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Old 02-24-2001, 10:30 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever compared the sound of these too exhausts? I have the Apexi N1 and love the deep sound but was wondering how the sound of the 5 Zigen fireball was? Anyone ever heard it? Also does anyone have a pic of a Fireball exhaust installed on their Suby? Thanks for the help......

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Old 02-25-2001, 09:39 AM   #2
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Old 02-25-2001, 09:47 AM   #3
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I can't comment directly on those two systems. However, on two of my cars, I have had two different mufflers on each. As far as overal sound, any muffler with sound similar, because the engine isn't changing, just the muffler.

I had a Superturbo muffler on my minivan, and it was more quiet when the car was cold, and after a drive it would be significantly more loud, probably because the glasspack expands inside. This is the same as on the other two cars with the Ultraflow exhaust.
The flowmaster sounds the same all the time.

(Sorry for not answering your question)

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Old 02-25-2001, 05:16 PM   #4
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I have the N1 with 2 1/4 piping from the cat-back, and no resenator. I love the rumble... The only problem is that you neighbors might not

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Old 02-25-2001, 05:45 PM   #5
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N1 is louder and the fireball...
well if you are looking at catback set up..
other than that i have no clue...
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Old 02-25-2001, 06:03 PM   #6
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I am not sure, but there is a new Fireball exahaust... same look, but lighter, that i saw in Optional magazine (March '01)... it's an ad.
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Old 02-25-2001, 06:29 PM   #7
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actually the N1 has a bigger outlet, while the fireball has a diagnol cut on the tip, they both have the angled "N1" look, but as far as which is better, on a N/A engine, it wont do anything but make your car sound nicer, and look a bit nicer.
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Old 02-25-2001, 07:16 PM   #8
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i love my N1 exhaust its great dont know fireball though?? rumble rumble oh yeah
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Old 02-25-2001, 07:22 PM   #9
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Are the size of the mufflers about the same? Is the fireball's rumble as deep as the N1?? Thanks....
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Old 02-25-2001, 08:20 PM   #10
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The fireballs sound is tuned to a very low raspy frequency. You can hear the sound of the explosions in the combustion chamber more loud and clear with the Fireball. It sounds very different than most straight through design mufflers. Looks great and is very compact. The muffler is pointed up and to the leftside. Small can. Black coated piping, may be heat coated. 2.25" really measures out to about 2.4". Great top end, which is what the added flow is supposed to create. I love mine and paired with the Borla Header, man, its not like any other car on the road.
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Old 02-25-2001, 08:22 PM   #11
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Thanks Sunrise, do you happen to have a pic of the Fireball installed??
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Old 02-25-2001, 11:23 PM   #12
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I have the fireball exhaust on my is300. It sounds so sweet. When you accelerate you can really hear the exhaust but not too loud. Inside your car you can hear the exhausta little but on the outside the muffler makes a very deep tone.
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Old 02-26-2001, 09:55 AM   #13
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I have had both exhausts. They sound almost identicle. Right now I have the Fireball. I like the way it looks better than the N1. The only thing about the %zigen is that it sometimes backfires a little when I shift.
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Old 02-26-2001, 01:09 PM   #14
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I have the N1 on my car love the look and love the sound even more. I had the resonator on for a while. Then I took it off and "oh baby" does the car sound sweet.
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Old 02-26-2001, 02:36 PM   #16
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Thanks for the info and pic. It looks pretty close to the N1 from that angle.
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