I know you posted this a long-ass time ago, so apologies for the late-ass response:If they are shot, I think you'll notice a good difference but I'm curious how much since you already have that bar in the back.
No worries. That sucks man. Sounds like the awr ones are pricey.I know you posted this a long-ass time ago, so apologies for the late-ass response:
I ended up taking the RB swaybar out, since the brackets that came with it were all sorts of bent and messed up. The clunking was awful, and personally, I could've done a better job installing the thing.
The stock bar is back in, and I'm currently saving up for the anti-clunk brackets from AWR (alongside some smaller bushings).
Racing Beat's exhaust system is absolutely top-notch. When I finally got to rip open the surrounding bubble wrap and look at it, the impression of serious handiwork came to mind. It's gorgeous, really, and certainly draws attention away from the rusting trailing links, lateral links, and stock swaybar.I totally am interested in how this sounds in the car. I have been eyeing this exhaust since before I got my car, and look forward to hearing what you have to say about it.
Hows the interior noise at 80-85MPH? I dont want exhaust drone in my car every day lol. My truck exhaust, its audible at those speeds, but subtle and doesnt get tiringRacing Beat's exhaust system is absolutely top-notch. When I finally got to rip open the surrounding bubble wrap and look at it, the impression of serious handiwork came to mind. It's gorgeous, really, and certainly draws attention away from the rusting trailing links, lateral links, and stock swaybar.
Installing took me about 2-3 hours (since I encountered some terribad Colorado-brand rust welds and was doing this on my back), but I'd imagine that someone with better equipment and experience could get it in far more quickly. Trying to keep the exhaust donuts in place was tricky, but it was nowhere near as annoying as the muffler hanger rubber! They were so old and malleable that they'd stretch really far and not want to come off.
When the system was in, I was highly impressed by the exhaust note/tone. Just as advertised, there were no raspiness or shitty ricey noises. The car took on a much more guttural or "throaty" tone while being far more deep and audible--but not so much that it would piss off the neighbors. It gives of a real "performance" attitude.
Now, the fun begins when you really send it! Upon flooring it, the exhaust tone really opens up and growls like it means business. I haven't redlined my car since putting the exhaust system on, but getting up past 4k rpms sounds excellent.
As for performance, the butt-dyno tells me that the car has slightly more pull. I noticed that in 4th and 5th gear, the car doesn't have as hard of a time pulling up hills. Most interestingly, though, was how 1st gear feels now. At least on my vehicle, 1st gear tended to be jerky. The exhaust system seemingly "smoothed" it out, if that makes any sense.
For actual empirical gains, I don't know yet.
Long story short, this system is excellent in build quality, sound, and performance. It's loud when you want it to be and quiet otherwise.
I'd highly recommend it to anyone running a N/A car (I don't know how it runs on a turbo set up)
Good. I hear some people with loud exhaust, and wonder how they dont get tired of it on long drives. I know Im pulling ~80 on my daily commute, so good to know it shouldnt be an issueHighest speed I went on the highway was about 80 mph, and while it was louder than stock, it wasn't major. I couldn't hear it over my music (or the wind noise, lol), so it certainly stays in-line with its loud when needed/quiet otherwise design.