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Old 3rd May 2004
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Default Sprot Exhaust Sound...

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. 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.
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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.
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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.
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Thanks guys. If I get the sports exhaust it will be for the oval tip. Would be nice to have a little growl though...
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Thanks guys. If I get the sports exhaust it will be for the oval tip. Would be nice to have a little growl though...
Read the CAT-back stuff over in the performance forum. I think aftermarket systems would be a bigger improvement over any Saab "sport"exhaust.
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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.
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I followed Mav with the magnaflow and it is simply awesome.. he described it perfectly.

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I have the sports exhaust on my 2.0t Arc. Its for looks only (goes with the kit).
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I followed Mav with the magnaflow and it is simply awesome.. he described it perfectly.
Ditto
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as well...

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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?
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Jazman, I'm going to move this post to the Tuning forum, where you might be able to see other similar posts!

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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.

---------------------------------- EDIT --------------------

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/
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Thanks CallipNCUsaab. Nice audio files.
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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?
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paid $200 part and labor.
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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.
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