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Finally got this done today. Personally I don't like how OEM exhaust looks and sounds. All the exhaust system in the market is either too loud, too heavy, or too expensive for my taste. So after I look at couple of members' custom exhaust, I decide to go for that route.

I use magnaflow part

11266 4X9X18 ID 2.5"
10706 2.5" 90 degree bend
10716 2.5" 180 degree bend

A local performance shop did it for me for 250$ installed (full stainless steel and mandrel bend) Yes its not shinny, and its not name brand, but its light (around 15lbs), functional and sounds damn good. Very close to how OEM exhaust sound, maybe 20% louder. It drone less than OEM exhaust at low RPM and sounds more aggressive than OEM at high RPM. I didn't get tip at all, you can barely see the exhaust pipe unless you go under the car. I love the stealth look and I think the rear end looks a lot cleaner now.
 

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sounds clips?
 

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I didn't think subtlety was part of Lotus ownership :p
Agree haha, Actually the main reason I went with tipless is because I can't find any off the shelf tip product that will fit into that small space. Most of the dual tips have 3 or 3.5" dual tips and are around 10" long. So I decide just to save some money and save some weight because some of those double wall tips are really heavy too.

The sound is kinda like this, but a lot quieter. Because I have stock header and cat.

http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f154/new-exhaust-67454/#post1200175
 

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Thanks for this. I am a huge fan of stealthiness as well and I'm going to take those PNs to my local exhaust shop when I get my baby and say "I want something like this."

Thanks again!
 
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