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Old 04-22-2012, 01:32 AM   #61
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am i getting this right or wrong: i can combine the header and the fswerks stealth and still see the same gains?
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am i getting this right or wrong: i can combine the header and the fswerks stealth and still see the same gains?
you would see more gains than with either one by itself.
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:25 AM   #63
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by using the header i would forego a catalytic converter. Would the stealth exhaust cancel the noise out?
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by using the header i would forego a catalytic converter. Would the stealth exhaust cancel the noise out?
Simply put no way but it would be drivable and quiet enough and the gains are respectable
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so are you saying race header and race exhaust, too loud of DDing?
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so are you saying race header and race exhaust, too loud of DDing?
It would suck windows up in your car. the Droan you would here will kill it.
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Sounds like some of you guys might want to go on youtube and check out some videos of basically stock 4 cylinders with exhausts running no cat AND that have maybe one resonator or muffler (sometimes nothing).

I think they sound god awful (when you hear those loud "ricers" they usually are running an exhaust like that) but you are the one that's going to have to drive with it everyday.

You can do an exhaust without a cat properly, but you have to spend the money. FocusBoy58's attempt looks the most promising.
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i've Daily'd straight pipes with no cats on two of my cars, but that was back when i did everything for performance and didn't really care about comfort. It really depends on how dedicated you are.

Not all 4 cyl are created equal. some 4 cyl sound better than others regardless of exhaust set-up. There are too many contributing factors to say just look at any 'ol 4 cyl. for example, there is 6 bends in the fswerks exhaust system, all six of those bends alter the sound. My civic only had 2 bends before the over axle, if i were to run a straight over the axle it would be quieter than "LCR dump."

If I ever get the funds I would choose the RH and stealth exhaust ...maybe one day
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If I ever get the funds I would choose the RH and stealth exhaust ...maybe one day
Best grand you will spend on this car hands down. Power difference is ridiculous. Ofcourse this is from my butt dyno. but its easy to feel 10+ wheel horsepower.
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i've Daily'd straight pipes with no cats on two of my cars, but that was back when i did everything for performance and didn't really care about comfort. It really depends on how dedicated you are.

Not all 4 cyl are created equal. some 4 cyl sound better than others regardless of exhaust set-up. There are too many contributing factors to say just look at any 'ol 4 cyl. for example, there is 6 bends in the fswerks exhaust system, all six of those bends alter the sound. My civic only had 2 bends before the over axle, if i were to run a straight over the axle it would be quieter than "LCR dump."

If I ever get the funds I would choose the RH and stealth exhaust ...maybe one day
I agree with you. There are many different exhaust notes a 4 banger can make.

That's why I specified what people should be looking for in the sound clips.

All you have to do is look on youtube and just about every 4 banger (besides most boxers) with a "race" exhaust sounds like what I mentioned previously. Some are deeper than others, some are raspier than others, but at some point they all take on at least one characteristic of what most people consider a "ricey" exhaust.

I wanted to mention this so people would know what they were getting into if they installed the header and an exhaust with little sound muffling. Hell if they like an exhaust that sounds like the ones in the clips, good for them, it's their car. I just noticed a lot of people asking questions that could be answered by looking at a few sound clips and wanted to help.

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