While working out which exhaust system I want to invest in, I've been in contact with the guys at Nameless, and they've been nothing short of awesome at answering all my questions and being very customer-service oriented. It's no wonder they are so popular up here in the Northwest where they are based. For those who don't know, they are a smaller company of a few guys who TIG weld all their own stuff right here in Washington; even their own mufflers. Very high quality 100% T304 stainless steel, excellent welds, a very quality product.
One thing that did throw me off is while discussing whether I should go axleback or full catback, one of the guys I've bee nworking with told me this:
"Midpipe replacement is actually going to pick up almost 25ft lb of torque and right at 12 wheel horsepower over the 12ft lb and 10hp that the axleback makes. The catback actually can make good power on these cars on its own without a tune - it's just that most people don't invest a lot of R&D into the design of the catback to ensure that it makes good torque and power. "
This struck me as a bit odd, as all people seem to say on these forums is a catback will not make any power on our cars, it's just a noisemaker. How can this be then? I doubt he's toying with me with the reputation for integrity Nameless has, but I'm interested in those more experienced in this arena if these claims seem odd. I was leaning towards going the Nameless route anyways, but if I find that they aren't being totally truthful, I may go a different route. Any help would be appreciated; thanks!