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Ok so I am trying to figure out what exhaust I am going to go with on my 2012 XB. What are you guys running currently and how do you like it? And would you have choosen something different looking back?

I am thinking about the Tanabe Medalion Concept G Exhaust System but, since I know at some point that I am going to put on the turbo I am also thinking 3" Turbo Exhaust System.

Opinions? Random thoughts? Don't do its? Help...
 

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I currently am running straight axel back and you can barely hear it. After 3k all you hear is the engine, no exhaust noise at all.

To get any noise you have to change the scuba tank.
 

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I got the CXRacing full catback. If you want to drop bass bombs everywhere you go, get this monster.
 

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I currently am running straight axel back and you can barely hear it. After 3k all you hear is the engine, no exhaust noise at all.

To get any noise you have to change the scuba tank.
The result sounds like a vintage 4-banger sports car. I love it (did at the strong recommendation of Butcher in Scikotics, the WAK guy). I'd say, the sound and volume sound more "purposeful" than "look at me."
I don't regret it at all.
I'd say it is louder than stock, but less than most aftermarket exhausts.

I used 2.5" pipe. A local muffler guy took off my original, copied the bends and welded it in not far after the scuba.
I WOULD recommend a stainless pipe, despite extra cost, as it won't rust.
 

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I have the Tsudo too and I like it a lot! Just loud enough, well balanced with my Short Ram.

that's not mine, but the sound is pretty accurate
 

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The "scuba tank" is the primary muffler AND the second of the 2 catalytic converters. It is also important in the mid-range torque of the xB.
Remove only if you REALLY want to . . .
 

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my tsudo dual exhaust has a nice rumble to it and on the highway the drone is easily heard. If you want super loud you do need to remove the tank though.
I have the Tsudo too and I like it a lot! Just loud enough, well balanced with my Short Ram.

Video that's not mine, but the sound is pretty accurate
The "scuba tank" is the primary muffler AND the second of the 2 catalytic converters. It is also important in the mid-range torque of the xB.
Remove only if you REALLY want to . . .
As per the above quotes, I'm very happy with my Tsudo catback exhaust. It's up to each of us to decide what pleases us best, but the Tsudo catback pleases me well :)!
 

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Yeah I have been "listening" to a few videos on the Tsudo dual fireball catback and am impressed with the deep tones and lack of blaring and popping. They sound strong yet classy muscle toned, this is quickly rising to the top of my list.

Thanks much for all the input guys it is really appreciated!
 

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I went with a custom (aka local muffler shop) exhaust. 2.25" from the scuba back, Magnaflow 4" x 14", with the stock tip. I wanted to go with the stealth look.

From listening to similar Magnaflow systems on YouTube, mine sounds very similar.
 

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I'm running a custom axleback, that's it. I'm happy with it. Not too loud like the CX Racing joint. That setup is so loud. Seriously. Blocks away loud. Doesn't sound bad, just mega ultra loud. No rasp. Loud.


Did I mention that it was loud?
 

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I'm running a custom axleback, that's it. I'm happy with it. Not too loud like the CX Racing joint. That setup is so loud. Seriously. Blocks away loud. Doesn't sound bad, just mega ultra loud. No rasp. Loud.


Did I mention that it was loud?
Cop frenzy loud?
 

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Cop frenzy loud?
I've had it on my car for about a year and I've never draw any attention from cops. I think as long as you don't make yourself look like a dick on the road, revving your engine everywhere they don't care. Unless the economy gets worse and then they'll probably pull you over for it.
 

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I've had it on my car for about a year and I've never draw any attention from cops. I think as long as you don't make yourself look like a dick on the road, revving your engine everywhere they don't care. Unless the economy gets worse and then they'll probably pull you over for it.
Could you make a video inside your car? So we can hear how loud it is?
 

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So, I've got the Tanabe Medalion Concept G axle-back on right now and it sounds the same as stock. My exhaust guy told me it wouldn't sound any different before he put it on because the stock muffler's flow was straight through too. And he was right. We got to looking at the 'scuba tank' and he told me to look it up and make sure it would be safe to take off, that way we wouldn't be affecting any back pressure or something like that. I looked it up and can't really find any straight forward answers except for that it'll be very loud without it. But, is it safe to remove the scuba-tank and put a straight pipe or resonator/hiflow cat? I don't want any carbon monoxide or something getting in my car and I don't want to lose power or deal with a check engine light. I just pretty much want to know if it's dangerous or crucial to have. I don't care about the volume. Also, I like many others am on a budget so I'm looking for the cheapest solution to get rid of that thing. Could I possibly replace it with the stock muffler?
 

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I've had it on my car for about a year and I've never draw any attention from cops. I think as long as you don't make yourself look like a dick on the road, revving your engine everywhere they don't care. Unless the economy gets worse and then they'll probably pull you over for it.
This. If you're not over-revving and acting like an absolute mouth breather, you'll be okay.
 

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I started out with just the Ebay TRD replica muffler. I honestly could not hear any difference over stock. Then I installed the Tsudo 4-2-1 stainless header with the Tsudo catted s pipe. The sound got a little louder but was still very mild, and slightly louder than stock...

Then I went with the Tsudo Scuba delete pipe and now it sounds perfect in my opinion. It's not raspy or obnoxious at all. It's just a nice and deep racy sound that is still mellow when you are not on the go pedal. i wanted more power, so that's why I went with the header and S-pipe. If all you are looking for is sound, then the scuba delete is the way to go. The Tsudo one is baffled and packed with fiberglass and steel wool so it has a deep sound, not tinny sounding...






I made 2 videos. One is before the Scuba delete and one is after...

Before Scuba delete...

After Scuba delete...
 

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Any check engine light?
I saw the CIL eliminator, but sometimes they don't work !
 

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No check engine light after several hundred miles of city and freeway driving...

I love that I can actually hear my downshifts now...
 
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