Originally Posted by hogasswild
I think the materials are great quality too, but chambered exhausts are known to lose power which is why you don't typically see them anymore. So if you're just looking for that 60s muscle car sound, that's great. For the price I would be asking for more than just acoustic improvements and loss of HP and torque lol.
Busted! Sorry for not responding to this thread, been occupied with R&D on some new products.
Yes, our chambered exhaust does offer a great muscle car sound. Our design was created to give the V6 Mustang a deep growl while decreasing backpressure using a free flow design muffler and smooth mandrel bends. If we chose a full 3", there would be a noticeable loss of TQ/HP on the bottom end. Using a 2.5" exhaust has allowed us to create a system that produces power across the entire RPM range. This means an increase in throttle response off the line, while still having a enough free flow at higher RPM to make better horsepower than stock and still support additional future engine modifications. You can expect 5-10hp with a catback exhaust upgrade. Our design will gain horsepower but its actually based on other variables. Keep in mind the motor is a huge airpump, the more you inhale/exhale the more power available. Now if you add in a larger capacity intake, re-tweek the computer to compensate for now modified air fuel ratio, then you have a noticeable difference in power. (I'm sure you guys all know this, just trying to get my point across). Now if you want to make power, buying a catback is only a small part of the equation, but this is what makes the sound you want. Great first upgrade because now your car will sound sweet!!! One of the best upgrades to increase power on any vehicle is to get rid of stock manifolds and replace them with a long tube design (28-32" primary) because this will increase power from idle to redline.
So in short its all relative.
Purchase a catback based on sound, quality of material, fitment and of course price.
I can understand the loss of power if your overall volume of exhaust is too small for the dynamic of your motor (ie supercharger, bore/stroke, rpm requirements, etc...) If your V6 is pushing over 500hp, then you want to consider a larger exhaust, no doubt!
Ok now let me have it, I know you guys will!! haha