Silver&stoned, on 12 July 2011 - 11:16 AM, said:
Anyone running this exhaust or know about the power gains? Shows dyno claims of 15whp gain on stock s2000. Runs 1300.00 is it worth it? Or know a cheaper vendor?
Also Tuned deep throaty tone with close to zero droning.
I just installed mine about 2 weeks ago, ill break it down for you,
i bought it (lightly) used for $850 which is considerably less than buying new and in the same price range of buying say the greddy ti-c new
even being used for a few thousand miles, the quality is great. very little, almost no rust, awesome looking welds, great coloring on the tips, very nice piece
pretty easy and straight forward, the hardest part is either the third, top, nut on the cat or trying to get the stock exhaust off the rubber hangers (use grease or lube, makes it much easier)
VERY LOUD, when i first put it on, great sound. just awesome, it purred at idle and just great, deep overall sound. i took it out for a drive and the drone was incredibly loud. i almost wanted to take it off immediately, it hurt your ears to drive.
a week or so later:
after replacing all my exhaust gaskets and possibly "breaking it in" (or maybe im just going deaf) the exhaust has quieted down alot. close to no drone at all under acceleration, and just a bit of drone under engine braking/decel at mid rpms. idle is great, cruising speeds it sounds just right, and in vtec it sounds alot like stock exhaust, just a little louder.
noticable gains, but would probably benefit more with a tune, definitely looks great and is much lighter than stock
overall, it was a good buy, once you get used to it, it quiets down and i really dont have any complaints about it now. however, if i was buying it new, i dont think i would spring for the 1300 price tag