anyone else do this? I would like to hear a before and after sound difference of the "Stage 2". If I cut out the cat and mid muffler and put in a straight 2.5" pipe. I wonder the difference? I dont want anything excessively loud..
Before I stated my project here, I found a vid on youtube of the midmuffler replaced with a y-pipe. It's just a little louder than stock with a little more rumble. My setup (1in-2out muffler, instead of a y-pipe, replacing the stock midmuffler) is barely louder than stock. I get no droning at any rpm, the 1in-2out muffler serves as a resonator.
It's taking a while (due to family time/money considerations) to get to the next step in my project but I've got all the parts I need at this point. I'm not going to hack up the factory J-pipe (in case I want to revert). Instead I'll make flanges and weld up my own head pipes. I'll end up with a true dual (not X-pipe, just a crossover tube) setup, retaining the factory rear mufflers. I am using a couple glasspack mufflers in line for resonators. I hate drone. (Summit has Thrush stainless glasspacks on sale for $23. That's 75% off regular.) It'll sound barely louder than stock, and give me better mpg's on the highway.
91 Miata; 94 F350; 98 CRV; 04 MDX
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I have To redo My complete exhaust piping on My X...even though I am in Puerto Rico it Was imported from Canada...salts plus snow...rusty all the way...even the chassis has presented a few rust spots...so I'll be grabbing some ideas from here to so mine and keep ya'll posted!!