Solo Performance is glad to release another unique exhaust kit to the G8 community. The G8 Axle-Back exhaust kit is a direct bolt on kit, it bolts onto the flange muffler connection of the stock Pontiac exhaust. Solo’s G8 Axle-Back exhaust kit is made of stainless steel and comes with J-pipes to eliminate the dreaded G8 drone. The tips are polished stainless steel, dual 3” staggered.
This kit was designed to be an affordable alternative to our full catalytic back exhaust kits. It sounds very similar to our full G8 Mach exhaust kit, it has a wonderful tone throughout the spectrum. We would recommend this exhaust kit for the customers who are looking for an incredible sound at a great price.
The four cylinder mode is low and “guttural”; Not many would call the 4cyl note pleasing but it does not drone and it certainly is bearable. The 8cyl mode has a rich, full, deep, aggressive tone. It was hard for us to believe this quality of exhaust note could be achieved with only an axle back replacement. This kit comes with gaskets and all necessary hardware.
V6 G8 Stock system
• Stock system on rev… The stock system on the V6 G8 while revving sounds quiet and you can hear the motor. There is not much noise at all from the exhaust. The stock rev is not a good sound or a bad sound, just some motor noise.
• Stock system while driving… When you are under load, you can hear the motor winding up and that’s all. Once cruising, it’s dead quiet and all you can hear is road noise.
Solo Performance V6 G8 Axle Back
• Rev… A very deep base tone that is a smooth and full exhaust note.
• Driving… While under load the V6 G8 exhaust note has a nice “bite” deep and aggressive with a muscle car flavour. The exhaust note never gets out of hand. It always seems to be in control. No drone throughout the RPM spectrum, and it has a soft melodious hum at cruise speeds.
It is extremely difficult to get the V6 G8 to have enough exhaust note to be satisfying to the customer, and not to drone. We labored long and hard to find what we think is the perfect balance point of a great exhaust note and a very acceptable tone in the inherent “trouble” ranges of the V6 G8. If it were any louder, the trouble ranges would be unacceptable, and any softer and the exhaust note would not have enough “bite” to it.
This kit is direct bolt-on, and installation instructions will be included with your tracking email after purchase.