PBs.

VCM OTR CAI, HSRK, Heater Hose Relocate, custom street/dyno tune by oldskoolgp, Comp Cams 224/228 .581"/.588" 112 LSA cam, LS7 lifters, PAC 1219x springs, Monster LT1S (C7 Corvette) Clutch kit, Katech C6 Hvy Dty Master & Slave Cylinders, Camaro 1LE Diff with 3.91 gears, Kooks LTHs, Solo Hi-Flo Cats & Connector Pipes, Solo Mach Balanced Catback, BMR Toe Rods, Trailing Arms, Cradle & Diff Poly Bushings, 2017 Chevy SS front & rear Brembo calipers and rotors.
1 of only 10 built in this combo (1 of 4 this combo with RS-As)& #1497 built of the 1829
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Awesome news; Wait until they carbon up for a few hundred miles or so, it'll sound even better!

And yes, the Kooks LT's and SOLO connection pipes are a good upgrade when the time comes, trust me!


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Since I bought mine used from someone who had about 4000 miles on their G8, I think the carbon process was already started for me. I just know that I like it so far. I have a few concerns about the sound once I go with LTs and hi-flo cats, but we shall see!

Joe Morgan, G8 GXP Registry Organizer, G.O.N.E. Organizer 2010-2013
2009.5 G8 GXP WH 6M onyx/red no roof 12.921 @ 108.89 BONE STOCK! (then), 12.344 @ 110.92 with 1.688 60' at 766' DA, PB with new cam & tune - 12.191 @ 112.35 with 1.693 60' at 1319', 2:59 lap time at Road America on RS-As, 143.1298 mph NoFlyZoneMidwest 2017 1/2 mile into 20 mph headwind. RACECAR NOW RETIRED. All of these are final PBs.

VCM OTR CAI, HSRK, Heater Hose Relocate, custom street/dyno tune by oldskoolgp, Comp Cams 224/228 .581"/.588" 112 LSA cam, LS7 lifters, PAC 1219x springs, Monster LT1S (C7 Corvette) Clutch kit, Katech C6 Hvy Dty Master & Slave Cylinders, Camaro 1LE Diff with 3.91 gears, Kooks LTHs, Solo Hi-Flo Cats & Connector Pipes, Solo Mach Balanced Catback, BMR Toe Rods, Trailing Arms, Cradle & Diff Poly Bushings, 2017 Chevy SS front & rear Brembo calipers and rotors.
1 of only 10 built in this combo (1 of 4 this combo with RS-As)& #1497 built of the 1829
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Great to hear that you love your kit. Welcome to the SOLO family and let us know if you ever need anything. Have a great day!!

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Loving my new Solo Axle Backs... thanks to Jack @ Zoro Muffler in Mississauga. I was in and out in 15 minutes and could not be happier with the service and especially the sound.

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