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changing exaust w/o changing intake?

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Old 08-22-2006, 02:36 PM
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Default changing exaust w/o changing intake?

Hey, I bought a civic about a year ago with a custom intake and exaust. As much as I like hearing the engine at times, the loud muffler really isn't me. I'm planning on changing it but I'd like to not have to change the intake aswell. If I only change the muffler to a smaller one but leave the intake, will that hurt my car? Is there a middle ground? For instance a regular muffler that's just a little larger in diameter than normal? If anyone has any info on this, that'd be great! Also, if anyone wants to upgrage their muffler, I'll trade with them. Whatever I have is actually pretty nice. It doesn't really sound like a ricer muffler, it's deaper than that. Thanks for your help.
 
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Old 08-22-2006, 02:44 PM
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Default RE: changing exaust w/o changing intake?

The exhaust has nothing to do with your intake. Its like saying getting different tires will affect your stereo.
 
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Old 08-22-2006, 03:18 PM
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So it doesn't matter than I'm taking in more air but have a smaller exit? I thought that might have an effect on things.
 
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Old 08-22-2006, 05:15 PM
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Yeah it will have an effect on horsepower but that's about it. You might lose 1 or 2 hp.
 
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Old 08-22-2006, 05:20 PM
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u'll lose a tiny bit of power but it wont hurt ur car or anything if thats wut ur asking.
 
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Old 08-22-2006, 10:46 PM
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thanks for the info. That's exactly what I neded to know.
 
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