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Jul 17, 2:02pm - #28532 
custom exhaust

i originally wanted to go with streetprototypes exhaust setup but i couldn't find a shop that would remove the cat so i think im gonna go with this setup. stock headers to the cat then 2.5 inch piping to the 2.5 inch reasonator( this will come from my TSRM) then all 2.5 inch piping straight to the muffler. the catback muffler and the reasonator right before the muffler on the TSRM will be removed. if anyone else has this setup let me know how it sounds( audio or video clip would be great). also, do you guys think ill get that "Popping" noise? the reason im keeping a reasonator right after the cat is to avoid that noise.


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Jul 17, 2:53pm - #28533 
so you're going to keep the cat and the resonator, then remove the TSRM muffler but keep the TSRM canister? I had a similar setup like that but I didn't have the resonator.

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Jul 17, 2:58pm - #28534 
Steven, show him your setup, id go with Steven's Setup thumbsup


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Jul 17, 2:59pm - #28535 
err i dont have the pictures anymore. I sold my TSRM to a lucky fellow in NY. I'm going to get a universal apexi n1 and get custom piping from the end of the mid-pipe w/a flange for easy removal.

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Jul 17, 3:05pm - #28536 
Originally Posted by Steven
err i dont have the pictures anymore. I sold my TSRM to a lucky fellow in NY. I'm going to get a universal apexi n1 and get custom piping from the end of the mid-pipe w/a flange for easy removal.


You're not worried about the noise level?


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Jul 17, 3:08pm - #28537 
Na, it wasn't that bad. It was only loud when you smashed the gas.

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Jul 17, 3:24pm - #28538 
Originally Posted by Steven
Na, it wasn't that bad. It was only loud when you smashed the gas.


Hahahah... And I am sure you do that a lot. grin There goes the neigborhood lollol


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Jul 18, 12:20pm - #28539 
so steven, you had the headers to the cat then completely straight 2.5 inch piping to the tanabe canister? did you get the popping noise that some people get, and did it sound similar to street prototypes video clip? because i really like the sound of his. thanks


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Jul 18, 1:28pm - #28540 
it wasn't completely straight piping. The only things i had on my exhaust system were the headers, the cat and the canister in the back. All the rest was piping. yea it was loud and poppy but that's only a side effect of going fast.

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so steven, you had the headers to the cat then completely straight 2.5 inch piping to the tanabe canister? did you get the popping noise that some people get, and did it sound similar to street prototypes video clip? because i really like the sound of his. thanks

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Jul 19, 4:26pm - #28541 
actually i found a place to get it done. im basically going w/ the same setup as streetprototype except my reasonator wont be where the cat was it'll be like a foot further south towards the tail end of the car(where the stock one was). ill let you know how it sounds on monday.ill also let you know how i like the mtec lights and AEM tru-power pulley, they should be arriving soon.


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Jul 19, 8:36pm - #28542 
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Jul 19, 9:10pm - #28543 
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word, take pics! grin

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Jul 20, 6:42am - #28544 
Originally Posted by 1sikcel
actually i found a place to get it done. im basically going w/ the same setup as streetprototype except my reasonator wont be where the cat was it'll be like a foot further south towards the tail end of the car(where the stock one was). ill let you know how it sounds on monday.ill also let you know how i like the mtec lights and aem tru-power pulley, they should be arriving soon.


DUDE! sorry to reply late, but i was wrong regarding the cat, like steven said before, it is the mid pipe i replaced to a resonator, sorry about the confusion, leave the cat converter in place, take the mid pipe out and replace it with a high flow resonator, i will take pics ASAP...


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Jul 20, 7:21am - #28545 
sorry for the delay with the pics...

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Jul 20, 7:54am - #28546 
can i sticky this for a while Admins? i would like to let these guys know about the custom exhaust i have, sorry for the confusion guys regarding the catalytic converter and the resonator...

Leave the cat converter in place, replace the mid pipe to a high flow resonator like you see in the picture...


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Jul 20, 1:58pm - #28547 
or get rid of your resonator grin

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Jul 20, 2:00pm - #28548 
for a while, the only things on my exhaust system were the cat and the can at the end, all the rest was piping. get that setup for optimum performance.

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Jul 20, 2:06pm - #28549 
i had the same setup before Steven, and i can feel the performance, a lot of pops though grin


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Jul 20, 2:39pm - #28550 
so street, you're saying that the setup in your video clip has the stock cat then after that its is custom 2.5 inch piping all the way back to the muffler with a high flow reasonator where the stock one used to be(right behind the cat)? or, is the entire sysrem custom 2.5 inch piping with a high flow reasonator in place of the cat? i want the setup that will give me performance but no pop noise i think thats the one from your video clip. thanks


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Jul 20, 2:46pm - #28551 
it looked like from those pictures he had the cat, then the resonator then the muffler with 2.5" piping.

I dont recommend a resonator for optimum performance.

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Jul 20, 3:01pm - #28552 
this is how it goes:

-Catalytic converter in place
-replaced the mid pipe to High Flow Resonator
-Piping 2.5
-Muffler Canister

if you take the mid pipe out, you cannot see through it, i looked for a resonator that looked like the mid pipe but a little bit bigger, this one exactly fits the heatshield, the reason i have to change the setup to this is because of the poping sound which this is what i used to have:

-Catalytic converter
-Straight piping 2.5 all the way to the
-Muffler Cansiter

about the optimum performance, theres not much of a difference between the 2 setup, the resonator serves as a anti pop thing...

i demonstrate the setup through this pics in a min... thumbsup


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Jul 20, 3:04pm - #28553 
ok thanks. i basically didn't wante the poping noise. im gonna go w/ # 1. The pics you posted earlier are the #1 setup( i think). correct me if i'm wrong.


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Jul 20, 3:08pm - #28554 
oh by the way, street, about how long, wide, tall is the high flow reasonator?


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Jul 20, 3:11pm - #28560 
there is a difference street. if you have a GTS you will be able to notice a difference in lift w/or w/o a resonator. High-flow or not, you will notice a difference without one all together. thumbsup

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Jul 20, 3:14pm - #28561 
thanks for the pics street. i'm gonna bring them to the shop tomorrow and get it done. hopefully they'll have a high flow reasonator like that one.


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Jul 20, 3:20pm - #28562 
Originally Posted by 1sikcel
oh by the way, street, about how long, wide, tall is the high flow reasonator?


if you can get the close dimensions of the mid pipe its better, diameter and length, remember that you cannot see through the mid pipe, thats why with the stock setup the exhaust is quiet, the high low resonator serves as an anti pop and gives you a nice deep of a tone like my exhaust thumbsup


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Jul 20, 3:23pm - #28563 
Originally Posted by Steven
there is a difference street. if you have a GTS you will be able to notice a difference in lift w/or w/o a resonator. High-flow or not, you will notice a difference without one all together. thumbsup


yes, with the GTS coz my friend has the kazuma exhaust and he has his mid pipe taken out and its all straight pipe, that thing is LOUD as hell eek, anyways, its all good and im glad this has been cleared up...

if you guys have any questions just send me a pm and im glad to answer it thumbsup


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Jul 20, 3:26pm - #28564 
oh yah, theres a little difference with the all straight pipe setup and my setup, like i said not that much thumbsup


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Jul 20, 4:16pm - #28565 
you must strive for maximum horsepower & torque!

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Jul 21, 4:26pm - #28566 
i got most of the setup done today. i have the muffler then 2.5 inch piping all the way to the resonator( the one behind the cat)... they didn't have a high flow resonator so im getting that done on wednesday. it sounds a lot louder: i originally had the TSRM but now it sounds much much deeper below 3000 rpm, after 3000 rpm it sounds a little high pitched but its ok. the high flow resonator will hopefully fix that. also, i feel a big difference in speed ive only floored it till about 80 so far but it seems like it gets to about 80 mph quicker. the sound of lift is insanely loud. ill let you guys know ho=w the high flow resonator goes on wednesday.


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Jul 21, 11:44pm - #28567 
Originally Posted by Street Prototype
if you can get the close dimensions of the mid pipe its better, diameter and length, remember that you cannot see through the mid pipe, thats why with the stock setup the exhaust is quiet, the high low resonator serves as an anti pop and gives you a nice deep of a tone like my exhaust thumbsup



So, with your setup and the resonator totally taken out it would be high pitched and buzzy since it's deep with it on?

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Jul 25, 12:30pm - #28568 
it's finally done and it's sooo loud. i feel some gains compared to the regular tanabe but its one of the loudest cars ive ever heard. its a nice deep sound below 3k rpm then from 3k- 5k its extremely loud and after 5k rpm it is insane like you can actually hear it comin from a 1/2 mile away.. i think its a pretty nice sound. so basically that's the results. also if anyone wants to try it i made a custom grill from home depot stuff w/ the gts emblem replacing the old top grill (2001 model stock bumper) i think it looks awesome. ill post pics when i can use my friends camera.


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Oct 1, 11:26pm - #28569 
Yea...I was thinking of doing a custom exhaust too. I am thinking of buying a flowmaster muffler with that has a 2.25" inlet and outlet. But where would I get a high flow resonator?

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Oct 1, 11:38pm - #28570 
So is it really worth all this trouble to have straight pipes? I mean, our cars are 4 bangers. Is the gain really noticeable? And how much did you each spend on your custom setups? I know this is an old posts, but it crosses my mind quite often. Thanks.
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Oct 1, 11:42pm - #28571 
supra_celica - it really depends on where you live and at what prices your local muffler shop will do it for.


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Oct 1, 11:46pm - #28572 
Less than $100 bucks? Would it be worth it for that?


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Oct 1, 11:51pm - #28573 
doubt it, why dont you call or go down to your local muffler shop and tell them what you want and ask them for a price estimate

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Oct 2, 12:00am - #28574 
I have heard that meineke can do custom exhausts. Oh and where can I get a high flow resonator again?

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