Basque Red Fury
Curious... Has anyone else done this?
If you're going for all out performance, I'd go with no cats. If you are just looking for slightly better performance and a better exhaust note I would stick to the stock cats or HFPCs.I installed an 18" Magnaflow resonator in the place of the main cat. My car sounds stock except for the air intake. No rasp at all... I kind of wish the exhaust was a little louder actually.
Yep I have no cats at all. The smell is slight and I've gotten used to it. One draw back is discolored exhaust tips, but the low end torque gains are impressiveIf you're going for all out performance, I'd go with no cats. If you are just looking for slightly better performance and a better exhaust note I would stick to the stock cats or HFPCs.
I'm personally sticking with the stock pre-cats for now. I will be installing the RV6 J-pipe and a cat back though. (Magnaflow)
Which cutout did you use, the low profile one? And does it leak at all?There aren't many options for Accords past 'bolt on.' But wow...saying 'Honda enthusiasts don't think past bolt on' has to be the most absurd, inaccurate generalization I've ever heard. I could pick it apart as well but it isn't worth it at this time.
Anyway...just get a cutout. Stick with the stock exhaust and throw a cutout at the end of the Jpipe collector (assuming you have a Jpipe). That's what I did and can't recommend it it enough. I've been through probably 4 or 5 different exhaust variations and far & away the cutout is the best. Even if you are catless, you can ride around quietly with it closed and LOUD with it open. I have a 7.5G Coupe, but I gained 30whp with the Cutout open vs. closed. I am full bolt on, so results will vary (especially considering the 9G have a larger exhaust stock), but it's worth itttttttt.
Oooh, did I touch a nerve? I wasn't 'ranting', but I guess it came across that way. There is no good reason not to get those cats out of the way. Period. It's also stupid to spend hundreds of dollars on a bunch of stainless tubing just because somebody else already bent it for your and welded it together if you're able to make your own. Neither of those things are wrong.Your rant shows why talking with a little knowledge is foolish. You make generalizations that are inaccurate at best. I could pick it apart but that would require more than I am willing to put in to be thorough and correct.
Yep, @ffearless is correct... But I do enjoy all "foolish" post. I haven't seen any post from you demonstrating your technical expertise... If you have something to share, please post it. I love "hacking" your shit with a dremmel tool. You might send your "Super Mods" to the idiot engineers at Honda, lol. The last person I saw displaying your attitude replaced his intake with a fricking 4' dryer hose... :0 Of course the Maytag Repair Man was his next post...It's pretty amazing what you can do with just a few dremmel attachments and a homemade flow bench