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10-21-2012 12:46 AM
felixthecat
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Originally Posted by grayzx35speed View Post
True, the OBX is non coated. As for the sound, it is loud, and in some states you WILL need.to quiet it down for it to be legal,>>> but a RICE exhaust is a muffler with an opening the size of one of the engines cylinders.
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The sad part is my girlfriends Cavalier has a coffee can about 4 inches in diameter, she bought it that way though, for dirt cheap to boot.xD Im surprised I havent been pulled over for how loud my exhaust is, with just the header, NY cops are uptight.o.-
Why not put your gf's coffee can on your car=LOL
10-20-2012 08:46 PM
grayzx35speed The sad part is my girlfriends Cavalier has a coffee can about 4 inches in diameter, she bought it that way though, for dirt cheap to boot.xD Im surprised I havent been pulled over for how loud my exhaust is, with just the header, NY cops are uptight.o.-
10-18-2012 08:23 AM
wrc_fan Per the cyclinder size definition, you could run up to a 3.4" exhaust and not be ricey lol. It is loud, and when the OP gets tired of it, its an easy change to add a muffler at the straight section of exhaust. It's tough to not have a honda sound, similar displacement, front intake aft exhaust layout (k-series), the two motors have a lot in common.

At least it sounds better than a race prepped miata ;)
10-17-2012 10:42 PM
RaNd0b
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Originally Posted by grayzx35speed View Post
True, the OBX is non coated. As for the sound, it is loud, and in some states you WILL need.to quiet it down for it to be legal, but a RICE exhaust is a muffler with an opening the size of one of the engines cylinders.
since there has been like 3 definitions so far for rice lets just say it sounds ricey,
when i had that same setup u could hear my car from 3 blocks away, its not a rumble like a subaru or deep spooling sound of a big turbo supra its a loud raspy obnoxious crackle that gets mistaken for a honda
10-17-2012 09:53 PM
grayzx35speed True, the OBX is non coated. As for the sound, it is loud, and in some states you WILL need.to quiet it down for it to be legal, but a RICE exhaust is a muffler with an opening the size of one of the engines cylinders.
10-17-2012 08:58 PM
indy_11
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Originally Posted by felixthecat View Post
I 2nd that. ^^^^^^^ Hopefuly were back on track. The OP installed a Fwerk's header w/ the race exhaust system. It really sounds awesome. Just a few of us including me, are saying he'll be needing a stealth muffler or a muffler installed in line of what he has now, to quiet it down some. Thats the best ceramic coated header for the 20 & 23. It probably fit in the Mazda 3's too.
and i totally agree. i just think the term "rice" shouldn't be associated with this car. especially when it has to do with cosmetics.
10-17-2012 07:14 PM
felixthecat
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the exhaust isn't big though? and it doesn't look obnoxious. so how is that cosmetic? it's just loud and it has a purpose...
I 2nd that. ^^^^^^^ Hopefuly were back on track. The OP installed a Fwerk's header w/ the race exhaust system. It really sounds awesome. Just a few of us including me, are saying he'll be needing a stealth muffler or a muffler installed in line of what he has now, to quiet it down some. Thats the best ceramic coated header for the 20 & 23. It probably fit in the Mazda 3's too.
10-17-2012 06:04 PM
indy_11 the exhaust isn't big though? and it doesn't look obnoxious. so how is that cosmetic? it's just loud and it has a purpose...
10-17-2012 05:30 PM
RaNd0b Definition of rice - A person who makes unecessary modifications to their most often import car (hence the term "rice") to make it (mostly make it look) faster. The most common modifications are (but not limited to):

- Huge exhaust that serves no purpose but to make the car louder
- Large spoiler on the back that looks like something Boeing made for the 747
10-17-2012 05:19 PM
wrc_fan Definition of cosmetic, affecting only the appearance of something rather than its substance.

I think it sounds decent, albeit loud. Sounds like "rice" is completely subjective, and your posts in this thread are not of much use to anyone.
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