458 challenge exhaust

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by fattyk, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. fattyk

    fattyk Rookie

    Mar 30, 2013
    has anyone have any experience in fitting a challenge exhaust onto their 458

    I have seen the part. it's basically a straight through pipe (made by tubi) to replace the rear muffler

    it certainly looks good with twin tailpipes

    how does it sound compared to other exhaust such as tubi, capristo & akrapovic?

    does the challenge exhaust give any increase in Hp

    thank U for your kind feedback. I am seriously considering to have it on my 458
  2. 458trofeo

    458trofeo F1 Rookie

    Feb 4, 2013
    City of Angels
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    #2 458trofeo, Nov 5, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2015
    The 458 challenge exhaust has race cats, no muffler and no exhaust valves.

    I do not recommend putting this exhaust on for street use as if a cop stops
    you for excessive noise (it happened to me, I wonder why :D)
    you will not have the option to quiet the exhaust down
    when you bring it in for testing as there will be no mufflers or valves.

    Therefore, in order to get the ticket cleared you would have to go thru the
    hassle of putting your stock setup back to clear up the ticket.

    Additionally, (as per Graziano the Ferrari Tech God) having no mufflers on the street car might raise issues of excessive heat forming in the
    area of the lower mesh grilles of the street car (as it has a slightly different internal lower diffuser design than the challenge car).

    If you want more sound go with an exhaust valve control system, put race cats (200 cell recommended) and run
    an 'anti-CEL' ecu tune (EVOSmit) if you use 100aki fuel or above as you will most likely get a CEL.

    Pm me if you have more questions :)
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  3. MaseratiCorse

    MaseratiCorse Formula Junior

    Nov 13, 2014
    Melbourne, Australia
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    It must be pretty damn loud with the ch. exhaust because your exhaust Carlo is a seriously noisy piece of kit. I watched a couple of videos of her and I'm not sure I could actually handle or want any more noise - and that is just from the sound clips. Any louder and it starts to lose it's tone and crispness IMO.
  4. 458trofeo

    458trofeo F1 Rookie

    Feb 4, 2013
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    Never too loud haha :D you should hear the muffler less race spec 458's and you would change your mind LOL

    The only reason I don't go muffler less is because of the risk of excessive heat issues on the back diffuser, and you loose the flexibility of having valves and quieten the noise if desired.

  5. dustman

    dustman F1 Veteran
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    Jun 12, 2007
    As the one who recorded sound and video for Carlo's car, let me just tell you its not too loud and it sounds incredible. In other words, its perfect-nirvana-genius-boss all in one. Do it.
  6. Roupin

    Roupin Formula 3

    Oct 7, 2013
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    As the one who stood next to the car during said recording, let me tell you I wish both of these guys lived on my street.

  7. Stevenb

    Stevenb F1 Rookie

    Aug 5, 2012
    Los Angeles
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    There is no such thing as too loud. Not when it comes to engine noise. carlo got his car figured out to the perfect point. always a joy to hear. Looking forward to this Sunday's drive :)
  8. Entropy

    Entropy Formula 3

    Jul 10, 2008
    As Carlo knows quite well, the Challenge exhaust at full throttle and high rpm is 105-107dB.

    Honestly, it's pretty damn loud. I'm usually wearing a helmet and custom earplugs when driving...and it's loud inside.

    FWIW, there is a silencer kit we install when running at noise-limited tracks, based on testing it really does not effect HP/Torque and only takes the edge off the sound (to around 95dB).
  9. mik458spider

    mik458spider Formula 3

    Jan 13, 2013
    Can the Challenge's exhaust come close the the XX cars for the loudness and quality? I'm turned-on every time I heard the XX cars' sound.
  10. JAM1

    JAM1 F1 Rookie
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    Oct 22, 2004
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    Reviving an old thread to ask if anyone has any info on 458c silencer kits for use on tracks with noise limitations.
  11. Yellowgallardo1

    Yellowgallardo1 Karting

    Sep 19, 2018
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    Or does anyone have two challenge mufflers they would make a reasonable deal on?thanks
  12. MarkTodd

    MarkTodd Karting

    Dec 3, 2012
    Los Angeles
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    Ferrari sells a sport muffler with a less restrictive silencer that is street legal. They also have a track only version, but the track version I believe is quieter to meet track noise restrictions.
  13. white out

    white out Formula Junior
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    What about turn down tips?
  14. Suborbital

    Suborbital Karting

    Apr 25, 2018
    Fallbrook, Ca
    I have the Ferrari performance muffler mentioned above, I get a questions at each cruise from other 458 owners what exhaust I have. It’s louder than stock but not obnoxious. Sounds great!
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  15. Lovedriving

    Lovedriving Karting

    Jul 14, 2018
    Toronto, Canada
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    Eric D'Amours
    What I like is the high pitch F1 like sound of some of the aftermarket exhaust...would the Challenge exhaust get me these high pitch notes?

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