After 3 months of waiting for my Larini system to be produced, ceramic coated, and shipped I have finally installed it this friday. What I ordered was the full set. The Larini manifolds, the Larini sports cat that attaches to that, and the Larini valved muffler. The muffler still needs the pre MY2012 silicon mounting bits. However they changed the material on the valve cable so I decided to leave it without heat wrap just to see. If it stops working I don't mind, sound is not a big difference with the valve on or off.
The ceramic coating is fantastic they made it in silver and you will notice the difference in one of the pics between the header pipes being that color and a stainless steel Larini plate on the header with an identification number.
As for the sound, amazing!! When accelerating in an underpass you hear some F1 sounds. Most of the time the sound is a mixture of Nissan GTR and a Ferrari. The downshifts are sensational and the sound just keeps getting louder. When I first drove the car I floored it, I wasn't looking at the RPM but judging from the sound I was sure I was at 6.5k RPM. I take a peek so I don't redline and its still on 4.5k! The above 4.5k the sound just takes your breath away. I guess a good way to put it is to say this is a Japanese engine with an Italian melody but it does have its character. I have a BOE intake, and I seldom hear it. You can tell its there in the background but as a percentage of sound its about 5-10% of the sound whereas when I had the stock exhaust I would easily say the BOE is 70-80% of the sound. Gurgles and pops are plenty but you can't hear them clearly in the vid you can make them out.
The videos, including the gopro one, in no way relays the sound. It gives a taste, but in real life the exhaust note is much more melodic. For the go pro vid, the whole vid is amazing and I push it, but if any of you guys are impatient and want to hear it at its peak its at 2 min and onwards (its a small video anyways). I will take some vids with my iPhone of the start-up, idle, and revs, just can't do it in my garage since its way too loud now and I live in a building. If any of you have any questions I would be happy to answer them. Enjoy!