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Old 02-07-2011, 01:09 PM
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Smile Girl needs Exhaust HELP

I have an automatic 1998 Honda Civic Ex. I have noticed that when I need to get up to a higher speed and push down on the accelerator, my car seems to bog down(sound) like the air is having difficulty getting out of my stock exhaust until it shifts. What type and size of exhaust should I get so this won't happen? Also I don't want an overly loud pipe.

Additional info: I have a D16Y8 with a cool air intake and I'm about to get the pistons and the whole exhaust system redone.

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Old 02-07-2011, 02:02 PM
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I doubt your exhaust is getting "stuck" anywhere. The lag you are experiencing sounds like you have something going on with the Automatic transmission while downshifting (4th into 3rd so you can accelerate faster)

Anyways, if your heart is set on a new exhaust, go to youtube.com and search around for "civic exhaust" and find what you like. My preference is the Apex-i WS2.
 
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Old 02-07-2011, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by cvcrcr99 View Post
I doubt your exhaust is getting "stuck" anywhere. The lag you are experiencing sounds like you have something going on with the Automatic transmission while downshifting (4th into 3rd so you can accelerate faster)
Thank You for answering. I kind of have always thought that it was the transmission or because I have 17 inch rims weighing it down. When I had regular steelies it never bogged down so loud, it took off and even "chirped" before Vtec kicked in. Have to look into that.
 
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:29 PM
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don't bother with exhaust until you get into cam upgrades Look into a CIA or SRI.
ppl think a exhaust will gain you 98765hp. when really on a stock engine your won't gain more than 1hp if that.
 
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:38 PM
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Heavy/bigger wheels may be the culprit.
 
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:26 AM
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She has a CAI. I also recommend the Apex-i WS2 or N1. Yes, bigger wheels WILL slow you down. I recommend 14s or 15 on that generation.

Catalytic converter could be a little clogged...
 
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:29 PM
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^ I agree, could be the cat. you also dont have to get a cam to put exhaust on the car.
 
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Yeah. Im going to get a small exhaust put on (little larger than stock) with a silence to help it breath better. What type of upgrades would you recommend to help increase my hp?
 
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:42 PM
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There's not a lot you can do for HP unless you build the engine. You might get 3-5 with intake, header, and exhaust. 5 is probably too hopeful. It's a Honda engine. Not fast. Meant for fuel economy.

You would have to upgrade the internals or go turbo for any kind of real power.
 
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Yeah about the cat my brother was like I can either get a new one or punch it. Punch it?
 

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