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Firstly, sorry about your dog dude, sounds bad, I too have 3 dogs, one is 14 and had a stroke 2 years ago, he still chases his toy, but sometimes wobbles a bit and has a head tilt, so I feel your pain.
Zorst sounds great, nice and deep, gear changes sound slurry though compared to mine, and you need to rev that engine more, give it more beans man, these wee cars need revvin', I know you were in a built up area, so would like to see another video out on the open road, to hear you using the car more, maybe that can be your next vid
Have fun,
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Thanks for the wishes headless. My dog is now out of the hospital resting comfortably at home. We will be lucky to get days to weeks with him so thank you for all of your prayers. We have had back luck with our dogs; one died of bone caner, one died of cardiomyopathy, we had to put one down because of some anal gland issues, one dog has seizures once a month, and now we have a heart patient, and my rabbit just died a week ago so we are always on the wrong side of luck from the looks of it.

Anyhow, thank you for your suggestion. I might just take it for a long drive so people can hear the exhaust more. I usually open it up in my neighborhood anyway, but I had one arm on the camera so it wouldn't bounce around and make unnecessary noises. Now, if I go for a good drive, should I have the top up or down?
 

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Hey Brett,

Thanks so much for those videos! They really give a good "second opinion" of the sound of the exhaust. No disrespect to smart madness, but I had removed the SOLO exhaust as a choice I'd want because their video on their website made it sound so tinny and "empty". Edit: the drive-by video anyway, the standing still one sounded fuller end-Edit

I noticed I could still really hear the blinkers inside as you were driving, OVER the sound of the exhaust. I don't know about your blinkers, but mine are pretty quiet - being able to hear them over the exhaust really puts in context how quiet it is inside the cabin.
 

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I'm glad my videos provided you with a second opinion escapePod. About the blinkers, I am going to assume that all of the smart cars' blinkers were created equally, but once the RPM drops, the sound drops as well and doesn't put that drone in the passenger compartment. If I play music, I can barely even hear the exhaust and would have to try and actually hear it to hear it. The blinkers are quiet and if the exhaust had drone, I doubt, like you said, would be able to hear the blinkers. If you want a quieter exhaust, you could always wait until the SILA exhaust is released or try out the Smartcar Performance exhaust, but price versus sound/performance, I believe in my humble opinion that the solo exhaust is a great option. The best way would be to find another smart car owner that has a solo exhaust for you to hear or if you go to the nationals, you could always listen to somebody's.

Again, thank you for your compliments and I am glad my videos helped put into context the sound of the exhaust.
 

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Hi Brett, great review. I like that you pointed out that the exhaust note is good at highway speed. I'd die if the exhaust was louder than the sound system. I am a big music freak. I posted a comment directly on your YouTube page from www.youtubecom/smartcarfor2. have a look at the videos I posted. I'm no video editing expert but I think that they would give some insight on what it takes to do some of the fun projects smart owners take on.

Sorry to hear about your dog and the economic problems the situation is causing. Hoping for the best for you all.

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Hey Tony. I have been watching your videos for quite some time and I must say they are great videos! I have enjoyed every one of your videos I watched. Thank you for you compliments on my video review and your concerns about out situations and have a great day!

Sincerely,
Brett
 

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Not the wonder chip. Oh boy. It is a scam...trust me. Read any forum about it. Just type in slr chip review on google and see for yourself.
 

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LOL!!!!!

Just wanted to point something out, but if you watch my first video and turn on the video captions and watch what my exhaust says around 5:41, it says some freaky stuff. I never knew my exhaust said:

"You know you look at the women...and know what to look for."

"And knowingly and do."

"And who will...the warden....you know...Lou...mm."

"Linden."

THAT MADE ME LAUGH SO HARD!

I thought you guys would get a kick out of it. Now you know what those exhausts are really saying to us.
 

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can someone tell me what this motor is smart?

He has 61ps or 71 ps
or is it a turbo

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sorry I write with a translator ....
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Would an aftermarket exhaust void my warranty?
No it will not. A warranty cannot be void by an item you add on unless the manufacturer can prove the item you added caused the problem.

We have sold many of these units to dealers all over the country that have installed them on customers cars.
 

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Brett. Great review, Like the pros & cons. I am sorry for the loss of your fur person. Most of us have had it happen, so we do understand. Take care & hope things get better for you & your family...
 

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Brett. Great review, Like the pros & cons. I am sorry for the loss of your fur person. Most of us have had it happen, so we do understand. Take care & hope things get better for you & your family...
Thank you very much for everything. Those were touching words and we highly appreciate them.
 

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Welcome to SCoA! Thank you for the compliment! It was the only ruler I had laying around. I had no idea where my measuring tapes were. :D
 
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