Do it wrong, do it
twice. Do it right,
do it once.
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: New Zealand
My Supersprint system arrived nicely packaged on Tuesday.
As I was being extremely fussy the whole system took me just over a day to fit. It went on with only a few minor issues, the manifold's hanger was about 4mm out, the rear muffler hangers hand to be bent slightly to centre the tail pipe and the rear centre pipe's hanger had to be ground off a little. Those really weren't big issues.
Performance wise there is a noticeable difference but only if the car is being driven through the gears. There is definitely more power in the high rpm. As the car seems to be more responsive than before up hills I think I may have increased the mid range torque.
Sound wise, the car sounds deeper especially below about 4000rpm, at which point the sound becomes higher in pitch.
The only issue I have with it so far is the awful weird burnt smell. I think the smell is a combination of the new exhaust system burning off and the lack of a catalytic converter. I am hoping that after a decent run the smell will die away.
If anyone has had a similar experience with the smell of a new exhaust I would like to hear it for my own piece of mind.
I will post pictures and maybe a video later.
If I was asked was it worth it? I would definitely say yes but I would also say pay more if you can and go for a high flow cat, if there is one; in my case there was no optional catalytic converter.