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This kit includes tips, J-pipes, muffler, clamps and all necessary hardware.
2008-2009 Pontiac G8 Standard & Automatic
This Solo Exhaust kit is classed as an “American Muscle” performance exhaust kit. This exhaust kit is for the enthusiasts that like a louder car. It has more sound than the G8 Mach-Shorty-Balanced and is definitely more aggressive both under load and while cruising.
When one hears this exhaust kit on a drive by, it’s hard to believe that it is as quiet as it is on the inside. It uses Solo’s 11” Mach muffler, J-pipes, mandrel bent exhaust pipes and staggered dual exhaust tips. This kit is polished and stainless steel both inside and out.
Overall note outside cabin is a 7.
Overall inside cabin exhaust note 4.5
The G8 Mach-Shorty exhaust kit has a meaner sound compared to the G8 Mach-Shorty-Balanced. While the G8 Mach-Shorty has a moderate or mid range + exhaust note outside the cabin the G8 Mach-Shorty exhaust kit has that true ‘American Muscle” sound and is classed as mid range ++. The exhaust note throughout the spectrum never even hints at raspy or ricey. Deep, full, smooth and mean would characterize the exhaust note outside the cabin while it remains tasteful on the inside.
8cyl to 4cyl jump…smooth transition.
4cyl to 8cyl jump…sharper octave change, definitely more pronounced than either the Mach or the Mach-Balanced exhaust kit.
Going up hills… You can hear the extra “pull” when going up hills but it never gets to a drone or hum.
The 4cyl mode has a low “guttural” sound. It’s not a drone or even a hum, but it’s a less than perfect tone that is best described as “guttural.” We recommend that if you go with the Mach-Shorty kits, you should “tune” out the 4cyl mode. The 4 cyl “guttural” sound in more pronounced with the 11” long Mach muffler. Many will say it’s acceptable as it doesn’t drone but some will not like the tone.
Too quiet inside the car. Many “enthusiasts” like to hear the car inside as well as outside. The J-pipes do such a good job of eliminating the “drone frequencies” that the car remains reasonably quiet inside while being loud outside.
Probable customers – People that like louder performance. The “car enthusiasts.” Customers that like to hear that “edge” when driving hard but still like a reasonably quiet car inside.
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The new setup sounds great!
Whatever they are, they sound NASTY. Great job, looking forward to seeing the gains.
MaxPower… You’re running a 3.5″ tip on your new setup correct? by the way..sounds awesome!! very mean!
Went for a TEST DRIVE!!
NO DRONE AT ALL!!!!!
ZERO, NONE, NIL – Just SWEET exhaust!!
Yesterday I drove to the buffalo to have the j’s installed. The guys at the shop had it done in about 40 min. Very nice group of people. Now, the sound difference is amazing. I didn’t think I had that much drone but after the mod I now realize how much I really had. My head now is good.
I haven’t beern able to hear a good demo outside the car other than startup, but it’s nice. More mellow and smoother than without the the j’s. Very pleased. I also go the solstice rectangle tips installed. They are definitely the correct shape for the valance. Not totally sure if they’re my final version of tip, but i think better than the round. I’ll get some pics shortly to see what everyone thinks.
Sorry for the pic whoring, but I’m loving every bit about the exhaust!! The shop manager Dan jumped when I started the car up for him outside. He couldn’t believe how good it sounded. Gave it some gas on the way out – MAN she sure sounds great!
…and still NO DRONE! Lol
I do not know how an exhaust system could look any better. If it sounds half as good as it looks… you are a lucky man!
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