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I'm looking into buying the Milltek non-res cat-back and wanted to get a pulse, from people who've pulled the trigger on it, if it is worth the money. From what I have been listening to on YouTube, it seems to be the deepest note and most raw sounding exhaust out for the RS to date, but I'm a little hesitant because I am yet to hear it in person.

Anyone out there who has one and can give their $0.02 on how they like it so far?

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Dave

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Wanted to close this thread out and thank everyone for all of their inputs!

I ended up buying the Milltek non-res on Cyber Monday for 10% off ($1,367.14) from Rallydirect. For the install, rented the cutter Ryan recommended since I was too impatient to wait for my friend to be free to use his garage. Overall the install was a piece of cake and as many have said the fit is perfect since there are so many pieces to the exhaust that can be adjusted as you put it together.

As for the sound, I think I'm in love! There's absolutely no drone, startup sounds aggressive and then quiets down as the car settles, there's a ton more turbo noise (esp. into 1st gear), and normal mode actually silences the car quite a bit and reduces pops. As for the pops in sport...I don't think I've passed through a single tunnel yet without letting a couple rip.

For those of you reading, wondering if it is worth the money - if you haven't figured it out by now, the answer is yes!
 

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I have had this exhaust on my RS for almost a year. I really like it. It's raw and loud on startup, and you can hear a lot of good turbo noise. Once the car is warmed up, the noise settles a bit, but when you tip into the throttle, it's nice and loud. It can be a little raspy at times, especially when the car is cold, or with hard throttle. There is absolutely no drone. The install was easy.

This is a fairly accurate representation of sound. The pops are crazy loud in person - VERY fun. This is not my car.

I'd like to hear it next to an ETS Extreme setup in person. ETS didn't have their products available when I purchased. Theirs is the only other one that sounds somewhat tempting to my ears. My husband has an '18 on the way, and he wants the ETS on his. When we get it all installed, I will do a side-by-side video to compare.

Side note - make sure you buy from a vendor in your area that is Milltek approved. I found out after I purchased (from a vendor in the UK) that Milltek won't honor warranty unless you purchase from a vendor that's approved to sell in your area. It hasn't been an issue for me - I have not had any troubles that needed warranty. It saved me a reasonable amount of money, even with shipping cost.
 

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I have had this exhaust on my RS for almost a year. I really like it. It's raw and loud on startup, and you can hear a lot of good turbo noise. Once the car is warmed up, the noise settles a bit, but when you tip into the throttle, it's nice and loud. It can be a little raspy at times, especially when the car is cold, or with hard throttle. There is absolutely no drone. The install was easy.

This is a fairly accurate representation of sound. The pops are crazy loud in person - VERY fun.

I'd like to hear it next to an ETS Extreme setup in person. ETS didn't have their products available when I purchased. Theirs is the only other one that sounds somewhat tempting to my ears. My husband has an '18 on the way, and he wants the ETS on his. When we get it all installed, I will do a side-by-side video to compare.

Side note - make sure you buy from a vendor in your area that is Milltek approved. I found out after I purchased (from a vendor in the UK) that Milltek won't honor warranty unless you purchase from a vendor that's approved to sell in your area. It hasn't been an issue for me - I have not had any troubles that needed warranty. It saved me a reasonable amount of money, even with shipping cost.
Thanks for the detailed review! Drone was my major concern, so I'm especially happy to hear that you haven't experienced any in the year you've had yours.

I actually looked at the ETS Extreme non-res as well and agree that it's the only other one I would consider. That being said, I will probably end up buying an exhaust before your husband's car comes in (being an '18 and all) but I'm still interested to check out that comparison.

And, good tip! I was going to just bite the bullet and pay the shipping fees but it would be way better if I can pick it up locally while also honoring the warranty. Out of curiosity, where did you get yours from? Looking online, there seem to be a couple of options at a glance (focusrs, Rallysport Direct, etc.)
 

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Im also planning to get this but I'm afraid the non res will be to loud.
 

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I hear nothing but good things about it. Fitment isnt something to be taken lightly either, and apparently the manufacturing is top notch. If i could foot a $1,500 bill, I'd be on it, but I'm ok with Mountunes unit for now.
All this good press is reassuring. I'm thinking I'm going to have to get it as a "merry christmas to me" gift after all
 

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The thing to be wary of is how many slip joints the system appears to have. Thats a lot of room for small leaks.
 

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I have one too...it sounds great, quality is excellent, and it doesn't drone nor is it that loud in "Normal" mode....but in "Sport" pops and bangs are epic!!
 

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The thing to be wary of is how many slip joints the system appears to have. Thats a lot of room for small leaks.
I actually like the number of joints. It allows for lots of variability in exhaust tip location. I hate it when an otherwise beautiful exhaust setup has one tip that sticks out from the bumper further than the other. I'm going on almost a year with only an almost-microscopic leak between the stock downpipe and the first portion of the Milltek - a <1 cm sooty spot on the pipe is all. The fitment on mine is great.
 

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I’m looking at the milltek non res or the Remus myself. Still can’t decide but I have time, my car only has 1000 miles on it and i want to give it a little more time before I start modding.
 

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I put the Milltek on with only about 2000 miles on the car, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
 

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I have one on my own RS as well and love the sound. It definitely gets a lot of attention with the cat-less downpipe opening it up even more.

Focus RS Shop is an approved Milltek vendor for the US so rest assured any Milltek Exhaust products purchased from us will come with Milltek's full warranty. We also offer free shipping in the lower 48 states.

https://www.focusrsshop.com/focus-rs-cat-back-exhausts/399-milltek-sport-cat-back-exhaust.html

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Awesome, thanks for the heads up. That's where I was looking to get it from so I'm glad to see that the warranty is honored. My only concern is that I am planning on installing it myself. Any insight into if that would affect the warranty or does it need to be installed by a "Milltek certified mechanic". I'm hoping it doesn't matter, I mean it's an exhaust after-all, pretty hard to mess up the install
 

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Awesome, thanks for the heads up. That's where I was looking to get it from so I'm glad to see that the warranty is honored. My only concern is that I am planning on installing it myself. Any insight into if that would affect the warranty or does it need to be installed by a "Milltek certified mechanic". I'm hoping it doesn't matter, I mean it's an exhaust after-all, pretty hard to mess up the install
Not a problem. Self-Installed is fine in regards to warranty on the exhaust. I mean if you manage to he-man a clamp tight enough to break it or something then that's on you, but like you said, it's an exhaust install. A few hand tools and a rental of the following tool from O'Reilly, Advance Auto Parts or Autozone and you're good to go.

https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/gearwrench-4041/tools---equipment-16488/tools-17919/mechanics-tools-16816/exhaust-tools-17992/cutter/2031dd/4398646
 

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Not a problem. Self-Installed is fine in regards to warranty on the exhaust. I mean if you manage to he-man a clamp tight enough to break it or something then that's on you, but like you said, it's an exhaust install. A few hand tools and a rental of the following tool from O'Reilly, Advance Auto Parts or Autozone and you're good to go.

https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/gearwrench-4041/tools---equipment-16488/tools-17919/mechanics-tools-16816/exhaust-tools-17992/cutter/2031dd/4398646
**** I just went ham with a sawsall. Every man needs a sawsall.
 

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I love mine and the black tips are low-key but look great. You can get the fit exactly how you like it. No drone.
 
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