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Old 03-02-15, 01:05 PM   #1
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Default Tsudo Axle-back Installed

Alright CL members. I finally decided on a low budget exhaust solution. I was sick of how quiet my 2008 IS350 was, so I purchased the Tsudo axle back off of Speed Element Motors. And of course they lowered the price $50 a week later , but oh well. The tips look great, 4.5" definitely fills the exhaust cutouts. The shop only charged me $45 to install it and said there was no fitment issues at all. Apparently they redesigned a few dimensions to minimize any fitment issues.

This axle back did exactly what I wanted. It gave my car a little bit of growl like a 350z or g35 and looks good doing it. It obviously isn't broken in yet, but I already like the way it sounds. Originally there was thoughts of doing a resonator delete if this wasn't loud enough, but that is no longer needed. I will post some pictures and maybe a video when the weather gets nicer. The car is a mess right now with all the snow and road salt...

PS. I can definitely feel the advertised 15-20hp. Throttle response is way better plus I think I can get like 5 more mpg on the highway. I'm pretty sure I can take my friends 2014 Mustang GT now. Gonna challenge him this weekend for pink-slips. Obviously I'm kidding haha. I only got this for the sounds and look. No plans to dyno either as I don't have a stock number to compare it to.

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Old 03-03-15, 12:04 PM   #2
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I was also planning on getting the Tsudo myself but I had to wait until SE have it in stock for the V2 one. I wasn't patient so I bought the M2 instead on EBay. I also did a Reso Delete to get the Growl. Still want it louder tbh. The Tsudo seems to be a HKS rep. Looks good hope to see more reviews.
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How long did it take from once you ordered it till it arrived? I want to order today but ill be out of town the beginning of next week. just wondering if i should wait till i get back to order.
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Old 03-03-15, 06:48 PM   #4
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Also it took 5 business days to arrive I believe. I would call to see how many they have left before putting it off, especially at the lowered price.

Sound wise, I definitely don't need anything more. Sounds awesome when I gun it.
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Old 03-04-15, 02:54 PM   #5
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I also bought the Tsudo V2 exhaust a couple of weeks ago and installed it. I'm happy with the sound but was not entirely thrilled with the fitment on mine.

Maybe I'm picky or mine was different, but the center to center on the stock exhaust exit pipes is almost an inch more then these which made the tips sit inwards in the rear cut outs.I solved that with 3/8" spacers on each side where it attaches to the forward pipe as bending the hangers will do nothing for center to center. Now I have them centered in the bumper hole cutouts.

Also the drivers side stuck out further if bolted straight up but they slot the holes on the 1/2" flanges, so that side can be pushed forward and bolted and pass. side be pulled back and bolted. It works to even them out but not optimal for exhaust flow as the 2 1/2" center holes are not lined up inside the flanges....... but not a big deal.

I called them and told them about my experience for future reference. I am a bit **** about stuff being right and I'm a mechanic who has done many exhaust installs. Some or probably most people probably wouldn't even notice. The workmanship with the stainless and welds does look top notch and no complaints there.........................YMMV
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^See, that's what I'm afraid of! I love the price and sound of this exhaust, but the fitment isn't ALWAYS good. The bulk of the pics I've seen show the rear center section where the two mufflers connect and merge into the midpipe seem to always hang too low. With my 2IS being already too low as it is, I cannot afford to hit stuff and knock my exhaust off.

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I do see what you're saying about the center to center dimension. WHY DID YOU HAVE TO POINT THAT OUT??!?!?! But I might try your little trick to put the spacers in just to push the tips outward (towards the sides of the vehicle). How difficult is that to do?
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