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Old 03-27-2014, 06:56 PM
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GTHaus Review From a Different Perspective

Well I finally got it installed today. I'm VERY pleased with the system. Here are the details.

My perspective is different because I had the Borla ATAK for a while, and I have had a custom cat back for even longer. When I saw the thread comparing Borla ATAK it worried me. I always thought the ATAK was relatively quiet. My custom setup (ATAK + American Racing X-pipe and Resonators) sounded awesome. Loud, but not too loud, great startup and idle, good sound throughout the RPM range, a good amount of drone however.

Now to the GTHaus, closed mode. Forget about comparing quality of sound and let's just cover loudness. We can just ignore the Borla ATAK then. It is not loud, it is quiet compared to the GTHaus. The difference between the GTHaus in closed and the Borla ATAK is more than twice that of the difference between ATAK and stock exhaust. Now let's compare it to my custom setup. The GTHaus has a much deeper startup. It is quieter than my custom but not by much. In idle my custom is noticeably louder. Low RPMs driving the GTHaus is not that loud, but give it a little gas and it gets very loud. So my custom is pretty loud no matter how much you accelerate, the GTHaus is tame early on but gets considerably louder than my custom setup when you get on the gas. A lot less drone on the GTHaus.

Overall I'd definitely recommend the GTHaus. I still love the sound of my custom setup, and if it was me buying I would have stuck with it. However the GT was a gift with no strings attached and a damn good one. Now if I was still stock and considering exhaust, I'd definitely consider the GTHaus a big contender if you are willing/able to drop the cash.

If any or all of what I wrote doesn't make sense, give me a break, I'm major jet lagged. I'll edit/add when I feel better.

I'll have up comparison videos later.

PS. I didn't mention open mode because the results of that go without saying.
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:19 PM
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Re: GTHaus Review From a Different Perspective

Thanks man you always write quality posts compared to a lot of other junk that gets posted on forums. When I see A-kon as the name on the post I know its going to be something good -- at least a worthwhile read for sure.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:52 PM
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Re: GTHaus Review From a Different Perspective

^ Thanks! I just try my best to answer the questions that I have but don't fully get answered...that along with the typical e-thugging...gotta have some fun
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Thanks for that told ya you would be happy and my comments about comparing apples to apples was correct. The borla alone is not even in the same zip code.
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:45 AM
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Oh yeah ^. Thanks to Chad at Black Ops. Very easy to deal with, knowledgeable and patient with my questions, good prices, and great service. He promised me the system in late April or early May....I received it middle of March.
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Re: GTHaus Review From a Different Perspective

Thanks for posting!
I was considering the GTHaus for a time but ended up ordering the S-type Borla... I was concerned with the GTHaus being too loud at higher RPMs, and it seems your experience confirms that my worries were founded, plus I would have opened the valve once every blue moon at best... As I don't enjoy the raspier note of the Atak, the S-Type was the logical choice, and the price difference only made the decision easier.
In any case it's great to have so much feedback from many posters on these add-ons, it allows me (and others) to make educated choices!
Glad that you enjoy your new exhaust! Don't hesitate to post a vid at some point if you have time.
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Re: GTHaus Review From a Different Perspective

Quick video in an underpass. Open mode.

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Re: GTHaus Review From a Different Perspective

Every single day I go out in the beast. I start it, I sit, I smile. The rumble is just, awesome.

Congrats on your new addition A-Kon, welcome to the GT Haus brotherhood.
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Thanks for posting!
I was considering the GTHaus for a time but ended up ordering the S-type Borla... I was concerned with the GTHaus being too loud at higher RPMs, and it seems your experience confirms that my worries were founded, plus I would have opened the valve once every blue moon at best... As I don't enjoy the raspier note of the Atak, the S-Type was the logical choice, and the price difference only made the decision easier.
In any case it's great to have so much feedback from many posters on these add-ons, it allows me (and others) to make educated choices!
Glad that you enjoy your new exhaust! Don't hesitate to post a vid at some point if you have time.
Where you the one that contacted GThaus for wholesale pricing?
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Re: GTHaus Review From a Different Perspective

Here are two videos comparing new vs old. If you are wondering about the little piece of foil on the left pipe of my custom setup, that was there temporarily before I got it adjusted correctly. When the system warmed up the pipes would "grow" and start to melt some of the plastic under tray. After adjustment I had no more problems.

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Here are two videos comparing new vs old. If you are wondering about the little piece of foil on the left pipe of my custom setup, that was there temporarily before I got it adjusted correctly. When the system warmed up the pipes would "grow" and start to melt some of the plastic under tray. After adjustment I had no more problems. Custom Setup: GTHaus:
The moment when you know the valves opened....the goosebumps occur. God that exhaust is freaking amazing!
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