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The depreciation of the Maser is BS. Let me tell you why: First Larini mufflers are probably the coolest thing since the invention of the AC. What a difference in not only the tone, but the soul of the car. While for me, most of the magic happens down low (1-4k rpm range) the best tone is at 3300 RPM. Thats where you hear a subtle but noticeable whine.

I took receipt of the mufflers yesterday from Jeff at FD as part of the group buy. Had them installed today and I'm back in love with the car. I notice a subtle increase in throttle response and a bit of power. I recommend for all to upgrade your stock exhaust if you can. It really is the way the car should have always sounded and felt.

To tie this all in with why the depreciation of the Maser is BS. We all know the clutch is probably the single weakest point of this car, followed closely by suspension. The third is probably the stock exhaust.

Jeff and others are working on a new clutch for the Maser and when that comes out, there goes the single largest weakness of the car (provided of course the new clutch would be a significant improvement). The FD springs make a difference, and those are probably the next item on my list of things to purchase. Lastly, the addition of just mufflers makes the car a standing brute. So much soul, so much energy.

So there you have it folks, with the inevitable rework of the clutch, and the great and reasonable mods offered by FD and others, I think we can realistically see an appreciation in the value of the Mas, at the very least, less of them for sale.

Moral of the story: I now love my car even more after the muffler addition. Cant wait for the springs and DBW and of course the new reworked clutch!

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Did you replace just the muffler or both the muffler and center pripe? Just curious, as I'm considering this in the future and I've seen where 50% of the owners seem to replace the muffler or both.
 

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Did you replace just the muffler or both the muffler and center pripe? Just curious, as I'm considering this in the future and I've seen where 50% of the owners seem to replace the muffler or both.
mps, I've only done the mufflers and not the center pipe. The interesting thing to note is that the mufflers by themselves are significantly louder in the lower RPM ranges 1-4k over stock, so much so that I think if you went with the x-pipe, it may be too loud. I'm not sure yet, but I may do the x-pipe later if I decide I want more juice from my exhaust. I have the spyder not the GS, so I've still got the resonator in the middle which seems to cut out the high-rpm sound. Anyway probably the best way to go is incremental. Get the mufflers first, see how you like them. If you need more get the x-pipe later.

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Thanks for the review, glad to hear you like the new system.

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While for me, most of the magic happens down low (1-4k rpm range) the best tone is at 3300 RPM. Thats where you hear a subtle but noticeable whine.
I have the Larini on my 07 QP Sport (comes with it's own x-pipe). I'm pretty happy with mine. That's the same rpm range that has the nice tones on my car. It seems once you get higher than that the exhaust volume almost seems lower? I wish the that tone would continue to get louder as the rpm's got higher.
 
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