1. Akrapovic Carbon Exhaust
Have wanted this exhaust for a long time. Was tempted to buy a different exhaust cause of the price, but it finally dropped in price enough for me to bite. I had listened to sound clips and was never really thrilled with the titanium exhaust sound vs the carbon. Received the exhaust in perfect condition, it was packaged well. Install was pretty straight forward and everything went together relatively easy. Did have to kinda pull the manifold pipes to spread them a hair to make it line up easier with the exhaust ports. I had heard others say the same, and it wasn't difficult. Only other thing I did that the directions didn't directly state, was to remove the right side rearset instead of just its mounting plate. The rear brake pedal was blocking access to one of the mounting plate bolts. Once removed, it was a piece of cake. The only thing that really gave me any kind of trouble was trying to disconnect the O2 sensor connector. I ended up saying screw it and just twisted it in reverse so when I tightened it to the exhaust, it straightedge out. Only real gripe is with all the money spent on the exhaust system, you would think they could throw in 2 new exhaust gaskets.
Otherwise, fit and finish is great and sounds excellent in my opinion, with the silencer in place. Has a great tone at idle, sounds great when you get on it, yet doesn't draw attention from the law. I'm sure it would be a different story with the silencer removed though. Had multiple people give compliments on it the first time I took it out.
I had looked all over the net to try and see if this exhaust required a fuel controller or not if the silencer remained installed, the titanium. I know was a yes, but hard to find info on the carbon....supposedly it should be fine from what I gathered. Probably will still eventually get a fuel controller though. Oh and also I know probably wouldn't be of any concern to most people, but was curious to see if the Akra drop-in catalyst was compatible for the exhaust as I believe e it did say it was for the titanium version, However from what info I found, it doesn't appear to be compatible.
All, in all, im very satisfied with it and am glad I didn't go with anything else. Would definitely recommend for anybody looking to wake up their MT-07.