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Old 06-06-2019, 11:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What types of exhaust do you guys run. Miss the good ole days of the plentiful options. Personally my fav so far has been the first Tanabe DP, before the flex, and 5zigen Max Boarder. IMHO best sounding and performing combo. Thinking a bout A'pexi bomer3, anyone have or seen that exhaust installed. Reminds me of the HKS dragger.
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What types of exhaust do you guys run. Miss the good ole days of the plentiful options. Personally my fav so far has been the first Tanabe DP, before the flex, and 5zigen Max Boarder. IMHO best sounding and performing combo. Thinking a bout A'pexi bomer3, anyone have or seen that exhaust installed. Reminds me of the HKS dragger.
I'm still on the "Old School" system. I have no pre-cats/main cat, ATR DP and HKS Super Dragger. Except for the almost comical over-sizing of the canister and tip, I really like this set-up. Quiet and deep at low rpm with no drone, yet it really wails at high rpm with 18+ lbs of boost. Not sure what I will replace it with if it ever fails.
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My favorite exhausts for these cars are:

Stock Active Exhaust with no Cats, and 3" Downpipe. Zero Drone, aggressive, but well mannered, has more of a classic supercar sound. Reminds me a bit of a XJ220.

Anything with a HKS Carbon Ti Muffler, so old IPS, ICH, Home made exhaust, etc. You can buy the mufflers from HKS still, but they are like $400+. However they will never burn up, drone is minimal even if that is all you have, not to loud either, and give the car a really nice sound - It reminds me of what a BPU modified, but still Twin Turbo Supra sounds like. Very smooth and mellow tone, but clearly not 4 cylinder sounding.

Tanabe Touring Exhaust, similar to the HKS sound, a little bit more natural 6G72 tone, Also a little quieter and more well mannered in general, but not loud by any means, however you will hear it.looks much cleaner, less ricecar, more adult, then the Medallion's hideous dual fart cans, or the single shot fart can like the IPS/ICH exhausts.

Borla Exhaust alot like a Active Exhaust catback in terms of sound with no cats and a downpipe, but more aggressive sounding, still well mannered enough for street use, and won't piss off the neighbors unless they are just prudes or you are being obnoxious.

If you really want old school, the OG HKS Quad Tip that was devoloped when our cars were brand new in the early 90s - I've never heard one, but I've been told they are about on par with a stock exhaust, but a cleaner/smoother tone. I've never found one, I would love one though - I wonder how hard it would be to get HKS to build them again.

When it comes to exhausts, I somehow managed to age about 40 years in the last 2 years. I do not like loud, absolutely cannot tolerate drone, and I hate obscure looking exhausts. I like clean looking, appropriate sized, straight out the back dual/single tips. no JDMhotboy angles or massive 4", more importantly it has to fit just as well, if not better than stock.
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IPS Quad tip on TT setup is the best IMO. Not for the faint of heart though. Its vicious and loud. 2nd place is OEM catback with no cats and 3" downpipe.

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Yeah the IPS Quad Tip is simply just too loud for anything that isn't a race car, especially the GEN 1 and the tips are right on the edge of looking to big and cartoonish IMO
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Anyone here have or have seen the A'pexi bomber exhaust? found a killer deal if not for the shipping from Japan. I think I may go that route unless I fab my own.
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I have an old school JIC Twin Spartan SS dual exhaust but it looks a lot like the Tanabe Blue and all the big can knockoff dual exhausts. I've been considering going with a different look either building quad tips or maybe trying out the Tanabe Touring Medallion.
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The touring medallion is an awesome, mellow, but mean sounding exhaust. It does have pretty big tips, but I think it sounds really good and its very high quality.
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Thinking on going this route but 1k for a cat back? Actually only 500 but shipping and import tax double the price... only paid 680 for my 5zigen Boarder
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