Hello, I’ve been meaning to write up this blog for some time, I’ve been testing, running the Dezod cat back for awhile now and can leave an honest opinion on it. I’ve ran this exhaust in both N/A and F/I. I’ve ran it just as the only exhaust modification, all the way to a full exhaust setup with UEL header, overpipe, and front pipe, all from MXP. To be 100% honest i ran a Greddy EVO3 for over a year, close to 2 years, the MXP, and of course stock. As far as looks the Greddy is one of my favorites, BUT the drone and how loud it is just ruins it for me. Quality it was a great exhaust, but as I’m older i got tired of the drone and how loud it was.
Next came the MXP and i loved it, except for the blue tips. I’m not a personal fan of the burnt Ti tips. But the sound and tone and loudness was exactly what i was looking for. So i rolled with it for awhile. Then this Dezod came in, looking at it, the welds look awesome, the exhaust cans were on the smaller side so i was expecting a loud exhaust. The tips look good nice and big the piping looked really good also. Malen wanted it on his car to test out and we threw it on. Upon start up i was expecting something a lot louder, we were surprised at what we heard, it was a very nice deep tone, no rasp at all, and no drone running down the highway. After about a month Malen wanted to swap the MXP with me, so we put the cars in the air and swapped exhausts. For about 2-3 weeks I rolled with the Dezod and i enjoyed to sounds coming for it. its nice and deep, slightly louder then the MXP but way better then the Greddy.
The ground clearance compared to the MXP is greatly improved also, the MXP and Greddy would slightly rub going in and out of my garage, and in some of the casino parking gargaes have a bad rub. So far with the Dezod I have not had a probem, a slight rub in the worst parking garages. Its made with 304 SS so i see it holding up. It does have a true “Y” pipe instead of the ones where its clear to see which side would get the better exhaust flow and which side a restriction would be. Power increased, the car picked up easier then stock for sure, i could pull away from a stock car, but my car also had a intake. The problem with these cars and performance modifications are you really can tell a difference with a tune. With out a tune its hard to pick up a 5-10hp gain in a 2700-3000lb car. I can feel a 10hp gain on my 380lb sportbike, not so much in a 1.5 ton car. BUT you could feel the car rev faster. With a proper tune the gains you get are more noticeable of course.
Then came my MXP UEL header, overpipe, and front pipe. i swapped the MXP catback also to make it a full MXP setup. once started it was LOUD, very loud…. Too loud, and to top it off, it was too raspy for me, one trip down the road and the carwas back in the air to have the MXP pulled off and see how the Dezod setup was.. It too was loud, its a straight pipe to 2 small mufflers, but the tone was way way better. No rasp at all. Inside the car it sounded very deep and mean. But was just a bit to loud for me, so off came the MXP front pipe and on went the OEM front pipe. Perfect. Its exactly what i was looking for. Deep, drone free sound. Don’t get me wrong its still loud, and when I’m in the car i can always tell i have an exhaust, but there isn’t any raised voices to have a conversation like with the Greddy.
Then the fun came, A Kraftewerks C38 supercharger. The exhaust note now is a bit louder during a W.O.T. pull or run, but its still not too bad. Overall i loved the time i have had with the Dezod, and still at this time its on my car. I don’t think i am going to get rid of it anytime soon. Quite a few people have commented on the sound, Shawn Church commented that its one of the best sounds he has heard from the twins. Quality has been top notch. not issues have arisen in the 4-5 months we have had the exhaust running on the cars. The piping has held up to the extra heat of the supercharger, trackdays, and a Autox, no corrosion or rust anywhere, no cracking on the welds or pipe, so for quality as of now its been great. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) we don’t get to test in harsh winter climates. But from what I’ve seen from Dezod, and it being 304 SS, I don’t think that will be a problem either.
To sum things up this has passed our testing and we really like The way it holds up , sounds and Performs. We put it up there with the best of the best Cat backs for the FRS – You can not go wrong with this system.
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