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Old 01-11-2013, 08:15 AM   #172
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Originally Posted by focusjostes89 View Post
I am not really looking for power I am looking to get a good sound. Not a ricey sound like a growly sound is it worth putting a header on or can I just get a new muffler. Also not at all worried about emissions.


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Best sound will be achieved with a flex-pipe back exhaust, 2.5". Adding a header to the equation may give you too much sound. Typically when you go with a header, you will want to add a tune; both which will give you more power but also cost more than just a nice 2.5" flex-pipe back exhaust.

Listen to the samples over here:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...ighlight=clips

Just know that most cameras have lousy microphones and dont capture the entire sound spectrum well (same goes for replaying on some tiny cell phone/ipad built-in speaker.) Most setups will sound better in person. If done right, it should have a nice bottom end sound to it with none of the ricey sounds you'd hear from someone that added a fart can to a stock civic.
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