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Hi guys,

I'm new to this mod scene but I'm thinking of getting a better exhaust (sound/performance). Just like your opinion on these two products:

ARK Performance N2 Dual Exit:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ARK-Performance-Exhaust-03-05-Tiburon-V6-Dual-Exit-N2_W0QQitemZ320054938269QQihZ011QQcategoryZ33630QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

I've listened on the sound clip on arkspeedracing.com site, and it sounds really.. really.. good.. any1 has this setup? any comments/complaints?

The second option is the DC Sports exhaust:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/DC-Sports-Cat-Back-Exhaust-03-05-Hyundai-Tiburon-GT-V6_W0QQitemZ320045526367QQihZ011QQcategoryZ33630QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

I haven't been able to find the sound clip for this one... though I read some posts in NT saying that DC Sports exhausts are of poor quality.. is this true? The thing is... well.. it's cheaper than the ARK one..

And now.. let's get your first-hand opinions shall we.. =)

Cheers...
 

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tis66 said:
Hi guys,

I'm new to this mod scene but I'm thinking of getting a better exhaust (sound/performance). Just like your opinion on these two products:

ARK Performance N2 Dual Exit:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ARK-Performance-Exhaust-03-05-Tiburon-V6-Dual-Exit-N2_W0QQitemZ320054938269QQihZ011QQcategoryZ33630QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

I've listened on the sound clip on arkspeedracing.com site, and it sounds really.. really.. good.. any1 has this setup? any comments/complaints?

The second option is the DC Sports exhaust:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/DC-Sports-Cat-Back-Exhaust-03-05-Hyundai-Tiburon-GT-V6_W0QQitemZ320045526367QQihZ011QQcategoryZ33630QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

I haven't been able to find the sound clip for this one... though I read some posts in NT saying that DC Sports exhausts are of poor quality.. is this true? The thing is... well.. it's cheaper than the ARK one..

And now.. let's get your first-hand opinions shall we.. =)

Cheers...
Welcome to NT.

Remember that the search button is your friend.

Now on to the questions. Basically, you are going to get a different answer from anyone on this forum. Their exhaust is the best...etc. etc. I have an ARK N2 Dual and love it. Would I like to try others?.....yes! Look at the Espiler JT500 if you can still find it. It looks and sounds just as good as the ARK...but personally I think it sounds better! Borla is a good choice anytime! The Mussa is another favorite of mine. I personally don't know much about the DC exhaust. For the money and the reputation, the ARK is a good choice. Great customer service also!!! That always counts for something. Sound clips of mine are here:

http://www.newtiburon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88193

This is before and after with headers. The camera I was using does not reproduce bass frequencies very well so please keep in mind that the exhaust is a little deeper and "bass-ier" than what you hear. I DO have access to a camcorder now so I'm gonna try doing the "after headers" clips over again soon.

Anywho...I hope this helps.
 

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i have DC exhaust. doesnt seem poor quality. The both run under axle, both dual, both fit in the bumer about the same. i would say go for cheaper price at the time
 

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Thanks for the comments guys, much appreciated :)

SuperSaiyan: your ARK N2 sounds mad!!! I'm leaning towards ARK N2 now hmm.. wondering if i should get the burnt tip... =)

05Tib: How long have u had ur DC installed? any problems? performance/sound?

TuscaniAnubis: will do more research on SSA products.. the problem is that tibby is not a popular car in sydney australia (shame on u hyundai!!).. and finding shops that sell tiburon aftermarket products is a lost cause.. eBay is the only way.. =(
 

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The DC is far from poor quality. They were $900 - $1,000 up until AEM bought them out and cut the prices. They have great fitment, bolt right up, and have a large resonator which gives it a deep throaty sound, and absolutely no raspiness.
 

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Go with DC Sports it sounds sweet. BUT i'll tell you too go with a Single Titanium exhaust it sounds wayyy better believe me deep and throaty.... :3_chubby:

Btw who ever said DC Sports is ''poor quality'' are very WRONG! thats a 600+shipping exhaust!

Heres a sound clip of DC Sports Exhaust with DC Sports headers and CAI.

http://videos.streetfire.net/video/fa04dfee-504a-494d-8b34-3819e1ad50d5.htm
Sounds not ricey at all.

and 4 kicks heres a sound clip of ARK Single Titanium as you can see its deep and throaty shaweeet... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj6uEvu9CQs
 

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Espelir JT500 is a great exhaust, the sound is definitely one of the better sounding exhausts and it's sharp looking too, I don't know if there are any left but it's definitely worth it.
 

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Dc sounds great and even better with the DC headers
im with u on that!
 

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Espelir JT500 is a great exhaust, the sound is definitely one of the better sounding exhausts and it's sharp looking too, I don't know if there are any left but it's definitely worth it.
It is the best sounding exhaust for our car period. Its not longer sold state side last one available to the states was sold(I was gonna buy it but it got sold before I could put down the purchase) You can try importing it for around 1K plus shipping. But for that price you could have dc header back and a afc neo.
 

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Yep, the ARK single Ti is by far one of the best sounding out there. I personally love the sound of it but unless you do the rear bumper wind splitter delete thing....it just doesn't look right in my opinion.

As I said, everyone has their own opinion. If you are interested in the Espiler exhaust...try pm'ing r100s. He might know how to get hold of one.

Another exhaust worthy of mentioning is the KORE exhaust. Made in Korea for a Korean car! Closest thing you will come to a true dual exhaust for the Tib. It has not been made for a while but occasionally you will see one for sale here.

In the meantime...good look on your choice. Just remember that they will all provide the same gains roughly. What you are purchasing is the sound, the name, and the look.
 
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