Nissan 370Z Forum  

If you're doing FI catback does G3 make a difference?

OP, while we wait for F.I. response to your post, I would like to note a couple of things as you are effectively one of the very few (the only

Go Back   Nissan 370Z Forum > Nissan 370Z Tech Area > Engine & Drivetrain > Intake/Exhaust

Like Tree13Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-20-2013, 12:20 AM   #31 (permalink)
Track Member
 
Leuz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NorCal
Posts: 555
Drives: Bunny
Rep Power: 11
Leuz is on a distinguished road
Default

OP, while we wait for F.I. response to your post, I would like to note a couple of things as you are effectively one of the very few (the only one?) F.I. customers who are not completely happy with the product
- each individual is different so they noise you perceive could be very different from the one I perceive
- there are many alternatives with the type of exhaust you are mentioning, iirc I believe Motordyne has one; forum search should have pointed you to that
- F.I. have never claimed their exhaust has NO drone, even on their website they say NO rasp but they mention they use resonators to cut down the drone (not to remove it)
- if you searched the forum, you would see people mentioning drone with F.I. I am actually one of those who said at least once that the exhaust with 12'' resonators does definitely drone
Again, please don't think I want to be a j**k about it, but F.I. exhausts are probably the most reviewed and the ones with the largest amount of opinions on this forum. I believe that when you are planning on spending +$1k on a product you have to be a well informed buyer and that should mainly come from doing good homework, which translates in searching, reading and searching again.

Also an advice, you have probably barely used your exhaust. I am sure there would be people here willing to buy it off of your hands for the same price you paid to be able to have it shipped right away instead of having to wait 3 months, just sayin'
F.I. Inc. and ped like this.
__________________
2013 PW 370Z Touring+Sport, NAV
Tint 35% side, 18% back | RJM clutch pedal | ZSpeed SS lines | Stillen Gen3 CAI | Fast Intentions HFC and TDX 12'' CF CBE | UpRev
Leuz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2013, 12:39 AM   #32 (permalink)
ped
Enthusiast Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 258
Drives: 2013 370Z
Rep Power: 9
ped is on a distinguished road
Default

That's a good point... Hadn't thought of that!

:-)
ped is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2013, 01:03 AM   #33 (permalink)
The370Z.com Sponsor
 
F.I. Inc.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Posts: 2,988
Drives: 2010 GT-R/2007 F-250
Rep Power: 682
F.I. Inc. has a reputation beyond reputeF.I. Inc. has a reputation beyond reputeF.I. Inc. has a reputation beyond reputeF.I. Inc. has a reputation beyond reputeF.I. Inc. has a reputation beyond reputeF.I. Inc. has a reputation beyond reputeF.I. Inc. has a reputation beyond reputeF.I. Inc. has a reputation beyond reputeF.I. Inc. has a reputation beyond reputeF.I. Inc. has a reputation beyond reputeF.I. Inc. has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leuz View Post
OP, while we wait for F.I. response to your post, I would like to note a couple of things as you are effectively one of the very few (the only one?) F.I. customers who are not completely happy with the product
- each individual is different so they noise you perceive could be very different from the one I perceive
- there are many alternatives with the type of exhaust you are mentioning, iirc I believe Motordyne has one; forum search should have pointed you to that
- F.I. have never claimed their exhaust has NO drone, even on their website they say NO rasp but they mention they use resonators to cut down the drone (not to remove it)
- if you searched the forum, you would see people mentioning drone with F.I. I am actually one of those who said at least once that the exhaust with 12'' resonators does definitely drone
Again, please don't think I want to be a j**k about it, but F.I. exhausts are probably the most reviewed and the ones with the largest amount of opinions on this forum. I believe that when you are planning on spending +$1k on a product you have to be a well informed buyer and that should mainly come from doing good homework, which translates in searching, reading and searching again.

Also an advice, you have probably barely used your exhaust. I am sure there would be people here willing to buy it off of your hands for the same price you paid to be able to have it shipped right away instead of having to wait 3 months, just sayin'
Very well put!

Thank you, Tony
__________________
Follow us on Facebook: Fast Intentions Inc.
Phone: (805) 522-FAST (3278)
Email: tony@fastintentions.com
www.fastintentions.com
"FUELED BY PASSION"
F.I. Inc. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2013, 08:42 PM   #34 (permalink)
Base Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: redmond/richmond
Posts: 58
Drives: 40th
Rep Power: 10
ahhlun is on a distinguished road
Default

FI exhaust options HFC or ART test pipes or?

I also mentioned here the 18" SS FI's drone to be just tolerable for me.
__________________
2004: MCS
2010: 370z 40th
ahhlun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 02:11 AM   #35 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
critical's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,252
Drives: 09' 370z 7AT
Rep Power: 13
critical has much to be proud ofcritical has much to be proud ofcritical has much to be proud ofcritical has much to be proud ofcritical has much to be proud ofcritical has much to be proud ofcritical has much to be proud ofcritical has much to be proud ofcritical has much to be proud of
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blueranger View Post
Hey guys don't mean to Hijack the thread but I have a quick question...

I have the FI 18" Res & AFE Drop Ins with Z1 MAF Tubes...

What would you do next (more bang for the buck):

HFC or G3 Intake?


no. test pipes! :P
__________________
Quaife w/ gears |Stillen Gen 3|SOLD FI Resonated Test Pipes |SOLD FI 18'' | 25row Stillen Race | Progress 35mm/25mm sways | Swifts/Koni|Volk G25's| Stoptech SS lines||SPL Front/Rear Arms|
critical is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 02:21 AM   #36 (permalink)
Premium Member Bitches
 
DEpointfive0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 14,825
Drives: a lot
Rep Power: 17148
DEpointfive0 has a reputation beyond reputeDEpointfive0 has a reputation beyond reputeDEpointfive0 has a reputation beyond reputeDEpointfive0 has a reputation beyond reputeDEpointfive0 has a reputation beyond reputeDEpointfive0 has a reputation beyond reputeDEpointfive0 has a reputation beyond reputeDEpointfive0 has a reputation beyond reputeDEpointfive0 has a reputation beyond reputeDEpointfive0 has a reputation beyond reputeDEpointfive0 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by critical View Post
no. test pipes! :P
G3 intakes
__________________
Do YOU want to know what/where I got my username from?
( Click to show/hide )
DEpointfive0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 11:48 AM   #37 (permalink)
Premium Member
 
blueranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Albuquerque NM
Posts: 577
Drives: 2010 Roadster 7AT
Rep Power: 304
blueranger has a reputation beyond reputeblueranger has a reputation beyond reputeblueranger has a reputation beyond reputeblueranger has a reputation beyond reputeblueranger has a reputation beyond reputeblueranger has a reputation beyond reputeblueranger has a reputation beyond reputeblueranger has a reputation beyond reputeblueranger has a reputation beyond reputeblueranger has a reputation beyond reputeblueranger has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by critical View Post
no. test pipes! :P
Well I was leaning towards the HFC because a post that said with a 7AT the test pipes can give you more drone than HFC and also raw fuel smell.
blueranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 12:47 PM   #38 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
critical's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,252
Drives: 09' 370z 7AT
Rep Power: 13
critical has much to be proud ofcritical has much to be proud ofcritical has much to be proud ofcritical has much to be proud ofcritical has much to be proud ofcritical has much to be proud ofcritical has much to be proud ofcritical has much to be proud ofcritical has much to be proud of
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by blueranger View Post
Well I was leaning towards the HFC because a post that said with a 7AT the test pipes can give you more drone than HFC and also raw fuel smell.
i don't smell anything. and if i do smell gas, it smells good #racecar

this is the setup i want. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmg2luphQJI
__________________
Quaife w/ gears |Stillen Gen 3|SOLD FI Resonated Test Pipes |SOLD FI 18'' | 25row Stillen Race | Progress 35mm/25mm sways | Swifts/Koni|Volk G25's| Stoptech SS lines||SPL Front/Rear Arms|
critical is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 02:30 PM   #39 (permalink)
Base Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 24
Drives: Nissan 370Z 11 PW
Rep Power: 10
pinoyZ is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leuz View Post
OP, while we wait for F.I. response to your post, I would like to note a couple of things as you are effectively one of the very few (the only one?) F.I. customers who are not completely happy with the product
- each individual is different so they noise you perceive could be very different from the one I perceive
- there are many alternatives with the type of exhaust you are mentioning, iirc I believe Motordyne has one; forum search should have pointed you to that
- F.I. have never claimed their exhaust has NO drone, even on their website they say NO rasp but they mention they use resonators to cut down the drone (not to remove it)
- if you searched the forum, you would see people mentioning drone with F.I. I am actually one of those who said at least once that the exhaust with 12'' resonators does definitely drone
Again, please don't think I want to be a j**k about it, but F.I. exhausts are probably the most reviewed and the ones with the largest amount of opinions on this forum. I believe that when you are planning on spending +$1k on a product you have to be a well informed buyer and that should mainly come from doing good homework, which translates in searching, reading and searching again.

Also an advice, you have probably barely used your exhaust. I am sure there would be people here willing to buy it off of your hands for the same price you paid to be able to have it shipped right away instead of having to wait 3 months, just sayin'

3 AGONIZING months and sleepless nights!

Getting my 12" res cf cbe and nonres hfc nextweek! planning to order the gen 3 intake too. How much does it cost to install this whole set up? sorry to ask here dont know much autoshops here in VA beach and hate getting robbed =)
pinoyZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2013, 01:20 PM   #40 (permalink)
A True Z Fanatic
 
Riptide67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Oak Harbor, WA
Age: 34
Posts: 1,610
Drives: 09 Nismo #0483 PW
Rep Power: 66
Riptide67 has a reputation beyond reputeRiptide67 has a reputation beyond reputeRiptide67 has a reputation beyond reputeRiptide67 has a reputation beyond reputeRiptide67 has a reputation beyond reputeRiptide67 has a reputation beyond reputeRiptide67 has a reputation beyond reputeRiptide67 has a reputation beyond reputeRiptide67 has a reputation beyond reputeRiptide67 has a reputation beyond reputeRiptide67 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I had the FI CBE alone and it was great. I just paired it with Stillen G3's, Stillen UD pulley, and Motordyne ART pipes. Ever hear a car that you said...damn I wish mine sounded like that?

I now own that car! I am so pleased it isn't even funny. No one will be disappointed with that set up.
__________________
2009 Nismo 370Z and 1975 Datsun 280Z 2+2 - PNW_INC - Legacy_Ohana
Follow me on Instagam @s3zero_z3four
Riptide67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
catback, exhaust, fast, intentions, stillen

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Difference between PG and GM? Nixlimited Nissan 370Z General Discussions 16 07-29-2015 04:14 PM
[WTB] WTB Stillen Catback or Nismo Catback Stage Parts for sale (Private Classifieds) 8 08-05-2013 05:15 PM
Does size really make a difference Mr C Brakes & Suspension 7 11-27-2012 08:21 PM
Difference between PG and GM? Noc Exterior & Interior 5 04-15-2011 06:25 PM
What's the difference ta_lewis Nissan 370Z General Discussions 46 06-05-2010 08:29 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2