does anyone here use this exhaust setup on the car?
I have the 16885 Comp Series and have had some fitment issues as well. There was a fitment issue with clamps as they don't seem to clamp down to keep the system from leaking (this also being the reason why the stock system did much better at the track than the Magnaflow). In lieu of buying a new exhaust system, I took it down to my local shop and had them weld all of the fittings together to solve the leak issue. The Magnaflow does sound really,really good... it's just fitment issues that plague the system.I have the Comp Series and had nothing but problems. Along with the great Magnaflow sound I got a bonus ...a rattle as the system vibrated against the underside of my Challenger. It took multiple times to tweak the system to finally solve the fit issue. It was extremely frustrating and took a lot of time from my schedule to get it right. If I had to do it over I would go with another brand ...lots of them out there. Just my two cents.
x1 on the uneven tips. I failed to mention in my previous post that the tips were uneven. At one point in my adventure the ONLY way to keep my exhaust from rattling against the body of my vehicle was to "twist" the pipes which made for a very interesting look. I'm not sure what was worse the rattling or driving around with cockeyed exhaust tips. I never thought purchasing an exhaust system would turn into a such a major headache. I also want to state that I have no problem with the sound or performance ...only the fit.I have the comp series with the quad tips which I think look awesome on the car. Very quality tip and similar to the SRT8 GC tip. The system is a tad loud but I think it sounds very good (much better than stock). I will however have to agree with most of the comments in that the fitment leaves much to be desired. I spent alot of time tweaking the system so the tips were straight and the mufflers did not hit the third member. Thankfully I have a hoist in my garage, I could not even imagine adjusting this system on my back.
I had no issues with leaks though.
If I had to do it again I would probably go with Magnaflow, again just don't understand why they cannot be a little more accurate in their fitment.
x1 on the uneven tips. I failed to mention in my previous post that the tips were uneven. At one point in my adventure the ONLY way to keep my exhaust from rattling against the body of my vehicle was to "twist" the pipes which made for a very interesting look. I'm not sure what was worse the rattling or driving around with cockeyed exhaust tips. I never thought purchasing an exhaust system would turn into a such a major headache. I also want to state that I have no problem with the sound or performance ...only the fit.
Same here. I wanted an exhaust sound that wasn't overboard (had Flowmaster's on a Charger w/440...been there, done that). They are louder than stock while idling and cruising and sound great when you get on it. They fit fine and were an easy install.I have had this 16514 street series on my R/T for over a year and I have loved the sound of it every single day. Much better than the stock sound.
I did'nt want too much rumble because I do ride with wife and kids often.
You will notice the MDS more with this set up than stock. It does'nt bother me...
Same exhaust I have and I love it. Quiet when it needs to be and opens up when you step on it. Highflow cats go on this spring. I had them installed by my mechanic and haven't had a problem!I am happy with my 16509 magnaflow
I haven't installed my high flow cats yet though
My point exactly Mopar Rider. Why should we the customer have to pay a shop to have to not install but modify our exhaust system. The shop I went to sells Magnaflo as well and they are aware of the fitment issues. I did not want to weld my high flo cats to the pipes after the cats to correct the problem. Plus I would have to drop the system down again for the 4th time!!FYI - I had a reputable and experienced speed shop that work on and modify high-end performance vehicles install my exhaust system. They also sell and install Magnaflow Systems for a variety of vehicles. Like many, I am EXTREMELY picky when it comes to having someone work on my Challenger. It is apparent that I am not alone in my problem with the fit and finish of a Magnaflow system. I would love to recommend the Magnaflow System to others but I cannot based on my personal experience. My system was WAY out of wack. By the way, when I talked to a Magnaflow representative his response was “…yeah, the fit on Challenger’s has been a tough issue.” I only wish I knew that kernel of information before I dropped my hard earned money on the system. :notallthere: No disrespect to HeniFan but I don't want to deal with so called "nuances" requiring "equipment and tools " to modify a system that should fit to begin with. I am glad your system fits well but it seems like a crap shoot.