Just installed the BOE quarter stick
Its officially 6 am, and that took a couple friends and I a while!
Things that sucked:
Guide is horrible...got it from blackwatch so I guess I don't know who wrote it, but it needs fixing.
Getting the back grill off and not realizing it couldn't come off until the exhaust was super loose.
Getting the actual stock exhaust off. Had to bend a good amount of heatshield. We cut through the weld on the clamp holding the catback to the cat pipe since we couldn't chisel it, and then the two wouldn't separate. After a very long time of trying to get them to part ways, I went to safeway at 4 am or somewhere around that, maybe 3? We bought some WD40 and hot pockets. About 20 min of the WD40 on the slip joint and it was workable.
Things that are awesome:
Everything about this exhaust. Holy jesus does this thing sound amazing! Right when I started the car to come down from the ramps I was just blown away -- granted I have the loud version (not the silent touch). Driving around there definitely is drone but only obviously if you are giving it moderate gas. Simple cruising around can actually be very quiet depending on how you drive.
I get a lot of gurgle and it sounds great. I opened it up a few times and boy does this car sound like it belongs in F1!! Simply put this exhaust makes the car actually sound exotic now. I'm blown away....all this is a very tired rant as it took us quite a while to get what seems to be very little done. This was my first time seriously working on my exige, other than an oil change.
Did I mention it weighs next to nothing? I saved a **** load of weight tonight, or at least it would seem that way (didn't throw anything on a scale). It also mounts much easier than the stock exhaust and is very easy to service, from what I can already gather.
I'm sure I'll have more to say tomorrow. I will also take some HD video of what it sounds like soon.