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Old 01-20-2013, 12:54 AM   #1
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Question Godspeed/eBay Catback Exhaust

Intro: 01/21/2013
I found a catback system available on eBay. 2.5" piping, T304 stainless steel, dual 3.5" exhaust tips, single muffler (suitcase muffer delete), CNC machined flanges and only 1 slip on clamp. I decided to buy it and give it a chance.

The seller I bought the catback from shipped very quickly. I received the item the same week I ordered it (4-5 business days).

Original link here --> http://www.ebay.com/itm/190765617375

More links:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111009170957
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111010197590
http://www.ebay.com/itm/200892069365

Unboxing: 01/25/2013


























Install: 01/26/2013
My trusted local indy shop was slammed today so I decided to "do it myself". Since I have previously removed the stock CBE it only took me 15 minutes to remove it. I spent another 15 minutes getting the new system in place. I swear I spent more time getting the jack and the stands out than the actual install - lol! Everything bolted up as expected. The new CBE actually matched up better to my Raceland DP compared to the stock CBE, so that was nice. The tips don't touch any of the rear valance but they also don't match up. I'm going to stop by the exhaust shop to have them adjust the brackets so that it lines up perfectly (my ocd was flaring up - lol).



Video:
http://tinypic.com/r/rswwli/6

More pictures/video to come (when it stops snowing...)

First Impression: 01/26/2013
Appearance: The 3.5" exhaust tips look great -- a good upgrade in looks compared to the stock 3" exhaust tips.
At idle - noticeably louder inside and outside the car
Slow acceleration - noticeably louder - drone goes away after 2000 rpm
Full throttle - sounds almost what the car sounds like straight pipe except not THAT loud and more tolerable. when I step on it the rear part of the exhaust is now what stands out. with the stock CBE my downpipe and intake was all that I heard... now its a whole symphony of sounds - lol

Update: 06/02/2013
I verified the exhaust tips are indeed 4" and not 3.5" like the eBay description claims.


I finally had some time to pull of the rear section of the catback exhaust. I took this time to paint it and install a new exhaust clamp. I cleaned the entire section, sanded everything down with 180 grit sandpaper, cleaned it again, taped off the rear connection and then painted 3 coats for each side. I used VHT high temp "gloss black" paint. It used about 1 and 1/2 cans of paint.

This is the exhaust clamp I used, highly recommended, very easy to install:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/wlk-33976/

























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Old 01-20-2013, 01:19 AM   #2
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I am interested in this as well. I've heard good things about their intercooler and DP.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:08 AM   #3
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There is no way a cheap cat back is gonna hurt. If I knew. About this before I purchased my borla I would have seriously considered it
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There is no way a cheap cat back is gonna hurt. If I knew. About this before I purchased my borla I would have seriously considered it
I am still seriously considering the Borla catback. The fitment issues all over the internet have me a bit concerned...
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I asked them about fitment and sound clips and got a pretty generic answer basically saying it fits and no they don't have sound clips... Just almost seems too good to be true for that price
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I asked them about fitment and sound clips and got a pretty generic answer basically saying it fits and no they don't have sound clips... Just almost seems too good to be true for that price
Why don't you search instead for all the reviews by actual users. There's soundclips available too!
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:23 AM   #7
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I asked them about fitment and sound clips and got a pretty generic answer basically saying it fits and no they don't have sound clips... Just almost seems too good to be true for that price
You asked Godspeed directly?
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How is this a GS product? Just seems like a generic brand
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i just can't stand ads that have bad grammar. it's like they used google translator. and it's 2.5" so it'll be higher pitched.
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How is this a GS product? Just seems like a generic brand
+1. Did the seller tell you that it was a GS product?
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Before anyone else says it, yes, I understand you get what you pay for... Moving on --

Is anyone running the godspeed/ebay catback exhaust? Did a couple searches and came up empty handed. For $250 shipped it's hard to ignore

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121049449579
That exhaust is the AWE, EurosportCC, etc exhaust AKA the Alibaba special.
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That exhaust is the AWE, EurosportCC, etc exhaust AKA the Alibaba special.
Are you saying this is the ame as a $700 awe cbe?!!
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How is this a GS product? Just seems like a generic brand
All of the specs match up. Same tip size. Same pipe size. Same single slip joint. Even the same verbiage on the listings. See my pics below.

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i just can't stand ads that have bad grammar. it's like they used google translator. and it's 2.5" so it'll be higher pitched.
Stock is 2.5. This deletes the briefcase muffler. With a non-resonator downpipe it could be quite loud...

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That exhaust is the AWE, EurosportCC, etc exhaust AKA the Alibaba special.
The Alibaba one has different slip joints then the ebay/Godspeed one I am talking about. See pics below.

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Godspeed:


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This seller is ~$25 more expensive but they are based out of California instead of Indiana (bonus!), they are a "Top Rated" seller and have a quicker shipping window. I am really tempted to be the guinea pig for this....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190765617375
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