In the long-run, if you ever want to go back, a pair of joint clamps will let you put the stock exhaust on without having to re-weld anyway. I just did so with my V.
My subie is loud as **** now cat less downpipe into 3 inch exhaust my neighbours windows shake when I
Fire her up. It was subtle in stock form.
Never mind my external wastegate.
lulz at external wastegate...I know alllll about it.
You should see my 2JZ RX-7. I have a straight-up open dump-pipe coming right off the 45mm Turbosmart external wastegate. :P
I think a full 2.5" or even 3" exhaust with high-flow cat and resonator will really give the ATS 2.0T the aggressive exhaust note it needs without being TOO much.
The Magnaflow mufflers themselves seem to add a good tone for this particular motor, but with ONLY a cat-back, it just doesn't feel/sound like enough of an upgrade for the more hardcore "tuners" in our community, such as myself. :P
Each to his/her own but I can see little benefit to putting a Magnaflow on a 4 banger, especially with only one muffler! True, you will add a little more muscle sound but who the heck wants a Caddy that sounds like a rice burner..!! Kid stuff! I have had big American V8's most of my life including 3 ZR-1's and now a C6. The C6 runs a Magnaflow cat back, and while it produces a really nice muscle car sound [not at all kid like or cheap hot rod sounding] it does little for increasing performance. When I went with a Magnaflow type on 2 of my ZR-1's I did get increased 1/4 mile trap speeds by about 3 or 4 mph but they did little for the ET's. Magnaflow makes nice products, but why on a Cadillac!
The only exhaust piece worth any performance improvement on a 4 cylinder turbo would be a downpipe.
Everything else is just for sound.
I think it's kind of cool that it's not overly loud, if you can do a new video with it a bit broken in that would be great! In your opinion, compared to a 3.6L, is it louder or quieter?
Also, how audible is it in the car?
As with most anything, "because you can", more importantly, because aftermarket anything will help get this car and brand some much needed visibilty.Quote:
Originally Posted by KXAM
Cadillac has come out with a performance exhaust developed with them by Borla, my parts guy got word from his GM accessory rep.
not gonna lie I couldn't really tell the difference in that youtube video