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Is the Ark Grip Exhaust loud? and is it worth it?

Hello everyone, I am wondering if this exhaust system is loud and also if its worth the purchase... i've read that there is fitment issues. Thanks,

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Old 10-14-2020, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone, I am wondering if this exhaust system is loud and also if its worth the purchase... i've read that there is fitment issues.

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I got the Ark DT-S since I was told by their sales department that the Grip does not fit on Nismo models. Anyways, from what Iíve heard they both are pretty similar as far as loudness is concerned. Some reviewers say the the Grip is louder and for others itís the DT-S. All I can say, mine is moderately louder than stock at low to medium throttle up to about 4000 rpm. At WOT, it is definitely loud but without much resonance in the cabin. I have zero drone at cruising speeds in 6th gear and very little in 5th.

The components design and build quality is excellent especially with the welds. However, the fit was not perfect in my case. I had to slightly modify one of the rear exhaust hangers in order to align the tips to my bumper openings. I also had the left mid pipe hitting the rear chassis brace, but this was fixed once I loosened everything up and re-aligned the mid pipe. Everything is pretty well perfect now but it did take a little bit of fiddling around.

Was it all worth it.........oh yes! The sound my exhaust makes is very unique and really brings out that VQ engine sound that Nissan is known for. It sounds so good that even my wife noticed and loves it. She never notices things like that.

Soooo, take that for what itís worth. Maybe the Grip has better fit. Donít know.
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I like the sound of it and its definitely not obnoxious like the tomei.
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Thanks you all for the responses! I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the “Grip”... wish me luck! ��
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You could ask this guy.


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The Ark Grip exhaust is nice for what you are getting and paying for. I would recommend hearing this exhaust on someoneís Z in person and going for a ride! Sound clips of this exhaust does not do it justice.
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I have a Ark on mine. Cold Start is load and deep. Warm idle is quiet and calm. Still keeps the VQ trumpet but slightly different tone. It is much loader than stock in normal driving. You cn use the radio but you will be turning it up to hear. (I dont listen to the radio and find myself opening the windows because I love the sound of the car so much more) You are not able to have a phone convo. Stock high RMP to me sounds like pots and pans banging around. High RPM in Ark is super load but a clean sound (pots and pans were left in the kitchen)


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Just purchased this for my 370. Cant wait to get it installed. I’ll try to check back with some pictures and follow up on fit, note and performance.
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