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    Exhaust for noobs

    Hey guys,

    Not THAT great with exhausts but i am currently looking to get an Exhaust installed for an Honda Integra Exhaust DC5. It is only a Semi Automatic Stock DC5 2002 model. I am looking at getting a catback exhaust installed at 'Dandy Exhausts' in melbourne and they charged 380$ with supply and install. First question i would want to know is would the exhaust they create provide any power at all more to my car or i have known for some exhausts to actually decrease torque or power to cars.

    If anybody can help me that would be great and i am also open to any suggestions!

    Thanks

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    Hi, in general you are trying to remove any restriction in your exhaust - ideally it'd be a perfectly sized straight pipe of the correct length.


    Also see: (regarding power/torque loss )
    http://www.hondacivicforum.com/forum...ts-wrong-3064/
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    Oh right, and a straight pipe = catback right? I currently can't afford a full exhaust as it will set me back over 1k. ( i may get a full exhaust down the track though )
    So right now im only looking for the catback

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    Of course - but by straight i meant no bends.

    The same theory still applies - do your catback at the right diameter and choose your components carefully based on your preference on sound vs performance (i'd personally go for nicer/deeper/quieter sound on a street driven car.. some would call me crazy).

    You also need to be aware that you have the integra luxury model, with the intake-only-vtec, is it worth going for a full exhust later when you know you'll still get cleaned up by a dc5r? but that's up to you to decide.
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    Straight pipe can be talking about the design shape of the piping's path, the straighter the piping, the more efficient the exhaust is. Straight pipe can be also referring to a catback that has no resonators meaning its very loud.

    Catback is the term giving to the piping and muffler/cannon tip from the Catalytic Converter [CAT] onwards.

    Correct diameter and length are part of the equation for power and torque, you need to see the bends and shape, how they affect the flow/velocity, scavenger effect, etc...

    Check around other exhaust sites such as HKS, Fujitisubo, 5Zigen, Blitz, Trust/Greddy, etc to give you an idea what the usual pipe diameter and tips are. Go too big on small NA engines and watch your performance disappear. A little backpressure is needed for torque production on small NA engines.

    Anyway best to ask the exhaust shop what they're supplying you:

    Is it stainless steel or mild steel? [Longivity, looks, weight]
    Are they crush bent or mandrel bent? [performance and durability?]
    Flush against the body or hanging low? [Clearance]
    Is it a muffler tip or cannon tip? [Muffler in general less noisy and less noticeable by authorities [Less headaches with police], Cannons are noisy and a police magnet]

    Some questions to ask before giving them the nood

    $380 supply and installed I would say they're mild steel & crush bent...

    As for performance increase, don't expect it to gain as much on a small efficient NA compared to a turbo...

    NB: Curtis beat me to it lolz
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    Hmm.. Yep, i know Type R would absoloutely kill me. I don't mind. Im not really looking for something TOO quick as im not going to do any other performance mods to the car other than the exhaust. So i should ask these questions before i go.

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    Dandy are pretty good,I wouldnt worry too much

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    Have you gone their before?? What would you reccomend i say to them. I know i went there a few weeks ago and he said he could do a 2 and a quarter inch exhaust catback but what he said after that i couldnt really remember. Is there anything in particular i should ask for or that you reccomenend i do. I do also remember him asking me what tip i wanted and from what i've read i'd rather go with the muffler rather than cannon. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks guys

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    Yeah I know quite a few gone there. Since its a standard car and not performance they will just do a basic sports exhaust,its mainly for a bit of sound and not going to gain much power

    They would use a generic rear muffler and weld on a tip of your choice

    I would advise get a brand name rear muffler and have the rest of the piping custom made

    and no,not a cannon

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    Ahh ok well yeah thats fine. So it will improve performance right and will not actually decrease power or torque? as i have read around where sometimes this can happen.

    also, the bigger the tip of the exhaust, would it produce more sound?

    Because i want an exhaust from their that will sound deep and is mid-loud. But mainly something that sound really deep rather than that bad noise i hear from some exhausts that sound like farts. Do you think they'd be able to do that?
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    What is a brand name rear muffler you would reccomend, and how much would this cost?

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    or you can look to japanese brands but the price will be more

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