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Old March 15th, 2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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Hate to ask, but have a muffler question.

I know this has probably been asked a hundred times but I've looked through some threads and could not find an exact answer to my question. First what i'm wondering is will an after market muffler like an HKS, Magnaflow or Megan Racing muffler (1) add power with stock piping (2) will it sound loud?

My biggest fear is that i will buy and install a muffler and have that nasty ricer civic bumble bee sound. What I'm looking for is a deep but not loud sound. Any recommendations? And again, will it be much louder with just stock piping? BTW i have a 5 speed, i know that the autos sound TERRIBLE.
And in case anyone is wondering im looking for some oval shaped mufflers no fart can recommendations please.
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Old March 15th, 2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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Have you searched youtube for sound clips? All the 4cys with just a muffler that I've heard are pretty good, not real loud. But there are differences between mufflers too.
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Old March 15th, 2012, 08:48 PM   #3
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Yeah I looked at youtube vids, and I mean, how much can you really tell from youtube? IMO they all sound like rice rockets regardless of the car, muffler, or setup. Sound videos just dont do exhausts justice.
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I'd recommend a Magnaflow straight thru oval muffler. 5x8x14. I'd do 2.5" piping as well, with a medium sized resonator too.
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Old March 16th, 2012, 03:05 PM   #5
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I'd recommend a Magnaflow straight thru oval muffler. 5x8x14. I'd do 2.5" piping as well, with a medium sized resonator too.
Yup, i ended up getting a magnaflow 14832 street series, 2 day shipping so will have it installed on tuesday.
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Old March 16th, 2012, 04:06 PM   #6
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ooo, let me know how this goes, and try to make a video if you can! I'm looking into doing my exhaust setup sometime in the near future.
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Old March 16th, 2012, 06:27 PM   #7
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Heres a video of the same muffler I got on the same kind of car minus the dual exhaust, lol. But ill definitely make my own video.

2008 Honda Accord i4 w/ Custom Dual Magnaflow Exhaust - YouTube



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Sounds good on that video. Not too excessive.

I'd have considered doing the same thing to mine, but it's an automatic.
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Old March 16th, 2012, 10:27 PM   #9
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do the install yourself and save some $$$$$!! its super easy and should only take about 30mins!! i have the magnaflow btw and i love the sound of it!! good choice!
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Old March 17th, 2012, 12:17 AM   #10
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What tools would i need? I'm assuming theres some kind of gasket ill need or something? Does anyone know if the 8th and 7th gen mufflers are the same? I'm getting kinda paranoid that it might not fit.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 08:42 AM   #11
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You'll probably need a ratchet/breaker bar and a small extension with I'm guessing a 12mm socket. You'll want to soak the bolts down that holds the cat back to the cat with PB blaster to eat away at some of the rust build up. Depending on how much difficulty those bolts on the cat give you, that should be all you need.

Oh and the kit should come with a new gasket. I can't be certain, it's been many years since I last did a new exhaust. Anyone else here could tell you with more certainty.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 09:16 AM   #12
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Well ill definitely give it a shot and see if i can pull it off my self before i go and spend the 45 bucks to have a shop do it. Thing I love about living in the Pacific NW, no rust or salt!!

Thanks for the heads up all.
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Definitely keep us posted with the DIY. If its not too bad, I will definitely consider this mod as well. Good luck man.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 11:40 AM   #14
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do the install yourself and save some $$$$$!! its super easy and should only take about 30mins!! i have the magnaflow btw and i love the sound of it!! good choice!
hey dave,

just ordered the magnaflow exhaust and after reading your post i may just install it myself instead of taking it to a shop.

would u say i would just need some pb blaster/wd40 and maybe a breaker bar to get those bolts loose?

r your mufflers round or oval?

can you post a quick video of your exhaust?

you seem to buy the best stuff for your ride, maybe i should just do what you've done instead of researching. lol

thanks
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Old March 17th, 2012, 12:28 PM   #15
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^ haha thanks man, i appreciate that. spray the bolts with pb or wd40, and the hangers too. i doubt youll need a breaker bar, i didnt. i was able to get all the bolts off with just my ratchet. the bolts i believe were 14mm or 15mm. the mufflers are round, and ill try and make a sound clip asap.

oh and when you do the install, make sure and look at the exhaust clamps, 2 of them are 2" and one is 2 1/2" i believe. cuz the exhaust is gonna come in 3 pieces and the clamps need to be in the right spots.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 12:35 PM   #16
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well it turns out that i had an old clip....here ya go. but i must add, it sounds alot better in person. it actually seems louder in the vid. oh and also, my camera was in my garage when i shot this so there might be an echo. maybe thats why it seems louder.

car :: 025.mp4 video by lilhst311 - Photobucket



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Old March 17th, 2012, 05:33 PM   #17
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That looks soooo sick, sounds pretty damn good too. So psyched for tuesday now lol.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 06:07 PM   #18
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^ 4 dr 4 cylinder? what exactly are you doing? just the muffler? or with 2.5 inch piping?
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Old March 17th, 2012, 07:02 PM   #19
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^ 4 dr 4 cylinder? what exactly are you doing? just the muffler? or with 2.5 inch piping?
Yeah just muffler, the stock one looks boring and I would like a decent growl when I accelerate. Nothing loud, not expecting 100 mega HP out of it either.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 07:39 PM   #20
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well it turns out that i had an old clip....here ya go. but i must add, it sounds alot better in person. it actually seems louder in the vid. oh and also, my camera was in my garage when i shot this so there might be an echo. maybe thats why it seems louder.

car :: 025.mp4 video by lilhst311 - Photobucket



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good looking out, bro.

the exhaust sounds awesome, thanks. can't wait to install it.
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I'm subscribed, plzplz get dat video up when you get this done! Davai.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 11:14 PM   #22
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I'll definitely get one up, i'm counting down to tuesday, tavaresh.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 12:27 PM   #23
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good looking out, bro.

the exhaust sounds awesome, thanks. can't wait to install it.
no problem at all. and many thanks for the props. let me know if you need any advice with the install.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #24
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A little confused. If all you ordered were just the mufflers, you won't be able to just "bolt" it up, unless it was an axle back system( which if it is id like to know more about) also you would want to have the mufflers welded on, instead of using u-clamps and couplers. But if you ordered the magnaflow cat-back system then I apologize for being an idiot and look forward to more exhaust clips.
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^mine is the cat back system. but russianH20 ordered just a tip...
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Old March 20th, 2012, 03:18 AM   #26
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A little confused. If all you ordered were just the mufflers, you won't be able to just "bolt" it up, unless it was an axle back system( which if it is id like to know more about) also you would want to have the mufflers welded on, instead of using u-clamps and couplers. But if you ordered the magnaflow cat-back system then I apologize for being an idiot and look forward to more exhaust clips.
Yeah mines not bolt up, your completely right. I'm taking it to an exhaust shop to get welded. Was quoted 45 bucks, everyone else wanted 65+
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Hey guys, muffler just arrived and so i decided to take a quick picture in its packaging as im headed off right now to a muffler shop.

My initial reaction is that the outlet on it is pretty damn big, like I can fit my hand inside it... Well see how it looks on the car and sounds.

Video when I return.



Though I do have pretty small hands, here is the outlet;



Done;



Heres a 0-70ish 1-3 gears (vtec kicks in and all the mad torque pushed camera back, jk XD)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-Z3d...ature=youtu.be

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Old March 22nd, 2012, 05:33 PM   #28
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sorry for jumping on your thread russianh20, i just didnt wanna start a new thread cos we basically had the same questions. =)

thanks, davesv6 and quickkick for the info.

Ended up taking the exhaust to a shop for a quick install cos my brother is going out of town for the weekend and i was gonna use his garage and his help for the install.

anyway, i took some pics of the exhaust but don't wanna upload a video cos i feel the sound don't do the exhaust justice, but let me say it sounds total badass. all my buddies that listened to it said it sounded awesome.

after i got it out of the box,



today after i got home from work,









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It's screaming for a rear lip now..


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It's screaming for a rear lip now..


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wish i could afford it, but after the beer and strippers i hardly have any money left. lol
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