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Old 05-09-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
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FSWERKS Exhaust

So i was on FSWERKS website looking for the RACE and STEALTH exhaust and to see how much they were and they actually purchase one since alot of you guys recommended it. As i was looking i saw the STREET exhaust and it was cheaper, 100% CARB legal which is good since i live in Cali and they ticket us here for any little thing. So i have deleted the option of getting the RACE exhaust as because its the loudest of the three. Ive researched and i still haven't seen a performance gain comparison between the STEALTH and STREET. anyone help me out?


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i also live in cali and the only thing i get ticketed for is my tinted windows and brake lights i just get them signed off so no big deal but they haven't said anything about my exhaust and if your car isnt pzev it also wont effect smog, now if u get a header yes u will need to either find someone to illegally smog it which isnt to hard or keep your old mani cat and swap it back to factory when smog time roles around and the race wouldnt be to loud i dont know how hondas are down there but up here they r WAY louder then my car, i think the main difference between the 2 is sound and race is less restricted a bit, it looks like the street is from either the second cat or first resonator back and the race/ stealth from the flange back.
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the street keeps all of the catalytic converters in place. It will sound better than stock and I suppose flow a little better but it is not going to be much of a benefit as the stealth/race exhausts
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i also live in cali and the only thing i get ticketed for is my tinted windows and brake lights i just get them signed off so no big deal but they haven't said anything about my exhaust and if your car isnt pzev it also wont effect smog, now if u get a header yes u will need to either find someone to illegally smog it which isnt to hard or keep your old mani cat and swap it back to factory when smog time roles around and the race wouldnt be to loud i dont know how hondas are down there but up here they r WAY louder then my car, i think the main difference between the 2 is sound and race is less restricted a bit, it looks like the street is from either the second cat or first resonator back and the race/ stealth from the flange back.
Over here, most of the Hondas have that fart sound, a really loud muffler, or just stock. And police are really uptight. Im not going to be getting. Header anytime soon. I'm near a police station so I pass by them everyday. I'm thinking of stealth since I'll gain something out of it and it's quieter than race. Man, I need to save a little more..sigh.
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the street keeps all of the catalytic converters in place. It will sound better than stock and I suppose flow a little better but it is not going to be much of a benefit as the stealth/race exhausts
Yeah, that's what I figured. I'm leaning toward stealth now.
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i got the stealth version, but bought the race pipe in case i want to swap it around:) but the sound is perfect in stealth. bit more throaty than stock. i think you will be happy with it. i live a couple of blocks away from a police station myself and haven't even been looked at by them. but keep in mind when i put the fswerk cai on it got a little bit louder but still perfect. and i have a stock header also.
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i got the stealth version, but bought the race pipe in case i want to swap it around:) but the sound is perfect in stealth. bit more throaty than stock. i think you will be happy with it. i live a couple of blocks away from a police station myself and haven't even been looked at by them. but keep in mind when i put the fswerk cai on it got a little bit louder but still perfect. and i have a stock header also.
Great to hear from someone that's setting is just like mine. I was also planning on getting the cool flo along with the stealth. Do you think buying the street exhaust and also buy the stealth pipe would good? Trying to save a little extra $$ for myself. I got to eat too lol.
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honestly i didnt even seriously consider the street an option. to get the most out of an aftermarket exhaust, you need to get rid of as much of the stock exhaust. im not sure u would see a viable increase in performance with the street one since you're keeping the cat on which is where everything gets bogged down. but since i'm going by just pictures, i wouldn't put much faith in that:) but if your exhaust is still good then save up and eat better right now:) i think the noticable gains from the cai and stock exhaust would be a benefit anyways. i ran that setup for about a month until the weather got good enough to roll around under the car and i loved it, it makes it very peppy.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:53 PM   #9
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honestly i didnt even seriously consider the street an option. to get the most out of an aftermarket exhaust, you need to get rid of as much of the stock exhaust. im not sure u would see a viable increase in performance with the street one since you're keeping the cat on which is where everything gets bogged down. but since i'm going by just pictures, i wouldn't put much faith in that:) but if your exhaust is still good then save up and eat better right now:) i think the noticable gains from the cai and stock exhaust would be a benefit anyways. i ran that setup for about a month until the weather got good enough to roll around under the car and i loved it, it makes it very peppy.
Lol will do. My mind is set then. Stealth exhaust with Fswerks cool flo! Thanks for the advice dude!
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I have the FSWerks cold intake and the Race exhaust. No other mods to the engine. The cool part about the volume of the car is completely controlable: clutch. If I pass a cop at an intersection, I simply push in the clutch and let the engine's RPMs go to idle. The exhaust isn't as loud as I thought it was going to be... I guess that's a good thing. Just think of your gas pedal as a volume knob.
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