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when it comes to exhaust sound nirvana for the 300c, it seems to me that the ultimate sound is in the ear of the beholder. obviously alot of people love the sound o' the zoomers, being that so many have em and are raving about them. as well as the zoomers lack of drone. seems like a really high quality product, with solid people behind it as well. as far as the zoomers sound, its a throaty, deep gargly sound that many love, here is the link:

http://www.ixaru.com/zoomers/kidcoastal.htm

Personally, when i listen to the different exhaust clips, the one that sounds the way i like...which ill desribe as a "cleaner" type sound, still a deep voice, but more muffled and less gargly then the zoomers....this magnaflow clip of a magnum rt is closer to what my ear desires to hear:

http://www.magnaflow.com/04sound/04american.asp

Then there is Borla....but there site has no 300c clips, and i havent sampled the sounds of a live 300c exhaling with borlas.

regarding the magnaflows, I have read in this forum that A) the magnaflow is too loud. B) the magnaflow is too quiet. C) the magnaflow is a "classier" sound.

im beginning to think that different ears hear different things as well as deriving aural pleasure from different sounds. geez. :smoker:
 

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You 'da man,

Thanks for the 'Magnaflow' link. I guess a true comparison can only be derived by having three identically equipped vehicles, but each of the three having one of the different exhaust systems in question, parked and running next to each other. This is why attending one of our meets is such a great idea...gaining 'fist hand experience' I guess. In regards to your concluding statement, I guess a good analogy would explain the reason why different people prefer different types of music. :wink:
 

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You 'da man,

Thanks for the 'Magnaflow' link. I guess a true comparison can only be derived by having three identically equipped vehicles, but each of the three having one of the different exhaust systems in question, parked and running next to each other. This is why attending one of our meets is such a great idea...
at the HB meet, i heard the zoomers first hand as well as a couple with the econo exhaust, cutting out the suitcases etc. no borlas or magnaflows that i saw/heard.
 

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There were a couple of Borla systems there and a Magna flow on a Magnum. JonW has the Borla system. Give him a PM, he's in HB and I'm sure would take you for a spin.

damn, i wasnt in exhaust mode yet at the meet....i was a wheel freak back then. o well, i could always head down to SD manana :)
 

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I think these systems that have no rear mufflers are prone to be more on the loud side. At least the Magnaflow does have 2 rear mufflers and may not be as loud as the Zoomers. Plus I want a kit that is DIY friendly and the Zoomers needs professional installation requiring welding and cutting.
 

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I heard all 3 setups at the Socal meet and will try to sum up my experiences as simple as possible.

Borla: Sounded just like stock but louder at High RPMs. Not worth the $700 for me. I'd rather remain stock. Classiest of the bunch.

Magnaflow: Sounded sloppy and gurgly, like a cheap flowmaster setup on a chevy truck. Much louder than the Borla setup. My initial impression was that this setup would get very annoying on a long roadtrip. The magnaflow sounded like a musclecar to me.

Zoomers: Music to my ears. Totally different exhaust note than stock, borla or magnaflow. Almost like an exotic. Closest thing I could compare it to is the sound of a large tuned American V8 like a Corvette or a V12 Viper. Heavy growl (or snarl) at WOT and very quiet at idle and low RPMS. I heard kid coastal leave the parking lot and it sounded stock until he opened it up down the street. I was sold instantly.


FWIW I cancelled my Borla order that following week and purchased a Zoomer setup. I highly recommend auditioning each system because we all have different tastes and ears.
 

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I did the Zoomers myself on ramps. The only hard part is cutting with the sawsall from under the car. Otherwise it is a true bolt on kit, w/ exceptional fit and finish, and the sound IMHO is just right. I like the burble when downshifting using the auto stick.

FYI, after having a shop fully weld the system up it mellowed just a touch.
 

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well i got my zoomers installed this morning...and have been driving all over OC today, spreading the hemi sounds wherever i travelled.

they sound great, the car feels great, real happy with the decision to go with this exhaust. i was way wrong in my original assessment as far as the sound goes.
 

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I really appreciate all the sound clips and narratives on the sounds. Thanks guys. Really helping me narrow down a decision.
 

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eudaman said:
well i got my zoomers installed this morning...and have been driving all over OC today, spreading the hemi sounds wherever i travelled.

they sound great, the car feels great, real happy with the decision to go with this exhaust. i was way wrong in my original assessment as far as the sound goes.
You 'Da Man...welcome to the 'Zoomers' group. I'm certainly glad to hear that you feel you had made the correct decision after all, and that you're also happy with the 'Zoomers' system and its install...good show! :fing02:
 
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