After the paint correction, I took a few weeks off of playing with my cars.
My wife deleted my install photos of the Sharkwerks Bypass, so my DIY is a no go. The Sharkwerks directions are better than anything I could put together anyway.
I took some photos of the tips from multiple angles. I really like them. I would recommend getting them if you get the bypass.
I won’t be keeping the bypass forever. It doesn’t address the annoying opening and closing of the valves every five seconds when driving around town. The exhaust does sound better outside the car than it does inside at low RPMs, but how many times do you get to hear your own car from the outside? Especially if you won’t let anyone else drive it. Once the valves open, the car sounds great. It drives me crazy when the valves are open at idle, close when driving away, open again just before upshifting, then closing again. Open, close, open, close, open close…
Of course, I tried disconnecting the valves. As I’ve said before, that just doesn’t work for me. The drone is just over my threshold of annoying. So I’m not sure why everyone gets all crazy saying this bypass is the end all be all. In my opinion it is not. It’s quality made, fair priced, and easily installed, but not my final exhaust solution. I hoping with passing time that a company will come up with a drone-free option. Shoot, ditch the valves for all I care. My neighbors already hate me anyway.
The reason it is taking me so long to make a video is that my usual spot got developed. I think I found a new spot, but have been too chicken to go out and let it rip. Also, it’s about 30 minutes away. I’m too big of a pansy to cause a scene, so I need a private place where no one is looking.
To reduce the chance of me getting arrested, I did the start-up, revving, and rolling shots in front of my house. In a few weeks I get out take some money shots.