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Injen Up-Pipe, RS*R ExMag

i was wondering if anyone has had any experience with either of these products.

I am a BIG fan of Injen for Hondas, and I would feel comfortable getting one. here is the link: http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/show...8539#post58539

I will probably go with the Perrin Down-Pipe, but I'm not sure about the exhaust. It's either going to be the TurboXS Steathback (using stock muffler), Borla Hush, or RS*R ExMag.

I like the idea of the Stealthback, and Borla Hush, because they retain the stock muffler look, and hopefully keep the sound low. I have a wagon, and want to be able to make people feel horrible when I smash them.

I'm a fan of RS*R's ExMag. I've seen them on a fe Civics/Integras around, and they are very quiet, and look very nice. Simple black powdercoating on the piping and muffler, with a chrome tip: http://www.rs-r.com/products/exhaust/exmag.php

I was a little worried when I started reading a disclaimer on Perrin's site about removing catalytic converters. It said it's illegal to remove them before a vehicle after 1995 has passed 80,000 miles or something, and that you can be fined and a bunch of other crap. Is this only for the cat on the exhaust piping, or does it include the 2 cats on the down-pipe? I also have an extended warranty on the car, but I'm more worried about the drivetrain/powertrain than I am about voiding exhaust system warranties.
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Perrin is an excelant product, I would also suggest Helix for the DP and UP. As for the cats I would go cat less and keep your stock set up for emmisions or inspections just incase. Don't really know about the RS*R exhaust but I know a few people have the Borla hush and they are very happy with it. To get the most out of your power you will want to open up the exhaust wit hno restrictions

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Cool. Yeah, I really would like to see if anyone with RS*R likes it. I know Borla is pretty good, but it's well expensive.

I've been hearing a lot of good things about Bosal, and you can find entire catback systems for around $350 or less.

As for keeping stock parts: I have all the stock parts I ever took out of my civic (well, not the hubcaps and mudflaps, or old exhaust). But air box, stock headlights (replaced with OEM JDM Stanley lights), and all that good stuff are all sitting in boxes around my house.

So it looks like Perrin DP, maybe Injen (the Injen is only $175 or something through Mach1 motorsports, advertised on the homepage of wrxtuners.com). Thanks for your input so far
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My buddy has an rs*r exhaust on his wrx(sti)..he loves it..
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My buddy has an rs*r exhaust on his wrx(sti)..he loves it..
if it's not a PITA, would you be able to get a video/sound clip? thanks
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I may have a vid on my comp of his car
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Cool. Yeah, I really would like to see if anyone with RS*R likes it. I know Borla is pretty good, but it's well expensive.

I've been hearing a lot of good things about Bosal, and you can find entire catback systems for around $350 or less.

As for keeping stock parts: I have all the stock parts I ever took out of my civic (well, not the hubcaps and mudflaps, or old exhaust). But air box, stock headlights (replaced with OEM JDM Stanley lights), and all that good stuff are all sitting in boxes around my house.

So it looks like Perrin DP, maybe Injen (the Injen is only $175 or something through Mach1 motorsports, advertised on the homepage of wrxtuners.com). Thanks for your input so far
Whatever DP you get make sue that you get a bell mouth. Makes a difference.

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Just a question....
will a catless downpipe make a lot more noise than one with a cat??
Or is noise controlled by the cat back exhaust regardless of the downpipe??
I'm also after quiet power and I'm thinking of the borla hush....
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The cat might make it a tiny bit quieter not much though. The borla hush is suposed to be nice, I also hear good things about Apexi world sport exhaust

My turbo's fixed and a lot better =)
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