|Dinan Sez... (archive)|
Posted by Bryan on September 28, 1998 at 08:20:09:
In Reply to: Re: Aftermarket Exhaust posted by Nick L on September 28, 1998 at 04:39:53:
They are weeks away from shipping their Cat-back. (Stop me if you have heard this one before...) I believe them this time for reasons we won't go into here. I'm going to wait for the Dinan to go along with the Cold Air Intake I had installed at the reunion.
: I also installed the Dinan chip and air intake on my 2.8, and combined them with the BMP SuperSprint exhaust (with DTM tips). I don't know about the other systems so I can't compare them, but the SuperSprint gave a noticeable "seat of pants" improvement in performance, installed in a few minutes (but took some heating and bending to get the fit right), looks great, and sounds even better - a subtle, deeper throated growl at idle (passes the wife test), which turns into a major shriek at full bore (sounds like a 1960's Jaguar or Aston Martin).
: The BMP comes with either upturned (DTM) chrome tips, or straight tips (similar to stock). My only concern is that the DTM tips are much larger diameter than stock, and though they just fit through the lower valence cut-out, they have slightly melted the edges where the tips touch. You can't see it unless you get down on your hands and knees and inspect closely, but the burning smell for a few days while they "broke in" was disconcerting.
: : Any recommendations for an aftermarket exhaust to go with a chip and cold air intake snorkly thing I recently installed on a 1998 2.8? - Please rate Fit, Performance and Aesthetics (Sound/Looks). Rate each 1 to 4, 4 being best. Thanks!