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Originally Posted by Nick911sc Great to hear you guys are so happy with the exhaust still! I think when I eventually put an exhaust on my car I'll lean towards

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Old 05-04-2010, 05:24 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Great to hear you guys are so happy with the exhaust still! I think when I eventually put an exhaust on my car I'll lean towards stillen. Now I just need to decide if I want to spend the money on the Berk HFC's or get the ERZ HFC"s people have been talking about.





When I looked at the Dyno's from Semtex it seemed he lost alittle peak hp above 7300, but he gained hp along the powerband that seems would be much more usable.
I'm not so sure Semtex agreed with Tony on the cause, either. Tony, as usual, was quick to blame another manufacturer's design.
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I like the Stillen, would buy it again even with all the options available now. Again though, a lot of the reason for that is subjective. I just like the sound the most and made great gains so.
...I'll keep mine too. No issues (leakage, fitment etc.) whatsoever. Didn't want excessive noise, drone, or junk hanging low off my chassis.
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I'm not so sure Semtex agreed with Tony on the cause, either. Tony, as usual, was quick to blame another manufacturer's design.
I think he order an F.I. exhaust so we'll get an answer in time. Btw OP if you are in long island, ny just get test pipes. NY inspection standards aren't as tough as other state. If you don't pull up any errors on an obII reader they'll pass you as long as they don't put her on a lift and visually inspect.
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I'm not so sure Semtex agreed with Tony on the cause, either. Tony, as usual, was quick to blame another manufacturer's design.
because the only difference in the cars was the exhaust.. so naturaly one would assume its the exhaust.
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I think he order an F.I. exhaust so we'll get an answer in time. Btw OP if you are in long island, ny just get test pipes. NY inspection standards aren't as tough as other state. If you don't pull up any errors on an obII reader they'll pass you as long as they don't put her on a lift and visually inspect.
Not really interested in test pipes. HFC's are what I'd be doing.

Curious to see how semtex likes the F.I. exhaust if he gets one
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Not really interested in test pipes. HFC's are what I'd be doing.

Curious to see how semtex likes the F.I. exhaust if he gets one

he already ordered one.
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victim of their own success....the wait is a loooong time but worth it from the review I've read.
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I think there is a post on here somewhere (but I can't find it ) where a couple of guys do some passes with Stillen and Berk together. My understanding was that the Stillen and Berk were very similar in sound. Beware of a ton of BS on the subject though
Yeah....I've seen that vid. Quality isn't that great, and both of the cars have HFCs, so it's really tough to tell what the differences would be if it were just the CBEs.
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I am soooooooooooo glad I waited and got the F.I. CBE. I do not personally like the look of the stillen setup...mainly the tips (although I know it can be changed, but why stick more money/work into a kit).

My F.I. CBE turns heads, gives me great gains, AND looks awesome IMHO.
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I am soooooooooooo glad I waited and got the F.I. CBE. I do not personally like the look of the stillen setup...mainly the tips (although I know it can be changed, but why stick more money/work into a kit).

My F.I. CBE turns heads, gives me great gains, AND looks awesome IMHO.
glad to hear that, but how did this turn from a Stillen thread to a "Love my Fast Intentions" thread?
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glad to hear that, but how did this turn from a Stillen thread to a "Love my Fast Intentions" thread?
The ole switcharoo while you werent looking trick. Thats why I havent posted cuz it wasnt suppose to be a comparison, only foor those with the Stillen.
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That being said tho, there shouldn't be regret for buying the Stillen CBE. It's a good exhaust at a reasonable price. Granted, there are "better" choices now but maybe it was worth it to have the Stillen exhaust while we were all on Tony's waiting list.
In that quote "better" and "more" could be interchangable.
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In that quote "better" and "more" could be interchangable.
I like that better
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I have the Stillen and can give an honest answer.

When I bought my exhaust, there was no waiting. I wanted something then and it was my best, fastest option. The FI was out then as well, but I didn't want a 4 week wait and there were floating rumors of drone that I will 100% NOT tolerate. So, for fear of drone and getting something I couldn't live with, I went with Stillen over FI. Berk wasn't an option as it was about 6 months down the pipeline still.

Having lived with my Stillen since September, I'm extremely happy with it. I like their large tips and haven't had any problems during install or thereafter. I felt the HFC addition was necessary as I wanted a little more volume out of the exhaust, and the addition did exactly that. For me, it's the perfect level of sound and 'fun'. It rewards a throttle stomp, sounds good at idle and never has any drone.

Would I switch for an FI now or before? No. I still don't want drone and the reviews are more concrete that the FI CBE with HFCs will get you some. Would I wait for the Berk or get that instead now if I could do it over? Potentially. I've heard the Berk in person and it sounds really nice. Lower and louder than the Stillen (both with HFCs). I like the Berk's sound, but I prefer the Stillen tips which I think would lean me to reorder Stillen again. There wasn't any drone with the Berk which makes it a viable option for me, but it's definitely louder inside the car when you're driving. JB1 last mentioned he plans to dynomat because the interior sound is just a bit on the loud side for long trips. No drone, just louder inside the car. In the end, I think Stillen and Berk would be a coin flip for me, but I have no regrets with my Stillen whatsoever.
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I have the Stillen and can give an honest answer.

When I bought my exhaust, there was no waiting. I wanted something then and it was my best, fastest option. The FI was out then as well, but I didn't want a 4 week wait and there were floating rumors of drone that I will 100% NOT tolerate. So, for fear of drone and getting something I couldn't live with, I went with Stillen over FI. Berk wasn't an option as it was about 6 months down the pipeline still.

Having lived with my Stillen since September, I'm extremely happy with it. I like their large tips and haven't had any problems during install or thereafter. I felt the HFC addition was necessary as I wanted a little more volume out of the exhaust, and the addition did exactly that. For me, it's the perfect level of sound and 'fun'. It rewards a throttle stomp, sounds good at idle and never has any drone.

Would I switch for an FI now or before? No. I still don't want drone and the reviews are more concrete that the FI CBE with HFCs will get you some. Would I wait for the Berk or get that instead now if I could do it over? Potentially. I've heard the Berk in person and it sounds really nice. Lower and louder than the Stillen (both with HFCs). I like the Berk's sound, but I prefer the Stillen tips which I think would lean me to reorder Stillen again. There wasn't any drone with the Berk which makes it a viable option for me, but it's definitely louder inside the car when you're driving. JB1 last mentioned he plans to dynomat because the interior sound is just a bit on the loud side for long trips. No drone, just louder inside the car. In the end, I think Stillen and Berk would be a coin flip for me, but I have no regrets with my Stillen whatsoever.

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Now let me ask you about your ERZ HFC's

I've read all about them and so far it seems they're a steal.

You're happy with them still? I know you haven't dyno'd them. I don't want to be stupid but, as they're cheaper, they don't sound any different to other HFC's do they? Other than wondering that it seems they'd be on par with the others on the market.
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