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    Just bought a SpeedTech Exhaust - Review

    Fitment: 5/10 F
    Build Quality: 8/10 B, Muffler choice brings down an otherwise good score.
    Sound Quality: 7.5/10 C
    Loudness: 8/10
    Drone: No


    Price: $480, bought on sale 4/12, Full Turbo-Back

    Pros:
    Full 3''. Bellmouth Downpipe. Good price for a full exhaust. Thick Flanges. Welds were Good. Hangers were thick. Came with gaskets and hardware. Polished Stainless Steel. No Drone. Deep Sound.

    Cons:
    Had fitment issues, I couldn't solve them myself without using the Red Silicone Gasket. Needs long hangers, will scrape bumper without. DP also hits Rubber AC drain hose. Fully catless so it "rattled" at certain rpm's and could be obnoxious, splatty sounding. Found out the Muffler is a generic muffler also found on ebay. Chad at SpeedTech maintained that they still "fabricate" they're own exhaust. Sound could be improved in my opinion with the use of a better, higher quality muffler.

    Conclusion
    All in all this is not the same SpeedTech exhaust of the past. I remember it to be much different.

    Why I got rid of it:
    Too loud for my personal taste, I wanted a quieter exhaust.



    Hitting the AC Hose


    Needs Long Hangers




    Last edited by wreckingball man; 03-18-2014 at 12:32 PM.

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    My advice is to preemptively modify your A/C drain line with metal tubing to prevent it from melting and falling inside the firewall. That will cause water to spray down your entire passenger side if you use the A/C. Ask me how I know...
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    How do you know? Just kidding.

    Luckily when I took it off the hose was still completely intact, I kid you not. I had the exhaust on for about 4k miles. It just never registered in my brain to take care of that hose even though I was aware of the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wreckingball man
    How do you know? Just kidding.

    Luckily when I took it off the hose was still completely intact, I kid you not. I had the exhaust on for about 4k miles. It just never registered in my brain to take care of that hose even though I was aware of the problem.
    I didn't even read the part about you taking it off, honestly...I just saw that comment and started typing.
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    LoL, thank you sir
    Last edited by wreckingball man; 03-18-2014 at 12:23 PM.

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