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Rice Pipe?

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Omerta, Oct 24, 2004.

  1. Omerta

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    Im going to be welding together a custom exhast setup for my car, what are my odds on this having the sound of an N1 ricepipe?

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    Size: 25.5' x 6' x 6'
    Inlet 2.5" , Full T-304

    For my soon to be turbo application, I know its you get what you pay for but I'm a poor HS student.
     
  2. PirateSteve

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    I'm not sure anything can get rid of the tinny sound a 240 makes. You should be safe :lol:
     
  3. Omerta

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    240 tinny :finger: thats what i think when every time i hear a 1.6l honda mashing it with its weedeater exaust note.
     
  4. Benedict

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    i hear just as many SHITTY sounding 240's on the road as i do hondas...
    :finger:
     
  5. slaw

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    more hondas out there then 240's that sound like shit tho. ratio here is 100:2
     
  6. Benedict

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    ok well for a 240 being a more rare car... there are alot of shitty sounding ones.....

    there might be alot more hondas on the road... but at least some sound good...
     
  7. billybob

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    so like ummmm........ 50:1?


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  8. slaw

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    ya sure :lol:
     
  9. Benedict

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    nice one Rob....
     
  10. slaw

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    true
     
  11. Omerta

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    Really? I've only ever seen 3 others on the road other than my own, dont stand out as being close to comparable to some of the hondas ive heard
     
  12. wreak

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    Unfortunatly it's difficult to make a straight though system on a honda without it sounding like shit. :(
     
  13. Eisenflower

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    Throw a snail on it, I guarantee you it won't sound like shit.

    I'm running a Tanabe Hyper Medallion, 2.5" piping the whole way back, no cat or resonator, 3" downpipe and it sounds nothing like you'd think it would. The turbo breaks up the exhaust and changes the note completely. Now if it were N/A, yes it would sound like ASS!!!!!!!!
     
  14. wreak

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    Im running 1.8LS 4-2-1 header-straight through cat-2.25inch mandrel midpipe-canister straight through muffler

    Dosn't sound like shit and dosnt sound tinny when I get on it but it's just to loud for me and not as deep as I'd like it. Sounded better when it just had a muffler and stock exhaust imo. Btw saw your car the other day by hfx shopping centre flower, looked very nice.
     
  15. John Doe

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    For a turbo app, go 3" all the way back!
     
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    Yup, every single one that has a factory exhaust on it. . .
     
  17. Scott

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    Holy crap, the population of 240s have exploded here on the eastern shore! If i drove to Porters lake right now, i bet i'd see at least 6 240s! Its just nuts! Theyre nice cars, dont get me wrong. My buddy Jack is building on up. Thing is amazing! But damn, theyre getting way popular!

    oh, and to stay on topic, 1 5/8 shorty headers, with 2 1/2" h-pipe, no cats/converters and 2 1/2" cat back with Flowmasters and 3" tips. Just like every other mustang out there! lol

    Turbos quiet cars exhaust noise down quite a bit. Sounds soo good!
     
  18. wylderhoads

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    What he said. 3" Is ideal for a turbo setup... 2.5 will be a little restricting...
     
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    Yes, pending on the amount of boost he plans to run. < 8psi, there's no need for 3" piping.
     
  20. Omerta

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    I plan on running 9psi, on stock internals once i gather the many, many other pieces i still need to buy.

    You using a MAP sensor or MAF? if MAF are you using a blow through setup or on the intake?

    Im thinking about gettign a 3" incase i upgrade later i dont need to buy a new exaust system
     
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    Good idea! Never too big with a turbo!
     
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    The only time people run less than 8psi is the few weeks (or in your case, hours) before they blow the stock motor. It's best to run a 3" setup because eventually you'll go well past 8psi...
     
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    You'd be surprised, over 1/2 the boost forum on csi are running 8psi or less, and many have been for years. IMO it's the perfect amount of power in a fwd car for a daily driver on the street.
     
  24. Boots

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    It's the truth isn't it steve! :lol:
     
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    Don't laugh at me :( My wallet hates you all right now.
     
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    YOU ARE LIVING PROOF!!!

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    I broke mine in on 8psi :lol: :lol:

    Running a solid 12 right now and looking to go to 15psi for next spring. I need some better fuel though. You're right though, without making major changes, adding an lsd, wider tires, you'll be wasting most of that power. Thats how mine is right now without the diff and my crappy all seasons. I'm still fighting for traction at the top of 3rd gear.

    BTW I'm running 2.5" all the way back, to a Borla muffler. Its perfectly reasonable at highway speeds and only gets loud on WOT because I have an open dump on my wastegate.
     
  28. Omerta

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    What makes you say that?

    the KA's internals consist of:
    forged crank
    forged rods
    cast iron block

    Piston heads are the only weaker part.

    ive researched it and people have boosted them on the stock internials to over 9psi, im just playing it safer... sort to speak
     
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    You can play it safe all you want, speaking from my experience you run a chance of popping your motor, even on a pathetic 6psi while tuning. :fingerda:

    if you don't believe me, refer to my avatar.

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  30. Omerta

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    Honda power :lol:


    Yeah its not hard to do, i need to rig everythign up im going to run no boost initially and slowly increase it while watching the EGT, i hope it stays together.
     
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    Are you in HS?? Working a part time job?? Chances are this project will last a very long time....because it won't be finished until you are done school. You can't do a turbo on the cheap and have it last. End of story.
     
  32. Scott

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    Yeah. Get a Wide band o2 sensor like this one by aem. Great way to make sure your running safe.

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    You can also get nice ones from http://www.innovatemotorsports.com/ which makes the lm-1. Great unit. You dont need to own one of these as you can do the tuning on the dyno, however id rather be safe and know right away that something is wrong and your running lean.

    I believe that most Honda/acura's run a fairly high CR? That doesnt mix too well with Boost. Have to pull alot of timing. They say a good CR to run is around 8-9to1.
     
  33. Omerta

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    8.5:1 here.

    Yes I am in HS working 2 PT jobs, its going to talk a long time yes I know.. cheap isnt the plan im just doign it on a low budget, im not going to give up quality for timelyness..
     
  34. Scott

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    Sounds like you have the right idea!, and a good plan! keep us posted on updates and stuff!
     
  35. 24dsx-ual

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    9 psi on stock internals is not a good idea. The weak spot of a boosted KA block/rotating assembaly, is the pistons, so Replace the stock pistons with some forged ones, whenever you change to aftermarket lightwieght pistons you should balance your rotating assembly, or blow your motor.
    good luck with the project, and play safe
     

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