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Old 09-22-2007, 02:58 PM
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Thermal R & D exhaust

Great exhaust! Very rare, hard to find piece. Not too much noise, perfect for those in states with inspection and noise laws. Price online is about $550. Very recommended! Provides middle range torque.
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Old 09-22-2007, 03:02 PM
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here's the pic of the one on my car.

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I have one on my DA9, I can vouche for it being a great exhaust.....
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:55 AM
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Yup, it is a great exhaust system, old school too. They've been around for a while now...


...any pics, vids???
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...any pics, vids???
yes please?!
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:38 PM
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here's the pic
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thank you :)
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wow so its basically a stock system but polished??? is their any significant whp and tq gains over the oem exhaust system??? i plan on gettin the ws2 exhaust, but i need help to choose now that i read this thread...
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Old 12-01-2007, 07:27 PM
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Not sure on the whp? It is polished and I know it adds torque.
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I want to buy it cuz it looks stock but has sufficient gains from what I hear, but if it is still too loud with my i/h and high flow cat., the police around here in virginia will still harass me. So im still skeptical. I do not want to spend $500-$600 and then regret it because it is too loud. I need to know for sure that this sounds stock, or maybe just a little higher.
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Old 12-24-2007, 12:52 PM
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I would recommend this exhaust. I just got my clutch changed, and got to get up under the car, the exhaust looks like it is titanium, which everyone knows that titanium does not rust, and it is light.
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you know I have a thermal exhaust and Im not complaining about it but it seems like they tried to make it look a lot bigger than it really is, the inside of mine has ceramic tubing or something filling up 3/4 of that big ol muffler it looks like it has. And I don't think it's titanium I live in MN with some harsh winters and although it doesn't have much rust there's definitely some after a couple years. I think I'd rather have an Apexi, Greddy, or Mugen exhaust. Seems from what I've heard those will perform better. I plan on updating my exhaust soon anyways.
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Re: Thermal R & D exhaust

does anyone happen to have a video of this exhaust in action?
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Re: Thermal R & D exhaust

I have no video but I just got rid of my old thermal R&D classic and put in a sweet magna flow dual tip WAY nicer than then the thermal, best choice I ever made it sounds deeper and has a better response/flow
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Re: Thermal R & D exhaust

I was wrong, just the tip of the exhaust is titanium.
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Re: Thermal R & D exhaust

I had a thermal on my 92, I bought it new, it sounds great and I noticed good mid range and high end power. It is a good looking muffler, not too bulky and gawdy. I actually have it for sale if anyone is interested PM me.
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Re: Thermal R & D exhaust

I'm re-bumping this thread since I was in the market for an exhaust system. But does anyone know the piping size on it?

I'm deciding between this and the Monza exhaust system, I just don't like how the monza one looks and heard 50/50 reviews on it
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Re: Thermal R & D exhaust

WOO, MY THERMAL IS COMING!!!! They Manufacturer just gave a tracking number! (:
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Re: Thermal R & D exhaust



Thanks smakdade.
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Re: Thermal R & D exhaust

speaking of the Thermal R&D does anyone know where to find one online for an SH? Or can you only get them secondhand these days?
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Re: Thermal R & D exhaust

Google thermal research. I forget who had them but there are new ones out there.
From the cat back 5th gen's are the same. I bought one at a junkyard from a base when I had an sh...
Hang on...

Andy's auto has them. Horsepower freaks .com too.
Google 'thermal research prelude'.

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There is an SH and a non SH.
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Re: Thermal R & D exhaust

looks good...
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Re: Thermal R & D exhaust

2.25" id. Stainless. Whole cat back weighs about 10# and bolts to the cat plus hangs from your factory hangers.

Nice system for the money.
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I remember my first thread, asking what a noise was when I got going 110mph.
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