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New wing.

Was going to do a compare and contrast versus the original, but I realized they are the same width so the rear angle doesn't show any difference.

Still, happy with the shot. I admit I enjoy that the titanium exhaust tips have blued in a way that matches the paint.

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New wing.

Was going to do a compare and contrast versus the original, but I realized they are the same width so the rear angle doesn't show any difference.

Still, happy with the shot. I admit I enjoy that the titanium exhaust tips have blued in a way that matches the paint.

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Timeless look Foo. Very nice!

Score 1 to Titanium. The blue-ing effect is aesthetically pleasing to me.
 

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TV - Back in my RSX days, I really wanted a Fujitsubo but opted for something else. The Fujitsubo sounded great on N/A cars but the piping was a little restrictive for boosted applications.
RSX?! Cool Car. Honda make some well designed stuff.

Fujitsubo are a pseudo OEM manufacturer. similar to brands like Recaro,BBS,Brembo,etc.
making direct replacement exhausts for almost any car.
They make for a variety of tuning companies, like Prova. and they also make the GTR Nismo exhausts.
producing everything from the "My stock exhaust is junk and rusted out in one winter" direct full stainless upgrade that sounds mild, To some really rowdy ones.
They also use Titanium on some of their models.
Really, Fujitsubo are the biggest supplier in exhausts.
Perhaps you experienced one of their tamer models.

I agree that exhausts are all about tone. I viewed clips of the Kakimoto for about 2 minutes and agree that it seems better than the Tomei. Starts deep and develops into a high pitched snarl at the top
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Seems weird, perhaps. that we are talking about tones,and acoustic properties . but it really does make a difference. 100% The Kakimoto is almost acoustically perfect.They really put effort into getting the sound right. I'm seeing them on variety of cars these days. but mostly Kei cars. (to give the small cars some sound) and of course, on Subaru's.

Like this one:
Twin long 2" pipes with individual smaller 06&R back boxes.
in Stainless/Titanium. gorgeous quality.
= The look, and the sound. :fonz:
 
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Let's look at some exhausts, all for the same car. To see the differences in them. and speculate on how they would each sound.
Here is the "Prova"(Subaru specialist tuner) as made by Fujitsubo.
https://www.upgarage.com/service/en/stock/detail/006/1911006008374
Long straight pipe, one resonator mid pipe. to a T join. twin back boxes, with staggered black Stainless tips. it's a nice looking unit.

next? some items from "Blitz"
Nur-spec C-Ti
interesting design. but i have seen this on a car in person. looks great,fits great, sounds pretty good. it has good flow in the mid section.
and this:
Nur spec F-Ti.
looks like good flow. maybe too much? Concerned it would sound like a sigh. or a moan.

Next? Fujitsubo.
This is one of the stock replacement upgrades.
the "Authorize R"
It does the job. if you walk into a parts store as a noob, and ask for an exhaust? this is what you will get.

but. . here is the "Authorize RM"
Huge leap in quality. and this tier level from fujitsubo sounds good. Their good stuff. -Staggered Carbon tips? yes please.
They make many models. but we can move on.

next?
Ganador.
it would look nice on the car. but i honestly can't imagine it sounding good. the flow seems stunted.

Alright! Let's go single pipes!
The Tomei Expreme.
This one has seen enough heat cycles to really show the beauty of it. it is beautiful. to look at. but imho, the brittle nature of the metal, combined with a plethora of pie cuts, and welding. will provide a very low acoustic value.

next?
"Zero Sports" (Subaru Tuner) World league.
Look at the bends, the metal, the quality, the long resonator in the mid pipe, slip joint, and inward back box. the tip designed to lower the end note. this, my friends, would sound like Church.

Putting a single pipe on a car designed for duals. is a strong choice.and duals can sound weird.
the compromise is the Kakimoto. as it would closest sound like 2 singles.
and that. is my 2 cents.
 
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Took kid to play ground this morning, had a AMG GT63S drive by pass the stop sign for pedestrians crossing, it does sound good even at low rev for a turbo engine.
 

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Is that the SUV thing?
Saw one in traffic. hands down better than a Cayenne.
 

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It’s gran coupe (or fake coupe, sloped sedan). Speaking of Porsche there is a Macan that comes to office every morning, again probably the best sound in that segment (haven’t heard new BMW X3M/X5M etc but BMW usually don’t sound that amazing out factory)
 

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My car? 19 years. 27,000 kilometers. :hide:

It’s gran coupe (or fake coupe, sloped sedan). Speaking of Porsche there is a Macan that comes to office every morning, again probably the best sound in that segment (haven’t heard new BMW X3M/X5M etc but BMW usually don’t sound that amazing out factory)
oooh, those are nice. maybe what i saw was a CLA 63?
 

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It’s gran coupe (or fake coupe, sloped sedan). Speaking of Porsche there is a Macan that comes to office every morning, again probably the best sound in that segment (haven’t heard new BMW X3M/X5M etc but BMW usually don’t sound that amazing out factory)
GT63S = the Mercedes Panamera

the best sounding crossover is the Levante/Stelvio QF though. But the Macan with PSE is pretty decent
 

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I do like the look of GC, a few years down the line if I don’t need the trunk space I would probably look for gran coupe, right now, not practical enough...
 

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