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Looking for Suggestions: 3" Exhaust for Turbo apps - APEX'i vs. Thermal R&D

 
Old 08-28-2018, 11:25 AM
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What's up boost heads. I am looking into getting a 3" catback for my turbo setup. I am not looking for anything loud and would rather have the quietest setup a turbo car can be while still taking advantage of the 3" outlet a turbo application requires. I am trying to avoid those raspy canister mufflers and I've narrowed it down to two setups:

1) Complete Thermal R&D 3" Catback (B130-C130)
2) APEX'i WS2 80mm (156-A010) muffler with a 3" exhaust pipe kit from KTeller (https://kteller.com/product/3-stainl...st-piping-kit/).

The APEX'i route is a little more cost effective but I need to get flanges and hangars welded. Either way, it's going to the exhaust shop to get a high flow cat fitted and I'm probably going to add a Vibrant resonator to tone it down a bit regardless of which setup I choose

This is going onto my Integra R. Any thoughts or suggestions?
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Old 08-28-2018, 11:29 AM
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Cant go wrong with the Apexi setup.

I had a very quiet 3" setup on my car in the past. It was custom made. It had the normal long resonator in the pipe coming from Cat, another resonator in the elbow before the muffler, and the muffler was a Vibrant 3" straight through. It was great.

The more resonators the better.
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I had the 3" stainless Kteller kit welded up with two Magnaflow resonators, and it was too quiet for my liking anyways, until the wastegate opens with open dump tube. So I went down to one resonator.

I think if you use this kit with a 3" resonator in the long straight section under the car, with any muffler on the back it will be very, very quiet.
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If you're aiming for having it quiet, then go with the KTeller route.

You can fit a Vibrant ultra quiet resonator, as well as one of their shorter bottle resonators, within the pipe. Then obviously have a muffler at the tip. That would make for a very tame/quiet setup, especially if your dump tube is recirculating.
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My car is n/a, but I've got the kteller 3" pipe and I think its a good bang for the buck.
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If you're aiming for having it quiet, then go with the KTeller route.

You can fit a Vibrant ultra quiet resonator, as well as one of their shorter bottle resonators, within the pipe. Then obviously have a muffler at the tip. That would make for a very tame/quiet setup, especially if your dump tube is recirculating.
Apex'i route over anything kteller, four to the low quality muffler baffle design and fitment for earlier model Hondas
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Thanks for the feedback all

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Apex'i route over anything kteller, four to the low quality muffler baffle design and fitment for earlier model Hondas
Unfortunately APEX'i does not offer a 3" WS2 catback setup so I went with the APEX'i WS2 80mm universal muffler. Instead of paying an arm and leg for an exhaust shop to fabricate me someting (I was quoted $400+ for mandrel bent tubes alone) I am planning to get the KTeller 3" stainless steel exhaust piping kit made for a DC2 chassis and have that fabbed with the APEX'i WS2 80mm muffler. The only other exhaust piping kit I can find my for specific application is from "TruBendz" so my options seem very limited. Was going to go with KTeller (just for the piping kit) but should I reconsider?
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Thanks for the feedback all



Unfortunately APEX'i does not offer a 3" WS2 catback setup so I went with the APEX'i WS2 80mm universal muffler. Instead of paying an arm and leg for an exhaust shop to fabricate me someting (I was quoted $400+ for mandrel bent tubes alone) I am planning to get the KTeller 3" stainless steel exhaust piping kit made for a DC2 chassis and have that fabbed with the APEX'i WS2 80mm muffler. The only other exhaust piping kit I can find my for specific application is from "TruBendz" so my options seem very limited. Was going to go with KTeller (just for the piping kit) but should I reconsider?
You're right. There was no full exhaust, but the muffler itself is what counts the most. If you must do a combo, this would be it.
if you were to do full exhaust, thermal R&D would be the one... Still over kteller
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