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Old 05-01-2023, 04:23 PM
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It drives me crazy that all the useful variants are mild steel, but I have yet to find a better choice. And at this point, I've kind of given up. Nothing like rebuilding an exhaust multiple times to end up where you knew you should have started.
There are very few exhaust systems that sound good on a Ď91 Civic, or any Honda for that matter. The Japanese systems sounded great, however they were pocket breaking in those days. But, 2 1/4Ē pipe with a Super Turbo allowed that little 1.6 to showcase its tone nicely. Add a glass pack for resonance, and the sound was almost identical to the Japanese systems. This is just one of many applications Iíve experienced. Great Muffler indeed!

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I'll still git a bit more of a growl however with my setup right?

Definitely! Deleting the resonator will most definitely amplify the sound. The x-pipe will just balance back pressure.

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Oh yeah. I didn't really care about extra noise. I just couldn't stand the tips. Fixing the hideous turn downs is a huge plus, whether you swap tips, mufflers, or whatever.
Most definitely! I didnít even own my X yet, and those mufflers and tips had to go! LoL..

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And the x-pipe should flow a little better. (Mind you, I don't think that higher flow exhausts will make a meaningful difference until you change the headers. That's where the opportunity is.)

When I did mine, I upgraded the pipe size as well. That along with the CAI did produce a bit more power under acceleration, but nothing spectacular. Looked and sounded way better though.

The headers though.. Dayum! The X is one of the only vehicles I have slapped headers on and was shocked with the results! The sound, power, the whole 9. Those stock manifolds really do neuter the M54.


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getting the work done tomorrow, excited!
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minor small increased rumble, tips look amazing and drives great!
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Sound clip? Pics?
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Worth a shot here but anyone have an older remus, supersprint exhaust they'd want to get rid of? I don't really want to do a muffler delete as from the sound clips it sounds horrid on the 3.0i. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, all I've done thus far is xpipe and 4.6 mufflers installed.

Just looking for a more deeper raspier sound without going crazy spending
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all I've done thus far is xpipe and 4.6 mufflers installed.
Did you remove the resonator when you installed the xpipe?


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Did you remove the resonator when you installed the xpipe?


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yup, installed the magnaflow xpipe and def sounds great on a cold start, unfortunately with the e53's we can't do the golf tee mod lol but other than that I'm really happy with it, since I have the prefacelift model it's really hard to get a good exhaust sound without spending a lot of money for the 3.0i
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assuming there is not much I can do besides upgrade mufflers and straight pipe?
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assuming there is not much I can do besides upgrade mufflers and straight pipe?
The issue is the limited space available. The stock mufflers are compact in my opinion, and the plumbing along with tip placement just complicates things even more.

That is why it is difficult to replace the mufflers with a high flow type, with a more aggressive sound. I am all for hearing my power plant scream, but do not run straight pipes. The cats alone are not enough to refine the tone.

My suggestion, find the smallest, and I mean the smallest high flow mufflers available. Get them installed and worry about the tips after.


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The issue is the limited space available. The stock mufflers are compact in my opinion, and the plumbing along with tip placement just complicates things even more.

That is why it is difficult to replace the mufflers with a high flow type, with a more aggressive sound. I am all for hearing my power plant scream, but do not run straight pipes. The cats alone are not enough to refine the tone.

My suggestion, find the smallest, and I mean the smallest high flow mufflers available. Get them installed and worry about the tips after.


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I'll see what I can find, right now I have MrCouches 4.6 mufflers in there and they look great with the tips, any suggestions on brands?
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