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Old 06-17-14, 04:42 AM   #1
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I've been going back and forth on which exhaust to purchase. I know both are excellent choices as the companies are well known and the products are top of the line. Just wondering if anyone has any feedback about the exhausts? Pros vs cons?

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Old 06-18-14, 10:29 AM   #2
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It is just going to be a sound preference. Can't imagine too much difference in HP gains, if any at all. Good luck with your choice, I'm sure either will be a great one.
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There will be a bit of hp gain, but it's usually so small that you never notice. The car will feel faster due to the increased sound though.
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JoeZ ALL THE WAY, proven quality and dyno #s. Plus they mufflers dont look all ricey...
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JoeZ ALL THE WAY, proven quality and dyno #s. Plus they mufflers dont look all ricey...
I'm leaning towards Joe Z Have any videos of the exhaust?
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Arks dual stage resonators are pretty sweet too. Keeping it quiet in cabin and aggressive out back.
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I think I like the sound of ARK more but there's something about the Joe Z that keeps bringing me back. I wish ARK would dyno the damn exhaust.
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I have the Ark and am in love with it! Quiet when you need it and aggressive when you push the gas!
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Can anyone comment on any droning they've experienced? If any?
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Jay, you are in love with your exhaust, your not humping it are you ? Randre19 i will get you some vids as promised. Was busing all weekend. Just order the JoeZ, i promise you will be happy....
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I'd prefer the ark if it were an axleback, and same price as joe z.

I mean, hp gains aren't that great on this car.. might as well have nice sound.
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How does the F-sport stack up to these? I figure if lexus approved it, its gotta some where towards the top
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How does the F-sport stack up to these? I figure if lexus approved it, its gotta some where towards the top
The F-sport looks and sounds great, it's just overpriced. But if you're willing to spend the money, you'll be happy with it.
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Is F-sport exhaust just the mufflers?

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Is F-sport exhaust just the mufflers?
Yes, it is only axle-back. So you are correct that it cannot be directly compared to the JoeZ or ARK catbacks. However, some people may prefer the sound of the axle back due to the sound being more subtle and less intrusive. So for those people, the F-sport should be considered.
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