It sounds awesome! The exhaust has a lot of smaller in-line silencers (pre-mufflers, whatever you want to call it), so the tone is pretty mellow at idle. Sounds really great at full throttle. The downpipe is basically a JDM-length copy of the HKS downpipe, so it has the flat plate up against the turbo. I was originally going to get the Cusco downpipe, but now I kind of like it, because it doesn't surge like a bellmouth.