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      07-03-2012, 05:33 PM   #1
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Akra Full versus Akra Slip-on, Maddad and AR Downpipe

I am looking at getting either;

Akra down pipes + Akra Evolution cat back OR;

AR downpipes + Maddad + Akra Slip on

The second option will be considerably cheaper and I am just curious to know whether there will be much difference in sound or anything else? I also noticed that the Maddad pipe looks very similar in design to the Akra mid section (except that it is in once piece).

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      07-03-2012, 06:31 PM   #2

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Sound difference will be subjective. Really need to hear those systems together. You may notice a few lbs of weight savings with the full akra, and it is a beautiful piece. For the price though I am not sure it is worth it. Power will be the same. Really comes down to what you want. Like I said though, the price difference wouldn't be worth it to me.
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      07-03-2012, 10:53 PM   #3
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I have an Akra full + AR catted Dp's (with the switchable wireless kit ) .

When the valves are closed = sounds close to stock.

When the valves are open = unleash hell ! It sounds intoxicating and not disturbing actually as some vids on youtube seemed to show..try taking it in a tunnel and you'll mistake the sound for some exotic ferrari (no thats not an exagaration!).
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