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Exhaust: Apex'i N1 catback
Header/Y-Pipe?:stock
Rating:10
-Loudness:7
-Quality:10
-Overall:9
Comments:i love the sound of this exhaust through the whole rpm band its quiet when you need it to be but at WOT it has an agressive note that scares all those civic into not wanting to race anymore. The thing about it that i really like is the stainless steel i dont have to worry about rust up here in new england.

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Exhaust: Apex'i GT Spec catback *With Silencer*
Header/Y-Pipe:Stock
Intake: Stock
Rating:10
-Loudness:1
-Quality:10
-Overall:7

When I had it installed, I had the silencer on and there was a senior at the exhaust shop getting his muffler fixed and when I did a test drive, he told me it was way too quiet. He said with the size of those pipes, he was expecting to be scared and he suggested i took the silencer off...the man had to be in his 60's so that was kind of shocking. It sounds so stock with the silencer. You hear the engine only....and at high rmps, its about as loud as a stock g35......I suggest it if you want to be quiet but that's too quiet for me. Overall though it feels a tad bit better at high rpms but nothing major

Exhaust: Apex'i GT Spec catback *No Silencer*
Header/Y-Pipe:Stock
Intake: Stock
Rating:10
-Loudness:4
-Quality:10
-Overall:10

Ive had a lot of exhaust in my time and I've always been a fan of the Apex'i GT spec *even tho its fairly new* but on my previous car i had a Apex'i N1 & GT Spec, a Greddy SP, and a HKS Dragger and my favorite was the Apex'i GT Spec so thats what made me choose my IS300. Its pretty quiet on idle *Which I didn't expect.* Quality wise, I think they make the best pipes *Straightest and biggest* and the sound is always very aggressive. Even at high rpms, it deep and aggressive note yet it wont wake everyone up.


Hes a video at night so that you can hear it better since there aren't any background noises going on....I love it personally and couldn't ask more from an exhaust

YouTube - IS300 Apexi GT Spac Exhaust No Intake
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hey man i did like your exhaust when i heard it its a nice tone to it got to love Apex'i

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Exhaust: HKS Hiper
Header/Y-Pipe:Megan / Megan
Intake: JoeZ w/ Blitz
Rating:9
-Loudness:10
-Quality:9
-Overall:9

Comments: I love the sound of this exhaust, very aggressive but really loud. Low Rumble at Idle but Screams at WOT. With that setup here in Va, never got a ticket but got a ticket with just HKS and stock exhaust manifold. go figure. Now i'm back to stock exhaust manifold/y pipe/muffler and went with a more quiet setup.
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Exhaust: HKS Hiper
Header/Y-Pipe:Megan / Megan
Intake: JoeZ w/ Blitz
Rating:9
-Loudness:10
-Quality:9
-Overall:9

Comments: I love the sound of this exhaust, very aggressive but really loud. Low Rumble at Idle but Screams at WOT. With that setup here in Va, never got a ticket but got a ticket with just HKS and stock exhaust manifold. go figure. Now i'm back to stock exhaust manifold/y pipe/muffler and went with a more quiet setup.
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is it me or does it sound like u have turbo...either that or ur intake is crazy sounding lol
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Loudness:7
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is it me or does it sound like u have turbo...either that or ur intake is crazy sounding lol
haha, not sure but its always sounded like that. no turbo, would be nice tho haha

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Exhaust: Apex'i N1 catback
Header/Y-Pipe?:stock
Rating:10
-Loudness:7
-Quality:10
-Overall:9
Comments:i love the sound of this exhaust through the whole rpm band its quiet when you need it to be but at WOT it has an agressive note that scares all those civic into not wanting to race anymore. The thing about it that i really like is the stainless steel i dont have to worry about rust up here in new england.
n1 for the win!!!

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n1 for the win!!!

I heard his N1.....its very aggressive and not "ricey" sounding......Apex'i the champion
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I heard his N1.....its very aggressive and not "ricey" sounding......Apex'i the champion
if you liked it b4..... its catless now i'm gonna post vid soon

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probably one of the best sounding exhausts ive heard, i like what you did +rep. i also love the sound of the greddy evo 2 as well

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probably one of the best sounding exhausts ive heard, i like what you did +rep. i also love the sound of the greddy evo 2 as well
thanks man! its cost over 1000 bucks to get the sound i wanted haha. It doest have to cost this much though. if you're going down the custom route have an idea what you want before you start shelling out money. ive gone through 2 different custom b and y pipes, 3 mufflers, and 3 different exhaust shops to get what i wanted. Dont do it that way cause its costs way too much money to try out so many combos. do it right the first time

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probably one of the best sounding exhausts ive heard, i like what you did +rep. i also love the sound of the greddy evo 2 as well
agreed....it sounds deeper then an axleback but as soft and smooth as an axleback.....its just great, you would never know you had all that under your hood....i wish i could just steal ur whole setup lol
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agreed....it sounds deeper then an axleback but as soft and smooth as an axleback.....its just great, you would never know you had all that under your hood....i wish i could just steal ur whole setup lol
please dont steal my setup.... i have guns
o and btw those vids arent my current setup. i have a n1 now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikuVJ4eyzpU
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thanks man! its cost over 1000 bucks to get the sound i wanted haha. It doest have to cost this much though. if you're going down the custom route have an idea what you want before you start shelling out money. ive gone through 2 different custom b and y pipes, 3 mufflers, and 3 different exhaust shops to get what i wanted. Dont do it that way cause its costs way too much money to try out so many combos. do it right the first time
thanks for the advice man...should be able to keep me in the right direction

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