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Old 02-15-2014, 07:00 PM
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i searched but did not find any real useful info. I currently have what I believe to be an eBay special exhaust on my sons Prelude. It is 2.5" O.D. piping. The muffler, which is a can style muffler has ripped open where the exhaust hanger is welded to it. It sounds like garbage, and drones sooo badly, my son doesnt even like it. We are looking to cut it out and replace with a different muffler. I dont want the raspy, tinny pissed off bumble bee sound that fills the cabin with drone. We want just a deep smooth rich sound. I would love to do the 60 series flowmaster since my son likes that sound, but they only make it in 2 and 2.25". I need a 2.5" muffler. What should I look into?
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i searched but did not find any real useful info. I currently have what I believe to be an eBay special exhaust on my sons Prelude. It is 2.5" O.D. piping. The muffler, which is a can style muffler has ripped open where the exhaust hanger is welded to it. It sounds like garbage, and drones sooo badly, my son doesnt even like it. We are looking to cut it out and replace with a different muffler. I dont want the raspy, tinny pissed off bumble bee sound that fills the cabin with drone. We want just a deep smooth rich sound. I would love to do the 60 series flowmaster since my son likes that sound, but they only make it in 2 and 2.25". I need a 2.5" muffler. What should I look into?
What kind of motor in your lude? If its 2.2 or 2.3 then go with a dual muffler without the bigger cartridge to calm down the noise. You can just buy the muffler and have it welded on at your local muffler shop to save on cost rather than having all your exhaust piping re-done. I had 2.5 inch piping with an obx muffler at one time and everytime I'd go down neighborhoods car alarms would sound off because of the vibration it put out. Eventually I kept the 2.5 inch piping and had my stock exhaust welded back on to it and put a hole into my exhaust can and took the tip off the little exhaust outlet to make it look like a rinky dink honda so the cops would leave me alone. The best part is that if you run a sleeper motor nobody expects the quickness until they hear only motor sounding off. Good Luck!
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Re: muffler question

OP, you and your son may like the flowmaster sound, but understand that it will always sound different car to car, motor to motor.


You can purchase any aftermarket muffler you'd like and have a local shop weld it on. Just try to keep the metals the same (stainless pipe stainless muffler etc) - the larger the muffler the larger the baffle. Just try to keep the exit roughly around dual tip 2" OD or a small 2.5"ish single tip with a large baffle. I would recommend a twin loop muffler, they quite the rasp down quite a bit.

Otherwise, Vibrant and Magnaflow make some decent parts.

A larger resonator or additional one can also quite down noise if a new muffler doesn't give the exact tone you're in search of.




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What kind of motor in your lude? If its 2.2 or 2.3 then go with a dual muffler without the bigger cartridge to calm down the noise. You can just buy the muffler and have it welded on at your local muffler shop to save on cost rather than having all your exhaust piping re-done. I had 2.5 inch piping with an obx muffler at one time and everytime I'd go down neighborhoods car alarms would sound off because of the vibration it put out. Eventually I kept the 2.5 inch piping and had my stock exhaust welded back on to it and put a hole into my exhaust can and took the tip off the little exhaust outlet to make it look like a rinky dink honda so the cops would leave me alone. The best part is that if you run a sleeper motor nobody expects the quickness until they hear only motor sounding off. Good Luck!

This honestly makes absolutely no sense at all....

You put your stock muffler onto your 2.5" piping and cut a hole in it to make more noise?


There's no such thing as a "sleeper motor". You can have a "sleeper" looking car (factory or near factory) - but no matter what if you've got a good amount of work done to an engine, it will be heard.
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+1 on the twin loop. Waiting for mine to come in the mail
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Re: muffler question

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Re: muffler question

Ive heard great things about the twin loops. Like Wing8806 said, a muffler shop can weld it on for you. BUT if you DIY it, you can find adapters that can go from 2.25 to 2.5 and so forth.
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Re: muffler question

i had custom 2.5 inch piping with a twin loop muffler(replica) and it sounded nice. i now have the apexi ws2. cons: quiet but nice when on WOT cons: pricey /:
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Re: muffler question

You could even get a magnaflow 2.5" in muffler and put a shiny tip on.
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Re: muffler question

got with a 2.5 vibrant muffler with a 2.5 vibrant resonator.
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