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Old 08-09-2003, 02:57 PM   #1
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I eventually want to do an exhaust mod but most higher performance exhausts sacrifice ground clearance with the huge mufflers that hang way too low. I can't do this. I live where there is lots of snow and broken and uneven roads. (STi is great for these conditions by the way) I'd be scraping the ground all season. So I thought about smaller dual exhausts? Any opinions on this? I also think it would look really nice too. Thanks.
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Old 08-09-2003, 04:38 PM   #2
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I personally wouldn't go for the dual exhaust..for my own reserved reasons that I'm sure a lot of you would also agree on. Anyways, there are a lot of manufacturers out there who offer high flow exhausts at no expense to ground clearance like a lot of the "big canister" type mufflers unfortunately have. My buddy with a WRX has a nice Turbo XS exhaust, and its not that big RFL-Ti canister type muffler, it's the standard one they offer using a simple Magnaflow muffler. It sounds nice, flows well, and sacrifices practically no ground clearance, it may be one to consider. Also, AVO makes a nice non-canister style muffler, that's of course, if you're willing to shell out a bit more bones. I'd advise you to try all of your options out there before you even start to consider a custom dual exhaust system. There are tons of alternatives out there, just have to look around.

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Old 08-09-2003, 05:26 PM   #3
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I personally wouldn't go for the dual exhaust..for my own reserved reasons that I'm sure a lot of you would also agree on.
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Thanks Still Will. I will look around a bit. The dual exhaust was the first thing that popped into mind because I've seen nothing but HUGE paint cans for exhausts. I think it looks dumb but that's just me. I want to do something different. What are your reservations about dual??
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Old 08-09-2003, 05:56 PM   #4
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Hey no prob, always like helping and learning from people on this forum. About the dual exhaust, I think's it's a bit too much for a four cylinder and I really think that it's a little overrated unless its necessary(like on v8's which require a balanced dual exhaust system). To me, a dual exhaust wouldn't be necessary because the majority of newly aquired power from aftermarket exhausts really depends on the exhaust design before it even reaches the muffler, like the piping design. Not to mention(this is just my opinion) the "ricer" looks and its correlation with the supposed "street bad boy car" the NEON SRT-4 with its DUAL MUFFLERLESS pipes. Regardless of it's performance/dollar ratio, to me it's still a NEON(poor man's Pinto) and still something I'd hate to be in correlation with. Sorry for all the rambling, but you asked! Whatever you decide on, Ess, just make sure YOU're happy with it, that's all that matters. If you got any more questions, give me a holler.

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Old 08-09-2003, 06:48 PM   #5
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Okay, thanks again!
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Old 08-09-2003, 07:23 PM   #6
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This really sounds like overkill for a 2.5L motor. I think if you look around on here you'll find some really nice exhaust systems with the flow you need without having a lemon launcher look.
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Old 08-09-2003, 10:37 PM   #7
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still a NEON(poor man's Pinto)
You know I was actually arond when the Pinto was a regular everyday car that lots of people drove. It was actually a nice car for the times and compared to what was available. The Mustang II was spun off that platform which though forgettable compared to the regular & full size Mustang was also a half way okay car for the times.

In fact, I'd venture to say more people drove Pinto's and its variants than people today drive Neon's and its variants (not including the tens of thousands of rental car Neon's sold).

Around '76 (as my aging brain recollects) when the rear-end collision & exploding fuel tank debacle arised things cooled big time for the Pinto and it was forever banished to automotive history hell. Similar things coccured for Chevy light trucks (pickups) and commercial vans due to their equally infamous 'side-saddle' design fuel tank systems.

There was a time when the Pinto was as everday as todays Civic 2-door. Back in those days during the OPEC oil embargo folks thought of the Pinto as something a bit more than basic transportation, which is the what the Neon is today.

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Old 08-10-2003, 12:10 AM   #8
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I take it you meant Y-pipe after the midpipe in the exhaust system. IF you can route them both after the Y-pipe to come back to where the OEM tip was then that'll be one idea. I Don't know if you'll get 2 mufflers underneath there ot not, but I'm assuming you'll have to go mufflerless with this custom setup. Straight-through mufflers are loud enough and if you just go straight through pipe, it's as loud so I don't see the point in buying a performance muffler when you know it's going to be loud.

A muffler quiets the sound, to get less restriction (meaning performance), you go straight-through muffler or mufflerless. It's going to be loud both ways so I'd rather get a pipe (which may be cheaper $$)...IMO.
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