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Thermal R&D

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by BrutalB83, Sep 27, 2011.

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    Anybody used their exhausts before? If so, thoughts?

    I want a cat-back for for my RSX-S. Right now I'm mostly looking at the Greddy SP Elite (which replaced the SP2 I guess) and the Apex'i WS2. The Greddy is expensive though ($700 plus) and the WS2 is not fully stainless anymore, so I'm trying to explore what else is out there in terms of exhausts that aren't deafeningly loud (no N1 style please), are fully stainless, and will help a bit with low-end power...
     
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    Thermal used to be big back in the day... havent heard much about them since high school
     
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    i always remember them being pretty loud
     
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    i had a thermal catback on one of my old DAs, the fit and finish were amazing, one of the nicest looking exhausts ive seen. it was a little loud at WOT though. very quiet at idle, and although somewhat loud under power, it had a nice tone to it, no rasp. i didnt have a cat on there either, that may have been why it was loud at wot.
     
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    Yeah, I remember them from back in the day too. Apparently they're still around and now they have their "ST" line which supposedly has a more mellow tone for street use.

    Thermal R&D ST Exhaust Systems - Import Replacement Parts, LLC

    And as you can see, I can grab that for around $500 instead of the $700+ for the Greddy.

    I dunno though, might just suck it up and buy the Greddy...
     
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    I'd love a WS2, but I'm just worried about it rotting. The muffler is stainless, but the piping isn't anymore (I think it used to be). Michigan winters are pretty damn harsh, and they salt the roads heavily here.

    Does anybody know anything about how well this "titanium particle coating" holds up to the elements?
     
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    I dunno, but ws2 has my vote 100%. Tried and tested, can't be beat.
    Not to mention its really quiet...
     
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    you could always take a high temp spray and put a good coat on it
     
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    Nice! I'm definitely going to look in to that Invidia...
     
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