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Old March 7th, 2012, 05:46 PM   #1
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what would give me the most hp gain?
what would you get first? and brand?

this would go on a daily driver i'm not into racing but i don't want a gutless car. =) i think i made up my mind already but i would like some input from people with personal experience with any of these mods.

1. aluminum pulley
2. j pipe
3. cat-back exhaust

pics of your mods would be awesome too.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 09:08 PM   #2
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Aluminum pulley - about $200, gives about 5 whp
j-pipe - about $450 new, gives about 10 whp
catback exhaust - anywhere from $300 for OBX to over $1000 for a custom 3" catback like Paul's. Probably 8-15 whp.

In this order, if your car is stock, I would: get the pulley, because it's cheap and doesn't rely on anything else to maximize output. Plus the feeling of the car losing a few hundred pounds at all RPMs is quite fun Then I'd do the j-pipe, then 4" short ram intake, then a custom 3" catback. I got lucky and found a shop in town that has 3" stainless steel mandrel bent piping (from the piping kits like the one Magnaflow offers for wholesale) and I bought two Magnaflow mufflers, a big ass 3" Magnaflow resonator, and a 2.5"/3" y-pipe and they are telling me it should cost around $200 to have it built for me, putting my total at about $450 for a 3" catback with good sound, flow and quality.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 11:18 PM   #3
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Aluminum pulley - about $200, gives about 5 whp
j-pipe - about $450 new, gives about 10 whp
catback exhaust - anywhere from $300 for OBX to over $1000 for a custom 3" catback like Paul's. Probably 8-15 whp.

In this order, if your car is stock, I would: get the pulley, because it's cheap and doesn't rely on anything else to maximize output. Plus the feeling of the car losing a few hundred pounds at all RPMs is quite fun Then I'd do the j-pipe, then 4" short ram intake, then a custom 3" catback. I got lucky and found a shop in town that has 3" stainless steel mandrel bent piping (from the piping kits like the one Magnaflow offers for wholesale) and I bought two Magnaflow mufflers, a big ass 3" Magnaflow resonator, and a 2.5"/3" y-pipe and they are telling me it should cost around $200 to have it built for me, putting my total at about $450 for a 3" catback with good sound, flow and quality.
thanks for your advice, bro

what do u think about the obx catback exhaust?
anyone here using it?

i can spend 6 to 7 bills on a catback exhaust. my experience with custom bent pipes from a muffler shop hasn't been good, so i'd rather purchase a catback and just bolt it on.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 11:52 PM   #4
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I haven't used an OBX product in several years. They typically ripoff the design of higher end exhaust companies. I think Sonnick is the only regular here who has used it. One thing I would think about, if you're looking to spend that much, is buy the Tsudo exhaust. 2.5" midpipe, both mufflers are still 2.5" so it should be a pretty good power gain, but the sound is not my cup of tea. You can get one BNIB for $400 shipped if you search hard enough, and then put two Magnaflow mufflers on it for less than $200 total. So less than $600 for a complete 2.5" catback made of stainless and sounds decent. I will let you know this weekend how my custom Magnaflow setup sounds and looks. The best manufactured catback exhaust in my opinion is the Borla. It's average priced (right in the range you're looking to spend), the quietest exhaust available and is a decent product.

I would suggest the size of the exhaust based on your intentions with the car. If you just want to do a few basic mods, I would go with 2.5". But if you plan to go big on mods, go with 3" exhaust.
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J-pipe
pre cat deletes
PnP runners
pulley
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Old March 8th, 2012, 10:50 AM   #6
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I haven't used an OBX product in several years. They typically ripoff the design of higher end exhaust companies. I think Sonnick is the only regular here who has used it. One thing I would think about, if you're looking to spend that much, is buy the Tsudo exhaust. 2.5" midpipe, both mufflers are still 2.5" so it should be a pretty good power gain, but the sound is not my cup of tea. You can get one BNIB for $400 shipped if you search hard enough, and then put two Magnaflow mufflers on it for less than $200 total. So less than $600 for a complete 2.5" catback made of stainless and sounds decent. I will let you know this weekend how my custom Magnaflow setup sounds and looks. The best manufactured catback exhaust in my opinion is the Borla. It's average priced (right in the range you're looking to spend), the quietest exhaust available and is a decent product.

I would suggest the size of the exhaust based on your intentions with the car. If you just want to do a few basic mods, I would go with 2.5". But if you plan to go big on mods, go with 3" exhaust.
The borla exhaust website says they don't have a catback exhaust for my 06 v6 accord.
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The 03-05 should fit as far as I know. I'm pretty sure people have had them on the 06-07.

What do you plan on doing for mods? If you plan on doing full bolt on (I/E/Jpipe/Pulley/Precat Deletes), then I suggest going 3" on the catback.

I had the OBX catback and it was very quiet. It sounded AWESOME with one of the mufflers disconnected too The only gripe I had was that it was 2 3/8" piping and the mufflers didn't line up correctly. The right one hung a good 3" lower than the left. Nothing a muffler shop can't fix, but I sold it anyway. For a cheap exhaust, it does the job. I'll get you a video in a little bit of how it sounded with 1 muffler disconnected. There is a video on youtube of the OBX catback and an unknown Jpipe revving. Search "Accord V6 OBX" and it should come up.

http://s32.photobucket.com/albums/d4...ordruns010.mp4

There ya go

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The 03-05 should fit as far as I know. I'm pretty sure people have had them on the 06-07.

What do you plan on doing for mods? If you plan on doing full bolt on (I/E/Jpipe/Pulley/Precat Deletes), then I suggest going 3" on the catback.

I had the OBX catback and it was very quiet. It sounded AWESOME with one of the mufflers disconnected too The only gripe I had was that it was 2 3/8" piping and the mufflers didn't line up correctly. The right one hung a good 3" lower than the left. Nothing a muffler shop can't fix, but I sold it anyway. For a cheap exhaust, it does the job. I'll get you a video in a little bit of how it sounded with 1 muffler disconnected. There is a video on youtube of the OBX catback and an unknown Jpipe revving. Search "Accord V6 OBX" and it should come up.

Login to a private Photobucket.com album

There ya go
What brand exhaust do u have now?
The plan for this year is exhaust, j-pipe, pulley.
I live in Cali so the pre cat deletes is not gonna happen.

The exhaust sounds good on your video. =)
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Old March 16th, 2012, 11:27 AM   #9
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update

Placed order for magnaflow stainless steel cat-back system.
Should get it hopefully within a week. Yeah, I'm excited.
Fixing the economy one mod at a time. Lol
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Placed order for magnaflow stainless steel cat-back system.
Should get it hopefully within a week. Yeah, I'm excited.
Fixing the economy one mod at a time. Lol
I bought the Magnaflow system a couple years back and while it does improve the performance I was disappointed in the workmanship of the system. Tried talking to Magnaflow and that was a waste of time. If you have a similar experience with Magnaflow send me a pm.
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I bought the Magnaflow system a couple years back and while it does improve the performance I was disappointed in the workmanship of the system. Tried talking to Magnaflow and that was a waste of time. If you have a similar experience with Magnaflow send me a pm.
after some research i went ahead and got the exhaust cos of the decent price and good reviews on the net and on this forum.

i've had it for a couple of days and i'm happy with it.

i'm sorry u had a bad experience with them. i think a company should respect and listen to customer's complaints cos we're the reason why they stay in business.

just for future reference what exhaust company would you recommend?
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Our V2 J-Pipe is going to give you more than 10hp. It should be somewhere around 20. They are $450 plus the shipping. The stock diameter crank pulley is going to give you around 8-10hp and 8-10tq throughout the entire powerband and they are $200 plus shipping.

We also offer the Fujitsubo Legalis R Exhaust for $650 shipped to the Continental 48 U.S.

If you're interested feel free to PM me.
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Old March 26th, 2012, 11:29 AM   #13
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^im thinking of getting that crank pulley....
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Get it, it is fun. It makes the car feel like you just dropped off your entire family, faster even at partial throttle And if you don't have a professional grade impact, have a shop put it on, should cost about $40-$60 for labor.
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Old March 26th, 2012, 05:03 PM   #15
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thanks guys

the crank pulley is probably second on my list right now. i'm gonna upgrade the brakes first. In june i'm gonna have some extra cash for a j-pipe.

hey dave get the crank pulley and tell me how u like it. :P
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We have the Crank Pulley in stock for $200 plus shipping. 06accordcoupe, if you need information on brakes, shoot me a PM and I will put together a package for you.
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