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i know this subject has been hashed and rehashed but i still need your opinion. has anyone used and aerospeed straight thru muffler? not the tuneable stuff! i know stillen and greddy are good, as well as courtesy's. the note i'm lookin for is similar to the camaro's and grand am's.(can't believe i said that) you know, that low rumbly deep note, yet quiet. not too quiet but not as loud as a tyoical fart can.
 

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On a related note, the b-pipe and header may have much to do with the exhaust note.

This weekend we took the Courtesy muffler off my car(Courtesy b-pipe, AEBS header)and put it on Jacen's car(stock b-pipe, HS header). With this particular setup, Jacen's car is much quieter than mine. He had a good note, just not as intense/loud as mine. When all of the mpegs are listed, you should be able to hear the difference(though his CAI may cloud the issue a bit). Just something to consider....
 
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what's the diameter of your courtesy b pipe over the stock? i was doing an oil change this weekend and noticed a huge dent in my exhaust pipe, on the outside of a bend. i'm thinkin that can't be good. woo-hoo! time to upgrade! is the courtesy muffler under $200?
 

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Assuming the Courtesy muffler will even fit your car (call them and ask- maybe they can look at a 2k in their lot and see) the Courtesy muffler is like $375. Pretty steep, but you get what you pay for. Nice piece, great sound, great look.
 
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If we are on the subject of Courtesy, How can I get ahold of them? Do they have acatalog online or through the mail? Is their stuff pretty good?
 
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I was just wondering what all Courtesy had and prices. Nothing specific.
 

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I really like the sound of the Courtesy exhaust. Sounds as close as "perfect" as I've heard on our cars. Greddy sounds good too, but LOUD.
 

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I have a quick question for Brian. Does Courtesy make a b-pipe that fits a 93 4 door XE? I have been trying to figure out how different the b-pipes are in the 4 door and 2 door B13's but have had no luck. Thanks for the help.
 

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The Courtesy B-Pipe is 2.5" I.D. I have comparison shots with the OE that I will post once scanned. You can also see it on SR20DE.net: http://www.se-r.net/header_exhaust/courtesy_exhaust.html

BTW, the "Dragger" tip is the 4.5" tip - SR20DE.net has it backwards. I know, I bought the wrong(read "LARGER") tip by mistake.
 

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we have a ton of stuff like pullies, pop chargers, exhaust, brake lines (just rear, sorry, have some on order) b14 clear corners, even have two 91 se-r standard tranny jwt ecus. we also have the short shifter, strut bars, springs, and bushings, and can order just about anything. answer your question. :)
 
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Ok I have a question here. I would like to eventually get exhaust for my car, I have my eyes set on Greddy. On a matter of opinion what would you all recommend? I have heard it on a SE-R and it sounded good, nice tone and all, just wasn't to thrilled at that huge tip. Also while I have your attention what kind of header would you also recommend, I was thinking Hotshot but from reading some of the posts I'm having 2nd thoughts. From what I gathered from the 1 post the one from JWT is also a Hotshot? thanks guys

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I have the AEBS header - nice gain all around, with peak gain @ 4700/4800 rpm(resonant frequency).

Cons: It's raspy, and not as easy to install as the 2-piece headers (it's a one piece).
Pros: No exhaust leaks or cracking primaries, it comes with a flex-pipe section, a better location for the O2 sensor, and a tapped through-hole is provided for a temp sensor if you so desire. And 4-into-one headers are gooood. :) It's all about the merge collector.

Check back a few months in SCC - they did a comparo of the headers currently available for the SR20DE.
 

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Why would you have 2nd thoughts about the hotshot header?

I will, sometime this year, install a dynomax ultra flo 2.5" muffler with a 2.5" ID resonated tip to the stock b-pipe. Sometime, i have no idea what year, I will add a larger b-pipe w/perferated (?sp?) glasspack.

The b-pipe seems to be a big player in the noise level of the exhaust. When we added Chris' courtesy muffler to my stock b-pipe, it wasn't very loud. But, the CAI was roaring away
 
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Here's what I did: Replaced cat back w/ 2" stainless from a quality local exhaust house and athe smallest borla muffler available.
That waspretty loud and droned a little at about 80 mph. Installed a thrush glasspack in place of the resononator. That helped and was bit quiter. About a year later installed the HS header and it has a wonderful note, even quiter then B4 and nice power addition, but louder (in a good way) then stock. The exhaust was about $250 and the header about $400. I am happy w/ this set up, and it didn't require me to sell the kid to afford it.
 
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Hi! I have a 91 SE-R and I've installed HKS on mine. The sound is not too loud but it does gives it a more deeper tone. I'm not sure what muffler I have but I just went to Driver's Image and told them that what car I had. The tail pipe is 3 1/2 inches in diameter.
 
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well, my search is over. i just got a universal straight thru jobbie with a dual tip. unless you know what you're lookin at, it could pass for stock. not loud, just deep and throaty. just what i was lookin for.

thanks for your opinions, even though i didn't listen ;D
 
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