nub Posted February 17, 2017 Share Posted February 17, 2017 Good evening, quite a long shot but I would like to swap my Fast Intentions exhaust with an Ark Grip, if I can't swap then I'll simply sell it and buy a brand new Ark Grip. The reason for this being that I now run ART Decats which made my system louder and the Fast Intentions is probably 15-20% louder than the Ark Grip - so I wish to make it a little bit quieter. That's a pure guestimation due to the Ark Grip having two silencers & two Helmholtz resonance chambers, in reality they might be quite similar in volume, but if you compare a pic the Ark Grip looks like it should be a bit quieter. The Fast Intentions cat back is not extremely loud by any means, much quieter than motordyne shockwave for example, which is what I really would have preferred if it was quieter. My FI cat back was also a little quieter when I had the HFCs installed. It's the 12" resonated version with carbon mufflers, which was an expensive option and must be very rare in the U.K. by now, I believe it's quite popular in the states. The FI cat back is designed to be very light and its over 20lbs lighter than the Stillen cat back system, I'm not sure how it compares to the Ark Grip. The Ark Grip was Â£1,328 in January, as I almost bought one, now its increased to something over Â£1,400 odd. So to buy this Fast Intentions CBE would definitely cost several hundred more than that, I'm not sure as nobody seems sell it anymore but id guess it would cost over Â£1800 to buy today, from a U.K. importer. I'm not saying it's a better exhaust because that's totally subjective but it is definitely much lighter, more exclusive and more expensive than the Ark. performance wise I have no idea, I think they're both 2.5" ID so I'd expect they're very similar and I cant say one is better than the other. So if anyone is interested and wants something a bit different, I'm willing to trade my FI cat back directly for an Ark Grip as long as it's burnt tip and reasonably low miles in good condition with no visible scrapes etc. As far as I can tell mine is in great condition and functions perfectly. With the FI HFC it made 304whp at Abbey (around 345-350bhp) and I have a dyno print. Even with my ART decat pipes, it's not the quietest setup but there's no drone at 80mph. So if there's any interest lemme know or I'll end up selling this in the future anyway. The first 6 pics are of my car (excuse the dirt/mud!) the very last one is for demonstration purposes. You can google image search for more pics. I will post videos once this is approved too Videos with the FI cat back and ART pipes Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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