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Old 05-02-2013, 11:27 PM
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Default Scorpion exhaust...why so inexpensive?

I'm looking for a cat-back exhaust and saw some people on NAM talk highly about Scorpion. I found one online for $580 or so, and am stunned, as most of the other I've looked at are $850 & up. I've been considering Milltek, Stratmosphere, Magnaflow, and maybe even Borla.

I haven't read anything bad about Scorpion but am really surprised at the price. Is it just a good deal or am I missing something?
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scorpion has 2 cans, no mid resonator.
milltek, magnaflow, and borla all have 2 cans + resonator.
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Go Invidia
two cans mid resonator nice price.

http://www.alamomotorsports.com/invi...idia_mini.html
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:19 AM
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Thanx to you both for the replies

The N1 has a nice sound, and the price is right. I checked the sticky and see Invidia has no power gains documented in the thread. Any ideas on gains in hp & tq?

Edit: FWIW a rep from minituner.com says the N1 can provide 8-13 add'l hp w/a stock down pipe
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A freer flowing exhaust will allow a engine to make more power via improved efficiency. It won't add power just let what's bottled up by the stock exhaust out.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:05 PM
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Thanx again AllBlack. The pics you posted in the other thread helped too - I love the look as well as the sound. Seems like Invidia is well-liked by everyone who's used the exhaust on this forum and others, and the price is good as is the quality & fitment.

I'm placing my order this morning
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i had a go in a GP with a scorpion system today and it was fairly loud and very raspy
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Go Invidia
two cans mid resonator nice price.
Some of the best advice I've gotten. I think I left Invidia off the initial list cuz I assumed that it would be outta my comfort zone budget-wise, but it wasn't by any stretch. The exhaust went on yesterday, and even my mechanic commented on the quality of the workmanship & welds. Installation was snap, no fitment issues at all. Totally plug & play, or bolt & go.

And the sound, damn, it's perfect - fracking awesome - and totally what I was looking for. It's a bit louder at idle & under normal throttle, but get happy with your right foot and it really opens up, and amplifies the R53's pop & burble just right on decel. Nice deep tone, not tinny or raspy, and sounded great on the interstate too. No drone to be found. I love my Invidia N1!
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