Soul Performance Products - Performance Exhaust System (992 Carrera)

$3,995.00
Version

Designed to Fit

  • 2018+ Porsche 911 Carrera (992)

Product Details

Maximize the potential of the 992 Carrera with a non-valved exhaust system designed for serious sound and performance – perfect for the power seeker or track enthusiast. Built around a full 3″ flow path, our HJS HD 200 cell catted and catless Performance Exhaust Systems will yield maximum power and aggressiveness while still maintaining as smooth of a tone and refined character as possible.

  • All Soul Performance Products exhaust components are backed by the industry’s first and finest Lifetime Warranty for both street and track use
  • Designed and built in-house at our Willow Grove, PA facility
  • Added performance without a check engine light (Sport version)
  • Weighs 6.5 lbs / 2.9 kg less than factory exhaust components (36.45 lbs (catless) vs 42.95 lb)

DEVELOPMENT GOALS:

  • Build a non-valved system based around a single flow path with large diameter tubing to yield maximum power and sound gains.
  • Heighten aggressiveness while maintaining an overall sound level potential / quality that can still be reasonably driven on the street through our signature drone fighting capabilities.
  • Maintain a smooth tone with refined character befitting of a Porsche while still offering maximum flow.

 

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT:

The first order of business was increasing exhaust flow by removing the factory exhaust design from the equation as the tubing diameter is limited to 2.75”. Bespoke catalytic converter sections allow us to go up to full 3” diameter in both catted and catless configurations. The cat pipes then go into a 3” X-Pipe assembly. While some X-Pipe designs use 3” bends, they are cut and welded together and thus reduce the diameter of the pipe to make the X. Some are even cast like ours but don’t maintain that full diameter while blending the exhaust flow. Our X-Pipe is unique in that it is cast to maintain strength and reduce the amount of welds in the system, and we take advantage of that casting to elongate the X to maintain the tubing diameter and maximize flow characteristics. Exhaust flow leaving the X-Pipe assembly then exits out through 3” diameter piping all the way to the tip exits.

Lengthening the flow path and blending the exhaust flow in the X-Pipe creates a smoother, higher pitch than shorter separated banks. To further refine the tone of the exhaust note, we first implemented four resonators similar to our 996/997/991 Turbo X-Pipe systems. However, the 992 has notably less cabin intrusion than the previous generations -to the driver that wants an aggressive experience it just was not quite there. We reduced the resonators to two, which still refined the exhaust note but allowed more overall sound volume for the driver to enjoy. The 992 platform does have a drone range of approximately 2,000-2,400rpm and the less restriction you have the more pronounced this becomes. We experimented with different lengths and locations of Helmholtz anti-drone tubes to reduce drone. While not eliminated, we’ve reduced it to what we would consider a reasonable level for most drivers looking to maximize the potential of the 992 platform with an aggressive exhaust system. Once we determined the most effective length of the drone tubes separately from each other, we then looped them together into a more symmetrical and aesthetically appealing design while capping them internally to remain functional. The additional room we achieved with our non-valved design also allowed us the opportunity to minutely position the tip outlet pipes to have a Jet-Hot ceramic coated backing plate to “fill” the bumper outlet holes and hide the open area behind it.

Eliminating the valves was a unique challenge. You cannot simply unplug the electronically actuated valves. If you do – expect limp mode. You cannot take the electronic valve actuators off the mechanical valve bodies and leave them plugged in. If you do – limp mode. For the time being – the factory valves need to be mounted to a bespoke bracket that creates a start/stop point for the electronic valve actuators to mimic factory valve functionality. Our system comes with these bespoke brackets to ensure there is no CEL or limp mode.

DRIVING IMPRESSIONS:

Revel in a bolder, fuller exhaust note with a smoother, higher pitched tone. You’ll notice more mechanical feedback and a ripping growl as you climb in RPMs and be treated to increased burbles during deceleration in Sport mode. The turbos make themselves known, especially with the catless Competition version which is particularly sinister with added whistle and induction sound. Both systems deliver an enjoyable, refined and distinctly Porsche exhaust note without rasp and with reduced drone in spite of their free flowing nature. You’ll find yourself staying in gear throughout the rev range to hear the car sing. That said, these systems are aggressive and if you desire a drone free experience we recommend our Valved Exhaust System or Sport Catalytic Converters.

CONSTRUCTION:  Each system is assembled in house in the USA out of mandrel bent, thick wall .065″” T304L stainless steel. Back purged TIG welding (with ARCAL™ Prime argon gas) ensures proper weld penetration and longevity. Water jet cut flanges are made to ISO 9001:2015 standards with tolerances of +/- 0.003 inches for extreme precision. We fabricate these components using thick gauge aluminum fixtures which act as a great heat sink during the welding process and prevent warping not only of our products, but the fixtures themselves to ensure perfect fitment.

BOLT ON AND GO:  Every component is rigorously quality-checked, tested in a fixture to guarantee fitment, and then foam packed to ensure they arrive in perfect condition. New high grade hardware is included for installation.

HJS HD 200 CELL CATALYSTS:  The highest quality catalytic converters available, known for their industry leading flow and durability. They are efficient enough to meet strict EURO 4 emission standards while still allowing for an increase in flow – all without a check engine light. The HD design uses premium triple foil winding for maximum strength. The brazing stripe is an extra feature in the interest of durability – it prevents the core from moving or experiencing any damage from sustained high horsepower abuse.

 

LIFETIME WARRANTY:  Enjoy your SOUL exhaust components with confidence on both the street and track as they are covered for life! Our team will quickly work with you to resolve any issues or answer any questions that you may have. We cover our HJS catalytic converters with a 3 year warranty while the headers themselves are backed by Soul's Lifetime Warranty.

NOTE - This product is not CARB certified and may not be legal for use on emissions controlled vehicles; intended for closed course competition use only.

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About Soul Performance Products

Our mission is to provide our customers with outstanding parts, pricing, and service backed up with the best warranty in the industry.

Soul Performance was formed by a team of auto enthusiasts with automotive industry experience looking to do the right thing by our customers. We aim to deliver exemplary service worldwide by developing incredible sounding, proven performing components that are always ready to ship to you quickly.

CORE VALUES

  • Do right by our customers, always – no customer left behind
  • We believe in honesty, unwavering ethics, and transparency as we operate
  • Our product warranty extends longer and broader than our competition
  • We actively participate in the communities we cater to
  • We build connections to further our ability to deliver a premium experience
  • Our passion for cars and the automotive industry drives our business
  • Our experience helps us meet your expectations
  • We listen to our customers and the demands of the market to meet and exceed expectations
  • We want to be our customers first choice without hesitation
  • We consider both quality and pricing to deliver greater value to our customers
  • Our success will be measured by recommendations to other potential clients

FACILITY Soul Performance Products is located in a 15,000 sq ft facility north of Philadelphia in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. We make great use of this space to keep our products in stock, ready to ship. Our mission is to quickly get you the parts you need with no delays. Our R&D area is equipped with two BendPak lifts and all tools necessary to allow us to design, engineer, test, prototype, and fixture components. Our shipping area is set up to ensure that all components get a thorough inspection, orders ship complete with all hardware, and that products are well packed.

Nearest hotel: SpringHill Suites by Marriot – .3 miles Nearest airport: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) – 36 miles

MANUFACTURING Soul Performance Products is partnered with ISO 9001 Certified aerospace manufacturers, enabling us to work with technology and industrial scale, extreme precision equipment down to +/- 0.002 inches that would otherwise be out of the limits of an exhaust manufacturer. Our capabilities include waterjet and laser cutting, tube bending, CNC machining, robotic welding and much more. We strategically deal with vendors worldwide to find appropriate components, such as high quality HJS HD catalytic converters. Our mission is to provide the best possible results for our customers at great pricing.

If you’re interested in participating in new product development or have any customization desires we’re always happy to accommodate wherever possible. Need custom exhaust tips to match your unique build? We can do that.

PERFORMANCE We’re constantly building relationships with shops across the world to prove our products on various dyno setups under different conditions. We don’t want you to take our word for it alone, but allow us to validate ourselves through multiple outside channels as well. If you’re interested in testing our components, do contact us.