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Difference between exhaust systems for 96-00 civic DX/HX and EX?

 
Old 08-01-2004, 12:08 AM
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well i just picked up an apexi exhaust system for 200$ (cheap) but it was meant for an 96-00 civic si/ex. however i have a HX and it's basically the same as the DX (cat on the header) so i was wondering what exactly is the difference and what i would have to modify to make that exhaust system fit onto my HX. thank you in advance, much help is appreciated
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Default Re: Difference between exhaust systems for 96-00 civic DX/HX and EX? (egb18turbo)

I don't know why it wouldn't fit. Maybe if the exhaust was originally meant for a coupe, it might be a little long on a hatch
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Default Re: Difference between exhaust systems for 96-00 civic DX/HX and EX? (hatchling37)

yeah i would see the same scenerio also about the coupe vs. hatch, but i've always seen the 96-00 dx always having its own exhaust system aside from the 92-00 ex/si, and always had people telling me i'm not sure if it'll fit on the HX/DX. but never recieved a straight answer.
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Default Re: Difference between exhaust systems for 96-00 civic DX/HX and EX? (egb18turbo)

I had the same problem only my car is an 96 EX and I tried to put a DX exhaust on it. Here's the difference, because the cat is in the header on the DX/HX's the exhaust bolts right to the header. Got it?

On the EX, the cat is after the header and the exhaust bolts on the Cat. There fore the DX/HX exhaust is longer then what it would be for an EX/Si.

I installed the DX exhaust by removing the cat all together, thus throwing a code. I then later got a cat welded in at a local shop.


Here's a lil drawing. Bare with me. This is a DX setup.

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|| <--Cat in header.
\
\ ___}_____________------out the back of the car


Here is an EX:

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| < Header without cat
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\
\___{_<U>CAT</U>____}[__________________------Out the back of the car.

Hope that helps, because I have now gone cross eyed.

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Default Re: Difference between exhaust systems for 96-00 civic DX/HX and EX? (NickW)

In addition to the beautiful ASCII art above I beleive that the flange on the DX exhaust is different from the flange on the EX cat. One is three bolt, the other is two bolt. I remember seeing that in the service manual, but I am doing this from memory as I do not have a book in front of me to reference.
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Default Re: Difference between exhaust systems for 96-00 civic DX/HX and EX? (NickW)

alright i guess i'm going to need to extend it, i'll go to a muffler shop and probably try to get a 'test pipe' or something

p.s. love the diagram
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yea, extension pipes are cheap, i paid 25 for mine. Just look on ebay, test pipe
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<FONT SIZE="3">Would an EK hatch's stock exhaust fit a 96-00 HX coupe?</FONT>
 
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I have a HX and yeah it needs the test pipe and after that it will fit, cuz i had the same problem originally when i put an exhaust on mine.
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