Apex Apex'i N1 Universal Muffler on Chevy Aveo 1.6L
I bought this N1 universal due to seeing tons of Exhaust system and muffler replacement videos right here on youtube. I never saw one specifically on a Chevy Aveo, but I had seen demos on other small 4 cylinder cars. I liked what I heard out of the Apex N1 muffler the best so I went ahead and bought one. This is the 90mm or 3.5 inch version and everything else from the muffler forward to the block is still stock. This muffler is nice and deep and installed as a rear muffler replacement. The noise level in the car is quite minimal, but more than stock since these cars have almost NO Exhaust noise from the factory. At idle or on the open road or at cruising RPM you don't really notice much of a cabin difference over stock unless you are really stepping on it. I have heard however if you strip out all of your resonators and converters it can be very loud. The tone you hear on the video is pretty accurate to what you hear in person. I would SERIOUSLY DOUBT that a cop would ever pull you over specifically for this muffler unless you REALLY lay into it right when you are passing one. Even then I doubt he'd have a leg to stand on since any "illegal" Mustang with no converters and an X pipe is probably twice as loud... or ANY HARLEY DAVIDSON is about 3-4 times as loud and way more harsh than the Apex. Word to the wise.. if for some reason you do get pulled over for a moving violation of some sort.. turn the car off before the cop gets to your car... no sense in giving him a reason to mention something about your Exhaust tone. :)
Muffler vs. Exhaust - Summit Racing 101
Mufflers and Exhausts Systems are
popular upgrades to any vehicle. Al reviews the parts of an Exhaust system from headers and manifolds, to
downpipes, resonators, and mufflers. You can find Exhaust parts for your ride at:
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2008 Nissan Titan SE with new APEXI N1 Japanese Racing Muffler
2008 Nissan Titan SE crew cab 2wd
This is a startup/idle/rev and setup video of my new Exhaust.
Exhaust components consist of the
-Doug Thorley Long Tube headers
-Cajun catless 2.5in B-Pipes
-Flowmaster 2.5in/3in Y-pipe
-3in piping with:
* two inline Apexi N1 Resonators (3in in/out bottle style)
exiting before the rear axle into an Apexi N1 Muffler, Real Made in Japan,
NOT A KNOCKOFF. The muffler runs straight out under the Titan, dumping
before the rear axle, however there is no turndown tip, just the stock
straight cut 4.5in tip. It sounds beautiful.
I believe this is the first Nissan Titan ever to be equipped with an Apexi
N1 (or any type of REAL HKS, Greddy or Blitz style Exhaust).
The VK56DE in the Titan sounds amazing with this new muffler. I was very
skeptic at first, but it sounds great in my opinion. The startup/revs/idle
do not do justice of the muffler, only when you hear the driveby will you
hear the experience!
350Z/G35 owners who do the Vk56 swap, this vid is for you as well, if
looking for a good Exhaust setup.
Just wanted to remind, this is a REAL Made In Japan Apexi N1, not an Ebay
knockoff. There is a big difference in quality and sound.
WIll be posting fly-by vids soon of this setup.
Flowmaster Muffler Comparison
Chief Marketing Officer Nate Shelton from Flowmaster explains the different
mufflers offered from Flowmaster and the technology behind them!
Manufacturer of performance Exhaust
systems, mufflers, Exhaust kits,
racing mufflers, stainless steel mufflers, Exhaust accessories and tips for cars, muscle
cars, pick-up trucks, diesel trucks, SUV's, and most vehicles. Flowmaster
Exhaust systems and mufflers come with
that distinctive "Flowmaster sound" available in mild, moderate and
Hi-Flow Catalytic Converters and Exhaust Headers are now available from
Flowmaster, the brand you know and the brand you trust!
Flowmaster Muffler Comparison
A raw test of 7 different Flowmaster mufflers on one motor.
The Motor -
Small Block Chevy 406, 11:1 compression, Crane Solid Roller Camshaft,
Brodix heads with 2.05- 1.60 titanium valves, Eagle 4340 Crank, Eagle H
beam Rods, Manley Forged pistons, Victor Jr Intake manifold, 850 Holley DP,
K&N air filter, Moroso 7 qt. pan, 1 7/8 headers, BE COOL radiator with dual
13 inch fans, MSD distributor, MSD coil and MSD 6AL box.
Exhaust - Flowmaster 3 inch Scavenger
(2007 STI) Apexi (Multi-Function) Turbo Timer Review
A turbo timer is a device designed to
keep an automotive engine running for a pre-specified period of time in
order to automatically execute the cool-down period required to prevent
premature turbo wear and failure. After
a period of driving when a turbocharger
has been working hard, it is important to let the engine run at idle speed
for a period of time, allowing the compressor assembly to cool from the
lower gas temperatures in both the Exhaust and intake tracts. At the same time the
lubricating oil from the engine is able to circulate properly so the
turbine won't burn the lubricating oil that would otherwise be trapped
within the charger with the turbine rotating at high speed. With regard to
modern automotive turbochargers, the
need for a turbo timer can be eliminated
by simply ensuring the car does not produce any 'Boost' (during driving) for several minutes
prior to the ignition being shut off. Most turbo timers are based on digital electronics.
turbo timers can usually be disabled by
an external switch, this is normally done using the handbrake switch, or
using an automatic one.
Performance Muffler Upgrades [S2 Ep. 4-4]
In the world of hot rodding, when gear heads gather around and start
discussing their projects, invariably the conversation drifts into
speculation of what the smallest thing is that you can successfully put a
V8 engine in. Well today on GEARZ, Stacey pretty much puts an end to that
speculation by building a V8 powered BARSTOOL!! It's part go-cart... part
garden tractor... part insane... and ALL hot rod. Which of course is what
GEARZ is all about! If you like WILD.. then you don't want to miss this
show! Then Stacey dives into some Muffler Tech to show you what kind of
mufflers there are on the market, and give you some tips that might help
you make the right decision when the time comes to stick some cool mufflers
on your machine!
APEXi ECV Test
Testing out the A'PEXi ECV (Exhaust
control valve) on my 300ZX Z32 NA. I have this fitted between the passenger
muffler and the X-pipe. When closed, the Exhaust is forced to scavenge through the X-pipe
and through the driver's side muffler (when it's fully closed it actually
lets a bit through still for cars with single exit Exhausts), bringing down the dB of the Exhaust pretty significantly. It's a very trick
part that can help you get rid of some unwanted attention!
P.S. Sorry about the amateur video haha
2011 VW GTI: Episode 51: How to tell a fake Apexi air filter
This video shows a comparison between a fake Apexi filter and a genuine
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