I have an appointment Tuesday with a local muffler shop to have a Dynomax (magnaflow)straight through muffler with 2.25" midpipe, and 12" glasspack on the midpipe near the rear catalytic converter. Cost will be $330 out the door.
The muffler can is larger than the APEX or generic brospeed (not the SOA quiet one), therefore it should be a little quieter. It has a mild diagonal bend in the pipe as it passes through the muffler canister, but it is quite easy to look right through it from one end to the other.
The 12" x 2.25" glasspack should help provide some backpressure for the O2 sensor in the rear cat like it needs. Braden at www.subysport.com
thinks this should work great, just wont be as pretty as a SS mandrel bent system for twice as much.
BTW, the even factory exhaust is only a regular aluminized steel muffler (despite SS pipes), and most of these mufflers are good for 7 - 10 years. We got 140K miles on the mufflers on our Merc Villager till two months ago when we replaced them.
I'll let you know how it sounds and performs.
[This message has been edited by larryganz (edited May 04, 2000).]