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Old 01-10-2010, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Obx Twin Loop Review (Big Pictures)

Fresh out of the box:

Welds seem to be fairly clean, especially considering the price (~$100 shipped)



Tip, not coffee can sized ftw.

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I've had this installed on my car for about 3 months now. I don't have much to compare it to other than the exhaust that was on my car when I bought it. I used to have a cheap "N1" style muffler with a coffee can sized tip on in, OEM cat, DC header, and 2.5" stainless piping. Damn was it loud...all the time. It had a nasty habit of resonating a very unpleasant exhaust note inside the cabin of the car between 3200 to about 3600 rpm. Care to guess was rpm range I cruise in 90% of the time? Eventually it got to the point that I couldn't stand it anymore, so I opted for the OBX.

The OBX is a vast improvement over what I had, and it was only about $100. I'm still not going sneak up on anybody in my car, but the volume level when putting around town is tolerable. When I stand on it, that's a different story though. It's still pretty loud during high rpm acceleration.

The only issue I've had with it was convincing the service writer at the muffler shop that it would fit. The look on his face when I took the muffler out of the box as showed it to him was worth the $100 pricetag alone. He had never seen anything like it and I had to explain how it was supposed to be welded on. Eventually I ended up with a new custom axle-back welded on to my existing cat-back piping so that the muffler wouldn't hang too low.
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Any more info on this? I would love to see a video? It looked fricken scary when I saw the pic of it
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im going to be getting this muffler along with custom piping and a header of course...best sounding muffler for the lude by far
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Any more info on this? I would love to see a video? It looked fricken scary when I saw the pic of it
What info do you want? I'm not doing a video, there are already 3 or 4 floating around between here and youtube.

Edit: Here are a few videos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blPO1d8I7GQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzBVjLiwFS0

There are more around somewhere....but I can't find them.
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I've been wanting this exhaust because the twin loop design is sexy and Mugen is too expensive, but since it was cheapy exhaust, it kinda changed my mind. How is the quality of the exhaust now? Do you think it could last long?

Also, have you heard a Greddy Evo2 before? If so, how would you compare the sounds to it, louder softer? Are you also using it with the stock resonator? Can you also post pics of it on the car?

Sorry for all the questions, im starting to consider this exhaust again xD
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I just had this identical muffler welded on with 2.5in piping. I love it!
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How is the quality of the exhaust now? Do you think it could last long?
It has a 10 year warranty and is made of stainless steel, so it isn't going to rust. The installer actually asked my how much I paid for it, and he couldn't believe it was only $100. He was pretty impressed with it, and he turned out to be a former 3rd gen owner.

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Also, have you heard a Greddy Evo2 before? If so, how would you compare the sounds to it, louder softer? Are you also using it with the stock resonator? Can you also post pics of it on the car?
I can't compare it to an evo2, but it is MUCH quieter than my N1 knockoff that it replaced. I still have the cheap-o resonator that was part of my old catback (which is partially still on the car) that is about 12" or 13" long, but I think I will probably be adding an additional magnaflow resonator at some point to quiet it down some more. It's a bearable volume level most of the time, but it's pretty noisy at high rpm.

I'll see what I can do for pics. The weather around here has not been very picture friendly lately.
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Just bought mine the other day, got it off ebay. OBX does a lifetime warranty against defects on that muffler. I opted for the 2.5 inch inlet. Have yet to find someone who owns one who doesn't like it. It doesnt have that fart can sound and you can actually hear your engine at higher speeds (from what ive read).
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Wow I want it! lol. Thank yuo for the videos indy. OBX Twinloop it is!
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If i get this for a 2001 prelude SE, will the stock resonator be enough for the OBX? I mean, will it wash up the sound?
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What do you mean by "wash up?" With the stock resonator and exhaust pipes, it's still going to be quite a bit louder than the stock muffler.
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Wow this is an old thread! Mine only ended up lasting one month before it went to hell, I had to get one of the factory welds fixed when it sprung a leak and the twin loop part for no reason, and then shortly after that a baffle broke/came loose on the inside causing it to sound like **** at idle. I switched to a magnaflow muffler and I love it! It is very easy to tell the difference between the $100 muffler and the $200 muffler. I have now had the magnaflow on for more than a year and I still love it. I have gotten truly countless complements on my car's sound. hytech tri y rep header > high flow cat with 2.5 in in/outlet > 2.5in exhaust piping with a 15in glasspack resonator > 14 in magnaflow muffler. Im happy with this system and it is definitely good bang for the buck.
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I still haven't had any problems with mine. Even if I did, it does have a lifetime warranty.
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