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I took a chance with this exhaust as I'd never heard it on the Maserati. I knew of the good build quality and that the it was popular in the Lambo circles. Got it installed at the Lambo dealer here in Scottsdale who happens to be a Tubi dealer who installed a few on Masers. The technician who installed it said that it sounds much better than a Tubi or Capristo.
I have to say that it sound absolutely awsome. Deep burble, downshifts make your spine tingle and the car sounds like its always running at a higher RPM. I've heard sound bites of Tubis and this exhaust sounds much richer. One word of warning. With my straight mid pipes the car IS LOUD. I'm assuming about 20% louder than normal as that is about how much the sound increased when I first had the straight mid pipes put on. With windows down on the highway pretty tame. With windows up at W.O.T. only the right sounds make it to the cabin. However, driving behind the car is a different story. Pretty outrageous.
I'm making sound sound clips this weekend and will post them when I find a host.
I got it from Forza Nick at a reasonable price and would difinately recommend the exhaust to anyone looking at an exhaust that makes a statement.
 

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The sound is partially cutted, difficult to make an opinion (it is probably the hosting system). And you know you can reach 7500 rpm, the car like that !!! By the way if you want I can host for you the vids in a standard format, so you can send them to my email address "lionel at lioneljaquet dot com".
 

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The sound issue is due to the camcorder-wmv transfer. I have to tinker with the program. Too many kids in the neighbourhood, besides you get a better taste of the sound below 5000rpm.
The mid pipe I think just adds decibels to the sound and not really quality.
Back to the drawing board with this stupid video transfer program. :evil:
 

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Nice sound! I'll be in Phoenix for Thanksgiving. How 'bout a ride? :wink:
 

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STARDOC or anyone that can help on this issue,

I've been getting a "slow down" warning light when I race my car at high rpms for a while... I asked my mechanich about this and he said it's like a high temperature warning on the catalytic converter, now my questions:

  • Do the midpipes replace the catalytic converter?
    Do you think installing them would rid me of the warning light when driving hard?
    Where did you get yours?
I've been told that the heat on the catalytic converter may be caused by the fuel I'm feeding my baby... I first used Texaco and it was the "check engine" light that turned on... I then switched to Exxon and now get the "slow down" light and I was also told never to use Shell V-Power so I ran out of fuel choices... there's gotta be something that will let me unleash my baby without having any lights turn on... are the midpipes the solution to my problem? your help will be appreciated!
 

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The midpipes replace the mid resonators. They connect the end of the catalytic converter tubing to front of the rear resonators (rear exhaust). In other words they don't replace the catalytic converters. They are custom made and about 10-15 pounds lighter if done in aluminum. Not sure why you are getting the error messages but have the dealer run a diagnostic on your car. The custom mid pipes do let the car breath easier so there is less back pressure. Hope this helps.
 

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PacoSaca: I prefer using Shell fuel, as long as they use shell oil for the maseratis and ferraris, using shell fuel and shell oil gives the car more energy that's what I heard from shell.com in the Shell and Ferrari section..
too bad in kuwait we have only 3 bad kinds of fuel
-Perfect
-Super
-and Super Ultra(Unleaded)(top)
I used Super on my car, and it was the 2nd best thing, better than the Perfect and cheaper than the Ultra. But I noticed the car gained alot of weight, couldn't race like before and most of the Z-350 they can pass by and never catch them, but after switching to Super Ultra (the most expensive fuel in Kuwait) noticed the car runs faster and performance better much much better than before.
 

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STARDOC, look what I found on page 51 of the owners manual:



I now believe that I'm either having a problem with my catalytic converter or :roll: I may be driving just a little too hard.

bloodsnatcher, my mechanics are from Maranello Motorsports of Venezuela and they look over the all Ferrari/Maserati of the Central American region, they come to El Salvador every now and then and when they came to do the delivery of my car the first question they asked me was for the brand of fuel that I regularly used in my cars. I've always considered Texaco to be the best available here because it is refined in the US and then imported to El Salvador, the other two recognized brands we have available are Esso and Shell... both refined here and I did not trust that much. They said to continue using Texaco but when I reported that I was getting the check engine light they said to switch to Esso, they also said that it was the brand that had worked best for them and told me never ever use Shell V-power... I was surprised because I know of the "marriage" between Shell and Farrari/Maserati, but they said that Shell V-Power has way to many additives that may damage my engine, this may be may a local issue.

I've always used the highest grade super unleaded available... or at least that's what I've paid for... I wonder if I may had been sold leaded gas that may have clogged the catalytic just a bit... enough to cause it to over heat when running at very high rpms.

Some 20 years ago I bought me a Mercedes-Bens in the US and brought it down to El Salvador, back then unleaded fuels were not available here and since my car was a US version had a catalytic converter... after a couple of months of use with leaded gas the catalytic got clogged and I remember it being red hot because of over heat... I simply removed it and replaced it for a straight pipe and my problem was solved.

I wonder if anybody from the forum has removed it from their car and the results they got...
 
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