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. :)
Apex Apex'i N1 Universal Muffler Chevy Aveo 1.6L Month Later
Here is my Apex Exhaust roughly 1 month after installation. The tone has mellowed out a bit and it got a bit more quiet. It does not have quite as sputtery of a tone as it did the first week or so which is a good thing. For anyone that did not see my other video check it out. From the rear muffler forward it is a stock Exhaust. Check out my intake video.
'04 Chevy Aveo w/ Flowmaster
Note: The Exhaust now goes to the back of the car, no longer on the side, and has an aftermarket muffler. It sounds MUCH smoother and mellower and even deeper!
The car has a Flowmaster 60 Series muffler.
Chevy Aveo 1.6L CAI Short Ram Cone Intake system
Here is an intake I bought off E-bay. It is a "chromeintakes" brand intake. They make them in batches per your car specs. It took about 2 weeks to get, but was well worth it. Between the CAI and my Apexi N1 Muffler I gained horsepower, throttle response, and SERIOUSLY have gained 2-4 MPG compared to PRE intake and Exhaust mods. I saw almost 34mpg on mixed city/highway driving just a couple of weeks ago. Previously I would rarely see 31mpg with similar driving. I just rolled over 50k on it and it's running better than ever.
Subaru Impreza 2.5TS Apex'i N1 Universal Exhaust Video
Revving the engine in neutral only. I never go over 4k rpm's
The idle kinda sounds distorted a little but it's a super deep rumble sound.
K&N SRI intake with K&N high flow filter
Borla rep UEL headers
Custom 2.5" Exhaust to Universal Apex'i N1 Exhaust
18" Resonator in the midpipe