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Back when i had my 5g accord, a popular upgrade was to put an RSX type-s muffler on it to increase flow/performance and not affect sound greatly. I was wondering if there were any OEM mufflers that would be a performance gain for our legends over our stock ones? I wouldn't mind a slightly sportier sound. I know about Remus, Stromung, Greddy, and Magnaflow. I am wanting something stock. I was eying my friends 350z the other day and i love the exhaust/sound. i know it wont work for the ol legend but something resembling in sound would be great.

Also, i was going to get all new mandrel-bent exhaust from the cat back. Would it be wise to up the diameter by 1/4" or would that be a performance loss?

EDIT: also what is our stock exhaust diameter?
 

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the 350z muffler is indeed single inlet, but i am going to just assume that it will look real goofy on the legend :D

Reason 1: 100% sure there isnt enough room to put this under the car so it would be sticking down really low.

Reason 2: Its dual outlet but on opposite ends. so it would look pretty wierd on the legend i assume.

 

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Rather than drving yourself crazy trying to find and OEM muffler that outflows the Legend's, why don't you just purchase one of the aftermarket units you listed, and get a resonator installed with it. It'll look much better and outflow any oem muffler, plus give a sporty tone without being overbearingly loud. Just my $.02.
 

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Shaar said:
$$$

^ that's why

oem muffler from another car = <$100
installation/new mandrel bent piping = $80
Did you get an actual quote on that price? If you can get new mandrel bent piping and installation for $80, that's incredible. I don't think there's a shop near me that would do it for under $200-$250. BTW, I got my magnaflow online, shipped for $135.
 

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Did you get an actual quote on that price? If you can get new mandrel bent piping and installation for $80, that's incredible. I don't think there's a shop near me that would do it for under $200-$250. BTW, I got my magnaflow online, shipped for $135.
What model Magnaflow do you have? How is the sound? And, where did you get it? Thanks.

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i thought a while back about using a stock porsche muffler but those things are enormous.

if you insist on the 350, you'll probably spend about the same money for a remus as you would modifying that to work. uhhh

you could try a BMW 540i exhaust...i dont know too many others.
 

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um that $80 quote is exactly what i paid to have all new mandrel bent piping on my accord with a resonator plus welding the rsx-s muffler on. its at a local shop a town south of me where i used to live.

the guys there are real nice and do good work.

and i found a 350z muffler on a 350z forum a few minutes ago for 50 bucks. so all inclusive i can say a max of 150 for the whole thing done. i'm going to go check for fitment and such which might be the big problem.
 

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Bang&Olufsen DK said:
if you insist on the 350, you'll probably spend about the same money for a remus as you would modifying that to work.
you are correct. it will be expensive to fully modify the 350/g35 muffler if it is going to be a bear to fit, so yea remus would be a better decision in that case. but if it will fit with little modification, then it will be something for me to try out.

i need a picture of the underside of our legends.. i can't find one online anywhere... anyone know where to find it?
 

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What model Magnaflow do you have? How is the sound? And, where did you get it? Thanks.

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I have an SS series #14815 muffler. The sound is very smooth and deep at lower RPM's, and breaks apart sounds very mean from about 3500 til redline. I've gotten many compliments on the sound, especially at WOT or higher RPM's. I don't remmebr the exact site I bought it from. I basically just did a search online and shopped a few places until I found the best price. It's much cheaper online than through a retail store. I ordered a magnaflow muffler from a local auto parts store, and ended up not buying it when i found out it was $220. I just did a quick search, and this website seemed to have some pretty cheap prices. just click on the model # for a pic of the tips. http://www.justmagnaflow.com/SSMufflers/5x8Street.htm
 

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I have an SS series #14815 muffler. The sound is very smooth and deep at lower RPM's, and breaks apart sounds very mean from about 3500 til redline. I've gotten many compliments on the sound, especially at WOT or higher RPM's. I don't remmebr the exact site I bought it from. I basically just did a search online and shopped a few places until I found the best price. It's much cheaper online than through a retail store. I ordered a magnaflow muffler from a local auto parts store, and ended up not buying it when i found out it was $220. I just did a quick search, and this website seemed to have some pretty cheap prices. just click on the model # for a pic of the tips. http://www.justmagnaflow.com/SSMufflers/5x8Street.htm
So it doesn't sound like a rice rocket exhaust? Is it still bearable on long trips? Thanks for the info.

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It is a V6, so it doesn't sound like a rice rocket at all. It's a deep tone, but not too overbearing. It's not very loud while cruising on the highway, unless you get on it. I personally like the sound of it on the highway. If you get one installed, and do feel it's too loud, you can always get a resonator installed to quiet it down.
 

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If you want to hear what it sounds like, the sound file for the Chrysler 300 3.5 V6 at Magnaflow.com sounds pretty similar to what my Legend sounds like. It's not exact, but it'll give you a good idea of what to expect. Also, at higher RPMs, the VW R32 sounds pretty close to the Legend as well.
 

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I think one will find clearance issues when attempting to fit a 350Z exhaust on the Legend. In addition, the tips seem to be a little bit too close to each other to be proportional on the Legend. And, with an aftermarket exhaust, the car will be a little bit more free flowing. With that said, the 350 exhaust sounds amazing, and for that price it's definitely worth a try.
 

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i'm going to check for clearance issues on tuesday and i'll try to measure my friends 350z exhaust. i thought about the tip spacing also... and i was thinking of hacking off the tips and hiding the whole thing if it looked too wierd... but that idea just ran across my mind becuase i've seen several cars that have exhaust that isn't visible from the outside.. i don't know.

i'll toy around with the idea later once i can get to my car :)
 

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I would buy the remus but I think they run about $600.. Get 2.75" piping for your exhaust, split it into two ports and put dual magnaflow mufflers on each side, make sure the inlet is the same as the exhaust for optimal perfomance and sound... Not bad?
 

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I would buy the remus but I think they run about $600.. Get 2.75" piping for your exhaust, split it into two ports and put dual magnaflow mufflers on each side, make sure the inlet is the same as the exhaust for optimal perfomance and sound... Not bad?
IMO, 2.75" is way too big for our cars...it'll really kill low end torque. If you upgrade the pipe, don't go larger than 2.5". Also, there's no point to putting dual mufflers on our cars because it has absolutely no effect on performance. since our cars don't run a true dual exhaust set-up, splitting a pipe and running dual mufflers will offer no performance gain, and IMO, just be a waste of $$ and weight. BTW, magnaflow SS mufflers only come in 2.25" inlet.
 
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