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NewFoundPower
10-13-2004, 12:56 PM
Well, I had planned to purchase the JBA H-pipe with cats and their EVOL exhaust. I contacted them with a few questions and found out that I can't use the stock manifold and I also have to buy their mid-length headers as well. It is around $2100 for everything. Needless to say, I am not going that route. I liked the JBAs because it sounded similar to the set of Flowmasters with an Offroad H that I had on my 97 Saleen. I want a throaty sounding exhaust that will still pass emissions. What are some of your favs? I have heard Magnaflow and Bassani mentioned the most. Any others you guys like?

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SVTcobra04
10-13-2004, 01:16 PM
SLP loudmouth sounds pretty good but im going with the bassani headers x pipe and catback package from rpm outlet for 1600$.

casey99COBRA
10-13-2004, 02:36 PM
holy hell man, now i'm creamin... they got the bassani x pipe for $318 with free shipping... :baby:

casey99COBRA
10-13-2004, 03:50 PM
i've decided no catalytic converters on my mid pipe so i can get that nascar like sound :D . I'll stick the stock h pipe back on if i need to, to pass emissions. But for right now that doesnt need be done for almost 2 years from now. And i know a dude that will pass it for right now anyways... I think i'm going with this bassani deal.:baby:

InfamousSVT
10-13-2004, 11:52 PM
A friend of mine who has a GT, has the Bassani O/R X-pipe with Flowmaster 40 series mufflers and it sounds great!

I'm going with the Bassani Mid-Length headers, Catted X-pipe, and the Flowmaster Super 40 mufflers! I'll probably still have to run the MIL's to keep the check engine light from coming on, but it'll be well worth it.

casey99COBRA
10-14-2004, 02:09 AM
to me right now, doing research, listening to other setups... I feel that the bassani o/r x-pipe is the best bang for the buck.



A friend of mine who has a GT, has the Bassani O/R X-pipe with Flowmaster 40 series mufflers and it sounds great!

I'm going with the Bassani Mid-Length headers, Catted X-pipe, and the Flowmaster Super 40 mufflers! I'll probably still have to run the MIL's to keep the check engine light from coming on, but it'll be well worth it.

ausie
10-14-2004, 08:08 AM
I will stick with the SLP loudmouth on the 04 (was ordered and should be here soon!). I loved it on my 01 but was reluctant to remove it promptly before car shopping. I closed the deal on the 04 since it was the last one on the lot and other dealers in the area did not have any. I will let you all know how it sounds after the exhaust gets seasoned in. This time I plan to record it, stock, after install, and after it quiets down. I am beginning to like the silence and whine of the 04, but I miss the sound of the 01. Last time I heard it was when they moved the car into the garage to swap the wheels. :( That was sort of like loosing a puppy, but having a new monster on the road was worth the loss even if it is town car quiet :thumbsup: (not for long).

casey99COBRA
10-14-2004, 06:04 PM
I had flowmasters on my cobra, i took them off because they slowed down the car so much... the sound was okay, but performance was sh*t! i put the magnaflows back on.

cobra2112
10-14-2004, 06:52 PM
Compared to the flowmasters how loud are your Magnaflows? I'm looking for something with more flow than stock but not to much more noise. Any suggestions?:D

casey99COBRA
10-14-2004, 07:29 PM
the flowmasters to me are just deeper on the idle compared to the magnaflows. I would try out the magnapacks they flow and sound a little deeper than the magnaflows. my buddy just installed them on his 2001 gt.

Mirage
10-14-2004, 08:25 PM
NewFoundPower~ I put a Borla system on my Cobra and have been happy with not only the sound but also performance. I'd definitely give my vote to them.

NewFoundPower
10-14-2004, 08:35 PM
Thanks for all the replies guys. Mirage, you know, I hadn't even thought of Borla. I'll have to check it out.


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casey99COBRA
10-15-2004, 02:59 AM
I'll sell you my magnaflow cat-back set up for cheap if you are interested, it's only 6 months old, still shiny, mean, and running great!
4x9x14" Muffler, 2.5" Tubing, Rear Exit, 3.5" Tip
let me know!

Compared to the flowmasters how loud are your Magnaflows? I'm looking for something with more flow than stock but not to much more noise. Any suggestions?:D

ausie
10-15-2004, 07:31 AM
I am not sure what to expect with SLP on the 04. I loved them on the 01 but the 04 is different. I am hoping to have the same sound or similar since it is a 4v modular. It may be louder since it has forced induction. Anything will be an improvement over the silence of the silver lamb, gotta turn it into a gray wolf to be happy. I am sure if I like it on the 04 I will be talking about it. I have gotten many compliments on the 01 on the SLP sound alone. Sure made it sound like there was more under the hood than a stock motor and the restrictive headers and quad cats.

ausie
10-16-2004, 07:22 AM
The SLP Loudmouth kit just arrived yesterday. It was raining like hell when I got home. The box was soaked and so was I as I had to bring in each piece (whatever I could carry) since the box must have been poorly sealed when shipped. I found all the parts except for the invoice (may be on the box or in the clamp kit). After a full pot of coffee, I will inspect all the parts before installing them. SWEET, I cannot wait until it screams! :firedevil

Grey03Cobra
10-16-2004, 09:58 AM
I've had many exhaust systems over the years, but Bassani has been my favorite by far. The good thing about it is the whole system is modular. You can add an X-pipe later if you want, and that comes with extra pipes so you can run without cats if you want. In the future if you decide you want some headers, the Bassani Mid-lengths are some of the easiest to install.

ausie
10-17-2004, 09:26 AM
SLP loudmouth is on the car. It took me longer to install than it did to put the same system on the 01 due to vehicle height. My heavy jack would not fit under the car without a little help from the light weight aluminum jack on the side. The tone is deeper on the 04 with or without boost than the 01. I am pleased. The 04 is no longer a sleeping giant but a screaming demon!

SLP is like many other exhaust companies, they offer a complete set, long tube headers, x pipe (high flow cats, or no cats). I bught the first SLP on the basis of the muffler part of the system. Since I was happy with the first one on the 01, I guess that made me a repeat customer. I am familiar with Borla and Bassani, Hooker, JBH, etc.... but since I bought SLP for the first car, I was hooked. Headers and or X pipe will have to come later. For now, I have completed the mods I wanted without voiding my basic warrenty.

casey99COBRA
10-17-2004, 10:41 AM
will the bassani x pipe work with the slp loud mouth cat back?

ausie
10-18-2004, 08:09 AM
It should if the offset of the x-pipe retains the stock offset of the H-pipe. You could always inquire at SLP or Bassani. Be cautious though, some kits have their own offsets which are intended for use with their own products. I had a friend who owns a 5.0L mustang who mixed and matched some exhaust parts only to find they did not match properly. If the x pipe is a direct drop in replacement OEM fit for use with stock exhaust it should be compatible with the SLP. Asking the manufacturer would be the better solution. www.slponline.com (http://www.slponline.com) send them an e-mail and see what happens. They should respond within a day or two.

smashedheadcat
10-18-2004, 10:21 AM
I think you really need to look into the borla stinger catback. This piece sounds awesome even with the stock H-pipe. Definately a mean sound. The fit and finish is second to none, and they make great power. The 4 inch watermelon shooter tips look awesome too. If you like it really loud (great tone as well), add the prochamber midpipe with no cats. It can be had for about $200.

kilroy
10-19-2004, 04:34 AM
NewFoundPower~ I put a Borla system on my Cobra and have been happy with not only the sound but also performance. I'd definitely give my vote to them.I think you really need to look into the borla stinger catback. This piece sounds awesome even with the stock H-pipe. Definately a mean sound. The fit and finish is second to none, and they make great power. The 4 inch watermelon shooter tips look awesome too. If you like it really loud (great tone as well), add the prochamber midpipe with no cats. It can be had for about $200.NFP, when i went to the dyno to get base numbers - I had my stingers in the trunk to be swapped on & the car re-checked. 28rwhp :eek: I kid you not. All else the same & had em on & back on the rollers inside 40 minutes... The sound, even with stock H is second to none. I now have a Bassani metallic-strat catted x-pipe & it's just crazy. I'll swap off the cats this weekend while at the dyno & tell ya what it's worth. In MM&FF, they did an article on these metallic-strat cats on an 01 Cobra (i think) and at the peak difference - the cats were only 9rwhp constriction versus the flow tubes.

You can't go wrong with Borla Stingers, for sure.

NewFoundPower
10-19-2004, 09:51 AM
Hmmm, yet another combo to think about. Doesn't really surprise me about the pick-up of 28 rwhp. The stock exhaust is so restrictive sometimes I am amazed it doesn't choke the engine out :D . I honestly have no idea what combo to go with, so many choices but keep'em coming guys.

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