Civic VTI - Replacement standard exhaust in Stainless

Hi,
I have got a 1997 Honda Civic VTI and find that each section of the standard Honda exhaust rusts out in just 2 years. I now have found I
have a crack in my exhaust manifold and thought it would be a good time to look into replcing the full exhaust system with a stainless steel one.
There are loads of companies that do so called 'performance' exhaust that sounds load but I would like an exhaust that has a similar noise level to the standard one.
Does anyone know of any such company? I would like to re-use my exisiting Cat Convertor.
Thanks in advance
Martin
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In article <00a60365-d271-4114-a32c-ad1dfcfc08d4@ 59g2000hsb.googlegroups.com>, colenum says...

Try a Powerflow franchise. I got one made for my Capri. Told them I wanted a nice note but not loud. Got exactly what I asked for.
AFAIK, the Kwik-Fit stainless systems are low noise too.
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There are some bad stories about some Powerflow franchises though, worth a research to make sure the one you're planning on doesn't have a stream of bad reviews.
If you're anywhere near the humber my brother wanted the same thing on, and was recommended a place called, IIRC 'Rebel Exhausts' somewhere just on the south side - looks like a place to get super chav things, but they made it sound virtually standard, slight burble on tickover and a little more growl to it at WOT, but nothing OTT at all, unless you knew you'd probably think it was standard. He was very happy with it, and it was a good price too, although he didn't need a manifold as well.
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DanB wrote:

I know a girl who's got a '96 Civic VTi with a Powerflow system. Sounds good, fits well, isn't too loud (but it's not quiet when in the Vtec 'zone'). I'd recommend one of those as well.
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Pete M wrote:

My mates MX5 has a powerflow, tuned for low end boom, sounds really not-MX5...
I think Dervy had one too.
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wrote:

My mate had one made up for the Rover VVC Coupe I sold him.
Sounded nice and made a lot of difference to the power at higher revs in the upper gears. :-)
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On Mon, 22 Sep 2008 16:32:28 -0700, jackhackettuk wrote:

Mine is a Powerflow - although I got it 2nd hand (or more) so I don't know what it was specced as. It is definitely louder than standard but has a nice low grumble at normal speeds and a glorious yowl when you push it. Could do with a few dB knocked off it for long drives though, it gets a bit wearing.
Anybody got any ideas? Stuff it with coarse wire wool?
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New box, the packing in it is dead/gone/set like concrete. Once did pack my younger brothers astra gte with steel wool to quieten it. It had a box removed and was way too loud. Stuffed a wad of the stuff up the end and held it in with a long m4 nut/bolt through the tailpipe crosways. Worked great, massively quieter. Wouldnt rev or go over 45mph though flat out. Should have seen his face! I expected that but hes a dummy and went along with it. The nice quiet period lasted 1 day...
So I wouldnt recomend it!
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I have to agree, like any franchise there are good ones and bad ones. I would also look to get a specialist pre made 4-2-1 manifold (Spoon make them).
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Rebel Pipes, Barton on Humber.
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DanB says...

That's the puppy :-)
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Try a company called CYBOX - it's Peco Exhaust's retail outlet company. They will make what you want, although being Peco the quality is not that good in my experience. My last Peco did the job but was fairly loud and lasted about 3 years.
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Isn't one of the main points of a stainless exhaust that it lasts quite a lot longer than 3 years?
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Not if it's a Peco. They're shit. *REAL* pure Chav's buy them because they're loud, shiny (for a week or so) and cheap. Normal chavs and 17 y/o boy racers mock them because they're total shit.
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In article <00a60365-d271-4114-a32c-ad1dfcfc08d4@

Spoon can do a full manifold and system. Mugen can do it too. or try http://www.mongooseexhausts.com/mongoose/products/Honda/Civic-EK,-96-to - 2001/Mongoose-Exhausts.htm
I had one I ordered from "Collins" from their ebay shop for my old GT4. Collins are the mongoose manufacturer and saved some money over their regular price. A little bit boomier than standard as it lost the centre de-resonator, but fuel consumption improved, car sounded nicer when revved, revved easier, and had much better torque lower down. Bit of a win/win. I think it was about 250 from the ebay shop compared to 350 from the website, but it was about 3 years ago. -- Carl Robson Get cashback on your purchases Topcashback http://www.TopCashBack.co.uk/skraggy_uk/ref/index.htm Greasypalm http://www.greasypalm.co.uk/r/?l=1006553
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