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Most Bad A$$ sounding exhaust for 1998 eclipse gst

Posted by Jeff D Desantis, Mar 19, 2019

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  1. Jeff D Desantis

    Jeff D Desantis Proven Member

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    Looking to get a new turbo back exhaust, and want something mean sounding but not ricey sounding. Anyone give me some ideas and links to buy them?
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  2. Bud92gsx

    Bud92gsx Proven Member

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    Everyone says the thermal r&d sounds the best, but it is the most pricey.
    If your trying to ball on a budget, megan downpipe, test pipe, and megan or Ebay ish catback.

    If your looking at out vendors. Punishment racing has a 2g cat delete downpipe. The 1g pr downpipe option requires a test pipe. And Remember awd fits fwd but fwd will not fit awd
     

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    1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    13.300 @ 102.400 · 1G DSM
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  3. 99ECLIPSEGSXDSM

    99ECLIPSEGSXDSM Proven Member

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    Love my apexi n1
     

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    13.5 @ 99 · 2G DSM
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  4. Dreams Realized

    Dreams Realized Proven Member

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    +1 megan down pipe it is pretty mean. If you know a good shop or a good welder who can hook you up with a discount I would say go that route! Once you get the down pipe it's virtually a straight shot to the muffler hanger area ( I have like a 6" bend to get around the diff and that's it)

    I have a megan DP with a 3" stainless steel custom exhaust. I went with a quiet muffler and a vibrant resonator because I like to hear the engine more than the exhaust, but if you go the custom route you can pick out a mean muffler (I personally like apexi and magnaflow) and save $$$ since the shop won't have much fab work to do, I would think it would be in the ~$350-450 range including the price of the DP, but I am woefully out of touch with shop prices as I just buy my welder friends beer or help them with their cars
     

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  5. Jeff D Desantis

    Jeff D Desantis Proven Member

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    I think currently there's just some kind of custom straight pipe on the car, pretty loud LOL. I was watching youtube videos of diff exhaust sounds on the eclipse and I think my favorite was the hks carbon ti one - but the megan sounds awesome too and is a good budget one - So It sounds like I need the downpipe and xpipe from megan, than I can basically pick the cat back exhaust - which I might do the hks but its 800 :( Is there any welding with the megan downpipe test pipe and hks cat back setup? Or is it all bolt on? If I get the megan cat back instead would that be bolt on or is there welding needed also?
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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  6. Jeff D Desantis

    Jeff D Desantis Proven Member

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    Last edited: Mar 20, 2019

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
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  7. Jeff D Desantis

    Jeff D Desantis Proven Member

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  8. rEclipserGST

    rEclipserGST Proven Member

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    Let me ask you a question prior to me answering yours.

    Do you plan on getting an awd or eventually converting your vehicle to awd?

    I originally had a 2ga gst auto. I ended up with a 2ga awd auto. Guess where I put most my money? The engine bay. I had an ebay full 3" exhaust on my GST.

    Being where I am now, I will tell you that the muffler is going to make the biggest sound difference between each exhaust.

    I wouldn't spend $800 on a gst exhaust. I would straight pipe it and spend $150 on a nice muffler. Bigger turbo. External wastegate.

    You could get an ebay exhaust and some cams to make it sound nice :D
     

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    187 whp · 200 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  9. GReddyTalon

    GReddyTalon Supporting Member

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    1996 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM
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  10. Jeff D Desantis

    Jeff D Desantis Proven Member

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    That exhaust looks nice.. I think my car is straight piped, but I think theres leaks in the exhaust. That's why I wanted to start over with a new exhaust.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  11. Detail

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    Love my Greddy. Two resonators and a huge muffler.
     

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    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    14.000 @ 109.000 · 2G DSM
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  12. Jeff99GS

    Jeff99GS Proven Member

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    I personally don’t like a super loud exhaust all the time so I put an electric Cutout on my Talon. It opens up just before the cat to a 3.5” open dump. When closed it sounds like stock. When it’s open it sounds like a side exit, loud as hell. The car still passes emissions testing which is required in my area.
     

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.577 @ 113.020 · 2G DSM
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  13. PlanZero

    PlanZero Proven Member

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    After having an apexi ws2 on my awd and being very disappointed by the sound and overall quality, I love my eBay DNA/speed daddy exhaust! Excellent quality catback, matches up nicely to most downpipes (I matched it to a "speed racer" DP-megan knockoff) and the sound is truly unbelievable. Has a nice deep growl, and although pretty loud doesn't sound ricer at all, more like a muscle car. Fitment was perfect. Price: under $200 for everything. I can't say anything about other eBay sold exhausts but mine is awesome and has been holding up for a few years now.
    A nice trick if you drive in the winter, spray the whole exhaust with Rust-Oleum rust protector or clear coat before installation.
    Also for anyone who doesn't know, a simple $5 O2 sensor spacer on the rear O2 sensor prevents CELs with no cat.
     
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    1996 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  14. tk106

    tk106 Supporting Member

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    Can’t recall if I’ve ever heard a ricey 4g63t. No complaints on my old 2g setup. Hanns full 3” down pipe off turbo w apex dunk
     

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.625 @ 111.42 · 1G DSM
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  15. Black95TSIawd

    Black95TSIawd Proven Member

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    I have a mint Apex Grand Sport catback for sale. 3inch at the testpipe and opens to 4 inch by the muffler. Easily best sounding exhaust i’ve ever owned. PM if interested.
     

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    1998 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    184.4 whp · 251.0 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  16. donniekak

    donniekak DSM Wiseman

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    4” hood exit.
     

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    1991 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM
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