Yes straight from the headers to the muffler. Im going to have the same guy weld a resonator, since pep boys doesnt carry smaller than 2.5".So you eliminated the cats too? That will add some noise as well since the cats kind of act like baffling/resonators. You must have a shitload of drone. How's the powerband? Feel any low end loss?
I can't believe the sound this thing makes. Its too deep. With a 98 civic I slapped a aem intake kit with k&n and one time someone at the end of the freeway said they thought they heard a lambo. Lol, everything else was stock.Yeah straight pipe draws too much attention. It would be fine if the car is fast, but it just makes it sound like a ricer unfortunately.
It is obnoxious. Like I said before, I start very slow around cops and they know I'm trying to hide it. Haven't gotten a ticket this weekend.I hear you. I have a 1.6 with 2.25in. custom pipping. I had an eBay muffler on it and it was way too loud for my taste. At first it was fun but got very boring after a while, got a ticket for it as well so I had a resonator added and replaced the muffler. :thumbsup:
seems right(what you're saying). I just went with some head math with other setups and other advice and decided on 2.25". The resonator was added earlier today. I started up the car and you can still quickly know its modified. But not extremely loud as it used to be. I'm glad its been added.I'd go 2" on the 1.6 non-turbo. I run 2.5" on my Audi 1.8T, more than that and you can really start to feel the low end loss.
I have the DC Sports system on my V, which is a 2" with canister muffler. nice setup, no real low end loss, definite bonus on the high end. It was cheap, looks nice, and works. There is a bit of drone, but nothing too bad unless you're running the A/C and cruising at 80mph. VersaSpeed also offers a silencer that fits into the exhaust tip, and really quiets the system down. You lose some benefit from the open exhaust, but you get a much quieter ride and nice deep tone.
There is a serious restriction on the header. At the collector, where the 4 goes into 1, the pipe diameter is severely choked, before opening back up for the flange. So any gain you get from opening the exhaust is going to be tempered by the restrictive header.
is there a link so I can get a performance header for hr16de?That's why i'd like to get the HR16 header working on my MR... there is a fabricating shop around here that could probably make me up an MR18 flange with the proper spacing, then heat and bend the primaries to where they're supposed to be. The primaries are the same diameter as the MR18 header so there won't be a restriction there.
Thanks. I'll play it safe and wait. im satisfied with my current exhaust system. and I dont know why but today i actually felt further improvement since monday. As if my gear ratios have switched. This is the improvement I was looking for.