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Alright, I got this car off craigslist a few weeks ago. My car is a 2006 honda accord coupe v6 manual. I know, gotta be careful with craigslist. I got lucky and nothing is seriously wrong with the car besides the fact that...part of the exhuast fell off. I lifted it up and saw that the whole exhaust pipe, from the end of the headers to the exhuast tips, including the cat, has seen better days. Rusted out. My left exhaust literally fell out on me while I was driving. I don't want that happening again so what I want to do is replace it with a cat back exhaust and replace the old cat with a fresh, stock one. Im looking to get a performance exhuast. I have looked everywhere and done all this research and I'm still unsure. I need y'all to help me find a not too expensive (less than $1000) performance cat back exhuast. Any ideas?
 

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I would go to a custom exhaust shop and get a custom setup. I have the Borla Cat-back and the weld going to the resonator failed. I had a shop "fix" it but I'm not happy with it. Going custom. Tsudo, and magnaflow have cat-back systems for our cars as well. I can't vouch for either, just the borla.
 

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If you are getting your exhaust done on the cheap, they are likely using cheap galvanized piping. A work buddy put cheap cat-back systems on his truck, and two of them rusted out and had to be replaced, before the original piping gave out. A lot of people are taking good stainless exhaust off their cars, and replacing it with cheap pipe that will rust out in half the time.
 

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Chris y not call borla and have them warranty it? Unless it's been more than a "million miles"
 

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Chris y not call borla and have them warranty it? Unless it's been more than a "million miles"
If I did, and Borla sent me a new exhaust, I'd be worried the same thing would happen. Also, I'd have to pay to have it re-installed. It wasn't perfect fitment and my exhaust guy had to do some moving around for a better fitment.

The weld that the repair shop did was done very well, and I feel it will hold up much better than what Borla ships out for these cars. It only cost me $100 for the repair.

I don't plan on keeping the exhaust because upon receiving it I noticed the inner diameter of the b-pipe is not true 2.5 like my J-pipe is. Also, the Borla doesn't match up if you have an OEM lip kit. I should have went custom from the start.
 

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Weird...Haven't heard many problems from the borla for these cars...
 

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Our Accords have stainless steel exhaust, just not polished. They look stained over but barely rust. 8 years in the snow belt, still original OEM.
 

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Weird...Haven't heard many problems from the borla for these cars...
Neither did I, that's why I went with it. The biggest disappointment was when I found out it wasn't a true 2.5id. Then I was upset that the tips were so far back. It sounds great, and there was a slight improvement in power. I'm currently working with my exhaust specialist to have a custom setup installed for the best flow.
 
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