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Old 06-06-2010, 12:35 AM   #1
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Default Y8s put his spec all over me and I liked it. (exhaust build)

Fine day of wrenching was partaken in today. Started at 8am and finally got back to my house at 10:30pm.

First it started with a nice clutch and trans swap, which took roughly 2-2.5 hours; we weren't really counting.



went from a 1.6L ACT HD with 6-puck to a 1.8L ACT HD with a street disc




even busted out the good lube:






Then on to the y8spec exhaust upgrade:

the legend itself:



cutting some hangerz:


test fitting:



My first weldz:



Elephant *******:



about to tack:



being tacked:



tacked:



y8speced:



final welding:



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here's the before:




and the after:





hard to tell from these, but the new muffler is the perfect dB level, there is zero drone and it just sounds great. If you have fairly good speaker what you can hear is all the bass is gone. I still sounds the exact same, except when I'm halfway up the street you cant hear me coming anymore. Maybe my wife will stop calling me on the weekend mornings telling me i woke her up because I pulled my car out of the lot.

So with my new clutch, trans that makes ZERO noise, and exhaust the makes LITTLE noise, i'm a very happy brainesack.


oh yeah, after this we swapped the axle back muffler on y8s' civic...
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trust y8s to know how to fit something long and girthy up somewhere tight.
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looks like you didnt do to bad for your first time, good job man! is it stainless?
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You realize you are talking about the cheapest person on here. Do you really things its SS? The only thing stainless might be the muffler, everything else I guarantee is aluminized.
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it just didnt look like regular steel so thought i would ask........
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I wish my friends wrenched for beer...
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you need to find better friends...
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That is god damn awesome if I do say so myself..

good job. sounds and looks so much bettah
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Muffler is stainless fosho. This IS the muffler to have. I tried two others prior (flowmaster & turbostyle) - both were louder and flowed less.
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DIY win!!!
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I remember when I made my diy exhaust ~ 3 years ago and you replied that you should man up and do one yourself.

It's nice to see you finally did it.
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I was very impressed with Y8S fitting that 5x11x22 up in there. That looks to be the 5x11 c anister, not the 5x8. Is that a misprint on your youtube video?

My 5x8x18 might be too loud for me as I'm getting old. :(

Great job DIY, I needs a lincoln MIG! My HF mig is barely adequate for tacks.
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I wish my friends wrenched for beer...
I wish I got beer too.

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I was very impressed with Y8S fitting that 5x11x22 up in there. That looks to be the 5x11 c anister, not the 5x8. Is that a misprint on your youtube video?

My 5x8x18 might be too loud for me as I'm getting old. :(

Great job DIY, I needs a lincoln MIG! My HF mig is barely adequate for tacks.
It's definitely the 5x11. the 5x8 was the original muffler.

the difference is pretty significant. scott's car used to be very boy racer annoying and now it's perfect. aggressive and sports-car but not loud.
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I wish I got beer too.
**** my neck is sore. I think I might go get a beer right now.
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I think I will invent the "head creeper" to avoid sore neck.
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You realize you are talking about the cheapest person on here. Do you really things its SS? The only thing stainless might be the muffler, everything else I guarantee is aluminized.

Yep, muffler is stainless rest is aluminized...

I had the enthuza budget racer exhaust prior, with a 5x814 muffler. Wasn't that bad, when I crashed into a pole and had to replace the muffler I bought a 4x9x14 by mistake and ever since I've hated my exhaust. Now I couldn't be happier with it, like I said it still sounds the exhaust same just cut the drone completely out and dB levels down probably 75%.
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I got a better sound check video:




I'd say all in all, the car sound similar to when it had a stock cat and 2.25" borla dual exhaust on it with the turbo.
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