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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by (-CRX GUY-), May 6, 2003.

  1. (-CRX GUY-)

    (-CRX GUY-) Banned

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    K I called around to see if any shops would make me a custom exhaust for my crx, just 2 1/4" piping in stock form... well i go over there (meinake) and they look at my car and the first thing he says.. was ... hmm around 250 plus tax and installation... i was like okay and left haha... i can get a better one for that much... lol , i just thought it was crazy that they said that much...
     
  2. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Call some other shops. The big name places will tend to charge you more for custom setups.
     
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    well it also depends if your talkin aluminum or stainless steel, make sure you specify. stainless can be quite pricy, but it will last longer than the car will. i paid 150 for 2 1/4 aluminum piping, but he also put better clamps and hangers on it and fixed my broke ass arospeed muffler. sounds way better, but i wish i woulda got stainless.
     
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    i dropped $200 installed for ful aluminum 2 1/4 or 2 1/2 (i don't remember) cat back including muffler after my swap, basically because it was all i could afford at the time and i needed something. Looking back i wish i would have got something better but this crap will rust through soon enough (damn chicago winters)
     
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    check the top of the for sale section.... im running a group buy on custom exhausts
     
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    i paid $85 bucks for my 2 1/4 aluminum piping, plus installation of my muffler, it orignally was $129...but i did alot of bargaining, and price comparisons....=P
     
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    I paid.... geez... hmmm over a grand =) "WITH downpipe and open dumptube"

    you get what you pay for
    make sure its a good grade of stainless steel and that they use I believe its called band clamps
    check the picture....

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    some of my friends paid 150-250 for a custom exhaust from some good named exhaust shops
    but I myself would never touch any of them its weird how most all exhaust shops deal with putting duals on trucks and F body exhaust.. when it comes to hondas they just suck ass nothing like a straight pipe with bends where the pipe gets smaller and is not smooth looks like \____________/ very crappy for exhaust flow
    I have a 2.5" exhaust for a 92-95 civic coupe if anyone needs it

    Jeff
     
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    i paid $120 for my custom catback system, installed and out the door. was really scarry, when 4 non english speaking mexicans were taking a sawzall to my car.
     
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    here is mine, maybe it is stainless wtf do i know

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    looks like SS to me... that or aluminized steel
     
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    yeah, whwtever it is it sounds nice, not to loud normal but gets nice and deep when i punch it. For $200 installed with muflfler i can't complain i also just noticed that i ahev one muflap left one my car on the front drivers side, the others got removed when i changed the rear bumber and pass side fender. I should probably take that off so I don't look like a moron

    also jeffe7 is that what you paid that much for, if so i would go bitch, they should have easily been able to make that pipe with a mandrel bender without welding so many peices of pipe together
     
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    I paid about $300 for mine, aluminized mandrel bent pipe. THis price also include what I paid for a hooker single chamber muffler and a high flow cat. and it's all welded up no stupid clamps.
     
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    Here's my setup. $100 for the piping and muffler install.

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    damn sounds like a good night :p
     
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    Not bad! :lol:

    Jeffie- it looks like your lower control arm is hitting your exhaust every now and then...

    Everyone seems to be running crush bent pipe- are there not any mandrel benders near you?
     
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    This is why i learned to fabricate. i do it myself at my shop. ASE certified auto welder.
     
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    You mandrel bend or you weld your own custom constant diameter pipes?
     
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    If you want to see exhaust hitting the LCA every once in a while, check out my car that now has ITR LCA's. The exhaust was fine with the sols LCA's but now it rests right on it.

    I looked for so long and I could not find anyone that had mandrel benders.

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  19. phunky.buddha

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    Ouch. It's time to torch off that section of your exhaust and start over again. I guess it's a good thing I'm not getting ITR LCAs.
     
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    Yep, probally going to do it soon. When i reverse it rattles alot and sometimes when i hit big bumps. While I am at it, I am going to put a magnaflow straight though resonator in it
     
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