So my pypes bombs axle back exhaust finally arrived this morning and I headed over to the shop to have them installed. Normally, this wouldn't take any longer than about 30 minutes but there were some major fitment issues with the exhaust. I had read about them previously before purchasing but I wasn't anticipating it to be THAT bad. It's almost as if they weren't even designed for the car, barely fitting into the cutouts and rubbing heavily on the side of it.
We tried a few things to try and make it work but just ended up cutting and rewelding the hangars. It got the exhaust better aligned with the cutouts but the driver side sticks out a tad more than the passenger side. Hardly noticeable but if you're looking for it, you can definitely tell.
Aside from that headache, the sound is a major improvement over the stock exhaust, which I was surprised to see was very very quiet. (I have a '12, I feel like my '06 was louder stock and that only had a single muffler). My first impression was it sounded a bit like a fart can exhaust but getting on it changed my mind about that! I'm sure it will sound even better once it gets broken in and I get some headers and intake. Here's a couple pics. I'll try to get a video up ASAP.
Oh yeah! On the way home, I ran into an SS Camaro on the main strip. We exchanged a few pleasantries and since no one was around, we decided to have a little fun. I was surprised that I was able to keep up with him, never falling behind more than his rear quarter panel. Could've just been the driver but when we met at the next light, he complimented the sound of my exhaust but added "Doesn't drive as good as it sounds tho!" lol