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.
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)
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.
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.