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: Sprot Exhaust Sound...


Jazman
03-05-04, 11:39 AM
All you guys w/ the Aeros - does the sport exhaust 'sound' any different, ie, louder or more sporty, than the one on the Arc /Linear?

The Saab catalog says something like...more powerful sound...

I drove an Aero this weekend, and did'nt notice any difference. :o I know the arguments about this sport exhaust not really being better than the stock one, but just curious regarding sound inside or outside the cabin. Thanks.

rfortier
03-05-04, 01:15 PM
I have installed the sports exhaust on my linear and it does not sound any different from the factory installed one. When I read the line "more powerful sound" in the catalog I was concerned that it would sound like my neighbor's honda. I jump to to ceiling everytime in starts the car. There is a loud rumbling sound to his exhaust. Not so with mine fortunately.

I got it for the looks (with the body kit) not for the sound.

Automaggot
03-05-04, 02:10 PM
My father has the 2.0T Aero with the sport exhaust, and I have a Linear with the normal exhaust. His is a wee bit louder... but that might just result from the turn-downs on the stock muffler.

Jazman
03-05-04, 03:43 PM
Thanks guys. If I get the sports exhaust it will be for the oval tip. Would be nice to have a little growl though... :roll:

ctrlz
03-05-04, 03:58 PM
Thanks guys. If I get the sports exhaust it will be for the oval tip. Would be nice to have a little growl though... :roll:

Read the CAT-back stuff over in the performance forum. I think aftermarket systems would be a bigger improvement over any Saab "sport"exhaust.

mav238
03-05-04, 04:22 PM
I have installed the sports exhaust on my linear and it does not sound any different from the factory installed one. When I read the line "more powerful sound" in the catalog I was concerned that it would sound like my neighbor's honda. I jump to to ceiling everytime in starts the car. There is a loud rumbling sound to his exhaust. Not so with mine fortunately.

I got it for the looks (with the body kit) not for the sound.

I think the more powerful sound comes on only when you accelerate under engine load. The exhaust airflow during deceleration/acceleration, during idling and during hwy cruising are all different, making the sound different under different operating conditions.

My Magnaflow exhaust muffler gives a deep rumbling (but not loud at all) note during idling. When cruising at 80-120 km/h, you hardly hear the magnaflow exhaust. But when you accelerate through the gears and the engine revving up from 2000 to 5000 rpm, the magnaflow simply growls deeply. When I picked up my nephews from the airport who are visiting from Singapore, they were surprised how aggressive the Magnaflow sounded, not ricey, but just gives the car a really powerful note during acceleration.

CallipNCSUsaab
03-05-04, 06:40 PM
I followed Mav with the magnaflow and it is simply awesome.. he described it perfectly.

http://www.brentroad.com/photos/00236443.jpg

Saba
03-05-04, 06:43 PM
I have the sports exhaust on my 2.0t Arc. Its for looks only (goes with the kit).

Jet 9-3
04-05-04, 09:19 AM
I followed Mav with the magnaflow and it is simply awesome.. he described it perfectly.

Ditto

solid155
04-05-04, 10:31 AM
as well...

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Jazman
04-05-04, 12:08 PM
With the Magnaflow, did you have to cut the stock exhaust pipe at some point to clamp/weld the Magnaflow on? Is this the same or diff than with the Saab sport?

Viscouse
04-05-04, 12:32 PM
Jazman, I'm going to move this post to the Tuning forum, where you might be able to see other similar posts!

Welcome to Saabcentral!

CallipNCSUsaab
05-05-04, 12:24 PM
jazman, they do cut the pipe... its at a good section though. just one slight turn which you can actually see on solid155's pic.

if you are wanting performace you are going to have to do a downpipe back system with our cars... if you want to spend less money have a better looking and sounding car the magnaflow is the way to go.

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I am adding the link to my craip dump site which has a few videos of the exhaust taken from my digital camera... not great but you can hear the magnaflow!!

http://home.nc.rr.com/callip/

Jazman
05-05-04, 01:43 PM
Thanks CallipNCUsaab. Nice audio files.

spielnicht
06-05-04, 10:30 PM
as well...

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solid, I am hooked on your muffler. I am going to order one tomorrow. My stock Linear muffler looks horrible with the body kit. How much did you pay for installation?

solid155
06-05-04, 11:07 PM
paid $200 part and labor.

jmcorsi1172
07-05-04, 08:07 PM
I traded up from a Linear to an Aero a couple of weeks ago. My dealer drove it for a few months. It came with an Abbot Racing Sports Exhaust, oval tip. The sound is incredible, just as Mav described.