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Does anyone out there have the 5Zigen or Apexi N1 catback? What's your take on either one of these exhaust systems?
They cost so much I have to ask.
 

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Don't have them and never met anyone with the Apexi N1 catback either. But with the prices as high as they are, you could buy a custom built exhaust any size you want, or spend half the price for a corksport and those sound amazing.

I dont see the point in spending so much money on an exhaust that is going to give you no performance gain cept for a couple of hp
 

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because JDM

sorry, had to say it
 

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to my knowledge, sideshow was the only or one of the only people in the us to have an apexi exhaust.
i didn't get it when i got his car, so idk where that is now.
idk if they do more than one exhaust either, so i might be way off in my statement.

but yeah, srsly...jdm shiz brah.
 

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JDM Tax.

Same reason my RS*R was $500 for what is essentially a stainless milo tin with a pipe out each end.



I think the main reason is that it's a known item.
You can easily jump on youtube and search for "Apexi N1 on Miata" and find exactly that, and know what it sounds like.

Whereas a custom piece, you don't know what it's like until you get it on the car. (generally)
 

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Really? I just youtubed it and did not see a single miata with the Apexi N1 exhaust. I saw some DIY exhaust with the N1 canister muffler, but the miata version of the exhaust does not come with a big canister like the bigger vehicles get. (from reading reviews about it on m.net)
 

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Sorry, I didn't acutally look on youtube.

More a general example to explain that because it's a brand name thing one will be the same as another.
I randomly chose Apexi, probably a bad choice without having looked to see if it's on there.
In that case, just pretend I said another brand that's more common :D

Same as a Big Mac is the same in every state, so you know what you're getting.
 

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All N1 exhausts are not alike.... My son put a Apexi N1 in my car while he had it. It was hideously loud. Even with a glasspack added to the pipe and the silencer in place, it was too loud for comfort. I had a stock exhaust installed before I drove it back from Tacoma to Atlanta. I could have never made that trip with that muffler.. Anyway, I have just ordered a SR-S N1 from ebay and I'm waiting for it to get here. We'll see how loud it is. By what most folks say, it's supposed to be rather quiet....
 

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to my knowledge, sideshow was the only or one of the only people in the us to have an apexi exhaust.
i didn't get it when i got his car, so idk where that is now.
idk if they do more than one exhaust either, so i might be way off in my statement.

but yeah, srsly...jdm shiz brah.
They do make more (or did make more) than one exhaust. I had the Apexi R in my '95 R with supercharger. It was an awesome exhaust. I'd snap one up in a minute if I found one. Unfortunately, they are very rare....
 
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