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When placing the order for my 2019 718 Boxster a few weeks ago, I decided to just keep the standard single wide rectangular tail pipe. The cosmetics of upgrading to two cylindrical pipes did nothing for me and was therefore not worth an additional expense. However, I briefly overheard a comment this morning from someone who thought upgrading to dual pipes would improve the exhaust note. If this is indeed the case, it then becomes an option I would be interested in. I certainly do not want a car that gets attention when idling at a light or has the sound of the coffee can mufflers but I do like a somewhat authoritative exhaust note that even burbles when backing off the throttle at higher rpms. Also, being a turbo 4 cylinder machine means the exhaust note will naturally be on the wimpy side. So, will the available upgrades to dual exhaust pipes change the exhaust note to something more aggressive but still politely behaved?
 

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I upgraded to the twin outlets for primarily cosmetic reasons. I am not sure I heard a substantive difference between the two outlets when I was doing my test driving. I can say that, for me, you will not hear a 'wimpy' exhaust either way as the PSE Open is not a shy exhaust. It turns heads a lot more than my 981s did with their standard exhaust.
 

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Does anyone know if you can easily replace the standard oval exhaust outlet pipe with a twin outlet design, Porsche OEM or aftermarket? I had a look underneath and it appears that there’s are two clamps holding the oval exhaust outlet part and it could be easily removed. As well, it looks the this piece of the exhaust system does not have a functional role, it only cosmetic.
 

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Does anyone know if you can easily replace the standard oval exhaust outlet pipe with a twin outlet design, Porsche OEM or aftermarket? I had a look underneath and it appears that there’s are two clamps holding the oval exhaust outlet part and it could be easily removed. As well, it looks the this piece of the exhaust system does not have a functional role, it only cosmetic.
If I recall correctly, Viffermike for one has already changed the tips on his vehicle to an aftermarket alternative. The reason being is that the Porsche black tips which were fitted to his car (& mine) are absolutely hideously poor quality & prone to pitting. I've already had my original tips changed once under warranty. It shouldn't be any problem to simply swop yours out for an alternative, be it genuine Porsche or otherwise. However do yourself a favour, if it's genuine Porsche you opt for, avoid the black tips like the plague because they're utter garbage. :(
 

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I changed the oval to dual black GTS tips on my 981 Cayman. Or rather, I should say the dealer did the work for me. It took less than an hour inclusive of the time it took for the exhaust system to cool down after the 30 minute drive from the house. It did require loosening the exhaust system beyond just swapping the tips. I made this change solely for aesthetic reasons and did not notice any change in the sound. I ordered the 982 Cayman with the black tips from the factory.
 
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I invite you to try our X-Pipe with bolt on tips of your choice. I wouldn't say the sound change is clear night and day, but most of our customers have mentioned the exhaust note is smoothed a bit as a result. I'd be happy to extend forum pricing to you and answer any questions that you have.



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@Getgoing and @RetXpres (and @Barryng, but just a little ... >:D ),

There are other threads in this subforum that outline replacement tips for the 718. Here is a major one that is just halfway down the first page of threads. Please search the forum first before derailing a thread about another topic; it's good forum practice.

As @Chilli notes, I have the Soul Performance tips on my car in matte black single-wall. They're phenomenal quality and I highly recommend them. That said, they are not simple to install because the cross-pipes between the dual mufflers is a single welded piece, so loosening the entire muffler assembly is required to both remove the old tips and install the new ones. If you're comfortable with exhaust work, go for it. If not, though, have a shop do it (That's what I did).
 

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... someone who thought upgrading to dual pipes would improve the exhaust note. If this is indeed the case, it then becomes an option I would be interested in. ...

Absolutely no need to enhance the exhaust note! In Normal mode it is very well behaved, maybe to well. However, in Sport mode (not Sport +) it has a very respectable, satisfying, pleasing, and even somewhat visceral sound. The burbling plants a permanent smile on ones face. My wife refers to the Sport mode exhaust note as "A male mating call".


Interestingly, the exhaust sound is absent of almost all burbling in Sport+ mode. The PEC explained Sport+ keeps the waste gates partially closed anticipating large sudden throttle applications so it tries to keep the boost pressure high and that subdues the burbling.
 

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Absolutely no need to enhance the exhaust note! In Normal mode it is very well behaved, maybe to well. However, in Sport mode (not Sport +) it has a very respectable, satisfying, pleasing, and even somewhat visceral sound. The burbling plants a permanent smile on ones face. My wife refers to the Sport mode exhaust note as "A male mating call".


Interestingly, the exhaust sound is absent of almost all burbling in Sport+ mode. The PEC explained Sport+ keeps the waste gates partially closed anticipating large sudden throttle applications so it tries to keep the boost pressure high and that subdues the burbling.
That's good :D
 

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I upgraded to the twin outlets for primarily cosmetic reasons. I am not sure I heard a substantive difference between the two outlets when I was doing my test driving. I can say that, for me, you will not hear a 'wimpy' exhaust either way as the PSE Open is not a shy exhaust. It turns heads a lot more than my 981s did with their standard exhaust.
Was that an easy upgrade? I have the single silver tailpipe and want to upgrade to the dual black tips.
 

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Has anyone seen a DIY for the tips? I jacked it up and looked around. It appears that the mufflers need to be removed or loosened to change the tips. Each is connected by 2 bolts to the next pipe. Plus they are connected by a flat piece that’s connected to the car as well. And there’s the bands that wrap around each muffler.

Was hoping there’s a write on this or if someone has done it, please post instructions? Thanks.
 

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Does anyone know if you can easily replace the standard oval exhaust outlet pipe with a twin outlet design, Porsche OEM or aftermarket? I had a look underneath and it appears that there’s are two clamps holding the oval exhaust outlet part and it could be easily removed. As well, it looks the this piece of the exhaust system does not have a functional role, it only cosmetic.

the single or dual outlet tips are interchangeable, however aftermarket is something else entirely. as noted above soul makes tips for the stock exhaust but i don't believe anyone else does, and i can tell you that the stock tips won't work on a remus exhaust so i doubt they would on any other aftermarket (but i could be wrong).
 

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the single or dual outlet tips are interchangeable, however aftermarket is something else entirely. as noted above soul makes tips for the stock exhaust but i don't believe anyone else does, and i can tell you that the stock tips won't work on a remus exhaust so i doubt they would on any other aftermarket (but i could be wrong).

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Fabspeed also makes an X-pipe/tips assembly.

No DIY that I've seen -- but one would be nice to have. The assembly switcheroo takes a muffler tech about 30-40 minutes to do, including alignment, on a lift.
 

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It would be important to note where that is available. I'm not sure that part is available in North America, just as the Soul X-pipe/tips is not readily available in the U.K.
I'm fairly sure both companies would be prepared to export anywhere in the world. I recently enquired about Soul PP's downpipe and they were happy to export, and even with the shipping and taxes the overall cost was comparable with other makes directly available in the UK. Similarly, Cargraphics are in Germany and were happy to export to the UK (and buying direct from them was actually cheaper than buying from their distributers here in the UK). I imagine they would be happy to export to the US...obviously subject to the prevailing taxes / duties.
 

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I'm fairly sure both companies would be prepared to export anywhere in the world. I recently enquired about Soul PP's downpipe and they were happy to export, and even with the shipping and taxes the overall cost was comparable with other makes directly available in the UK. Similarly, Cargraphics are in Germany and were happy to export to the UK (and buying direct from them was actually cheaper than buying from their distributers here in the UK). I imagine they would be happy to export to the US...obviously subject to the prevailing taxes / duties.
Noted. A forum member in Peru has ordered and installed Soul tips, so it's likely possible. As with any substantial mechanical mod, the question has to be asked, though.
 
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