Re: SSS (SuperSprintSucks)? NO!!!!!
As I just installed the Supersprint backbox I would like to add some comments to this thread. Even though my comments are not performance related they might help somebody with his decision.
As first, I would like to say a big thanks to Lukas, who helped me a lot to get my exhaust. THANK YOU LUKAS.
First, the installation is not as easy as I though. It seems like 2-screw-job, but it took me 2:15 instead of expected 30 minutes. After 3 years my exhaust was quite rusted and it took a lot of sweat to loosen the screw and disengage the two pipes rusted together. I would recommend buying two new rubber pieces that hold the damper. The installation will be easier as you can simply cut of the old ones and new rubber is always better as the old cracked one.
Installation of the new box is a little easier, but it takes some time to fit it properly. The exhaust has very little free space in the bumper opening and if you don’t want it to touch the bumper, you have some work to do.
When I started the engine, my first thought was: "Its too quiet, not much difference from original!" (hearing in the car interior). But than I started with normal driving and I noticed the change.
I drove 200 km today and I can say the exhaust really changed the note since being new. It is definitely not aggressive. The tone is very nice; it doesn’t disturb you by monotone highway driving with constant speed. You notice the tone especially by acceleration and downshifts. You always know the exhaust is there, but it doesn’t disturb and if you want to listen the radio by lower volume you can easily forget you have the backbox.
Not to be only so positive, I noticed one disadvantage: Now I really want the Supersprint center part as well
147GTA,Grigio Metallico,Imola leather, 3.75l conversion,F360 TB,ported heads,Balduzzi cams,GTV manifolds,EQ pipes,Supersprint silenced cat back,18" GT multispokes,KW V3,Galfer 6pot 355mm,Brembo sport rear, Blaupunk NewYork 800 + Focal
147 1.6TS, Nerro,Beige Interior,Galfer Extreme Brake kit,2,0TS intake manifold,Custom ex. manifold,200CPI cat,Supersprint silenced center + OO backbox,GTA spoiler,GTA side skirts,GTA headlights,Blaupunkt LA MP74 + Focal + MacAudio + Dynamat + HERZ subwoofer
Last edited by gotcha; 29-04-07 at 20:25.