Shipping was really quick, the exhaust was boxed and wrapped up very very well. Once I unwrapped and took a look, all the welds were top notch and there were no major imperfections I could see.
Only little imperfection I found was on the inside of my passenger muffler. But no big deal just grinded that down.
X-pipe with 6" extensions
Both mufflers with burnt tips installed
This exhaust sounds awesome. There is very little drone at all in regular driving, and pretty much none at highway speeds. It is quiet at part throttle and gets alot louder at WOT. No complaints about this exhausts sound at all.
I did feel a noticeable slight bit more power after 4000rpm. Havent been on the dyno yet.
Fitment / Installation
Here is the main problem for this exhaust. The rear passenger muffler flange does not easily clear the drive axle. I have taken my car to the shop 2 times for alignment of this exhaust, and still when I drive hard and heat up the exhaust it expands and hits the axle. It is very violent when it hits because the axle is rotating and hits all over the flange. If only the flange was positioned a few inches backwards it would clear no problem and this exhaust would be flawless.
Car at the shop
Only 3/4inch clearance here. This is after the guys at the shop had aligned it, and they gave me as much clearance as they could.
Seriously.... WTF was ARK thinking here... what an amazing spot for the flange.
Overall I give this exhaust a 6/10 Because of the fitment.... I am not satisfied at all with what I got for my money.... really there are so many other exhaust out there that will not give you the same problems. Because of the money Ive spent at the shop I could have gotten the Motordyne.
Would I recommend this exhaust to someone? No
Would I buy another ARK exhaust product? Yes - Only reason for that flange being positioned horribly is because this exhaust was designed for the 350z, and then they slapped on the 6" extensions and thought it would fit just as good, which is dosent....
Well thats my review... Hope you guys enjoy it. Any questions just ask.