I just installed the Magnaflow catback on my 2000 GT last night. Total install time was about 2.5 hours. This catback system is worth every penny. It is very high quality. No cheap aluminized crap, just high quality SS tubing. The cat back fits like a glove. There were zero
install issues. Most people have problems try to get the pipe over the axel, not with this kit. It took me a whole 1 minute to do it. Even the exhaust clamps are high quality. Not to mention, unlike most other manufactures, the parts came individually wrapped in plastic, and then placed in a large foam padded box. There is no chance that the product is going to get damaged during shipping. Unlike the crappy job MAC did when I got my Prochamber, no packing = dent in exhaust
Also, the kit comes with adjustable 3.5" tail pipes. This is a great idea. No more misaligned tips. You can set the amount of tip you want to show. You want every one to notice, you can stick them out farther. You want to go for the conservative look, adjust them in further. All I can say is that this product is worth every penny of the $420 I paid for it.
As for sound, these mufflers sound awesome. At idle and light throttle (cruising down the highway) they are practically the same as stock. No annoying drone or anything, just a low exhaust note. However, when you mash the throttle then it is a whole different story
The exhaust comes alive and makes a wonderful aggressive sound. They are not the loudest mufflers in the world, but they are plenty loud enough for most people. Every one with in 50 yards will be turning their heads. The exhaust note is low and powerful, with out any crackling or popping. This is the sound I have been looking for. Quite when just cruising, and mean as heck when you are on the throttle.
I really don't know if I picked up much hp, but again I am mostly stock. The true test will come this weekend at Fun Ford. I usually trap around 99 mph, and we will see what my new trap speeds are. Hopefully I can break the 100 mph barrier
I give Magnaflow two thumbs up. If you are looking for a high quality great sounding catback, then Magnaflow is it.
I am going to try and get some sound files so you guys can hear it for yourselves.