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FloydianSlip6 Jan 15, 5:55am - #83228 

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Custom exhaust?

Ok trying to decide on an exhaust system. I was looking at APEXi was wondering if anyone had experience with em. Also was considering a custom job. I'm not sure...I DON'T want it to sound high, i prefer a low growl kind of sound as opposed to the more popular exhaust sound you tend to hear on the roads these days (fuck you Fast and the Furious). Was wondering if you guys would suggest custom, APEXi, GReddy, or something else. Thanks.
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spaztikid Jan 15, 5:57am - #83229 
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get the TSRM ... i've had it for about a week and its great...real low sound. its perfect.


edit... oh yeah... only 453 shipped from nopionline.com thumbsup
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FloydianSlip6 Jan 15, 6:01am - #83230 

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Yeah I had heard a couple of things about those! But I'd never heard of it before so I wasn't sure. Low is nice...didn't you or someone else post a video clip w/ sound of it?? I recall that I liked it. Whats that give you for HP?
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spaztikid Jan 15, 6:04am - #83231 
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i noticed a little power...about the same as the the CAI but the sound is amazing thumbsup
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OOSilver_S Jan 15, 6:17am - #83232 

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APEX N1 is nice and low toned, and its not too much louder than stock (Gts, dont know about gt stock sound). I got mine off of ebay for 415 shipped brand new.
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FloydianSlip6 Jan 15, 6:44am - #83233 

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sweet, great pics, you got a pic of the TSRM?
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spaztikid Jan 15, 6:48am - #83234 
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VSGTS14 Jan 15, 3:40pm - #83235 

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TSRM or TRD

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hybridcelica Jan 15, 3:53pm - #83236 
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you want smoothe quiet go with greddy.TRD has good gains but too quiet.you can even replace the greedy pan(center) with a flow through race type muffler (like the bullet muufler from summitt racing)it will bring the gains past the TRD and still sound heavy without that tin can sound.

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xrage4200 Jan 15, 4:16pm - #83237 

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i did custom piping for my exhuast. I had tuffy do it. cost aobut 140 dollars altogether.

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MptGlw69 Jan 15, 6:55pm - #83238 
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Custom is the way i'm gonna go. I'm getting a TSRM muffler with 2.5" piping and the resonator taken out. thumbsup
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Steven Jan 15, 6:57pm - #83239 
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You guys should see my exhaust system, it's just a canister in the rear and the catayltic converter! That's all
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VarneyTrd Jan 15, 7:00pm - #83240 
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id definately go with TRD if your looking for a good power gain, and a low rumble.
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FloydianSlip6 Jan 15, 7:00pm - #83241 

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How does it sound/ what's the gain? Post some pics please! I was thinkin about going custom.
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andrews Jan 16, 1:38am - #83242 

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sorry but that muffler looks very ricey to me, just because it looks like a coke can, i like the apexi better! .2
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MptGlw69 Jan 16, 2:02am - #83243 
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Originally Posted by andrews
sorry but that muffler looks very ricey to me, just because it looks like a coke can, i like the apexi better! .2


That's the Tanabe racing medallion.
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Street Prototype Jan 16, 2:04am - #83244 

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Originally Posted by andrews
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sorry but that muffler looks very ricey to me, just because it looks like a coke can, i like the apexi better! .2


DURR DURR DURR TSRM! rolleyes
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Gen7fan Jan 16, 2:15am - #83245 
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gotta agree with Street on this one, TSRM is sweet.
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OOSilver_S Jan 16, 2:43am - #83246 

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When I bought my apex I was expecting a higher pitched whinier sound, but it turned to be lower toned and not as obnoxious. Tanabe is more like what I was looking for but it sounds like you don't want the ricier sound, go with Apex thumbsup
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spaztikid Jan 16, 2:46am - #83247 
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Originally Posted by OOSilver_S
When I bought my apex I was expecting a higher pitched whinier sound, but it turned to be lower toned and not as obnoxious. Tanabe is more like what I was looking for but it sounds like you don't want the ricier sound, go with Apex thumbsup


tanabe doesnt sound ricer at all... the tone is really low.
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OOSilver_S Jan 16, 2:53am - #83248 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid

Originally Posted by OOSilver_S

When I bought my apex I was expecting a higher pitched whinier sound, but it turned to be lower toned and not as obnoxious. Tanabe is more like what I was looking for but it sounds like you don't want the ricier sound, go with Apex thumbsup


tanabe doesnt sound ricer at all... the tone is really low.

Well than the sound clip I heard was mistaken
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xrage4200 Jan 16, 2:12pm - #83249 

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i did custom piping with a tsrm muffler and took the resonator out. good gains and sounds very nice

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