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Old 08-11-2006, 06:01 PM   #1
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im going to be replacing my whole exhaust system on my '03 2.5rs and plan on going with a set of borla headers, but can't decide between the stromung dual tip or single tip catback. is there any differences as far as performance goes? i'd figure that they would perform and sound essentially the same, but i figured i would leave that up to the pro's
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Old 08-11-2006, 06:10 PM   #2
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Dual tip looks great and sounds amazing mated with borla headers on the 2.5. My brother has that exact setup on his 98 rs, its tits !
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Old 08-11-2006, 06:17 PM   #3
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that's more of what i was leaning towards.. is the stromung pretty loud? im the only person around with an RS so there is no hope for me finding someone with the same exhaust, haha. is there any sound clips or videos of your brother's exhaust?
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Old 08-11-2006, 06:18 PM   #4
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Years ago SCC tested both of them on a '99 RS. They found 1-2 more horsepower on the twin tip. I ran it for years and loved it...
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Old 08-11-2006, 06:30 PM   #5
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dont worry about gains its a rs go with what you like better mang
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Old 08-11-2006, 06:47 PM   #6
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dont worry about gains its a rs go with what you like better mang
Good advice. I say go with twin-tip as it looks great on these cars. I love the sound of my Magnaflow twin-tip
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Old 08-11-2006, 08:40 PM   #7
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I agree go with the twin tip, looks much better and sounds great. my freind has one and def. convinced me!
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Old 08-11-2006, 08:57 PM   #8
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oh and i forgot to say i have a single tip cause i liked it better than the dual i felt like the dual was ehh in looks to me
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Old 08-12-2006, 12:58 AM   #9
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I have to comment on the sound of the '01 N/A RS motor. My friend replaced his whole exhaust system and it sounds amazing. I dont even know the maker but he used an unequal length header (very important for the subie sound from what I hear) and 3" all the way back with a 3-4" canister on the back. With some porting and new forged heads that thing makes V8's sound weak. Whatever you do I'm sure you will get that intense purr as long as you dont use equal length headers (speak up if that's incorrect).
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Old 08-12-2006, 04:15 AM   #10
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I have to comment on the sound of the '01 N/A RS motor. My friend replaced his whole exhaust system and it sounds amazing. I dont even know the maker but he used an unequal length header (very important for the subie sound from what I hear) and 3" all the way back with a 3-4" canister on the back. With some porting and new forged heads that thing makes V8's sound weak. Whatever you do I'm sure you will get that intense purr as long as you dont use equal length headers (speak up if that's incorrect).
you are correct the unequal length header gives it the boxer rumble, the equal length header gives a tiny bit more horsepower but makes the car sound more honda/I4ish. 3" catback on an rs is kinda odd though. 2.25" catback is the norm. a 3" axelback might not be bad but a 3" will loose alot of tq.
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Old 08-12-2006, 07:21 AM   #11
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HA 3" piping on the exhaust for a rs is horrible, he may sound like a v8 but hes slower than those hondas now
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Old 08-12-2006, 09:01 AM   #12
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I know 3" isn't helping him. I think its not even that great for my wrx at near stock power. But it is just a daily. I think he cared more about the sound than a lowly 3-7 hp. Besides, with the heads, porting, and light-weight fly he's doing just fine. He doesn't race people anyway. He just enjoys driving for hisself, like me. And when people do mess with him, he revs and they back off lol.

If you really want to get into it, a boosted civic has a much better power to weight ratio. It would also be cheaper to build up and should destroy our cars at equal hp. But, not everyone wants to drive a go-cart with poor winter handling. (I don't)

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3" catback on an rs is kinda odd though. 2.25" catback is the norm. a 3" axelback might not be bad but a 3" will loose alot of tq.
Thanks for the comment. I was aware 3" on his car was not enough back pressure. I'll tell him to think about a 2.25 midpipe before he gets his racing cat, but he may be afraid to change the sound, lol

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Old 08-12-2006, 01:11 PM   #13
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i got a single tip unused single tip stromung axle back that i wanna get rid of, but ur looking for a cat back, so i dont know.
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Old 08-12-2006, 03:34 PM   #14
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I would get the stromung dual-tip catback. I had my car for 3 weeks and thats was the first thing I ordered. I got mine from boxer4racing with the unresinated mid pipe and it not loud at all. Also no droning on the highway. Sounds great at idle and WOT.
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Old 08-12-2006, 05:24 PM   #15
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Years ago SCC tested both of them on a '99 RS. They found 1-2 more horsepower on the twin tip. I ran it for years and loved it...
Its now on my car. and i love it no less. but I sandblasted all of the rust off and its now black with chrome tips

I have the 3" dual tip on my 22t-ed impreza and it is sweet!!!
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Old 08-12-2006, 06:48 PM   #16
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I know 3" isn't helping him. I think its not even that great for my wrx at near stock power. But it is just a daily. I think he cared more about the sound than a lowly 3-7 hp. Besides, with the heads, porting, and light-weight fly he's doing just fine. He doesn't race people anyway. He just enjoys driving for hisself, like me. And when people do mess with him, he revs and they back off lol.

If you really want to get into it, a boosted civic has a much better power to weight ratio. It would also be cheaper to build up and should destroy our cars at equal hp. But, not everyone wants to drive a go-cart with poor winter handling. (I don't)



Thanks for the comment. I was aware 3" on his car was not enough back pressure. I'll tell him to think about a 2.25 midpipe before he gets his racing cat, but he may be afraid to change the sound, lol
first off the bigger piping is losing power, thereby hes basically wasting gas and making it a slow car, 2.5" will give the same sound i gurantee

and if hes worried about changing sounds than a racing cat is not for him, it will change the sound a whole lot compared to what it is right now
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Old 08-12-2006, 07:20 PM   #17
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Thanks for the input. I'll pass it on.
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