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Here's my review of my new SRS exhaust. Yes these are inexpensive but my car is getting old and I am saving the big bucks for better things. OK here we go:

PRICE
These are $300 + $100 shipping on eBay.

QUALITY
Excellent. Some have said these won't hold up in salty areas, which is true of any exhaust. I have yet to hear any reports of these falling apart like other cheaper exhausts (i.e. Tsudo). I was surprised at the excellent quality of this piece, the packing was A+, the welds look great. Time will tell I am sure but for the money I'm impressed.

FITMENT
Excellent again - all hangers match up perfectly. The two longer sections mate together and are held by a clamp (pic below). Everything fit easily. The right muffler is a bit off but you can't really tell especially with my rear bumper lip painted black.

INSTALL
Install took me about 2 hours but I was doing it on ramps in my garage. My car is lowered so even with the ramps there wasn't much clearance. Pretty easy install, the bolts at the cat (or TP if you have one) are a bit hard to reach but it's not so bad. Everything is 14mm, 16mm, or 17mm. With a lift I think this could easily be done in under an hour. It's pretty simple - just remove the old exhaust and install the new one. If you're installing this, make sure the last thing that you tighten is the clamp.

SOUND
I'd heard that this wasn't much louder than stock, but in my case it was. This is probably due to my header, open TP, and diy intake with snorkel removal - the combined air flow from all of these does make it a bit loud. From what I've read, the SRS exhaust is the quietest aftermarket exhaust available for a TSX. It's not bad overall but the verdict is still out as to whether my wife will accept this. It sounds good but at 2500rpms and in vtec it gets a bit loud for my taste. Maybe I'll get used to it.

LOOK
I think it looks really great, especially since I painted the lower lip of my rear bumper. I PD'd the more visible parts of the exhaust for stealth as you can see in the pictures. PD holds up to exhaust heat just fine and is removable if I decide I want the shiny look. But I was going for subtlety and I like the way it turned out.

As in the pics below, the exhaust tips are just a tad bit bigger than stock. Stock measures 3 5/16" while SRS measures 3 7/16".

OK here are some pics and sound clips:

PD'd before install


Installed


That clamp I spake of


Stocker diameter


SRS diameter


Side view


Back view


Outside sound
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Inside sound
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Thanks for reading. For comparisons of before and after sound there are some other recent vids I did of the car both outside and inside, before the install, on my youtube channel.

Jeff
 

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Nice review. Though for me, a brand with a reputable history matters, this is a great inexpensive performance mod. Looks pretty well built

Maybe this review will prompt more people to purchase it
 

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Great review for this exhaust. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Nice review. Though for me, a brand with a reputable history matters, this is a great inexpensive performance mod. Looks pretty well built

Maybe this review will prompt more people to purchase it
I've been modding cars and buying aftermarket parts for a long time and this stands out as a truly quality piece, even if it had been hundreds more. Any brand with a reputable history had to start somewhere.

Wow this doesn't sound raspy at all. I kind of like it.
There is no rasp, it's all boom, I don't think it sounds cheap.

Not bad for the money. It looks like a good alternative for someone on a budget, and it sounds pretty decent. I agree with din9lebeRrY. I only buy USA products myself, but this aint too bad.
What about that TSX you're driving? :laugh:
 

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Inside sound
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Thanks for reading. For comparisons of before and after sound there are some other recent vids I did of the car both outside and inside, before the install, on my youtube channel.

Jeff
how come your Vtec hit around 4 krpm? what did you do on it?
 

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Yes I stomped it around 4k. I have Hondata and pulleys though so vtec is @ 5k and revs are a bit quicker than stock.

This exhaust sounds great, looks great, and is pretty good quality, but after the weekend in it I am considering going back to stock. It is relatively quiet compared to other exhausts but it may be a bit too much boom for my wife to handle...we'll see....

Here are a few more sound clips:

Driving away:
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Return:
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This piece is quiet compared to other exhausts, but just too loud for my taste, so I took it off today and will be selling it shortly. When I swapped back to stock I took some pics to compare. It is slightly larger diameter than the stocker as you can see below:







I did feel a few hp in the butt dyno but not much.

All in all, this is a great quality exhaust for the money, fitment is great, sound is nice and deep, no rasp at all. Just too loud for my taste.
 

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Great review and great writeup! I can attest that sounds similar to the Comptech exhaust (which it was designed after). It's slightly louder, but the welds do look a bit better than than the Comptech welds.
Thanks man.

Another thing to note, I did gain some MPG with this on, my low fuel light came on about ten miles later than usual, and that was with the SRS exhaust on for less than half of that particular tank. I'm thinking this piece will add about 1 MPG. It makes sense, the pics above clearly show that the exhaust is bigger and therefore allows more flow.
 

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Heck yea nice write up I was really Lookin at this and wondering how it was. I've had my tax about two weeks now and been looking for an exhaust but haven't had much luck for a good price. But this seems perfect. Thanks for the write up
 

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Yes with my other mods the SRS it was quite loud. When I removed the SRS and put the factory exhaust back on it was much quieter. The SRS sounds great outside of the car but from inside it was just too loud for my taste. Especially around 2200 rpm. But as I said I have other mods that amplified the boom/drone. Without them it would not have been so loud. And I'm older than most of you.
 

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From what I heard/read the stock catback design isn't too bad. I think I'll put my money into a header first. This is definitely something I would consider doing if mine rusts out from old age or something.
 
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