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Old 09-13-2017, 07:13 PM   #1  
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AEM intake HKS Hi-Power Racing Beat V2 Midpipe Combo Sound [VIDEO]

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In case anyone was interested in what the above combination sounded like, i have a video for you! The combination of the AEM intake, HKS Hi-Power Exhaust, and Racing Beat V2 Midpipe sounds spectacular, with screaming high RPM intake sound and loud exhaust pops (during fireballs, of course!).

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Have you ever run other exhaust setups when tracking the car? If so, what was your impression?
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wake me up when you post a dyno graph
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Have you ever run other exhaust setups when tracking the car? If so, what was your impression?

1. The HKS Hi-Power is deeper than any other RX8 exhaust i've heard. RX8 can get high pitched and buzzy with a midpipe and catback.


2. I think the HKS Hi-Power is a hell of a bargain. It's cheap, light weight, and actually streetable. Volume is very tolerable for street.


3. The HKS and stock cat sound was actually "flatter" / more base / boomy. When I put on the Racing Beat v2 DR midpipe, not only did it get a smidge quieter cruising on the highway, but it sounds WAY better at WOT and a little louder at high RPM. More frequencies come through with that midpipe, not just the bass / low end. It sounds SPECTACULAR.


4. TXS catback is a bit high pitched and buzzy when I rode in it on track, but that could be the midpipe it was paired with (don't remember what that was...). Still a cool rotary sound.


5. Oh yeah, I did track my car with stock exhaust. The vacuum cleaner sound wasn't cutting it. I had to listen for the beep or watch the tach to know when to shift. Now I can actually hear the engine!
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wake me up when you post a dyno graph

This post was really just more about how cool my car sounds!


I have a dyno chart since I'm using a NASA dyno reclass. It's about 195 WHP IIRC. I can search for it later (but I'm busy with sorting through track videos so not sure how soon i'll get to it). I'm okay with not having too much power; wouldn't want to carry ballast or get bumped up a class!
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This dyno was with slightly wonky plug wires...
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I'd kill for that peak torque level
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