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    New to the forum-looking to do exhaust and intake mods.

    Hey all,

    I have a 2013 Optima Sx. I'm new to the forum and turbo cars and was wondering if anyone had any opinions on any cat back systems or intakes?

    I like the sound of the Borla cat-back and i like the idea of the nameless short ram intake in that i have read you can hear the turbo spool. To hear the turbo spool up and to get the blow off valve to make the "blow off sound" (ya know, the pshhhhh), would the short ram intake from nameless (or any other short ram for that matter) work? or would I need to do the charge pipe?

    Sorry for all the questions, but like I said, I'm new to turbos.

    Thanks for your input!

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    Welcome to the forums and Congrats with your SX, ARK has a great looking exhaust system DT-S, might wanna try them out too.

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    I get plenty of "spool" with my Injen CAI... but I am sure the majority of them would suffice.
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    I think it's all personal preference. I personally like the sound of the Borla as well.

    I'm really hoping to hear the Magnaflow system some day. I know they've spent a lot of time on it as of recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestreak View Post
    I think it's all personal preference. I personally like the sound of the Borla as well.

    I'm really hoping to hear the Magnaflow system some day. I know they've spent a lot of time on it as of recently.
    magnaflow makes a optima specific exhaust ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRIO13 View Post
    Welcome to the forums and Congrats with your SX, ARK has a great looking exhaust system DT-S, might wanna try them out too.

    ^ this.





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    Thanks for your input everyone!

    Do you get any of the intake "sucking" sound and the spool of the turbo w/ the nameless short ram attached to the stock box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by G4z808 View Post
    magnaflow makes a optima specific exhaust ?
    It's probably in the making? Also, wasn't Concept marking something ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by pro_performer View Post
    Thanks for your input everyone!

    Do you get any of the intake "sucking" sound and the spool of the turbo w/ the nameless short ram attached to the stock box?
    I just bought a cone filter to replace the stock box. I left the stock pipe on and i can still hear the suction and the turbo spool noise really well. I was very surprised lol
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