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Old 03-16-2009, 11:23 PM
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Exhaust or headers first?

Hey i just got an 01 prelude with a skunk2 suspension and a custom cold air intake, but aside from that i was wondering should i get Headers or an exaust first? For the exhaust i want it to have a nice growl not a high pitch ricer sound..
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Re: Exhaust or headers first?

Get a cat back any thing other then a custom hearer $800+ flows the same just looks better.
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Hey i just got an 01 prelude with a skunk2 suspension and a custom cold air intake, but aside from that i was wondering should i get Headers or an exaust first? For the exhaust i want it to have a nice growl not a high pitch ricer sound..
Save up and do it all at once.

Just remember, you have to pay to play. If you want to make decent gains out of your exhaust, the header is not going to be cheap. You can go with mugen and skunk2 and all them, but if your lookin for real power, your going to have to spend some $$$$.

RMF, SMPS, and Hytech are the 3 top headers for preludes.

And if your looking for a lower tone, or to get ride of the high pitch honda sound, then resonators will be your best friend. Also, twin loop mufflers are very low, and far from ricey. Once I motor swap my lude, my rice can is going and I'm picking up a twin loop. Also, you want your exhaust size to be somewhere between 2.5" and 3". And you can also invest in a high flow cat.

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I meant SMSP not SMPS.
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Re: Exhaust or headers first?

Yea that sounds like a good idea to do it all at once and i'll look into those exhausts, thanks.
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Yea that sounds like a good idea to do it all at once and i'll look into those exhausts, thanks.
Here just because I feel like being a nice guy

RMF Headers:
http://www.importpowerhouse.com/cust..._manifolds.htm

HyTech Headers:
http://www.hytechexhaust.com/

SMSP Headers:
http://sms-products.com/

I'm almost positive your going to have to call for pricing with all 3 of them though.

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Re: Exhaust or headers first?

or instead of scaring him away with $1200 headers he could just pick up a megan header for cheaper

http://www.robearracing.com/cat_prelude.cfm
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or instead of scaring him away with $1200 headers he could just pick up a megan header for cheaper

http://www.robearracing.com/cat_prelude.cfm
WOW NO WAY! I WISH I KNEW THAT!! OMGZZ!!!!

Too bad he'll make only 1-2 horsepower IF THAT with those POS headers. Thats why they are 1/10 of the price.

You have to pay to play dude. You want to spend 150 on an ebay brand header go for it. If you want some real power and not that kiddy bullshiit you'll have to spend some $$$$$
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Re: Exhaust or headers first?

You should do what i did. Save up for everything including the air intake (unless you have it already) and install at once. You would actually feel the slight difference and it's cheaper labor.
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WOW NO WAY! I WISH I KNEW THAT!! OMGZZ!!!!

Too bad he'll make only 1-2 horsepower IF THAT with those POS headers. Thats why they are 1/10 of the price.

You have to pay to play dude. You want to spend 150 on an ebay brand header go for it. If you want some real power and not that kiddy bullshiit you'll have to spend some $$$$$
i wouldn't expect horsepower gains from a bolt-on anyway...
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Re: Exhaust or headers first?

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i wouldn't expect horsepower gains from a bolt-on anyway...
I know a dude on HT that got 10 out of a RMF, and someone told me there was another guy who got almost 15.

Just food for thought.
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Re: Exhaust or headers first?

orrr............ you could have picked up the Hytech Tri-Y replica from the GB over at SCP and PP for.......... $315 shipped!!

It's currently sitting in trunk, It was pose to be a surprise but i just can't hold it in any longer lol
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Re: Exhaust or headers first?

First off, welcome to the site... Guys correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think there's a huge hp gain from an aftermarket header for a "5th gen" is there? If cash is limited I'd say go with the cat back first and THEN do the header (not ebay knock off), high flow cat might help (once again, not ebay knock off).
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Re: Exhaust or headers first?

You won't really see any performance gains from most of the ebay headers. They are basically the same as the stock header.
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