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Old 02-28-2001, 06:30 AM   #1
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Question custom exhaust or apex-i ??????

ok since the turbo route is gonna be way way down the road i need to redo my current exhaust for a little better flow.

I currently have a universal brospeed muffler on there right now with all the stock piping.

I was considering getting the Apex-i cat back exhuast but not sure cuz of the price and all that.

Then I considered having a 2.25 or 2.5 exhaust made with the exisitng muffler or a different muffler.

So what suggestion does everyone have?

I know this has been beat to death and I've search the archives a bit with no answer to my question.

Custom Exhaust or Apex-i??? What would you do?
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Old 02-28-2001, 06:31 AM   #2
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go for whichever costs less
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Old 02-28-2001, 06:45 AM   #3
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i had custom 2.5" stainless cat-back fabricated for my RS by an exhaust tuner...

cost?

$100... that's it... $100 which included installation of my new muffler...

that's definately the cheapest route...
and i have no bends, used original hangers...
a much more free flowing exhaust!

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Old 02-28-2001, 06:55 AM   #4
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I always went for custom made ones in my previous cars. The way I see it, as long as it's mandrel bent, and the welder is skilled enough, it will be on par with the expensive brand name exhausts. Where I live I don't have problem with rust, so I don't have to have stainless steel, and if I need to replace it with for some reason, I can go back to the shop that made it for me. Also, with custom ssytems, I was actually able to test a few different mufflers to get the sound I was after.
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Old 02-28-2001, 07:10 AM   #5
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who cares your car is slow anyways !
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Old 02-28-2001, 09:30 AM   #6
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haha...keith if you didn't live in NY.

ok...i've been thinking the custom route anyways.

thanks for the help..now to decide if i want to keep the exisiting can or go for a different sound and get a new can like a apex-i n1 universal or a 5zigen universal.
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Old 02-28-2001, 09:40 AM   #7
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If you think the Apex is a bad price consider this. I went and got a quote on a 3" Stainless mandrel-bent system with an N! muffler and they quoted me "around $1000".
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Old 03-01-2001, 12:20 AM   #8
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You're getting rid of the Diving board?!?! its almost spring/summer-time too!

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Old 03-01-2001, 12:23 AM   #9
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the jokes a touch old don. and you don't see me making any wise marks towards your car do you?

and 8 i can see that being expensive with the stainless steel and 3" piping.
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Old 03-01-2001, 12:24 AM   #10
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Old 03-01-2001, 12:43 AM   #11
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i love you guys.

i'll will remember this keep in mind.

i'll just go do a burnout in the rally car and knock the bumper off
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