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SRTgeek 01-17-2014 09:59 PM

GT Haus Meisterschaft Exhaust for 2014 Wk2 Review
 
This will most likely be an ongoing review.

It started with Tom posted the video of the GT Haus exhaust. Damn it. Strike one. Then he ordered his, got it set up and posted a video of it on the lift in closed and open mode. Damn it Damn it Damn it. Strike two. Then, for fun, Tom posted a video of the exhaust in motion...

Yup, strike three. I had to have it. I ordered my cat back set up Dec 17/13 from Chad with Black Ops and it arrived yesterday (01/16/14) via Fed Ex to Canada. Delivery was only 289 and duty charges were only 115 area. Given the exhaust is over $3577 for full price, I expected a *MUCH* larger duty hit.

http://badassjeep.com/wp-content/upl...14/01/cost.jpg

The welds on this exhaust are extreme. The guys at the muffler shop, who have been doing work here in Kelowna since 1941 were blown away by the quality. They deal with after market exhausts all day and these guys are the go-to guys on town. The deal with Ferrari, Lamborghini, even old school AC Bristol's and they said this was in the top 5 they've ever seen for build quality.

They were amazed at how it fit perfect with no adjustments whatsoever needed. Simply beautiful one of the owners, 73 years old told me. It said it made him want to buy an SRT just to have this exhaust. :thumbsup:

In closed mode, it's noticeably louder than the Borla S Type I had on my previous 14' SRT. If you're cruising, it's quieter than stock, but when you step into it.. ERMAGAWD RELEASE DA CRAKEN!

It really makes a difference now, if you're in D, S or Paddle shift mode as well as Auto, Sport or Track. In stock form, there is a slight difference but with this exhaust, it's MUCH more pronounced and this is a good thing.

There is also a noticeable bump in power from stock, nothing earth shaking but it feels more there if that makes any sense?

In Open mode - holy shit Sally, sell your clothes, they're not needed anymore. This thing is sex on wheels. It is loud and even as I type the word loud I am pretty sure that's still an understatement. It sounds like a fuel dragster when you floor it in open mode. :eek:

Best. Drive. Home. Ever.

So knowing what I know now, I can more than stand behind what Tom said about how the videos make it cool and sound like it's something you need for sure, but once you get it.. wow. It's like you wonder how you ever lived without.

We've had shit weather with fog so when it clears up, I'll do some videos.

Thank you to Tom for being crazy enough to jump first. thanks to Chad @ Black Ops for getting it here fast and even beating the timeline he told me by close to 2 weeks.

Cage 01-17-2014 10:26 PM

Re: GT Haus Meinschaft Exhaust for 2014 Wk2 Review
 
Can you please post the link to Tom's install and video. I missed that one, cheers

jbjones85 01-17-2014 10:30 PM

Re: GT Haus Meinschaft Exhaust for 2014 Wk2 Review
 
great review. I'm interested to hear your impressions as time goes on. I am highly considering picking this up in the spring but am concerned with drone and what it sounds like when MDS kicks in. I do a lot of highway driving with ECO on. Any comments on that aspect would be appreciated.

SRTgeek 01-18-2014 12:47 AM

Re: GT Haus Meinschaft Exhaust for 2014 Wk2 Review
 
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Originally Posted by Cage (Post 961500)
Can you please post the link to Tom's install and video. I missed that one, cheers

I'm honestly not sure where they are but a search would find them. I also have them posted on this blog post I did regarding the exhaust options before I settled on the GT Haus if this helps. It does have Tom's videos.

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Meisterschaft Exhaust

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Originally Posted by jbjones85 (Post 961504)
great review. I'm interested to hear your impressions as time goes on. I am highly considering picking this up in the spring but am concerned with drone and what it sounds like when MDS kicks in. I do a lot of highway driving with ECO on. Any comments on that aspect would be appreciated.

I've never tried eco to be honest, so not sure what difference it makes. At 60mph / 95 kmh I find in auto / d it's def. quieter but like all exhausts, when you step into it, it comes alive.

In short, the SRT is a true muscle car now. It sounds like an old 70' Charger or something beefy that's just waiting to tear the car beside it a new ass. :cool:

so freaking cool.

14StormTrooper 01-18-2014 12:50 AM

I rarely ever get any drone. The factory exhaust was 10000x worse. I can hands down say that the exhaust is my favorite mod I have done. When people ask me to rev it they are completely blown away at the sound quality. It sounds like a tuned fighter jet. I don't even like posting videos because it in no way compared to how insane it really is. I would say it's easily worth every penny. These should come standard, this exhaust is EXACTLY how these jeeps should sound. Perfected.

Congrats and have fun with it. It never gets old. Under highways is very entertaining.

Red Suns 01-18-2014 02:11 AM

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Originally Posted by JDR8 (Post 961492)
In closed mode, it's noticeably louder than the Borla S Type I had on my previous 14' SRT. If you're cruising, it's quieter than stock, but when you step into it..

First of all, great review! MDS drone aside (great feedback on this aspect), just to clarify, are you really saying that this aftermarket beast (open mode) of an exhaust, is "quieter than stock" (closed mode) while cruising (60mph to 70mph) from inside the cabin with the windows up?

SRTgeek 01-18-2014 04:44 AM

Re: GT Haus Meinschaft Exhaust for 2014 Wk2 Review
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Red Suns (Post 961593)
First of all, great review! MDS drone aside (great feedback on this aspect), just to clarify, are you really saying that this aftermarket beast (open mode) of an exhaust, is "quieter than stock" (closed mode) while cruising (60mph to 70mph) from inside the cabin with the windows up?

In closed mode:

It starts louder but then settles down quickly. Sort of a warning of what it can do, a burst of OMGOMGOMG and then it relaxes. When driving in auto mode, D on shifter (not S or manual) it is quieter unless you add a decent amount of gas. Then it wakes the beast for damn sure and the results are epic. Then you step off the gas and get back to just normal driving and it relaxes again.

At 60mph, it is quieter, yes. To the point of... er.. is something wrong with my exhaust?

/steps on gas

ROOOAR

Nope.. it's still there. :lol:

If you flip from Auto to Sport or Track - all bets in closed are now off. It's louder, more aggressive. Still not nearly as loud as open mode though, open mode, is.. well, obscene. (in such a good way)

In open mode:

Like Tom said, it's a freaking fighter jet. I went to the dealership to show it off. They all had mouthes open. One guy came out asking where the stock car was. it sounds raw, unedited, ready to shred someone's ass. :slapfight:

I couldn't agree more with Tom, this is the best money i have spent now other than buying the SRT itself. I'm pretty sure I sold one yesterday to a fellow Jeep SRT owner after hearing it rev for under 3 minutes. He just kept smiling, shaking his head.

Do it. Just freaking do it. The videos don't remotely capture the noise. It's a muscle car now when you want it. thud thud thud thus thud raaawwwwwrrrrrrrrr

All kinds of oh hell yes.

Cage 01-18-2014 05:04 AM

Re: GT Haus Meinschaft Exhaust for 2014 Wk2 Review
 
Excellent post JDR8, it makes me want one now.

vvM1LESvv 01-18-2014 07:16 AM

Really makes me wanna sell the Brand new S-Type sitting in my garage and drop some cash on the GT Haus...

Might have to message Chad.

jbjones85 01-18-2014 09:25 AM

Thanks for the feedback. I think I'm sold. It's going to be an expensive spring.... Haha

CLStech 01-18-2014 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by jbjones85 (Post 961645)
Thanks for the feedback. I think I'm sold. It's going to be an expensive spring.... Haha

Patiently waiting to hear yours Josh!

jbjones85 01-18-2014 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by CLStech (Post 961666)
Patiently waiting to hear yours Josh!

I'm shooting for spring started saving for it ( and wheels/tires/drop) once I heard toms.


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