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Edison Carasio

OEM CRX Si muffler on 91 Sedan

Last week I was backing up and hit the curb like a n00b and broke my muffler so I went junk yarding.  I knew where this CRX Si was and lucky enough someone had dropped the rear trailing arms and left the muffler.  It was cut before the flange (thank God!) but the two flanges were rusted together.  I busted them off and installed the muffler (same install as sedan).  

However, the exit pipes are too short so I fixed em.  Here's the write up for it.  I think it turned out pretty good.


Here is the muffler that came off the car last week.  Yuck.



Here's what the CRX Si muffler looked like installed.  Fit was perfect, hangers perfect and flanges identical.  BUT the exit pipes were 8 inches too short.




So today I went to CarQuest.  I they ordered these two 12 inch long 1 3/4 inch to 1 1/2 inch extensions and I bought the clamps.  Then I went to O'reilly's for the cheap chrome tips.  I wanted the OEM CRX Si look.  CarQuest had the extensions to me in 30 minutes!!!!!



Since the extensions were 12 inch and I only needed 8, I had to cut them down.  I went all over looking for an exhaust pipe cutter (the little chain strap with the cutting wheels on it) so I could have it for junk yard trips, but no luck.  Like an idiot, I gave the cheapie hacksaw a go.  



Then I busted out the sawzall.



I put the extensions on the car and marked them with a marker and then went to cutting.  

Then went on and lined up just right.







Tightened the clamps down and sprayed the clamp bolts with rust inhibitor so they will be easy to get off in the future.  Also did the muffler bolts while I was there.

One of the pipes is down lower Sad  Oh well.



It's not so noticable on the ground.  Here's the end result.





Total cost was $35.  The muffler was $10 at the junk yard, the extensions and clamps were $15 and the cheap chrome tips were $10.


Thanks for reading.  I'll be putting this in my build thread as well.
C-Rex

Very nicely done.. I just threw a Sebring CRX back box on mine and ended up melting the inner lip on the bumper Embarassed

Nice OEM look to it too Cool
jon_akers

Looks very nice. Glad you posted the pics so we could have an idea of what it looks like before and after.
Edison Carasio

C-Rex wrote:
Very nicely done.. I just threw a Sebring CRX back box on mine and ended up melting the inner lip on the bumper Embarassed

Nice OEM look to it too Cool


Having all that heat exiting under the car was one of my concerns as well.

Glad you guys enjoy.  Hopefully it can help some new sedan owners.

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