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i don't have the money to buy a Dragger II right now, so i'm thinking of just buying the XERD racepipe. I read up on it on the parts review section and they said it functioned pretty well even with the choked up rear section. What do you guys think?
 

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I think it will be fine. I use to have the xerd and dragger ii. start saving for the dragger ii cause they sound schweet together...oh yeah....don't forget the srt intake. 8)
 

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I have the race pipe with the stock exhaust and think it's great. Car sounds stock at idle and only a little bit louder at WOT but the gains are noticeable. I didn't want a loud exhaust so this was the perfect solution for me. It's a good stealth performance mod if you don't want to attact any attention and keep your car fairly quiet. I think the gains are also more significant then a cat back or axleback for less coin. Pretty good deal if you ask me.
 

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I have the race pipe with the stock exhaust and think it's great. Car sounds stock at idle and only a little bit louder at WOT but the gains are noticeable. I didn't want a loud exhaust so this was the perfect solution for me. It's a good stealth performance mod if you don't want to attact any attention and keep your car fairly quiet. I think the gains are also more significant then a cat back or axleback for less coin. Pretty good deal if you ask me.
I totally agree, I have the same set up. I am going to change the stock filter to a TRD drop in. I was thinking of the SRT, but I have read that the car gets really loud which I am not looking for.
 

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No, it doesn't really get loud. With SRT HFI, I can drive on low rpms and be stock-like. However, when needed, the car will growl in a very nice way.
 

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DHCrocks said:
I have the race pipe with the stock exhaust and think it's great. Car sounds stock at idle and only a little bit louder at WOT but the gains are noticeable. I didn't want a loud exhaust so this was the perfect solution for me. It's a good stealth performance mod if you don't want to attact any attention and keep your car fairly quiet. I think the gains are also more significant then a cat back or axleback for less coin. Pretty good deal if you ask me.
Can you comment on how it sounds (stock system with race pipe) at freeway speeds, say 80mph in 5th gear cruising? much different from stock? in what way (throatier, raspier)?

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yea any comment on freeway sounds would be nice :)

i went no muffler for a day to see how it sounded and i got a nasty drone at 50-65 mph (auto tranny). I drive at that speed on the freeway in the morning everyday to school, so if the drone is there i might have to think about buying. The car seemed to become quieter once it hit above 4k rpm.

But yea thanks for the help :D
 

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I have stock exhaust with the Xerd pipe. Not noticeable at highway speeds. Very slight increase in exhaust level at WOT. I think it is worth the $
 

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you cannot really tell much of a difference between the stock setup and the XERD/stock exhaust setup, soundwise.

at lower rpms, you virtually cant tell a difference, you would be hard pressed to hear a difference at WOT. the gains may be minimal, but there. You would get better gains with the race pipe as opposed to I/E and such as you are removing one of the cars greatest bottlenecks, the main cat.

you would definitely get much greater gains if you have an exhaust/xerd combo.
 

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DHCrocks said:
I have the race pipe with the stock exhaust and think it's great. Car sounds stock at idle and only a little bit louder at WOT but the gains are noticeable. I didn't want a loud exhaust so this was the perfect solution for me. It's a good stealth performance mod if you don't want to attact any attention and keep your car fairly quiet. I think the gains are also more significant then a cat back or axleback for less coin. Pretty good deal if you ask me.
Can you comment on how it sounds (stock system with race pipe) at freeway speeds, say 80mph in 5th gear cruising? much different from stock? in what way (throatier, raspier)?

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I also have the SRT intake and when I put the race pipe on I really couldn't hear any difference at idle. At WOT the exhaust sounded the same but for some odd reason the intake seemed to get louder. Now more sound seems to come from the engine compartment, go figure.
 

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your intake got louder because you allowed more "air flow" space. the intake can suck in more air (more hp), and make much more sound :D
 
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