This is in response to several requests I've been getting for a descriptive mod list.
No more mods currently planned, this is the final walkaround video.
I forgot to mention a few mods during the video, so I'll add notes along the way.
Thanks to my son Chris for being my videographer!
Chris driving the GT
After 3 long years of wanting to drive the Mustang, his day has finally come.
He did pretty good considering it's got a DF clutch, 4.10's, and a
2006 Mustang GT Pypes Off Road X pipe Daily Driving Loudness in Car
Quick video demonstrating the volume level of an Off Road X pipe in daily
driving sort of conditions.
Mods on the car are CAI, tune, 3.73 gears, pypes OR X (duh) and Magnaflow
axlebacks. The magnaflows are about the tamest aftermarket muffler there
are for these cars so depending on your axleback it could be a lot louder.
This is just meant to demonstrate the sort of volume level you can expect
inside the car in normal driving conditions with an OR mid pipe. It really
is a big difference in volume level compared to just the axle backs.
Personally I really like it, but if you live in a community that is really
picky about sound violations or you do a lot of late night/early morning
commute stuff this might not be for you!
I do get on it a couple times throughout the video but I never put my foot
all the way to the floor and never get above 4500 RPM. Keep that in mind as
you listen, it gets louder if you want it! Like I said this is just an
example of daily sort of driving.
MY OPINION (for those who want it) on the X pipe VS H pipe debate: X MIGHT
and I stress MIGHT make a little more power, the X design does flow better
than the H, but on a 3500 pound street driven car the small difference in
power between an X and an H pipe is not going to be something you're going
to notice. Either design if you go with an off road pipe will give you a
noticeable power improvement over the stock pipe. So, the choice comes down
to sound. X is raspier, more 'exotic' sounding if you will. H is deeper,
rumble-ier more 'old school' muscle car sort of sound. I personally like
the raspiness of the X pipe, I love the way it snorts and pops when you let
off the gas around 3000 rpm. But some people don't like that, and that's
cool too. It's all personal preference my friends.
ALSO, you might notice a sort of ticking almost Exhaust leak sort of sound at times, especially
at lower RPM, I DO NOT have an Exhaust
leak, I've done some research and apparently this is a normal sound with
the Pypes brand product specifically. It bugged me a lot at first but I've
gotten used to it now. If I had to do it again I WOULD NOT get the Pypes
product. Just my 02 cents on that matter.
Burnout Fest! 2013 Shelby GT500 and 2012 Camaro ZL1 Road Trip - HOT ROD Unlimited Episode 15
On this episode of HOT ROD Unlimited, David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan
hit the road in the hottest new muscle cars, the 2013 Shelby GT500 and the
2012 Chevrolet Camaro
ZL1. This isn't a serious performance comparison, but a look at how two
muscle car guys view the pros and cons of each car while thrashing them on
the street and strip like you might if you really owned 'em. But you
probably wouldn't do as many burnouts and donuts as these guys, because
you'd be replacing tires every week. Watch this and make the call: which
car would YOU buy?
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