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Old 03-26-2007, 04:33 PM
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Review: eBay Twin Loop Muffler

Where - http://motors.ebay.com
How much - $50 shipped

Here's what I got. 2.5" inlet, 2.5" pipe all the way around, good welds, and a 4" tip. The tip is a little bigger than I wanted, but it works for now.



Took it down to have it installed, and here's where it got complex. Because of the odd shape, for the inlet to line up on the bottom, the tip would be on top and the muffler would hang low. We managed to work it into place and split the difference. Slight bend in the pipe, a little low to the ground, but overall it's best performance/look. The hangers also took a little creativity to fab up, but the outcome was wonderful. Fairly well hidden and strong hold. Thanks to Jay (tech) and Sal (service manager) at Meineke #1172 for the great job. It was amazing the look on everyone's face when I pulled that muffler out of the car. They'd never seen anything like it and had their doubts, but they all loved the sound. Here's some installed pics.









Sound is amazing. Very deep, and very quiet. You can hear the engine over the exhaust at high rpms. Rest of the exhaust is Megan/OBX/cheapo header, 2.5" Carsound cat, and 2.5" exhaust with 12" resonator.

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Old 03-26-2007, 04:58 PM
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This is looking good and sounds great!
good price too.



good sht man!
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nice man like it, how much did it cost for them to install it?
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nice man like it, how much did it cost for them to install it?
I got a quote from different shops, and average was $50. Meineke was originally $30, but since this was such an involved job, it was $50. That covered pipe needed, hangers, and time (about 45 minutes)
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i think i might do that when i get my exhaust redone, how much would u say ur ur entire exhuast cost u?
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is that the OBX one or the ebay knock off???
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that does look really low, do you ever hit it coming in or out of driveways? I would get this one but i dont want to look like an idiot having to swing wide and angle in everytime i hit a speedbump or driveway.

Also i have a 5th gen if that changes anything
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it's too low for me, and i don't really like the sound. no hate though. just not for me.

i do, however, love that price. 100 bucks w/ install? that's what i like to hear.
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nice find was looking at them but wanted to know how big they wear from one side to the top of the 2nd loop
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What's the benefit of the second loop; is it only for sound?
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What's the benefit of the second loop; is it only for sound?

Yep, it muffles the sound a second time by running it through the muffler a second time...

Remember... that's all ANY muffler is for. Mufflers really have no benefit at all other than changing the sound of an exhaust... they "muffle" sound.
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that some freaking crazy science to get into but . . .


More recently, automotive engineers have been experimenting with electronic noise suppression mufflers. A sound pressure wave 180 degrees out-of-phase is generated by an electronic device to cancel out a similar sound wave generated by the engine. It is an effective way of canceling noise without restricting flow. Unfortunately it is too costly and currently impractical for today's production vehicles. However, out-of-phase sound wave cancellation is the best technology to control engine noise.

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Not my favorite looking exhaust, but it sounds excellent considering the price. How has it held up over time?
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Re: Review: eBay Twin Loop Muffler

I also got one of the ebay twin loops. As said the quality is pretty amazing considering it's a knock off. Mine was also mounted a little low due to the inlet and outlet positions. The sound is wonderful IMO.

Here's mine @ WOT. Crappy phone vid quality, but you can get the picture.

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Def getting me one.
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Re: Review: eBay Twin Loop Muffler

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Re: Review: eBay Twin Loop Muffler

I got the OBX R twin loop on ebay and had it welded on with 2.5 inch piping and a resonator and Im in love with it. My exhaust note paired with my intake growl is intoxicating.
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Re: Review: eBay Twin Loop Muffler

sound is quite nice.
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Re: Review: eBay Twin Loop Muffler

I needed to get it lowered and moved to the left a little to clear my Accord lip, so I had them flip it right side up while they were there. Easiest way was to cut some of the inlet off so there was more room for the pipe to bend down, otherwise it would have to make a very sharp bend. Ground clearance has also improved slightly over the previous setup

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Re: Review: eBay Twin Loop Muffler

^^^^Good to know. ALthough after it being on a while now, I gotta say, it is getting louder. I dont know if I've got a leak now or the muffler is fuggin up. Will update when I find out.
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