ARK Performance | GRiP Catback Exhaust System | Now Available!

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  1. JoelinNOVA

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    not for me. Ugly pips hang way low and sound isn't so good. You can tell it booms inside the cabin.
     
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    Looks nice, but super happy with my solo purchase
     
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    Some of us LIKE "boom".
     
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    Happy Tin Man

    Wow,
    I am sure the pipes are good, but I cant stop seeing the Tin Man sleeping while having a "very happy" dream :):eyebulge: Tin Man.JPG
     
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    Sounds amazing! Awesome of you to offer us yet another option on how our cars sound.
    Everyone else, keep your negative comments to yourselves.
     
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    This sounds amazing
    I'd love to hear how you guys beef up the sixxer!
     
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    Sounds real good. Very interesting design. I am surprised the price is as low as it is for such a sophisticated design.
     
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    Cool design, and I think this is a small, but great step up from stock. Interested on how exactly that Helmholtz chamber design works.
     
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    Looks like a great cat-back package. Will it fit on a convertible Performance Package car without removing the steel plate?
     
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    I did send a PM to a few of you guys, but I'd like to respond here so everyone can see the answers to these questions!


    We will have more videos coming soon! It helps to minimize the drone a lot, but with the 3 inch piping it's tough to eliminate it completely.
    The Mustang GT we have here is daily driven and it's easy to carry on a normal conversation while cruising on the freeway.
    The Helmholtz chamber is not adjustable, we design these to reduce drone at mostly cruising speeds. We only have Polished tips available.


    Coming soon! We are testing our final sample production unit this Friday. If everything goes smoothly we will get this into production by summer.


    As soon as we have the V6 stop by we will get some videos and pictures!


    Coming soon!


    We incorporate the Helmholtz design in most of our exhaust systems and it definitely helps reduce drone especially at cruising speeds. But doesn't affect sound or performance at full throttle.


    We do spend a good amount of time developing our exhaust systems to have the best fit, finish, and sound. The mufflers don't hang too low, the Mustang in the picture does have our lowering springs so it looks closer to the ground. But part of the design is to show off the mufflers.
    We just had a stock height Mustang GT come in yesterday to get the GRiP exhaust installed. I'll have those pictures posted up soon!


    We are excited to offer new products to this market!


    We did spend a lot of time picking out the correct equipment and sound recording devices to try to get the best sound quality. We know it's difficult to tell how an exhaust really sounds from the video.
    Anyone local is always welcome to stop by our shop and listen to the exhaust in person!


    Let us know what you think once you get to listen!


    It's got a great tone to it! It's definitely a lot more fun to drive with the ARK exhaust on.

    We will have more coming soon!
    Unfortunately this is only sold as a catback right now, we have not looked into any other options yet but we will see.


    Thanks for the feedback! The pipes do seem low because the Mustang in the picture has our GT-S lowering springs.


    Thanks!


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    Now that's all I can see.. thanks lol


    Thanks! We appreciate all feedback, positive or negative. We take all of that into consideration when developing our products.

    We will have videos coming soon! Just waiting for the V6 to stop by for pictures and videos.


    Thank you! We want to keep the exhaust at a competitive price point, especially with this being a new market for us.


    Thanks!
    Here's a quick little summary about the Helmholtz chambers: while cruising the air and sound waves will flow into the chamber and cancel out certain frequencies to help reduce drone, but when you accelerate hard the higher velocity exhaust gasses will pass straight by the chamber so it does not affect performance or sound under full throttle.

    We have not test fit on the convertible yet, but hopefully we will have one in here soon to take a look.
     
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    I think if you cut open Corsa's "no drone" Sport mufflers huge case you would find a version of the helmholtz "J" design within as it isn't soley a straight through tube, it has another side tube within the case l could see using a small inspection mirror.
     
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    My Corsa Sport mufflers are "actually not" designed at all like the cutaway picture you posted, and are probably not a true Helmholtz design either. It seems Corsa uses (at the very least) a couple different RSC designs.
    My visual observations were correct, l just wasn't sure (couldn't see) what was happening with the port tube l saw.
    The link below shows the difference, the design l have is on the right. The cutaway you posted appears to be the one on the left.

    http://www.corsaperformance.com/Technology/exhaustRsc-Diagrams.aspx
     
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    Interesting. I am going to guess that the left is the Sport muffler then.
     
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