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I had my Zoomers installed yesterday. I also have the Volant CAI. If anyone in the area wants a sampler let me know.

Installation:
I had the guy AspenDog used to bend his tips to match his ground effects install my Zoomers. This is a 30+ year muffler guy who might even be more meticulous than AspenDog is. He commented the system looked great and he like the sound at start up but did not take it for a spin. He also said it installs a little harder than most bolt on systems. I tried to get him to use clamps only in case I fail the wifey test but he said two of the three joints did not fit tight enough to his liking for clamps so he spot welded them. If you are a quality guy this system is not a self install in that regard.

Performance:
Throttle is more responsive but I am sure as it breaks in I will see even more. I have less than 2K miles on my car.

Sound:
I can not hear any drone as of yet. I think it is easiest to comment on the sound using four distinct categories:

1. Start Up
Has a nice burble and quiets back down. This should pass your wifey test. If not you were way off by even considering an exhaust mod.

2. Cruise Speed
Next to no sound at cruise. Will definitely pass wifey test.

3. WOT
Mean sounding. You can hide this from wifey if you drive light with her in the car. When she is not around I will be hitting that high note quite a bit. :biggrin:

4. Quarter to Half Throttle
This is where this exhaust is going to hurt you. Personally it is too loud in this area. I think that is where II Kings had his issues. At idle if you want to get up to 40 MPH on a city street it can't be done without too much sound no matter how hard you try. My wife has not partaken in the ride yet but I am giving my set up a 50% chance of having to be taken off because of this category alone. There is NO stealth capabilities here for you dreamers out there.

If you want a luxury car with some performance you need to stay away from this set up. If you want a performance car that has some luxury this set up is for you. I originally intended to be in the first category and I need to decide if I want to move over or not.

I hope this helps someone make a decision that is right for their situation. I am going to get AspenDog to take a listen as well to make sure the install of both the Voalnt and Zoomers 'sound' correct to him and give it a week or so before I make my own decision.

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Cajun Hemi
 

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You nailed it better than I could describe Cajun Hemi, I loved the start up and WOT, the light to half throttle getting up to cruise while granny driving is what got me, though I will say after a few days it was mellowing. Glad to see Blu is liking the unit he bought off me, seems most are thrilled with it.
 

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I couldn't agree more, I do notice it is louder at cruise (usually 80mph) but not bad at all. Getting up to speed, forget it, you know it's there, no being stealthy whatsoever! Fortunately, so far I love it!
 

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Cajun,
I too agree with your description. That was exactly my issue with the system, I loved the sound at start-up and idle. But most of my driving is through quiet back roads in suburbia and you can really hear it there.
 

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cajunHEMI, excellent description of the sound and the 2 categories! Yours may save some from making a "mistake", where the rest of us failed.
I am in the latter category and luckily, I don't have to put anything past a "wifey test"... lucky for my hubbeee, neither does he :nana: If I wanted it to remain quiet I'd have stayed stock and saved 1 large! I still find myself turning my music down once in awhile to listen.

To me, it's like the the melodic sound of a Harley... you just know.
No one asks anymore "that thang got a Hemi?" ... they just know :burnout:
 

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II kings 9:20 said:
You nailed it better than I could describe Cajun Hemi, I loved the start up and WOT, the light to half throttle getting up to cruise while granny driving is what got me, though I will say after a few days it was mellowing. Glad to see Blu is liking the unit he bought off me, seems most are thrilled with it.
My first wifey test will be tonight. My kids are going to a gym type event and I am taking the Mrs. out and I will need some granny driving to set the mood. As much as I love my car and money, I am still a primate motivated by sex/food so we will see.... :wink1:
 

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"I am still a primate motivated by sex/food so we will see.... "

Truest words I've read on the forum yet.

Breaking the sound description in the categories was the most helpful description yet. Great job and thanks.
 

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"I am still a primate motivated by sex/food so we will see.... "

Truest words I've read on the forum yet.

Breaking the sound description in the categories was the most helpful description yet. Great job and thanks.
Kid Coastal video clips are accurate and very high qaulity but the one crucial piece of information they leave out that would affect some of our decisions is what happens during granny accelerations?

If you look at sitting in traffic on the mobile, taking the wife to dinner, or Julio's countryside excursions, that ends up being a large percentage of my windshield time personally.

AspenDog is going to take my car for a test drive next week to give me an opinion on installation quality in case there is a chance something is not correct. And yes, that is what I am telling my wife......
 

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I agree with CajunHEMI's sound descriptions. I would like to add that the part-throttle noise seems to diminish after about a week or so. Also, the noise is louder when the car is cold. It does verge on the edge of what I would call acceptable, but then I'm working on becoming a curmudgeon.
 

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I've had the zoomers on for about a month and the sound does indeed mellow out after a while and also after the system gets warmed up. My system, and it may be different for different people, doesn't have a loud part or mid throttle noise at this time and cruising noise at 20, 40, 50 and 65 mph is all acceptable. None of my neighbors noticed that I changed the exhaust and I have come home after 12 am several times with no one in the house noticing. The difference for me is when I accelerate, you can hear a smooth, soft growl that is so sweet. I road with a friend of mine and he couldn't stop smiling, he was a motorhead in the 60's and 70's before I could even drive and he said he hadn't heard such a sound since then. Great to have compliments like that from someone who can tell what's wrong with older engines just by hearing them.
 

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how loud is the volant cold air box. i want to install one on my 300c, but after reading about how much noise they make i am getting second thoughts,i dont want it to sound like it is suckingthe dirt off the pavement.
 

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CajunHEMI said:
I had my Zoomers installed yesterday. I also have the Volant CAI. If anyone in the area wants a sampler let me know.

Installation:
I had the guy AspenDog used to bend his tips to match his ground effects install my Zoomers. This is a 30+ year muffler guy who might even be more meticulous than AspenDog is. He commented the system looked great and he like the sound at start up but did not take it for a spin. He also said it installs a little harder than most bolt on systems. I tried to get him to use clamps only in case I fail the wifey test but he said two of the three joints did not fit tight enough to his liking for clamps so he spot welded them. If you are a quality guy this system is not a self install in that regard.

Performance:
Throttle is more responsive but I am sure as it breaks in I will see even more. I have less than 2K miles on my car.

Sound:
I can not hear any drone as of yet. I think it is easiest to comment on the sound using four distinct categories:

1. Start Up
Has a nice burble and quiets back down. This should pass your wifey test. If not you were way off by even considering an exhaust mod.

2. Cruise Speed
Next to no sound at cruise. Will definitely pass wifey test.

3. WOT
Mean sounding. You can hide this from wifey if you drive light with her in the car. When she is not around I will be hitting that high note quite a bit. :biggrin:

4. Quarter to Half Throttle
This is where this exhaust is going to hurt you. Personally it is too loud in this area. I think that is where II Kings had his issues. At idle if you want to get up to 40 MPH on a city street it can't be done without too much sound no matter how hard you try. My wife has not partaken in the ride yet but I am giving my set up a 50% chance of having to be taken off because of this category alone. There is NO stealth capabilities here for you dreamers out there.

If you want a luxury car with some performance you need to stay away from this set up. If you want a performance car that has some luxury this set up is for you. I originally intended to be in the first category and I need to decide if I want to move over or not.

I hope this helps someone make a decision that is right for their situation. I am going to get AspenDog to take a listen as well to make sure the install of both the Voalnt and Zoomers 'sound' correct to him and give it a week or so before I make my own decision.

Regards,

Cajun Hemi

Great write up..One quick question:

Is the car yours or hers? :spank: That's the reason why I have my cars and she has hers. In my case, I own a SRT-4 and a 3000GT. She owns a BMW 540 and a Mitubishi Montero.

My SRT-4 is loud, very loud...She does not like it.
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She does not ride in my car. :evil:

Percy
 

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pdieppa said:
Great write up..One quick question:

Is the car yours or hers? :spank: That's the reason why I have my cars and she has hers. In my case, I own a SRT-4 and a 3000GT. She owns a BMW 540 and a Mitubishi Montero.

My SRT-4 is loud, very loud...She does not like it.
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She does not ride in my car. :evil:

Percy
Percy,

Ouch, I do have testicles but I would like to keep them from turning a shade of blue. :eek:uch:

The car is mine but I traded a Lexus GS400 stock that was very quiet and a Zoomers on a 300C with Volant is several steps over to the right of that and I think she is in a little shock.

I am still up in the air on what I plan to do. AspenDog drove my car yesterday and said he likes the sound.

And you know the saying, what's mine is hers and what's hers is hers. :biggrin:

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Cajun Hemi
 

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CajunHEMI said:
Percy,

Ouch, I do have testicles but I would like to keep them from turning a shade of blue. :eek:uch:

The car is mine but I traded a Lexus GS400 stock that was very quiet and a Zoomers on a 300C with Volant is several steps over to the right of that and I think she is in a little shock.

I am still up in the air on what I plan to do. AspenDog drove my car yesterday and said he likes the sound.

And you know the saying, what's mine is hers and what's hers is hers. :biggrin:

Regards,

Cajun Hemi

Well I'm in Dallas. Lemme know if you plan to get rid of it....I wouldn't mind possibly buying it off of you.
 
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