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Old 06-27-2020, 08:59 AM   #1
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Anyone familiar with this exhaust bypass?

Hi all.

I saw this "Soul Performance" exhaust bypass on Suncoast.

Exhaust Bypass EDIT: NEVERMIND. FOR SOME REASON THE FORUM WON'T LET ME POST A LINK TO SUNCOAST PARTS.


Here's a video of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SKeagcju_4&feature=emb_logo

No reviews on it. Is anyone familiar with this, and can give me a review? Reliability, sound, durability, etc.?

Or recommend another one?


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Old 06-27-2020, 09:41 AM   #2
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I have one on my car .Headers with 200 cell cats, rear cat delete and a Borla muffler .With the valves open my set up is very loud and I like it like that ...!
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I have them on my car. Very high build quality. Very good post- sales support. It is VERY loud, when open, if you've also gone catless (or hi-flow cats)

Do it. You won't be sorry.

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I have them on my car. Completely stock aside from these. Loud. Easy install. I passed CA Smog with them on the car.

Reliability? So far so good. About 1500 miles on them. Durability? Minimal moving parts. High quality construction.
Would I buy again? I suppose so. The exhaust sounds great off idle. Fit great. No worries so far. I wanted to order a third controller to try and wire it into a dash switch. Nobody at Soul got back to me after two tries to contact them I gave up.
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I have them on my car. Completely stock aside from these. Loud. Easy install. I passed CA Smog with them on the car.

Reliability? So far so good. About 1500 miles on them. Durability? Minimal moving parts. High quality construction.
Would I buy again? I suppose so. The exhaust sounds great off idle. Fit great. No worries so far. I wanted to order a third controller to try and wire it into a dash switch. Nobody at Soul got back to me after two tries to contact them I gave up.
Where is the controller switch?
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Do they actually give you a measurable increase in power, or are they just to annoy everyone around? I just saw the video and it sounds to me like one of those 4-banger fart boxes with an over-sized exhaust tip. Making noise for the sake of making noise. Just my opinion.
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Old 06-28-2020, 12:32 PM   #7
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Do they actually give you a measurable increase in power, or are they just to annoy everyone around? I just saw the video and it sounds to me like one of those 4-banger fart boxes with an over-sized exhaust tip. Making noise for the sake of making noise. Just my opinion.
For some of us, a big part of the enjoyment of a car (any car) is the auditory experience. Frankly, the boxster (even the S) sounds stupid, unmodified. It sounds like the car the uninitiated THINK it is: a hairdresser's car.

With the valves, you can keep the neighbors happy and still enjoy this under every overpass, tunnel, off-ramp, etc.

Listen to this and tell me you think the sound is annoying.
https://youtu.be/hrHC5j7MnvQ



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Does it add power? I couldn't say. They cut out the exhaust before the muffler. Make noise for the sake of making noise? I guess that's one way of looking at it.

The controller is a key fob. The valves are opened and closed via a control box which opens a valve that is tapped into a line off the manifold.

I like them better than an aftermarket system. YMMV.
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Frankly, the boxster (even the S) sounds stupid, unmodified.

Fighting words. I have avoided 'upgrading' the exhaust because the boxster is hands down one of the best sounding exhaust notes on something non-exotic.

If I could keep the same exact exhaust note and just amplify it, that would be the most desirable outcome.
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Do the internal muffler mod. Sounds great, not too loud. Almost free to do.
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Fighting words. I have avoided 'upgrading' the exhaust because the boxster is hands down one of the best sounding exhaust notes on something non-exotic.



If I could keep the same exact exhaust note and just amplify it, that would be the most desirable outcome.
I think you haven't heard enough cars! ;-)

Just joshin'
Of course this is subjective. But to me, the boxster sounds simply boring.
That's why I have two of those lumps they call 'S mufflers' sitting in a storage shed getting old.

Boring.

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For some of us, a big part of the enjoyment of a car (any car) is the auditory experience. Frankly, the boxster (even the S) sounds stupid, unmodified. It sounds like the car the uninitiated THINK it is: a hairdresser's car.

With the valves, you can keep the neighbors happy and still enjoy this under every overpass, tunnel, off-ramp, etc.

Listen to this and tell me you think the sound is annoying.
https://youtu.be/hrHC5j7MnvQ



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I guess it doesn't sound as bad from inside the car, but it still reminds me of a fart box, sorry. I'm with beater986, the stock exhaust has a very nice note. (note his key words: on something non-exotic) I guess I would like it a little louder, but I don't want to change the note. Like you said, it's subjective.

But hey, nice recovery at 0:55! I probably would have done a 360 or worse!
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But hey, nice recovery at 0:55! I probably would have done a 360 or worse!
Yeah..... did that too.... this link, at 1:28
https://youtu.be/tC4WE0wsWhk

I still think it's a shame that ya get a Porsche and it sounds like a Honda. Make it sound like a Porsche. My stock jeep sounds MUCH better than the stock boxster S. My neighbor's old Mazda does too. And my brother's Ford Fiesta. And my daughter's Subaru legacy. I could go on and on.
It's just a shame.

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Yeah..... did that too.... this link, at 1:28
https://youtu.be/tC4WE0wsWhk

That is a sketchy angle to go off. Have seen one too many rollovers where a tire catches.


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I still think it's a shame that ya get a Porsche and it sounds like a Honda. Make it sound like a Porsche. My stock jeep sounds MUCH better than the stock boxster S. My neighbor's old Mazda does too. And my brother's Ford Fiesta. And my daughter's Subaru legacy. I could go on and on.
It's just a shame.
Well I'll give you that, my Hondas do sound better than my Boxster for some reason..



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Yeah..... did that too.... this link, at 1:28
https://youtu.be/tC4WE0wsWhk

I still think it's a shame that ya get a Porsche and it sounds like a Honda. Make it sound like a Porsche. My stock jeep sounds MUCH better than the stock boxster S. My neighbor's old Mazda does too. And my brother's Ford Fiesta. And my daughter's Subaru legacy. I could go on and on.
It's just a shame.

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Nice!

4:36 "..Hell, I've done that on a Super Bike, this ain't scary." LMAO!

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