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Cost for exhaust replacement?

Hi im new to all this don't know crap about cars unfortunately so here i am to learn. I bought a 1998 prelude about 3 weeks ago and it has an apexi n1 exhaust I believe. After the apexi n1 the piping is very rusted out and I'm thinking i should replace it I also really dont like the sound of the Apexi n1 and don't wanna spend a whole lot of money and a friend recommended this item + 2.25 piping. Tell me what you think

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Re: Cost for exhaust replacement?

imo magnaflow sounds like garbage on our cars. if you want something quieter look into Apex WSII, RSR Ex Mag, or the Greddy Sp2. you gotta pay to play so these exhausts wont be cheap.
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Re: Cost for exhaust replacement?

another option is to go completely custom. kteller.com sells pre-bent piping for our cars in all different sizes. they even sell mufflers. i don't know how they sound... but if you're not worried about performance, just a basic muffler from any muffler shop will do. and it really won't kill your power that much.. you probably won't notice a difference. and its cheaper then a whole new exhaust from some top manufacturer. i'd price it for you but i just don't have the time.
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Re: Cost for exhaust replacement?

i just recently had mine done....

like said before..i had a custom muffler shop bend all my piping and they make custom exhausts....

from front axle back...w/o resonator...mine was 200..with 2.5in. pipe...
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Re: Cost for exhaust replacement?

These are nice. This is what I have on my car and I really like it. Theres more expensive ones out there, its a matter of prefference

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Re: Cost for exhaust replacement?

I see...so do you guys just suggest that i Replace the piping as it it stock and rusted out and leave my apexi n1 on it to save money? ( i could replace that at a later time) Also i think for money's sake the piping will be custom by a shop? Wont this increase performance on my current set up as the stock piping is 2 inches and rusted to crap? That is the custom 2.25 piping?

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Re: Cost for exhaust replacement?

You can go bigger if you want. Dont go to big tho if your running stock set up as eventually it will hurt performance.
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Re: Cost for exhaust replacement?

if its a true Apex'i N1 catback then it has 60mm piping (2.36in) if you go get crushbent piping ran than i would recommend 2.5in. this will cost somewhere between 50 and 100 depending on the shop. then just keep your n1 muffler and your cat and ur good to go. if you wanted to quiet the exhaust downt then throw a resonator in there after the cat.
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Re: Cost for exhaust replacement?

Well I believe its a real apexi n1 I could take a pic if ya wanted but it does have stock piping after the apexi n1 resonator/muffler (whatever it is called). I also have dc sport headers, i dunno if that helps determine anything but my friend just recommended going from the stock 2 inch piping to 2.25 inch piping from the resonator back as it is rusted out.
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Re: Cost for exhaust replacement?

your stock piping is 2.25.
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Re: Cost for exhaust replacement?

My bad, so do you recommend staying at 2.25? or going higher?
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Re: Cost for exhaust replacement?

well... think about it. are you planning on any other mods? major mods? boost??? if so you might want to go bigger.
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Re: Cost for exhaust replacement?

Well someday maybe but not anytime soon. Sorry I just don't know a whole ton about stuff yet. All its got aftermarket is Dcsport headers and a short ram intake. Maybe someday a turbo but like I said not anytime soon.
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Re: Cost for exhaust replacement?

if it were me....id leave your resanator off....depending on what u want...w/o it ....itll increase air flow from the headers and give u abetter sound...
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Re: Cost for exhaust replacement?

Havin no resonator gave me lots of headaches, with my custom 2.5 inch str8 pipe exhaust to magnaflow muff 3 inch dual tipps
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It can...but u also have a total of a 6in. muffler....thatl b loud and anoying....i have 2.5 pipe w.o the resanator and a 4in exauhst and it sounds great....
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It can...but u also have a total of a 6in. muffler....thatl b loud and anoying....i have 2.5 pipe w.o the resanator and a 4in exauhst and it sounds great....
got the cherry bomb rez on now, quiet it down alot but still has a deep growl
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nice...my mech. said

1. a rez can/will make it louder w the right one..

2. w.o one...still can be louder...because more air flow...

3. can be both....w a cherry bomb...

me personaly....running straight pipe from cat-bak.. (no pun intended).. is better...

lighter...and still the sound...

but it really all depends on what u want???

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No it won't. The inner diameter of a resonator is the same as a straight exhaust pipe. There's just layers of "insulation" that quiets down the exhaust when it passes through it.
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nice...my mech. said

1. a rez can/will make it louder w the right one..

2. w.o one...still can be louder...because more air flow...

3. can be both....w a cherry bomb...

me personaly....running straight pipe from cat-bak.. (no pun intended).. is better...

lighter...and still the sound...

but it really all depends on what u want???

props on the cherry bomb thou
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Re: Cost for exhaust replacement?

Getting pretty confused as of now...haha so I think im just gonna get new 2.25 piping from the apexi n1 resonator (whether its a real one or not who knows) to the front. I'd get a new resonator but they are expensive and I dont have alot of money as of now and I also need to get my timing belt and water pump changed as well as new tires. So im pretty broke...
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Re: Cost for exhaust replacement?

you want to be loud or quiet?

honestly if you want to be quiet but have the option to have fun in vtec get a apexi ws2.

you'll find it for 450-500. its alot of money but sorry like kevin said you have to play to pay.

you want sound? invest into a skunk2 or greddy exhausts.

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Re: Cost for exhaust replacement?

Well to tell you the truth im not looking for anything in particular...The apexi n1 is extremely ricey sounding and I dont like it...but I can deal with it until a later time if i have to. The ws2 would be my choice but once again no money. The real point of this thread whether I got it across well enough or not is what the price would be to get the piping replaced, and now I have learned that a new resonator is out of my price range, so i'll probably just end up getting the new piping as it is rusted out.
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