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FX45 Nismo Exhaust on FX45 Sound Clip

Discussion in 'FX (03-08) - Engine & Drivetrain' started by Dr.2K, Jul 11, 2007.

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    ah MAN! I just left the house... and my Treo won't play the clip...
     
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    sorry if this a dumb question, but is Nismo's exhaust "true duel"? I mean... is there a difference in terms of performance if the exhaust is "duel" or not?
     
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    No Ken the nismo is not a dual at all, let alone a true dual. I think in a true dual the 45 may loose a bit of low end torque but gain it back on the top end. Nothing out on the market right now in true dual configuration for the 45, but sablin racing may be just around the corner.
     
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    oh, I thought Stillen's exhaust was "true duel"...
     
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    I dont think the 45 will lose anything with a dual.
    The 35 & 45 share the same stock piping. For sure the 45 can handle more flow, & the Nismo which grows to a 3" works perfect on the 35. I would be willing to take the chance if I had a 45. But on the other hand, the Nismo looks better and is better crafted than the Stillen stuff.

    Ken, the Nismo is really the same design as stock, single piping, just bigger, 3" vs. 2.5" (I think), & mandrel vs. crush bent.
     
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    I see... and that 1/2" difference makes it sound soooooooooo good?
     
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    Yes, the stillen is a dual (I forgot about it since it wasn't specific to the 45, but I believe it will fit the 45). I have not heard or seen any 45 owner with the stillen.

    Dave, I am not absolutely sure if the 45 would loose any on the low end but my gut tells me it may. The change to the 3 in. piping of the nismo is perfect for the 45 in my opinion. I think it would really depend on what size piping is used for the dual on the 45. What is the piping size on the stillen?

    I agree the nismo looks alot better then the stillen and I love the oval angled upward tips.
     
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    Well, it's that, plus the fat Y-pipe, but mostly it's the rear can. The sound you hear is generated by the muffler design. You, could take everything off aft the down pipes, and you've now got the craziest, loudest beast you ever heard :rofl:, so basically, it's all in the muff.

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    I like how that sentence ended :confused:
     
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    Oh yea I forgot about my UTR Y pipe which also 3in.

    Btw, not too long ago all of a sudden I noticed my exhaust sounded REALLY loud to the point that it was annoying and embarrassing. I thought something broke or came loose. What I found was that when the muffler shop did the welding to extend the tips one part of the weld had developed a small hole. Dam I didn't realize such a small hole could create so much increase in noise! Anyway it is now all fixed.

    Btw Dave, I am thinking of going to AAA muffler sometime next week to see if they can straighten out my rear exhaust section. When the dealer replaced the driver side manifold due to faulty O2 sensors they somehow really tweaked my exhaust setup which was perfect! They most likely were really lazy and didn't take the down the whole exhaust system when doing this and just pushed it to one side :mad:. Been meaning to do this for awhile now but just havn't had the time.
     
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    haha, for awhile there, were you a "ricer"?
     
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    :eek:

    Hmm?
     
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    If I were you, for a hundred bucks, why not have them bend some nice piping from the can out. Welds at the can, and at the tips. Unlike the way you and Will did it.
    I think it looks so much cleaner that way. Speak to Pepe over there, & tell him Dave sent you. He'll hook you up.

    They also weld stainless very well. Hard to find at most shops.
     
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    Homie, you have nothing to worry about. The combo is gonna be just fine.
     
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    Yes, I am definately thinking about going that route Dave. Will talk to Pepe. Do they have mandrel bending at their shop?
     
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    Yes they do, stainless also, but not polished. Dont think that matters.
     
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    Cool, will let you know what happens.
     
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    Maybe see if they can make a template? Would be cool if non socalers had a source for a good tip fitment. Could possibly lead to shipping out pre-modded muffler sections.
     
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    hey, Pierce... how long would you say it'll take for the Nismo exhaust to break in? I think it's starting to... and I'm really (I mean REALLY) liking it... I'm just wondering if it'll keep changing... (it's been about 3 weeks since the install, I think)