After bouncing around trying to decide on a non-resonated, catted, or resonated midpipe, many hours of searching the forum and youtube, I finally decided on the AAM Resonated Midpipe.
I also bought a 90mm to 70mm reducer to avoid any exhaust leaks.
With my bad back I decided to take it to a local shop for install.
1st problem, their 4 arm lift would not reach the front jack points without damaging the side skirts.
After over an hour of trying they finally used two scissor jacks to raise the car up enough to get the arms under, and again when lowering it to get the arms out.
Note to self: Buy Reverselogic Jackpads (at least 2, most likely 4).
After that the install was easy.
Now for my impressions....
At 1st start-up I was a little disappointed, car did not sound all that much louder, but I was in this as much for the rwhp gain as I was the sound.
I decided to take a local ride and see how it sounded, i let the car do the shifting (I did not use paddles), again I was disappointed in the sound.
Next day it was pouring rain, but I needed to see about drone so I needed to get on a road where I could check out drone.
I took a nice 1-2 hour ride. I was only able to do 65 on this road, so I used 5th gear to achieve 2500-3000 rpms.
No drone at all.
Still I was a bit disappointed in the volume.
I started to use the paddle shifts and this made it sound better, but still a bit quiet.
After another day or two of driving to and from work and using the paddle shifts, I guess the resonators break in some how, the car sounds so much better and significantly louder.
My dogs hear me coming home from a nice distance away according to my wife.
I have not had a chance to test the power increase, I commute to work in a pretty congested area, but the sound is really nice.
It sounds very much like a sport exhaust equipped Porsche to my ears.
At 2500-3000 rpms you can hear the car humming nicely, but not droning.
I am very happy with this purchase.
I do need to buy jack pads.
Many thanks to Chris Riggs from Speed by Design (while on vacation in Italy), they were out of stock on the reducer, he hooked me up with a previous customer who had a reducer and gaskets.
Edited by yell03, 17 February 2017 - 12:23 PM.