Hello everyone! Like many s13 owners and enthusiasts, I am poor. But like most other owners, the stock exhaust system just won't cut it - especially when you have a softball sized hole in your muffler and rusted out piping.
In the never ending search for the cheap, quality, badass sounding exhaust I turned to Ebay.
Most would cringe at the thought, much like I did at first. I didn't want a huge 3" catback with a massive coffee can on the end, and I didn't want to be brutally loud, so I opted for the A'PEXi N1 Dual knockoff. This system is still made by SS Autochrome (XS Power), even though it is not listed under that name anymore.
The system itself consists of a 3" pipe that splits into two 2.5" pipes, then goes through a pre-muffler. After the pre-muffler the dual 2.5" pipes run side by side all the way to the back of the car, where there are dual mufflers with 3" tips.
The catback is made of T304 polished stainless, and looks rather nice. I'm no welding expert, but to me the welds look nice and clean, not too sloppy and not too cheap.
I have yet to mount the exaust, but so far I'm very impressed with the quality for what I paid. ($230~ shipped to Canada)
Also, the shipping was very quick. I ordered on Tuesday night, and the exhaust arrived today.
Now I'll post up some pictures, and you Niconauts can take a look and realize not all ebay exhausts are crap.
Sorry for the wall of text, but I know when I was trying to find info on this exhaust there was none really to be found so I wanted to give some good solid info.
Hope this helps some people choose on an exhaust piece!
DISCLAIMER: I am in no way advertising for SSAC/XS Power, just giving a review.
Label on the box
The two pieces
welds on the splitter
welds on the flange
Shot of the tips
Here are some fitment pics for all those who say its gonna be too low.
Engine is apart right now so I won't get a sound clip up for a bit, but go on youtube and search around, there are 2 or 3 good clips.
Modified by KA24Power at 3:42 PM 2/19/2008