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Exhaust, w/ boost....

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by VTECPOWER, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. VTECPOWER

    VTECPOWER Senior Member

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    This summer i plan on going turbo on my d16, and i was wonderingh what type or exhaust i should look into, i was either going to buy the thermal research 3" catback, or buy a turbo muffler and have a shop do the piping for my exhaust, my questions are....
    1) Should i go with the muffler and 3" mandrel bent exhaust?
    or buy the thermal research?
    2) If i go for the custom exhaust, what kind of muffler should i get? all i have seen is the apexi turbo muffler.
    3) What kind of cat should i use? and where could i get one, 2.5" inlet, 3" outlet, or should i go with a test pipe?
     
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    projectxspeed Senior Member

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    :thumbsup: Thermal cat-back all the way. I've hade lots of exhaust, and I liked the performance and sound of Thermal the best. I miss my Thermal :bawling:
     
  3. Speedracer228

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    or you could go to kteller.com and get one of the piping kits and mufflers, already prebent for your application. Pretty good deal imo
     
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    92CHB Senior Member

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    i am buying a kteller 3" kit with a magnaflow muffler and a summit racing resonantor for my hatch that will be turbo'd this spring! :D Cant go wrong for 200 bucks for 3" mandrel bend piping :thumbsup:
     
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    projectxspeed Senior Member

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    kteller is all about this :tpp:
     
  6. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    3" is too big for the piping in my opinion, 2.25-2.5 is a better size. But that's just me.

    I'm awaiting my pacesetter right now, I've had one on one of my old cars and it sounded great and a few people I know have it also. Good price for a good product.
     
  7. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    OMG! PaceShitter?????????????? BAHAHAHAH I'm sooo sorry.

    anyway- i had the kteller system with an apex'i N1.

    2.5 - 3" is the way to go. 2.25 is too small.
     
  8. VTECPOWER

    VTECPOWER Senior Member

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    so do u think i should get the apexi turbo muffler?
    and what size piping? i plan on runnin about 6-7 psi and after some other things like a cam and maybe some head work making around 200 whp on the stock block. also what is the inlet size of the apexi turbo muffler, all it shows is the size in mm?
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    i think you should get what you want. :)

    and mm convert to inches pretty easily dude :D
     
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    b16ahatch Senior Member

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    Well When i upgraded from my apexi n1 to my thermal research 3 in exhaust i gained damn near 50 whp from it. Regardless of what brand you choose stick with 3 in.
     
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    VTECPOWER Senior Member

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    now with the cat,
    1)should i get a test pipe from kteller the 2.5" to 3" and then get the cel eliminaotr, or should i get a o2 bung welded in?
    2) or should i get a high flow cat with or without the bung or cel eliminator?
     
  12. YouKnowWhoIBee

    YouKnowWhoIBee my avatar is better.

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    50 ehh??? screw nitious for a 50 shot... get more with a cat back exhaust :D
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    i would stick with 3 inch from downpipe to the read...
    you need the whole system to be free flowing, no bottle necks...

    and def run the high flow cat... o2 is your call
     
  14. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I had a Thermal, my sister jacked the axle back so I'm stuck with nothing there.

    Come on now Pacesetter isn't all THAT bad. I'll see how it performs on the shitvic though.
     
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    yes, it is. i'd rather have an ebay knock off.
     
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    integraslut78 Stylus DJ Extraordinaire

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    :lol: just go with 3' and you should be fine. I was thinking of getting a 50 shot for my car for the track but now I may just get that exhaust system instead and sell my Invidia. :lol:
     
  17. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    i like my ebay knockoff. i was actually suprised at the quality for the money and it looks just like an n1. but i am getting an actual apexi world sport when i get the cash because my exhaust now is loud as hell, even with the silencer.
     
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    3 inch custom exhaust, 22 inch resosnator, and a maganaflow muffler is what I run. It sounds great and it's really quiet.
     
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    i love how kteller doesn't offer a 3 inch catback for the 240- I guess i'll have to make one from scratch- shucks :p


    Now back on topic, running a cat is going to cost you a few horsepower, as turbochargers make power from the pressure drop across the turbine wheel- However, i'm going to run a cat, at least for daily driving-
     
  20. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Who knows maybe I'll like it. I stayed away from the ebay exhausts though and think you may be just be jealous because I have a PACESTETTER...!! LMAO

    I probably never would have bought one, but they're cheap and my sister jacked my thermal. Pacesetter HAS to be better than the ebay stuff.
     
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