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Best Muffler For Turbo Appl.

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by colorpros, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. colorpros

    colorpros Senior Member

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    My freind has an exhuast shop and is going to bend me a 3" exhaust.I need to buy a universal muffler for it.Im looking at a Apex N1 turbo muffler.Any good?Any suggestions?
     
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    Most muffler shops dont do mandrel bends, thats what you would want for maximum flow.

    I would either invest in some 3 inch mandrel bends and have him weld those in place of crush bends, or buy a pre made 3 inch exhaust.

    The apexi n1 turbo muffler is about as good as it gets as far as flow...Very nice quality on apexi parts
     
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    Your shop should beable to help you out with that question

    I myself run a aftermarket 3" Porsche turbo muffler

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    the exhaust is all custom 3" piping the tighter bends are cut welded cut welded...

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    under $400 shipped to my house. just gotta weld it up and attach the hangars. mendrel 3"

    KTeller8 on honda-tech made it
     
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    pissedoffsol - I liked the looks of that system so much that I got in touch with Mike myself and talked about getting a system done (without muffler)! Thanks for the recommendation!

    As for the muffler, I'm looking at the Apexi N1 muffler, it's simply the best one out there, but while I was looking I saw a series of these that were different colors. The magenta and green were really ugly, but they have a nice gold one and a nice black one. This is not so much a performance question, but with my anthracite silver color 96 hatch, do you think a black or gold muffler would be ricey or what? I usually hate rice, but I wasn't sure about this one.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    rice. stick to a stainless steel exhaust.
    if you are after the n1 style, consider the kakimoto axel back. but on top of all things- keep in mind that the n1's are made for NA, and aren't 3" (at least i've neevr seen one)
     
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    The N1 comes in 60mm (2.375 inches) inlet and 80mm (3.175 inches) inlet.

    As for the rice, yeah, I agree, except for the black colored muffler. It seems like it would be just the opposite of rice because it doesnt' stand out so much. Anyone else?
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    I suppose it would depend on the color of the car. A silver car, for example, would look better with a stainless muffler/tip IMO.
     
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    The Apexi N1 rules, I have the black one since my car is black and it makes it stand out less than the silver shinny look. I love it becuase its nice and quiet but flows very good. I would say the Black, gold or just silver would look good but if you don't want to look like your just another guy with a huge muffler the black helps it less noticable and the welds and quality is awesome. Well thats my 2 cents.
     
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    I have a 5Zigen fireball catback and I was thinking about getting it powdercoated gunmetal grey. The fireball is a darn nice catback. I would suggest it for your turbo build-up. But it will all come down to how thick your wallet is in the end.
     
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