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500MANIA
07-14-2014, 10:05 PM
In your experience which fiat500 Abarth exhaust you like the most in terms of performace and sound???

ksig421
07-14-2014, 10:13 PM
Welcome to the forum! It was a pleasure meeting all of you at your grand opening. As far as exhaust go, I do not currently have an aftermarket one, but I have heard and driven a car with the magnaflow catback exhaust. It definitely sounds great and the the larger diameter pipe paired with one of the downpipe options seem like the way to go. The neu-f seem to be pretty popular as well. Im sure others with more experience will chime in.

David

Purgatory
07-14-2014, 10:22 PM
Can't answer your question, but welcome to the group. Running stock exhaust in my 2014 Abarth, not planning on changing it any time soon, love the way it currently sounds.

another David

500MANIA
07-14-2014, 10:37 PM
One of the things that makes a great professional is to listen to everybody's opinion as far as what the best accessories and performance parts out there. I personally like the looks and sound of the megnetti marelli dual mode exhaust but not the price,!!!!

Haring
07-14-2014, 10:38 PM
If I had the money I'd get the Neu-f exhaust...but instead I bought new wheels.

500MANIA
07-14-2014, 10:48 PM
The stock exhaust sounds beautiful but I heard some people don't like it. They go for the magnaflow which sounds awesome but the tone is a little lower.

shadowshaggy
07-14-2014, 10:54 PM
I will try to get a video with mine, hand built 2.5" and RRM catted downpipe.

Purgatory
07-15-2014, 12:17 AM
I will try to get a video with mine, hand built 2.5" and RRM catted downpipe.

Do it~ Would love to see and hear a sample

Crossfirecat
07-15-2014, 12:58 AM
Welcome to the forum!
I've ridden in Abarths with both the magnaflow and Neu-f exhausts. I've yet to pull the trigger on either one because I have an issue with both designs.
The magnaflow, I feel has the best designed rear section with a Y that promotes even flow. The downside to the magnaflow is the first half is necked down to match the small factory downpipe diameter. Spending $900 on an exhaust and then having to cut half of it off to make a new section to match an aftermarket of modded downpipe is tough to swallow.
The Neu-f starts as a 2.5" diameter! Perfect, until you get to the rear section where it does a loop-d-loop into the Y-pipe. It's an extra bend that's really not needed and the exhaust follows the smoothest path resulting in most of the flow going out the passenger side tailpipe. It also sounded to "me" to be the more raspy of the two.

IMHO, the best exhaust would be 2.5" from the downpipe to the rear axel, Y into a pair of 2 1/4 tailpipes with 3.5 to 4" double wall tips. I know many might say "why not go 2.5" the whole way"? Dual 2 1/4 tailpipes are equivalent to 4.5" diameter pipe! That's plenty of flow for our motors and the smaller tailpipes would likely help maintain velocity in the exhaust flow without becoming to raspy sounding.

Just my .02

Tweak
07-15-2014, 09:02 AM
Best exhaust... I have to say SuperSprint takes the win easily.

shadowshaggy
07-15-2014, 09:35 AM
Best exhaust... I have to say SuperSprint takes the win easily.

Yes but we're SuperSprint poor...thanks for reminding me :(

shadowshaggy
07-15-2014, 09:43 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVgB8_3XI8M&feature=youtu.be

So I'm not a morning person, whoever is can go fly a kite....

2.5" catback
2.25" RRM catted downpipe

"cold" start-up ~80F degrees outside maybe a little cooler. If it were actually cold ~40F it would be louder gr_grin

trevc
07-15-2014, 09:50 AM
If money is no object, SuperSprint is the one to have. A more practical setup for me is the Neu-F with the muffler mated to an RRM hi-flow CAT/downpipe.
High performance but sound toned down just a little so the neighbors don't complain too much.

Crossfirecat
07-15-2014, 09:54 AM
Best exhaust... I have to say SuperSprint takes the win easily.
Gotta agree!

Purgatory
07-15-2014, 10:29 AM
Looks and sounds great. Very unique sound tone to it, how is it sounding if you rev up to 5k rpm?

shadowshaggy
07-15-2014, 11:52 AM
Looks and sounds great. Very unique sound tone to it, how is it sounding if you rev up to 5k rpm?

:lol: its quiet?

Will get a sound byte later today for ya

Radagast
07-15-2014, 01:27 PM
I have read numerous other threads where the guy remarks that as far as performance goes, the money spent on exhaust is the least "bang for the buck"
Yet every enthusiast knows the drill about "letting it breathe."

All the responses here will be opinion and I swore up and down I wasn't going to modify my exhaust, but when I heard the Supersprint I knew which direction my mods were gonna go.

I don't have a "butt dyno" kind of relationship with my car: I am infatuated. Ultimately I didn't put the highflow downpipe and exhaust system from Supersprint on for a performance improvement altho I would certainly be happy to know there was an improvement in performance.

As far as the sound and driving feedback and added fun factor, It's amazing.

I think of the sound as "clarifying the original" whereas others who own the system think of the car as being transformed into a different animal. Like I say without real data It's all hearsay. (but dang, you should hear the "say".)

Corrnaus
07-15-2014, 02:41 PM
Supersprint takes the cake. Especially after having 25 Abarth's at freak out this past week. All with different setups. This one for sure made the best noise.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbyecULjxKM&list_ytunblocker=UU4w2zjkTuFzytkQPso3sARA

shagghie
07-15-2014, 02:41 PM
Neu-F Race with Borla X1R race bullet in-line (and Norcal SS 2.5" DP exit mod):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGlmAtGKRDM&list=UUmYnpHO2VxpgfqRqZ-qq6aA

After 6 months of break-in on the Neu-F Race withOUT the Borla X1R:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW2mTy1jfPM&index=15&list=UUmYnpHO2VxpgfqRqZ-qq6aA

Neu-F Race in-car withOUT the Borla X1-R

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW2mTy1jfPM&index=15&list=UUmYnpHO2VxpgfqRqZ-qq6aA

Finally, and perhaps hte most helpful for folks here (this is PRIOR to doing the NorCalSS mod and Prior to the Borla X1-R):
Section 1: Stock, cold start
Section 2: Neu-F Race, hot start
Section 3: Neu-F Race, cold start

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44Rl7idoKO8&list=UUmYnpHO2VxpgfqRqZ-qq6aA

Good luck!


Finally a look at the Borla X1R for reference for those that like (adore?) it's classy sound:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkGJ41Szwvw&list=UUmYnpHO2VxpgfqRqZ-qq6aA
Edit: btw, yesterday had a 348 owner flat out tell me he did a double take when he heard my car and swore it was another Ferrari. Year = Made!
Edit 2: For those wondering, the CF tips actually did change the tone of the exhaust as well. The sound is a little more muted on the higher frequencies... you hear less metal resonating, and more 'air flow'/engine. It's a subtle, but welcome difference.

Tweak
07-15-2014, 08:10 PM
Yes but we're SuperSprint poor...thanks for reminding me :(

True, but the original question didn't ask about price. Seems many agree on the SS option and the $ deficiency as well. :D

Thunderbolt
07-15-2014, 08:22 PM
How much are the Supersprints, and who sells them?

Gigante
07-15-2014, 09:27 PM
How much are the Supersprints, and who sells them?

Hello Thunderbolt,

These systems are only available through ABARTH Motorsports Canada. DocRon, Radagast and myself all purchased our units through them. They came to us directly from Italy and I believe we are the only three in the USA with these full turbo back systems. The cat is a true 200 cell high flow metallic cat (HJS is the manufacturer) and is a 2.25" system until the final exhaust which is 1-7/8" I.D. and mine terminates with 4" tips. Each section is identified with a serial number and engraved with the SuperSprint logo. I've had the system for 10 months and never experienced a CEL - the sound is truly amazing. You can expect to spend 3k+ plus for this system and the exchange rate has a lot to do with the price. I hope this information is useful.

Thank you for your time,
Gigante


http://youtu.be/1WLecV0cdaE

http://youtu.be/1WLecV0cdaE

Rico_Abarth
07-17-2014, 01:27 AM
Do you guys have part numbers?

I am wondering if I could buy it in Italy.

I have supersprint in my Peugeot 206cc.

Gigante
07-17-2014, 01:43 AM
Do you guys have part numbers?

I am wondering if I could buy it in Italy.

I have supersprint in my Peugeot 206cc.

Hello Rico_Abarth, the attached video has the part numbers for each section of the SuperSprint exhaust. I tried to cut and paste but it did not work so I supplied the link. Even if you travel to ITALY you still have the exchange rate to contend with, unless you live in the UK where the British pound holds favor over the Euro - thank God SuperSprint was not a UK company.
Shipping and duty will also have to factor into the price. If you watch this vid crank up the soundsmtree2

I hope this information is useful to you.

Thank you for your time,
Gigante

http://youtu.be/vrtU9Z4B-c8

http://youtu.be/vrtU9Z4B-c8

Crossfirecat
07-17-2014, 02:12 AM
Awesome sound! :bowdown:


Hello Rico_Abarth, the attached video has the part numbers for each section of the SuperSprint exhaust. I tried to cut and paste but it did not work so I supplied the link. Even if you travel to ITALY you still have the exchange rate to contend with, unless you live in the UK where the British pound holds favor over the Euro - thank God SuperSprint was not a UK company.
Shipping and duty will also have to factor into the price. If you watch this vid crank up the soundsmtree2

I hope this information is useful to you.

Thank you for your time,
Gigante

http://youtu.be/vrtU9Z4B-c8

junnyquest
07-17-2014, 12:10 PM
Sticky!!!

bomba
07-17-2014, 03:38 PM
One of the things that makes a great professional is to listen to everybody's opinion as far as what the best accessories and performance parts out there. I personally like the looks and sound of the megnetti marelli dual mode exhaust but not the price,!!!!

I'm thinking of getting the Magnaflow and having quad tips welded on.....

AudiGuy
07-17-2014, 03:41 PM
I'm thinking of getting the Magnaflow and having quad tips welded on.....

I bought the MAgnaflow from Tony and its awesome. I also had him open up my DP to 2.5". I had it ceramic coated and then wrapped it before reinstalling. Ill get some sound clips up on the other forum.

bomba
07-17-2014, 06:12 PM
I bought the MAgnaflow from Tony and its awesome. I also had him open up my DP to 2.5". I had it ceramic coated and then wrapped it before reinstalling. Ill get some sound clips up on the other forum.

My plan is similar.

Rico_Abarth
07-18-2014, 02:08 AM
Hello Rico_Abarth, the attached video has the part numbers for each section of the SuperSprint exhaust. I tried to cut and paste but it did not work so I supplied the link. Even if you travel to ITALY you still have the exchange rate to contend with, unless you live in the UK where the British pound holds favor over the Euro - thank God SuperSprint was not a UK company.
Shipping and duty will also have to factor into the price. If you watch this vid crank up the soundsmtree2

I hope this information is useful to you.

Thank you for your time,
Gigante

http://youtu.be/vrtU9Z4B-c8

http://youtu.be/vrtU9Z4B-c8

Thank you.
Found it.

Complete it will cost 2,500 euros. Way pass $3k....
A bit much for me....

It does sound great...congrats....

Winston
07-18-2014, 02:59 PM
It does sound great , but $3000 ! Too rich for my blood !

Thunderbolt
07-18-2014, 09:47 PM
Agreed; AWESOME sound, but more than I want to spend on replacing something that doesn't actually need to be replaced. lol

I wonder how an aftermarket exhaust would affect an inspection. Right now, if they comment "no muffler", I can say "it's factory." But if I install something else with no muffler, I can't actually say that, even though it never had a muffler to begin with.

500MANIA
07-24-2014, 11:29 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn7esNmKmaM
Just installed it last night...

mudking
07-24-2014, 12:33 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn7esNmKmaM
Just installed it last night...
What axle back system is this?

tylerderosagrund
07-24-2014, 01:24 PM
What axle back system is this?

That looks like a madness exhaust, going off of the tips.

I know I have a thread for this but I'm stoked about Modern Performance's exhaust. Don't know how it'll be yet but I'm betting amazing!

If I had to choose though I would go with a supersprint but most of the money goes to the note and then if there is extra a new toy here or there.

After that I would go with Shagghie's exhaust becuase I like the way his sounds but I'm cheap so I'm going Modern the quality to money ratio is super high :D

500MANIA
07-24-2014, 03:42 PM
What axle back system is this?

The Abarth performance exhaust from 500madness made by Magnaflow - dual tip - dual exit (stainless steel axle back system)
Overall better sound coming out of the Abarth.
Sounds deep in person. We recorded it with an Iphone so the audio and video are whatever.
Sounds pretty bad ass in person.
#NeedAGoPro

shadowshaggy
07-29-2014, 06:30 PM
Do it~ Would love to see and hear a sample

Done and done:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWw7vlO4lfU&feature=youtu.be

docron
07-29-2014, 06:44 PM
A little Supersprint sampler driving around the neighborhood... :)


http://youtu.be/ZEuKVXPvvHg

Purgatory
07-29-2014, 06:54 PM
Done and done:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWw7vlO4lfU&feature=youtu.be

sounded awesome, thanks!!

Purgatory
07-29-2014, 06:55 PM
A little Supersprint sampler driving around the neighborhood... :)


http://youtu.be/ZEuKVXPvvHg

Very very awesome sound!!! Can't wait for my Uni-chip to show up, perhaps tomorrow or Thursday. I am ready.

500MANIATICO
07-31-2014, 11:23 AM
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500MANIA
07-31-2014, 11:38 AM
I just Installed the Axle- Back MADNESS exhaust and I think for the money is one of the best I've heard. Sound is incredible without disturbing the driving and as soon as I installed it I felt the car "not faster" but smother in the acceleration. Again for the money one of the best!.

trevc
07-31-2014, 01:10 PM
Interested - what other ones have you heard? Are you talking about the Magnaflow exhaust?

I just Installed the Axle- Back MADNESS exhaust and I think for the money is one of the best I've heard. Sound is incredible without disturbing the driving and as soon as I installed it I felt the car "not faster" but smother in the acceleration. Again for the money one of the best!.

Crossfirecat
07-31-2014, 03:55 PM
getting older but most of the posted systems seem kind of raspy and I have never heard any Ferrari that sounds like anything here. Why in the world would a Ferrari owner tell someone this?

His 348 has aftermarket exhaust. I'll ring him up this weekend and see if we can get a video. But he said my Abarth sounded better than his when I had the stock pipes.

Haring
07-31-2014, 04:17 PM
I just Installed the Axle- Back MADNESS exhaust...
I'm curious to know after a few weeks if that one has the issue of only one exhaust tip getting dirty. I know a couple of the others do.

Crossfirecat
07-31-2014, 05:13 PM
I'm curious to know after a few weeks if that one has the issue of only one exhaust tip getting dirty. I know a couple of the others do.

I'll take pics this Sunday. So far they are equally dirty. I put just over 120 miles a day on her, so it should be pretty easy to tell after a week!

shadowshaggy
07-31-2014, 05:15 PM
Both of mine are, but we built a real "Y" into it also

AudiGuy
07-31-2014, 05:50 PM
I'm curious to know after a few weeks if that one has the issue of only one exhaust tip getting dirty. I know a couple of the others do.

Obviously that's a sign of a drastic difference in flow from one side to the other. Usually an indication that the Y section doesn't flow evenly.



But that's none of my business

AudiGuy
07-31-2014, 06:28 PM
The Abarth performance exhaust from 500madness made by Magnaflow - dual tip - dual exit (stainless steel axle back system)
Overall better sound coming out of the Abarth.
Sounds deep in person. We recorded it with an Iphone so the audio and video are whatever.
Sounds pretty bad ass in person.
#NeedAGoPro
Strangly my Magnaflow sounds nothing like that. It's possible that mine being cat back and ported DP make a difference. But mine is deeper. It's like god is gargling bowling balls.

His 348 has aftermarket exhaust. I'll ring him up this weekend and see if we can get a video. But he said my Abarth sounded better than his when I had the stock pipes.
My partner has an F430 and admits that mine sounded better stock than his.

I just Installed the Axle- Back MADNESS exhaust and I think for the money is one of the best I've heard. Sound is incredible without disturbing the driving and as soon as I installed it I felt the car "not faster" but smother in the acceleration. Again for the money one of the best!.
The smoothing out of the exhaust flow makes it much more enjoyable to drive. Port the downpipe and do your center section, and you will love your exhaust.

I was worried that adding bigger/better flowing exhaust would ruin the Abaths sound/character. But I'm very happy with the sound right now. It's deeper and sound healthier. The characteristic snap crackle and pop have progressively returned to the overall sound. I thought the Magnaflow might have neutered my abarth a bit when I first installed it. But as the fiberglass packing in the tips blew out, the characteristics snaps, crackles, and pops came back. But this time with more beef behind them. It's almost like my little rockets balls finally dropped. And now he has to cradle them while sitting on the toilet. But I can confirm that I have zero obnoxious drone at highway speeds.