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Old 09-08-2013, 01:05 AM   #1  
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NJ Midpipes

Well guys my cat went bad and I don't want to get an oem again so I'm asking this question cause I couldn't find an answer in the forums. If there is one then I'm sorry I missed it but here it goes. What mid pipe would best fit with my hks hi power exhaust and which will give it a good sound, no raspy ones. Thanks for the help!
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BHR is the best out there if your looking for catless.
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Thanks and oh I forgot to mention I have a 200-250 budget. Lol college student problems. And I know the Bhr runs over that
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And yes I'm looking for catless
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If that is your budget then don't buy one, you need to save up for the BHR. If you want to give it a try on the cheap you could measure your stock cat and see how long it is and find out how long the BHR resonator is and just weld that in. If you really can't spend more than 200-250 then don't expect to get one that will give you what you want.

That would work on my midpipe, I have checked the dimensions I just forget what they were. I have a agency power midpipe and I knew before I bought it that it was lower quality. It definitely has rasp and a resonance at around 4k rpms.
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What about gutted OEM cat? They can be had for super cheap
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Ah okay but then what you guys think about the racing beat midpipe? And I just need one for now because I use the 8 as my daily driver car.
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Your criteria is "no raspy" and "good sound". The BHR is the only one that meets this. Period. Even the Racing Beat dual resonated is raspy and drones. It's what happens when every other company uses piston resonators and/or piston exhaust packing. Completely different harmonics, energy flow, etc... They just aren't sufficient.


So, until you are willing to deal with raspy and drone OR bump up your budget, we can't give a recommendation because one doesn't exist. Keep in mind that if you pay $200-$250 now, you will still have to pay $500ish later to get the pipe you want. It would be better to just save up another couple hundred bucks and do it right in the first place. If your cat is shot, just gut it quick and deal with that until you have the money.
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Alright seems decent to me then. Bhr it is. Just curious how much they go for used if they ever appear?
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$200 is the lowest I've seen, $300-$400 is more common. They don't go for sale often though. Keep an eye on the classifieds.
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Cool thank you all of you guys
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i paid $370 a month ago for my used one. Again, the dont come up often and when they do they get scooped up quickly. The one I bought had been posted for maybe 2 hours when I made an offer for it and sent him payment.
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midpipe bought!
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I agree, the BHR midpipe (I have it paired up with a Turbo XS cat-back) is truly the only way to go with midpipes.

I'd sell mine, but only when they release their headers and I am forced to get a new midpipe x_x Though, it seems like you got it, and good job, you will love it.
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Good point on the midpipe availability once the header is finally released. Probably a noticeable increase of used pipes will become available, although I expect not a huge increase.
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In my experience I had no drone with the RB rev8 exhaust, with a custom made midpipe very similar to the RP supercat. (OBX pipe utilizing a leftover 3" cataltytic conveter)

It wasn't until I installed an OBX header that It got some slight rasp.
Regardless I have very minimal drone if any.
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In my experience I had no drone with the RB rev8 exhaust, with a custom made midpipe very similar to the RP supercat. (OBX pipe utilizing a leftover 3" cataltytic conveter)

It wasn't until I installed an OBX header that It got some slight rasp.
Regardless I have very minimal drone if any.
The drone and the rasp comes from the midpipe... a catless midpipe. Any cat in any pipe will eliminate most drone and most rasp.
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thanks it will soon be here but I will see how loud it will be paired with the hks hi power. hopefully the local police don't mind since its my summer dd
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So keep looking around for a whole new exhaust set up so when I come back home from Afghanistan I already have a good idea what set up I want. I was thinking the RB Headers, BHR midpipe and the RB catback. I wanna get the BHR midpipe cause it seems alot of people are happy with that over the RB one. Also from the website is says that the RB midpipe causes the check engine like to stay on. Does that same issues happen with the BHR one?
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So keep looking around for a whole new exhaust set up so when I come back home from Afghanistan I already have a good idea what set up I want. I was thinking the RB Headers, BHR midpipe and the RB catback. I wanna get the BHR midpipe cause it seems alot of people are happy with that over the RB one. Also from the website is says that the RB midpipe causes the check engine like to stay on. Does that same issues happen with the BHR one?
Hey curly, my CEL comes on every few days with my BHR midpipe. I clear it with the Android Torque app.
Stay safe bro.
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Any catless pipe can trigger the CEL, since you are catless.
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The drone and the rasp comes from the midpipe... a catless midpipe. Any cat in any pipe will eliminate most drone and most rasp.
The broader the generality the broader the fail ... some race cats flow as well as an open pipe, so obviously "any" is not the appropriate word choice
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um, so you are saying that these race cats don't eliminate drone or rasp at all?

my comment had no bearing on flow volume, only aspects of noise

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Hey curly, my CEL comes on every few days with my BHR midpipe. I clear it with the Android Torque app.
Stay safe bro.

So reguardless of the CEL and the fact that you clear it every so often, the BHR midpipe wont cause any other issues, right ?
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So reguardless of the CEL and the fact that you clear it every so often, the BHR midpipe wont cause any other issues, right ?
OMG
If you're that worried don't do it.
Seriously give you're head a shake will yeah.
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