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Old 28-Jul-2005, 07:56 PM
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Just how loud?

Hello,

When I bought my car, it came with straight piping from the engine to the exhaust , which was super loud. to reduce the loudness (because I don't like the "bee" sound it makes when I rev high in a high gear) I got a resonator put on. This dramatically reduced the sound of the muffler at least 75%. I want a sound that doesnt sound like a typical tin can sounding like its gunna blow up....u know, that ripping and popping sound. I like the sound with the resonator on, but I was just wondering, if I got headers put on, how loud would that make my car? would it basically bring the loudness to its original state when I didn't have a resonator?
I want a low rumbly sound, nothing like a crazy ripping sound...what do you think will happen if I put the headers on?
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Old 28-Jul-2005, 08:24 PM
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You have to have a header on your car! How can u have a pipe going right to end of car?
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Old 28-Jul-2005, 08:47 PM
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I have a stock manifold right now, the header is a performance upgrade...
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huh? no a header isn't a performance upgrade it's something that every car has lol

unless i'm not understanding your post
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Old 28-Jul-2005, 11:02 PM
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sweet,
well i wasnt sure which to do with the exhaust system cause i originally wanted to get a new catalytic but its apparantly illegal on typical road use. So i'm hoping that maybe with the new resonator, and new header i could have a nice sound....maybe lol
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Old 28-Jul-2005, 11:21 PM
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get the longest resonator possible and a quality muffler. it shouldnt have too much of a high tone to it.
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Old 28-Jul-2005, 11:44 PM
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hi-flow cat. converters AREN'T illegal
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Old 29-Jul-2005, 12:25 PM
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They aren't illegal? but it says on ebay that the hi-flo catalytic is for "off road use only" on the auction page, and that it will not pass emissions??
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Old 29-Jul-2005, 12:50 PM
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well, u haveno catalytic converter on there rite now, that is wayyyyy more illegal then having a hi flow cat on (which is not illegal)
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Old 29-Jul-2005, 03:23 PM
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those r for the fellows down in the US probably...their emissions testin is different in different states so...they rather label it not road legal
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Old 29-Jul-2005, 03:37 PM
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lol ebay, no hi flow is not illegal, and if you get new catalytic, that is also not illegal.

Well not illegal in ontario at least.

i got my full custom exhaust done from GT exhaust in pickering all the way from my jdm headers to sexy dc muffler dual silenced, i have no resonator, but i do have hi flow cat, and makes sexy sound real deep and LOUD with no cracking or ripping sound when i rev.

make sure u have a right inc of piping usually 2.25", cus if you dont then you will lose all the back pressure, and then it makes cracks/rip sound. i could be wrong on that but i think thats how it works.
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Old 29-Jul-2005, 03:43 PM
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wicked, thanks for notifying me that its legal! im definatly gettin a high flo cat then instead of headers. ( for now anyways)

oh and by the way, my muffler setup right now: 2.25 inch piping, greddy exhaust, and intake is short ram
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I have a 2.5. I LOVE the crackling gurgling sound. I live for it....lol.
But it's not as bad as I let on. I have 2.5cat,resonator and muffler and its not that loud out of Vtec. Your only 2.25 so you'll have no worry's. As long as you have a muffler and resonator your all good.
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2.5 or go home!
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