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Apexi N1 for 4 Door

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by davidbr, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. davidbr

    davidbr Member

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    I looking in buying an Apexi N1 Cat Back for my 4 Door 92-95 (EG9).
    My major problem is that I have to get it to the TÃœV, they will do the following test:
    Engine at about 2600RPM, 50cm from Tip (about 20inch), 45° angle
    My car may have 88dB +-5dB tolerance.
    Can i reach that (with silencer?)?
    Please help :)
     
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    highperboi Senior Member

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    what is TUV?? and why do they test the ammount of noise coming from your car?
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I think it's like an outta country inspection
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    O and to answer your question the exhaust shouldn't reach more than 92 db's. I dunno bout smog though.
     
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    Ok if I understand right, you need to take your car to get decible tested and smog tested? As for decibles it will pass with a silencer, any silencer from a cheap brand exhaust should fit. As for getting it smogged with the exhaust on, it should also pass. I took mine to a state referee and it passed with it on so, the answer to your uhh question I guess is yes it will pass both, if you can get a silencer.
     
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    smog isnt the problem. i know ppl here that have a metal catalytic converter (100cells?) dunno how its called in english. it improves performance as you would remove the cat. he passes smog, so this shouldnt be the problem.
    mine reaches a tenth of whats allowed, so theres room.

    and yes TÃœV (U with two dots on top) is an inspection, you have to do it every 2 years, they check brakes, suspension, smog etc. its kinda hard some times, almost no carbon parts are allowed... :( its like this in whole europe, im from germany

    Doenst Apexi sell silencer for their exhausts? I thought i saw one on ebay with a Apexi silencer.
     
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    most n1's I've seen come w/a silencer.....powergarage on ebay has great prices on apexi
     
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    i can't find an Apexi N1 silencer on Ebay. Or one that will fit my n1. i have the non-turbo N1. I did however find a Silencer for the Dunk, but the tip is like 115mm.
     
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    try calling power garage,they might sell ya an apexi one.
    626 336 4700
     
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    Does anyone know what diameter the pipes of an apexi n1 for a 4 door 92-95 is?
    Is it good for a B16A2 with some tuning?
     
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    2.5" (~60mm) should be fine for your b16.

    the N1 is loud- probably one of the loudest exhausts on the market.

    if you're worried about passing sound check, keep your stock system around... a couple days before you're due to get checked, swap back to the stock cat-back.
     
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    That wont help much, if a cop "thinks" something is illegal, then you have to prove it.
    If the exhaust isnt in the papers of my car, i can get real problems, i.e. license lost for at least one year and i have to do it again (>1000$).
    And because of all the "bad Streetracers" around here :roll: , they smell an illegal part when its 3 miles away.
    So it needs to reach about 90dB, 20inch from the exhaust at 2666rpm.
    Nothing else matters, if its like 120dB at 5000rpm, its ok. Crazy Germany :angry:
     
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    well, if thats the case, i really would look into something else. the n1 is LOUD. it WILL attract attention like a crowd going to see Oakenfold at Ibiza :)

    the Tanabe Hyper Racing medalion is nice and quiet when you aren't on it, and still sounds like a performance exhaust when you are, and flows well too.
     
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    Thats my problem, no one can tell me how loud it really is. :(
    I dont know whats "loud" for you.
    I want that "The Fast and the Furious" sound, sorry i cant describe it in another way. :ph34r:
    What exhaust is not that noisy and sounds like this?
     
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    nothing, i'm afraid. and if you are after the fast and furious sound, get an OBX muffler on your stock piping. lol
     
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    Hm, i dont think you get it. Its more about the internal construction of the muffler.
    Okay then...
    A complete Cat Back that should pass that 2666rpm, 20inch etc. test, good quality and as cheap as possible.
    So where and what should i buy?

    note, that "The Fast and Furious Sound" thingy is because our mufflers here are ALL built like the stock ones from honda, you rarely get that absorber type of exhaust.
     
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    honestly, we can't say.

    it might pass on my car, but not on yours. other factors determine the decible factor of a car's exhaust. since i dont know the rules of where you are from, its' impossible for me to even guess.
     
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    Thats why i say "should pass", nobody can tell until its on my car.
    I will trust your guesses... and if it doesnt pass, i will kill you next time im in america :D
    No for real, i need a rather quiet exhaust then, especially below 3000rpm.
    Any advice would help, since i have no idea.
     
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    like i said above-

    the Tanabe Hyper Racing medalion is nice and quiet when you aren't on it, and still sounds like a performance exhaust when you are, and flows well too.
     
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    That still doesnt answer where to get it. :)
    On ebay i cant find cat backs from tanabe.
     
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