The New Exhaust - 2013 Scion FR-S Long-Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S: The New Exhaust

August 17, 2012


As one of our commenters so politely requested, I have finally posted the sound clips of our long-term FR-S before and after the Apexi RS Evolution Extreme installation. Click through to hear the difference.

I tagged along with Jay Kav to the shop for the installation as a photographer. While he was running on the dyno, I walked to the rear of the car and recorded these on my iPhone through the Voice Memo app. The first four seconds of exch clip is silent, sorry. I couldn't figure out how to fix it, but you'll get the idea.

After you hear both clips, it's pretty clear that the new exhaust has a throatier burl to it. From the outside, I think it's an improvement. From the inside, however, there is no difference. Honestly, I don't think it sounds different, nor is it any louder. And that's a good thing, if you ask me.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 4,840 miles

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