Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Arlington Texas
Help me choose a muffler!
I'm now thinking about simply upgrading the muffler now. I'll upgrade the main muffler and either upgrade or remove the last resonator. The problem is, I have no idea what muffler to get or where to get mandrel bent pipe.
I'm looking for that subtle rumble, not too loud, but not almost silent like my current exhaust. I want a smile on my face when I put it on, you know, not asking my self "what have I done?" after I find out it's too loud, and I also want a full bodied sound, not raspy or droning.
I want a person with a bit of mechanic experience to know that I've worked on my car just by listening to it, but I don't want everyone to know I've worked on my car, if you know what I mean. Stealthy performance is a beautiful thing and I'm not about to ruin the surprise that I have for the local high school rice burners! (most have NO IDEA how quick a 3.5 is compared to a 1.6 civic!)
I guess it goes without saying: I don't want that redneck truck sound or that GOD AWFUL ricer sound, anything but the ricer sound!
Oh, last question: How restrictive are the resonators? Should I keep the one that's just after the cats?