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Old 02-18-2012, 03:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just caught the performance bug on my wife's pilot after installing some wheels and tires. I was reading into some headers on the pilot for a better flowing exhaust and a custom 2.5" exhaust system with an Apexi ws2 turbo exhaust muffer for something a little quiet with a good flow. I read an article where api did a j35a swap in a civic and used the comptech (now called ct engineering) header for the exhaust system on the j35a engine Honda J-Series - Engine Swap - Honda Tuning Magazine. I'm wondering if it would fit my 2004 pilot without any mods? I think this will be an interesting project to tackle. I've built subarus, mazdas, and my current type r swapped 2000 civic si. I hope this task will be an easy one.
Let me know what you guys think.
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There is a thread in MDX site where they are working on headers for recent year vehicles. They are finding all kinds of differences between years.
So one year won't fit another. Awd is different to fwd. etc.
So by all means try, but don't be surprised if it doesn't fit.
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the route of the piping is the same as the dc sports header. I'm sure it wont take a whole bunch of piping mods for them to fit. the flange on the cat side look about the same as well.
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There is much more restriction in the muffler design than there ever will be in the exhaust. Best bang for your buck is to find a less restrictive muffler that will suit your noise taste. A noise cancellation design will be your best choice. Magnaflow and Flowmaster engineering would be a good start.
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There is much more restriction in the muffler design than there ever will be in the exhaust. Best bang for your buck is to find a less restrictive muffler that will suit your noise taste. A noise cancellation design will be your best choice. Magnaflow and Flowmaster engineering would be a good start.
i think my choice of the Apexi ws2 muffler with a 2.5" exhaust is a good way to let the j35a breathe a little better. after the exhaust install i will be trying out some headers.
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Go look at mixers.org. They have a vendor working on a replacement exhaust headers to get rid of the 180 degree bend up there
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@ Rocky the link that you posted for mixers.org does not have anything to do with exhaust can you re-post the link again
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I didn't post a link. Go visit our sister site. They were trying to get something going for 09 and later.
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