RogueLeader

2005 V70R - Exhaust Upgrades

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Looking at the IPD exhaust system - from turbo back.  Have the "rain squeal" problem and looking for upgrades.  Who has used the IPD kit and how's the performance?

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I have the IPD downpipe and installation was easy (once I got the old one off!).

I bought the Mototec Eurosport Turning Sport catback system first (it was on sale) to get rid of the squeal and to replace the original exhaust. The sound is very aggressive, but the kids and wife don't mind so I'm sticking with it.

I scored the IPD downpipe when it went on sale.

GLM

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All the high end exhaust systems are all around the $800 mark, give or take $100. If you wanted a cheap and good quality bolt on exhaust/catless DP look for OBX systems. The p80 guys love them and I'm looking at them for a cattless DP and muffler for my c30R.

The IPD softloader looks like it's being replaced by a new product. Have you asked them when they are releasing it? And as it states you can still send your ECU in to get tune. And to do that is less "spendy" than the softloader. But again a lot of the tunes run around the same price give or take. The lower cost ones are the "homebrew tuners" Hilton, JZW, Beusted, Steveo, etc. The big boys like IPD (MTE), Eurosporttuning (Rica), Elevate (Autotech) are all disturbing heavy hitters from Europe that put a lot more R&D to get a tune right from the start than the seat of your pants riding shotgun tunes. Some folks call them "custom" vs. "off the shelf" which they are. The off the shelf you can flash it and go, the other you might have to spend time having it tweaked to be perfect. Both will get you what you want, more power, its just the method on getting there that's different.

Personally I'd go for a local tune (custom or off the shelf) you'll have them immediately to help you if anything goes wrong vs. having to wait for them to get back to you... I have a off the shelf Speedtuning tune, he's 30min from my place. I don't know anything about JZW tunes but looks like a good product. Also I don't think he's tuning ME7 cars but Beusted is in Colorado too. Might be worth seeing if he does. Also do yourself a favor and stay away from ARD!

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iPD exhaust is on sale at the moment ;-)... $695... I'm trying to see if I can get it without the fiancée seeing the credit card statement ;-)

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Rain Squeal is noise when heat distortion in the factory  Exhaust mount/shroud  to deflect and touch the prop shaft.  Extreme to heavy water on road way lets you enjoy that noise.  Factory has a steel cable support kit to replace the support. . . lot of posts elsewhere on this.

 

 

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