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10-20-2012 02:21 PM
iaqui I don't have a problem with you saying 5 horse power is nothing, because it is nothing. When you quoted me you took out the "if you're lucky" which in means that he probably won't get that so... we are agreeing? No? thats what mad me mad.
10-19-2012 03:48 PM
sgtsmasher dude i can shit 5hp k. a muffler is only good for increasing the exhaust note over the oem one, you want actual power added to the car get a cai, new aftermarket header i.e. svt, obx...cams, cam gears, rods, pistons, hell even 1turbofocus has a flash device that will add power and torque...but going back to the OP's post save your money on the muffler, cut the lunch box off the end of your existing exhaust, find a good pawn shop deal on some audio stuff and call it good
10-18-2012 11:54 PM
Originally Posted by sgtsmasher View Post
sorry guy it won't add anything as far as horse power, zero, zilch, nada...the name muffler means to do exactly that muffle the noise coming out of the exhaust. thats like that quote i say a while ago (so if i put a spinner on my butthole and rip one, will i run faster) the answer is no...
Okay I was really hoping that I wasn't going to have to explain how a muffler works. A muffler, muffles the sound of the engine exhaust by channeling it through multiple chambers within the muffler. The exhaust is leaving the engine two forms of energy heat and sound. The chambers in the muffler are especially designed to make the sound energy bounce off the walls of the chambers and right back into its self therefore dispersing that form of energy subtlety without annoying old people. However in this process, it creates back force, that is the energy that is being forced back into the exhaust piping because then the sound waves hit each other they travel in all directions and back into the piping counts as a direction. By doing this, the engine can't "exhale" as well because there is added pressure in the system. With an aftermarket performance muffler there are fewer chambers inside, hence not bouncing the sound off its self as many times as an OE muffler would, meaning that there is more sound energy escaping, that's why it's louder. In doing so, it causes less back force letting the engine expel the energy it cannot use, or the energy clogging up the system if you will. I simple example is you are running a marathon and you are able to inhale all the air you need, but, there is something that is keeping some of the Co2 that your body swapped for the oxygen trapped in your body, wasting space you could be using for oxygen, you aren't going to finish that marathon if that is the case. So by eliminating back force the exhaust valves on you cylinder head can get rid of more used energy from the previous explosion in the cylinder creating a better environment for the next explosion to produce more power. By doing this you will gain horse power and torque, however, a gain of 5 horse power and maybe 7 pounds of twist, in other words a gain you aren't going to notice. Now, one thing you can do which my friend and I did after school today is get a muffler tip with this honey comb looking thing inside, I got one and it cost me a whole $28, so it's in your price range. I'll post a link of a video of mine on my Focus and his on his Civic. I don't know if it'll work because its on my Facebook.!/media/set...8401054&type=2

That concludes today's lesson
10-18-2012 09:50 PM
MudMan I would also suggest getting a radio and such if your that steadfast on spending it lol, but honestly if I were you I would try to save it as much as possible and save more until you have $500 or more and then look into getting some mods and such that way you dont spend the money and later on wish you hadnt, shop around to get ideas of how much you want to spend on each mod and then make yourself a plan of priority of what you want, worst thing you wanna do is spend money on something and then not like it
10-18-2012 09:29 PM
bumble21 Yeah I agree with ^ muffler won't add to your performance. Basically just a noise thing. If you add an exhaust you should probably add a cai or a higher flowing intake. The factory exhaust is made for the factory intake so if you don't have more comin in then a bigger exhaust won't really so much. Especially with the restrictive exhaust header.
10-18-2012 03:33 PM
Originally Posted by iaqui View Post
I'm 16, so I know (nothing), it will add 5 Hp along with lots of noise, in other words tickets. Go for the stereo.
sorry guy it won't add anything as far as horse power, zero, zilch, nada...the name muffler means to do exactly that muffle the noise coming out of the exhaust. thats like that quote i say a while ago (so if i put a spinner on my butthole and rip one, will i run faster) the answer is no...
10-18-2012 02:34 PM
iaqui I'm 16, so I know what exactly where you're coming from. I got the Stereo Cliron Head unit, Kenwood KFC-C5794PS front speakers, I have the sedan, Two Kenwood Exceleon 10" woofers with the matching amp for $1400. Since 2000-2004 models are Double DIN the head units they are more expensive, if you only have $200 I suggest just going for the head unit for that you can get AUX and/or USB inputs for an MP3. Also, bumble21 is right the factory speakers are not that bad (my 2000 was louder than my friends' 2010 Civic) along with an aftermarket head unit should push more power to them. Plus in all honesty just a muffler, if you lucky, will add 5 Hp along with lots of noise, in other words tickets. Go for the stereo.
10-18-2012 12:33 PM
PRSman25 If you want to get audio components, check out I ordered a 2 Kicker 12s in a box, plus an amp, and wiring for a little over 300.
Good deals can be had there.
10-18-2012 12:22 AM
bumble21 Yeah, just look around at some sites. I've found mufflers for around 65 bucks that were magma flow. A free thing to do to get a little noise is cut the muffler off right under the rear bumper too. You can find sound clips all over the place for it. It's the "lunchbox mod" gives you a little free sound, it's not to loud.
10-17-2012 11:14 PM
BigRed03 $80ish for a muffler off of ebay. just do some research on part numbers. trubendz is prolly $250ish brand new 2.25"
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