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2011-2013 Mustang V6 Roush Exhaust Sound Clips & Review

The Roush axle-back exhaust system for the 3.7L 2011 Mustang V6 is in a class of it’s own. They’re some of the most affordable mufflers and add some of the most noticable differences than many other after-market axle-back exhausts. It’s agressive exhaust note makes the V6 Mustang sound what is was born to be, a true American muscle car.

The exhaust note dampened a bit after about 100 miles but it was so insignificant only the driver will notice. At idle it completely transforms the sound to that of a V8; nice and deep, loud, and bassy as well as below 2000 rpm. When the revs climb above 3000 rpm the Roushs absolutely scream and become a bit raspy while keeping a bit of a low tone in the background and then slightly deepen again around 6000 rpm. They’re quiet while coasting so one would without a doubt want to coast by any cops.

There is a significant amount of drone but definitely not the worst in the after-market exhaust market. The drone is obviously the worst at 2000 rpm and is managable around 1700 rpm. Overall it’s not really a big problem to hold a conversation with a passenger or while listening to the radio.

The mufflers and tips look great on the Stang. The large 4″ polished tips outshine the cheap stock tips on so many levels and the smaller mufflers (“cans”) are almost unoticable making for a much cleaner look. The entire look of the back end is improved because of these mufflers (or any other similar looking mufflers for that matter). Installation shouldn’t be too hard, it’s essentially loossening the stock mufflers and removing them from the hanging rubber brackets and then doing the reverse with the Roush axle-backs. However, if you can’t find a way to lift the car off the ground (or at least the rear wheels) you’ll have to take it into a shop to have them installed which can typically cost up to $100.

A major thing to note: the noise level (while obviously loud throughout the spectrum) is determined by how hard the throttle is punched. The harder the throttle goes down the louder (and higher pitched) the exhaust is. Overall these Roush axle-back exhausts are much, much louder than stock and it isn’t difficult to see why so many people end up returning them or reselling them because they think they are too loud and obnoxious. Lastly, absolutely coast by any cops. With these monsters on you’ll be attracting everyone’s attention while you accelerate only to make yourself a target… people aren’t lying when they say these things are a major head turner.

Loudness (volume): 4.5/5
Exhaust Note: 4.5/5
Fit & Finish: 5/5
Bang for your Buck: 5/5
Installation time: About 1 hour

Do you think you’ll be getting the Roush axle-backs? If not, why and which ones will you get instead?

Doodle Kart App Review

                                        Name: Doodle Kart
Category: Games
Homepage: Jerry Lee
Version: 1.0
Size: 46.4 MB
Price: $0.99

Doodle games, with graphics that appear to have been hand drawn, are hot. Lima Sky’s Doodle Jump, for example, is currently sitting in third place in the best-selling apps column.

Among the latest of these games is  Doodle Kart from j2sighte, a novel top-down racing game that pits cleverly crafted racers against each other on a graph paper background. j2sighte says Doodle Kart was inspired  by Sauce Digital’s Nano Rally, a similar game also with hand-drawn graphics.

There are five stages with 25 unique tracks in all, providing for hours of track time.  To begin , you’ll choose between single race and championship modes. In single mode, you have the option of going solo or playing against a CPU opponent.
In Championship mode, you have the option of taking it easy, normal, hard or nightmare.

After choosing one of three cars, you can select settings for speed, acceleration, handling, weight and items, actually weapons, such as pencils and rockets and other power ups. You control the car using a gas and brake pedals in the lower right corner.

You have two options for steering your car: touch and tilt. Touch is accomplished using right/left arrows. If you opt for Doodle Kart’s tilt control  you’ll find there are three settings (low, medium and high). I found maneuvering the course using tilt control to be difficult, so I decided to stick with the right/left arrow touch controls.

I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but I initially found the car difficult to control, even on it’s lowest settings. It took a few hours of playing before I started to feel comfortable. I finally settled on setting my speed and acceleration to about the halfway mark and handling cranked all the way up. You’ll want to experiment with these settings because they make quite a bit of difference.

Doodle Kart features a number of other options. There’s the usual music and soundtrack on/off switches,  portrait or landscape mode, tilt control on/off and item or weapon.

This app also has leader boards, forums, chat and other functions derived from the increasingly popular OpenFeint social networking platform.

Gang$tar: West Coast Hustle

Gang$tarThroughout the life of Apple’s App Store, we have seen numerous games trying to clone Grand Theft Auto, but so far, none have come close. Gameloft‘s, Gangstar: West Coast Hustle, features an action packed 3D city complete with detailed buildings, stunning landscapes, as well as impressive cars that animate and take crash damage just as they would in Grand Theft Auto. Even the vocabulary that the character’s use is similar.

Gangstar is an almost ideal replica of GTA for the iPhone and iPod Touch. If you’re not in the mood to complete the 50 different missions, you can always drive or walk around exploring the city, shoot at and fight your enemies, or steal vehicles.

You can easily drive around a variety of vehicles thanks to the touch screen controls. You can also aim at pedestrians or other gang members by simply tapping your target on the screen. The auto-aiming feature in the game makes this even easier.

When you’re driving a car you can easily change the radio stations by swiping your finger across the radio or if you don’t like the programmed stations, you can go right ahead and listen to your own music stored in your music library.

Of course, this review has only featured a handful of features that Gangstar has to offer. It is rated 12+ as is available in the App Store for $6.99. Click HERE to download it.