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Apexi WS

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by truoss, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. truoss

    truoss Senior Member

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    My exhaust system finally arrived after waiting a whole month.

    Is there anyway I can tell if this really is an Apexi World Sport system? "Apexi" is printed on the muffler, but "world sport" is not anywhere to be seen...not even on the box it came in. On the box it just says "Apexi International Series"

    Also, this system was ordered for a EG civic hatchback, but it won't bolt onto my stock integra GSR header. The header has two bolt holes at the end, and this new pipe has three bolts....what's up with that? Do I need to buy a new header now...did he send the wrong system?

    Thanks, Tristan
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    does it look like this?

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    and the exhaust is designed to connect to the cat ... not the header
     
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    truoss Senior Member

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    No, it doesn't look like that. "apexi" is stamped on the top of the muffler..not on the side like it is on this one. Also, the shape is different.

    What do you mean the exhaust is designed to connect to the cat? I installed a b18c into my civic....and right now I am using my stock civic exhaust. Do I need to buy a cat before I can install this exhaust? I don't think so...because there would be no room to bolt it on.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Apex World Sport CAT-BACK systems connect ot the cat. Can you take a pic of your dilema?
     
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    driverunknown Senior Member

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    Oh! so that's what cat-back means.
     
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    sleepercivic Senior Member

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    u probably have world sport 2, different tip with Apexi on top of tip
     
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    truoss Senior Member

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    World Sport 2??? Is that better or worse than what I ORDERED (apexi world sport). AIE is the worst company....never order from them. Took the guy a month to ship, and he never answers emails or phone calls.

    Anyway...how can I make sure? Why does it say "apexi international series"? I guess 'international' has something to do with 'world' but....

    I don't have a digi...otherwise I'd just post a pic.

    Also...sorry for the n00b question, but...am I going to need a cat or not? Right now I have the stock GSR header hooked up to my stock civic exhaust. And I'm planning to hook up this new exhaust in a few days. I thought a cat was included with this cat-back system???

    thanks guys
     
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    deth101 Senior Member

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    on mine,for an eg civic...the muffler part has a welded on piece of metal that says apexi and has the part #...just bought it around dec....I'll try to load my dc annd pic it for ya
     
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    truoss Senior Member

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    Thanks deth101, that'd be kewl.

    I just looked closely at the exhaust and realized you guys were right...I need a cat. So, where is the best place to buy a cat for an eg civic? I hope they aren't expensive. Once again...stock b18c header + apexi ws2(?) exhaust...would like a cat that fits. :D I'm guessing I'll need a cat for an integra GSR, right?
     
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    POWER GARAGE SUPERSTORE...is where I got my apexi...e-bay store.....PERFORMANCE PEDDLER e-bay store has magnaflow,flowmaster and carsound cats ay great prices...fast shipping too...........


    here is a pic[I hope] of my ws and the piece I mentioned

    deth101 album


    bad pic but you see the plaque...its about 1h x 2w inches and says
    APEX-I
    Made In Japan
    part number

    every ws I've ever seen has this...hope the crappy pic helps a lil....looks better thumbnailed
     
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    truoss Senior Member

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    Thanks deth101. I think we have the same exhaust.

    Do I need to order a cat for a GSR or for a civic? GSR, right?
     
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    deth101 Senior Member

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    more pics in album now....you should get the gsr for a teg and the civ for the civ....the hangers on the civ and teg are diff so if you have the same one I have its for an eg civic


    the length is the key...I've been told to get the civic one as long as its aftermarket the dia size should be the same civ or teg as long as you order 2.5,2.75,3.inch etc so I got the one for the civic.....havnt put it on yet but have lined it all up and it seems to be the right length....have u thought about a test pipe...might be cheaper for you if you can find a shop to do it and get away w/it in your area....weld the old cat shield over the testpipe and it will look stock....
     
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    I checked w/ESolSi and he enlightened me that the gsr header is shorter so I'm not sure which one to get the gsr will probably the best bet as I dont imagine the length of the teg exhaust is that far off the civ...worst case run some flex pipe if its off a little...I got a 00si magnaflow 2.5 cause I have my stock header on this engine for now :(

    do a test pipe if you can...the local smokey's all over me so I went legal but the test pipe would've been cheaper for me
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    when i did my ITR swap in my sol this is what i did / had to do

    i got Tanabe HM exhaust for a sol
    i had the JDM 4-1 header from the ITR
    i bought a Random Technologies cat for a GSR

    the JDM ITR has a 2.5" collector so i brought the cat down to a shop and had them put a larger end on it so it would fit the ITR header... i told them to keep the same length

    i got the engine in the car
    got the exhaust on the car
    got the cat back from the shop

    the cat was about 2 inches too long (fuck!)
    so i measured out the space between the header and the exhaust... then brought the cat back down to the shop and had them cut and reflare the cat.... got it back and it finally fit (yay!)

    as it turned out the GSR has a longer cat than the other integras (go figure) so if i had to throw up a guess ... i would say get the cat for the integra LS...

    or make life easy on yourself and get a universal cat and have it custom fit by a shop
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    and oh yeah
    D series and B series headers have the flange bolts in the opposite positions
    so unless the cat has a flange that swivels you will not be able to use a D series cat and a B series header together
     
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    Thanks a lot guys.

    Let me get this straight...since I don't have a problem with smog testing, I can just have a shop run a test pipe between exhaust pipe and header, correct? Doesn't a cat steal power anyway?
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    removing any emissions equiptment that comes as OE on the car is illegal. removing a cat is like a gazillion dollar fine. just play it safe, run a cat and let us breath a 'lil easier.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    any decent highflow cat will not rob you of any power (most will out flow your exhaust)
    test pipes / hollow cats also have a really nasy rhaspy sound :thumbsdown:
     
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