With the Kakimoto, are you able to get the baffles re-packed or have new baffles re-inserted?
This is why I said mated to a DC Sport Racing Mani and mapped to the K100 with an AEM CAI as trust me it's not quiet on full chat by any means, once it's in vtec you can really hear it (not much less than my old full DC Sport system) just without the drone.Hey Carl, while your exhaust is obviously great for your needs, and admittedly makes good power, I wouldn't want to mislead people into just getting it as the go to exhaust because everyone has different taste. I personally find that it is far too quiet for me, I have heard them in person and they are just simply not loud enough.
If your requirement is not for noise but for gains and track use, I agree, it is probably the best exhaust
If it were me I would go Spoon or Skunk2.
I think I could appreciate what you're saying (with regards to it being when not with complimentary changes to the car) as it's not much louder than OEM on tickover etc, yeah for track days etc it's ideal (pretty much a few DB's under the limits on my car with no way of going higher and over), but if I wanted loud on the road then Buddy Club Spec 3 or Spoon N1. Buddyclub again not the best make in the world by far but it's a straight through scaffolding pipe so loud as hell...nails said:As you both say, it is personal taste, when it is on it's own and not mated to a manifold/decat etc. I don't think it sounds great, but that is just my opinion. I can't comment on what it sounds like in vtec with those mods you have Carl, but if it is passing track noise levels then it would probably be too quiet for me :xgrin:
On another note, avoid JS racing in my opinion as the baffles went on my system which was about a year old.
I have only had good experiences with Skunk2, except that the fitment on the DC5 is not perfect so you will want someone who knows what they are doing to fit it.
AEM is yeah but it was on the car when I bought it so can stay lol, not sure about Hondata though that's a good one, but Skunk2 is widely also known as Skank2 for a reasonste01 said:Agree with Nails about skunk2. They aren't bad, I know tons of people with there stuff. And as for American cheapness....aren't both the AEM intake and Hondata american? Haha
After investigating every system I could find for the Dc5 I opted for the RM01A.yn08_teg said:Rather than start a whole new thread, I thought it better to resurrect this one...
So, my current exhaust system has a few issues. I have a Kakimoto 06&r Regu catback system, OEM manifold and cat. This was already on the car 3 years ago when I imported it, so I've got no idea how long it has been on the car.
As per previous posts on here... the baffles have collapsed on the silencer in the mid pipe and there was also a crack in the same area that I had welded up. Essentially I'll need to do something and the options I'm considering are...
1) purchase a new cat back system
2) cut out the silencer in the current exhaust and replace it with a bit if straight pipe, so the only silencer will be in the back box
I do like the kaki and the looks are great, with the aftermarket tailpipe etc, but I would like it a little bit louder. I don't want anything obnoxious resulting in me getting pulled every 5 mins and wouldn't want anything that makes too much of a droan or sounds like those horrible decat civics! (Sorry if I offend anyone!!)
So I'm not sure whether to modify the existing exhaust, which Tom at TGM said was an option or just to get a whole new system. The RM01a has been touted as a great system, although maybe a little quiet for me. Please bear in mind I've never heard any other exhaust system on a DC5 so have nothing to compare it to. Another option would be solid fab and I'm told Alan is a great chap who would be able to customise things to my spec. Are there any particular avenues you would look down or any experience/recommendations based on what I'm looking for?
As always, cheers in advance! All recommendations welcome
Well Kaki is great and rm01a amazing but expensive compared to your repair I‘d sayyn08_teg said:At this point I'm torn between repairing the kaki and just deleting the mid silencer or getting the rm01a.
Sorry, I should have stated that I don't track the car and don't intend to so that's not an issue. However I don't want to go down the route of having to change exhaust components every time I take it for an MOT if it is too loud....
Spoon is a nice system and quite loud lol. But yeah spoon Catback would be a nice system to haveyn08_teg said:As I say, I don't have an aftermarket mani so the only thing with the rm01a is that it may not be loud enough. Additionally with the kaki, presumably there are also baffles in the rear silencer as well and I have no idea what state those are currently in!
What are people's opinions on the spoon systems from the cat back? Would that comprise of a b pipe and N1 backbox?
I'll have a look into it. Do you happen to have a photo of how the rear of the rm01a sits? Just so I can see how it compares to the kaki, which I think sits lovelycarl hammond said:Spoon is a nice system and quite loud lol. But yeah spoon Catback would be a nice system to have
Page 1 of my build thread lists everything on my car from day one so it‘ll tell you when it was fitted and pics will be on there mateyn08_teg said:I'll have a look into it. Do you happen to have a photo of how the rear of the rm01a sits? Just so I can see how it compares to the kaki, which I think sits lovely