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Exhaust ??

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by usmc527, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. usmc527

    usmc527 Junior Member

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    Hey guys, I just bought a 2003 honda civic ex, and the first thing i wanna do to it is get a catback exhaust. Should i just get the exhaust online and get the piping done customely? Or should i buy the whole catback system?? Any1 recommend products?? APPreciate it.

    -Paul :blink:
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    not sure who makes shit for your car .... but check out
    apexi
    greddy
    tanabe
    thermal R&D
    RS*R

    those are a few good companies with quality products
    other than that if you have a good exhaust shop near you that can mandrel bend stainless steel ... then its worth buying a quality muffler and getting a custom setup done
     
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    I have a Thermal R&D. It rocks. :thumbsup:
     
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    thermal hands down yO
     
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    blink1_8_2dude Senior Member

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    tanabe or gredyy fo sure :roll:
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    5zigen just came out with a fireball exhaust for the 2001 & up civic ex's
     
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    dveit Well-Known Member VIP

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    I was thinking about getting this deal in the magazines:

    AEM CAI, DC 4-2-1 header, Thermal R&D exhaust all for like $550.

    What do you guys think?

    Also, how does the thermal exhaust sound? Is it deep or high pitch? And is it insanely load or quiet?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    thats a good deal! retail on that would be like $700!
    CAI: $200
    DC header: $300
    thermal (muffler only): $200
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    definatly a good deal
     
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    Thermal exhausts are the best sounding exhausts I have ever heard. I had one on my Civic and had nothing but compliments. They have a deep throaty sound. It sounds so good. It is more quiet than anything.

    Also, a good thing about Thermal exhausts is that the whole cat-back exhaust will not rust, unlike GReddy and other types.

    Thermal is the definate choice. You won't be disapointed.
     
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    There is a guy I know who has a Tanabe exhaust on a CRX and it sucks major ass. It is the loudest, worst sounding exhasut I have ever heard. It hurt my ears from a mile away. I doubt it does anything for performance as well.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    you are talking about the Tanabe RM... it is a no compromise performance exhaust.... it is one of the lightest cat backs out there and it also produces some of the highest HP #s....it is a VERY high quality product... but it is VERY loud

    the Tanabe HM is still very light weight, excelent quality, much quieter, produces almost as much power.... its much more streetable and quieter than almost every other exhaust ive heard on a honda
     
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    That is probably what it is. I just can't get past how loud it is.
     
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    I ran the fireball and that fucker was raspy loud, I had to get rid of it. But exhausts usually run with the louder they are the less restrictive they are thus improving output.


    Milan
     
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    I've had 3 equipment warnings with my Fireball exhaust.. just don't drink and drive, and most cops will be kewl.
     
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    RM = what?

    Under tanabe i found two exhaust:

    super medalion hyper spec

    super medalion racing spec

    im guessing its the racing spec??
     
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    RM=Racing Medallion

    HM=Hyper Medallion
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Yeah I say go with an HM.

    I have a magnaflow, and that shit is louder then hell and sounds like a mother effing race car.
     
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    rsr has that new exhaust, the quiet one. :thumbsup:
     
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