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02-10-04, 04:49 #25
Avalanche...you have to remember that now-a-days these four bangers are high reving engines and staying at the top end is normal. No use trying to find torque in them.Too Many ads? Becoming a member of Autopia has its privileges. Sign up here .
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02-10-04, 04:59 #26
I have a mugen twinloop, super quiet, stealthy, and top quality construction. A little pricey, but well worth it IMO.
02-10-04, 10:21 #27
Avalanche, yeah I do see what you're saying. Well my main gripe is that it's A) a Civic EX, not a sports car, and B) it's an automatic. So my whole reason for putting the loud muffler on was for sound ( I got sweept into the whole fast and furious thing lol ). So yeah to answer your laughs now, I was a ricer...all show and no go. I've been through the whole "maybe I'll swap the tranny", and "maybe I'll super/turbo charge it", but I'm so busy in school now that I'll be getting my bachelor's degree in a year (finally ) and then off working on the masters degree, so I'm bringing my car back to stock specs and will pursue my need for speed with something like a BMW or Vette when I graduate. The civic is a nice reliable get-around-town kinda car, so I'll leave it as such. No disrespect to the guys with SI's and manual EX's, those can be made fast, with enough $ and time. I've seen a bunch of 4 banger civics with a couple thousand bucks worth of mods smoke Vettes and Vipers.
I was just thinking that if an aftermarket muffler that was quieter than stock existed then I would check that out. But from what I gather that's not going to be the case, maybe some mufflers might be AS quiet but not quieter, and since I still have a brand new OEM muffler & resonator sitting in the rafters in my garage I might as well weld it back on.
Thanks for all the information guys, you all saved me hours of internet-sleuthing to find these answers.2006 Limited V6 RAV4
02-10-04, 11:21 #28
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I'm not sure if this is a common mod, but it certainly is for BMW's. Could you put an SI exhaust on that's a bit more sporty and might sound a bit better, while still maintaining stock appearance and driveability. I have an M3 exhaust on my car and its got nice shiny smaller dual round tips and sounds a little throaty. Not sure if there is any advantage for the SI exhaust.
02-10-04, 12:06 #29
Hmm that's an interesting idea. Odds are I could pick up an SI exaust off of almost anyone for next to nothing since most have the sporty straight through mufflers, like mine. I'm not sure though that it looks or sounds any different than the oem exaust on a 00 EX.2006 Limited V6 RAV4
02-10-04, 12:24 #30
Whilst many parts are interchangeable exhausts can be tricky. Manufacturers are often changing the routing or layout of the pipes for different models or years - why - no idea, but it would be worth checking before buying anything.
Given that you want a quite exhaust and you have one, why spend more money
02-11-04, 03:27 #31
Oh yeah I'm gonna set up an appointment for midas once all this blasted snow is done with. I'm curious about the Si exhaust idea but I won't go that route.2006 Limited V6 RAV4
02-11-04, 04:49 #32
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I agree that the Magna Flow is loud. I have a few friends with them, and all but the guy just out of high school complain about the sound.
If you want quite, yet still want a performance exhaust then I'd suggest Borla. The Borla's that I've heard aren't much different than stock in sound....a little better though.
Also, why not replace your AEM with a Comptech icebox?
02-11-04, 05:04 #33
why not replace your AEM with a Comptech icebox?2006 Limited V6 RAV4
03-15-04, 07:19 #34
Originally posted by Avalanche
My suggestion (and just short of 2 cents) is to return it to stock. I mean for crying out loud its a civic..! IMO, Nothing makes a car more enjoyable than looking good and a smooth quiet ride. Even if you have a Camaro or Corvette I would suggest the same. Most aftermarket exhausts only give the impression of adding performance due to the sound but really hurt performance and low end touque. (torque is what you need on a street car unless you want to cruise around at 5000rpm) I've been there and done that, I had 3 or 4 different exhausts on my Corvette and in the end the OE setup was the best for drivability, fuel milage and seat of the pants acceleration.2001 Mustang GT
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03-16-04, 03:18 #35
Yeah I've decided that's what I'm gonna do. I'm doing it this summer2006 Limited V6 RAV4
04-02-04, 02:17 #36
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check out thermal r&D, i used to have their stealth model on my 2000 civic. Real nice piece, not too loud but not as quiet as stock. I dont' think anything will be as quiet as stock. Also, the thermal stealth had an amazing finish, stainless steal from end to end. def check em out before u decide. good luck.2005 Nissan 350z, 2006 C230 SS, 2008 Acura MDX
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