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Old 07-17-2002, 06:49 PM   #1
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ok, i am stupid, so bear with me. i want to get a new exhaust for my car. i have put on a new intake and a ud pulley, but that is about it for the engine. when i accelerate, the car feels like it is holding back. a few friends said that some of this is due to the exhaust not being big/open enough. is this true? second, what would you recommend i should replace and with what? i don't want my car to sound like a bumblebee so don't suggest something that is just for noise. what i am looking for is a good value. (ie. works well, but doesn't cost a lot.)

also, i would like to start simply. i really don't wanna jump on a new header yet. it will be an option down the road, but not quite yet.

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Old 07-18-2002, 12:54 AM   #2
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Personally I am going with a stromung midpipe and muffler. Sounds nothing like a bumble bee, very nice low growl....yet loud at wot. Not the cheapest route either unless you can find a nice used one like I did. What your friends said is true in a way, what they are talking about is the flow characteristics of the exhaust. Big isn't necessarily better.

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Old 07-18-2002, 08:55 PM   #3
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thanks EOT. i appreciate a honest answer. what does the stuff cost new?

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Old 07-18-2002, 09:28 PM   #4
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I got my Stromung stainless steel single tip axle-back from ImprezaRS.com for $430 shipped. The midpipe is another $190, or so. Also check out www.cobbtuning.com for their catback for I think $575. Gtbguy sells the Brullen catbacks for something like $600.
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Old 07-18-2002, 11:00 PM   #5
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I just placed an order today for my Stromung Midpipe+Dual Tip Mufflers.. I've seen pictures of them, and heard a few clips, and it sounded liek the best way to go, so we'll see... oh yea.. and my Cobb CAI arives on Monday.. wahOO!!!

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Old 07-25-2002, 07:57 PM   #6
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Old 07-25-2002, 08:07 PM   #7
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If you truly are looking for performance and not looks/sound I think you'd do better with headers. I put on Cobb CAI and Stromung SS catback over a years ago and never felt *that much* of a change. I installed MRT exhuast (header, cat, midpipe) yesterday and the car feels a lot faster.

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Old 07-25-2002, 08:53 PM   #8
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Apex-i N1 Cat-back system, Blitz Nur Spec Axle Back

those two systems = my top two

3rd runner up = Greddy EVO
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Old 07-25-2002, 09:03 PM   #9
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Die Civic: Have you check out these headers http://www.techworkseng.com/prod03.htm

They are a new arrival on the scene but from what I can tell they are the best choice currently for any dual port subaru. I want to get them in 2.25 inch diameter. For some reason they have not responded to my email about adding an egt bung though.
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Old 07-26-2002, 04:23 AM   #10
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The headers ARE what is holding you back.
Stankfootz had the stromung midpipe/muffler on his car, and just got the MRT headers + midpipe with the stromung muffler on it, and its a WORLD of difference power wise.
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Old 07-26-2002, 12:44 PM   #11
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die civic, it is funny that the three exhausts you mentionsd all have that *rice* look. they stick way out and have like 4 inch tips.
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Old 07-26-2002, 04:14 PM   #12
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Well my mentality is japanese engineering, should be complimented by japanese aftermarket products, you can make the "rice" comments as much as you want

And you obviously don't know the actual meaning of "rice" if you think the appearance of an exhaust equates to rice. Now if I said that "AN APEXI N1 EXHAUST GIVES YOU 30 HP BECAUSE IT LOOKS AND SOUNDS LIKE IT WOULD" that would be rice my friend
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Old 07-26-2002, 04:37 PM   #13
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well if you want to go for an inexpencive way do what i did. since i have a MY02 RS and i didnt want brullen or stromung exhaust i bought a arospeed dual 3" tip muffler and had an exhaust shop make me 2.25" stainless steel piping from the 1st cat back. got rid of the resinator and all that garbage. the car really pulls much harder up top. and i did it for about 320 bucks. just my .02c.
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Old 07-27-2002, 12:21 AM   #14
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just to make sure that i am getting this right. i should go for a new header first and then a new exhaust? i think that redwinger had a pretty good idea too. hmm... i guess i expected like 5 answers and now i got a ****load. also sounds to me that stromung is the exhaust of choice... i guess i should get looking. finally, i got someone offering me a tanabe catback for $350. should i jump on this? i don't want something that sounds too loud under "normal" circumstances.

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Old 07-27-2002, 02:24 AM   #15
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hey die civic, aside from the STI exhaust, the best sounding/looking exhausts are from europe as in Scoobysport and prodrive.

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Old 07-27-2002, 07:58 PM   #16
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Originally posted by scubaracer
hey die civic, aside from the STI exhaust, the best sounding/looking exhausts are from europe as in Scoobysport and prodrive.

-aaron
says who? you? because your taste and mine are not on the same level you don't need to start tossing the word "rice" around. Grow up buddy
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Old 07-27-2002, 08:34 PM   #17
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Brullen makes a good quality cat-back system, its kinda costly but sounds really good. There are three different levels to choose from. I got my brullen in quiet. I also purchased my exhaust from Imprezars.com. Larry, Rob, and Braden are really helpful there. Each catback is custom made and I think that price includes shipping in the US. Not sure about that though.
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Old 07-28-2002, 10:57 AM   #18
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dude tanabe catback sounds awsome, for 320 bucks i'd say hells yeah buy it. my friend has it on his IS300 and its my favorite sounding exhaust.
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want to hear the sound? under my temp page:
custom-build 2.25" catback system with video clips enjoy...
btw, the total cost was $140 only.
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