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Hello everyone!

Hoping that everyone's 2021 is off to a great start.

As soon as I saw this exhaust, I feel in love with it. Not a huge fan of the stock exhaust tips and really, just not a fan of fake exhaust tips in general especially after owning so many older Hondas/cars over the years. With pretty much every aftermarket exhaust option available for us utilizing stock exhaust tips, I was not looking forward to fabricating some tips to give me "real" tips. I was a little iffy about the quad tips at first but gosh dang, they look awesome haha!

Install was an absolute breeze, I am a driveway weekend warrior and was able to complete this with ease in roughly 1.5 hours. The most difficult thing was just removing the exhaust hangers since I didn't have an exhaust hanger tool; nothing a little WD-40 and some channel locks can't fix though... There were zero adjustments required, it fit flawlessly and completely balanced/even. Aside from removing the stock exhaust tips (removed by three 8 mm bolts that are hidden pretty well), there is zero modification required and the fact that the exhaust "clamps" together as opposed to bolts together makes it that much easier.
I now have a full "turbo back" exhaust: RV6 catted down pipe, PRL front pipe, and now the DC Sports exhaust and really, it is not too loud. There is a notable power difference now that all three things are installed, though I am not sure if the exhaust system really added that much power, maybe a few horsepower though it is obvious that the car can breath better.

In terms of sound, it sounds pretty dang good. Not a huge fan of how the Borla and Magnaflow exhaust sounds, a little raspy and just too much for my taste. I was leaning towards the Thermal R&D exhaust due to the price (~$900) and the more subtle sound, but I am definitely glad I got this instead. The DC Sports exhaust has a very smooth, but very Honda-like sound to it. It doesn't have that "metallic" type sound that a majority of modern turbo cars have, it certainly doesn't sound like all of the other exhausts available for our cars. Far more refined, mellow, and subtle but still delivers quite the bite during WOT. Under 2000-ish RPM, there is not much sound but under acceleration and certainly in boost, there is some sweet sweet noise coming out of these pipes! Also, zero drone which is a HUGE plus.
I would say that the overall tone can be described as "deep". There is zero rasp, just a very full and powerful sound. Something I absolutely LOVE is the fact that you get the "farts" or "claps" between shifts like you hear in DSG cars, DCT cars, or newer cars with the ZF 8 transmission that is in just about every big-power car nowadays. It makes you feel like you are driving something special and fast (not that our cars can't be fast ;)), Honda knocked it out of the park with the 10 speed and this exhaust places that engineering on display, it sounds so dang good.

This exhaust JUST became available. I believe the first shipments began in the end of December, so I reckon I am one of the first to have one. I purchased this back on Black Friday from Enjuku Racing for $1300 (normally $1400-1500 depending on supplier and finish; stainless which I have, black, and burnt tips) and received free shipping. It was expensive, not going to begin to even TRY to sugar coat that... haha. But dang it is worth it! This exhaust system really sounds great, I have absolutely zero complaints and cannot recommend it enough to everyone if your budget allows for it. I believe the stock exhaust is 2 or 2.25 inches in diameter, this one is 3 inches which matches the PRL front pipe. Looking at this exhaust side-by-side with OEM gives you an idea that the DC Sports exhaust means business, it is a really solid system and arguably a work of art.

Overall, I am thrilled with my exhaust choice. I was very hesitant with purchasing an exhaust because really, I am just not a huge fan of how the options for our cars sound but the DC Sports exhaust has made every worry go away. Yes, this exhaust is a bit more expensive than the other options, but this is a prime example of "you get what you pay for". This is an awesome system and I could not recommend it anymore, it is SO good. I have had full custom exhausts on older cars that cost upwards of $2000 and this is right up there with them. I will try to get some videos of some pulls eventually so you all can hear it too but in the meantime, here is how it looks!

God bless you all and stay safe out there, best wishes!

Link: Stainless Steel Exhaust System DCS5534

Ignore the black dot on the right taillight, must've accidentally put a mark there while covering the license plate on my phone haha.
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I like that system! A couple of questions please.

Am I correct in guessing that it comes with a front pipe but you chose to stick with your PRL front pipe?

It may just be the angle of the picture but the rear center "Y" section looks like it's hanging a little low - is that the lowest part of the exhaust system? What is the minimum ground clearance (and where)?

Thanks!

(eta - probably too late now but before/after sound levels at idle would be great)
 

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I like that system! A couple of questions please.

Am I correct in guessing that it comes with a front pipe but you chose to stick with your PRL front pipe?

It may just be the angle of the picture but the rear center "Y" section looks like it's hanging a little low - is that the lowest part of the exhaust system? What is the minimum ground clearance (and where)?

Thanks!

(eta - probably too late now but before/after sound levels at idle would be great)
Hey Samuel, thank you!

So this exhaust does NOT include the front pipe, this exhaust is from the front pipe back. If you were to get this system, you could still utilize the stock front pipe and down pipe with no issue.

I believe that it is just the angle and the fact that our cars rear end "slopes up" a bit. It hangs as low as OEM, maybe slightly visually-lower because the Y-Pipe is WAY bigger than stock, but it is still higher up than the rest of the exhaust that runs underneath the car. I definitely see what you mean, but it is in the same position as stock and utilizes stock hangers and hanger points throughout!

Too late for before and after unfortunately, smacking myself for not taking more comparison photos/videos between the two :confused: haha. Idle definitely has a bit more noise though, I will try to get some videos up this week/weekend dependent upon how busy work is!
 

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Hello everyone!

Hoping that everyone's 2021 is off to a great start.

As soon as I saw this exhaust, I feel in love with it. Not a huge fan of the stock exhaust tips and really, just not a fan of fake exhaust tips in general especially after owning so many older Hondas/cars over the years. With pretty much every aftermarket exhaust option available for us utilizing stock exhaust tips, I was not looking forward to fabricating some tips to give me "real" tips. I was a little iffy about the quad tips at first but gosh dang, they look awesome haha!

Install was an absolute breeze, I am a driveway weekend warrior and was able to complete this with ease in roughly 1.5 hours. The most difficult thing was just removing the exhaust hangers since I didn't have an exhaust hanger tool; nothing a little WD-40 and some channel locks can't fix though... There were zero adjustments required, it fit flawlessly and completely balanced/even. Aside from removing the stock exhaust tips (removed by three 8 mm bolts that are hidden pretty well), there is zero modification required and the fact that the exhaust "clamps" together as opposed to bolts together makes it that much easier.
I now have a full "turbo back" exhaust: RV6 catted down pipe, PRL front pipe, and now the DC Sports exhaust and really, it is not too loud. There is a notable power difference now that all three things are installed, though I am not sure if the exhaust system really added that much power, maybe a few horsepower though it is obvious that the car can breath better.

In terms of sound, it sounds pretty dang good. Not a huge fan of how the Borla and Magnaflow exhaust sounds, a little raspy and just too much for my taste. I was leaning towards the Thermal R&D exhaust due to the price (~$900) and the more subtle sound, but I am definitely glad I got this instead. The DC Sports exhaust has a very smooth, but very Honda-like sound to it. It doesn't have that "metallic" type sound that a majority of modern turbo cars have, it certainly doesn't sound like all of the other exhausts available for our cars. Far more refined, mellow, and subtle but still delivers quite the bite during WOT. Under 2000-ish RPM, there is not much sound but under acceleration and certainly in boost, there is some sweet sweet noise coming out of these pipes! Also, zero drone which is a HUGE plus.
I would say that the overall tone can be described as "deep". There is zero rasp, just a very full and powerful sound. Something I absolutely LOVE is the fact that you get the "farts" or "claps" between shifts like you hear in DSG cars, DCT cars, or newer cars with the ZF 8 transmission that is in just about every big-power car nowadays. It makes you feel like you are driving something special and fast (not that our cars can't be fast ;)), Honda knocked it out of the park with the 10 speed and this exhaust places that engineering on display, it sounds so dang good.

This exhaust JUST became available. I believe the first shipments began in the end of December, so I reckon I am one of the first to have one. I purchased this back on Black Friday from Enjuku Racing for $1300 (normally $1400-1500 depending on supplier and finish; stainless which I have, black, and burnt tips) and received free shipping. It was expensive, not going to begin to even TRY to sugar coat that... haha. But dang it is worth it! This exhaust system really sounds great, I have absolutely zero complaints and cannot recommend it enough to everyone if your budget allows for it. I believe the stock exhaust is 2 or 2.25 inches in diameter, this one is 3 inches which matches the PRL front pipe. Looking at this exhaust side-by-side with OEM gives you an idea that the DC Sports exhaust means business, it is a really solid system and arguably a work of art.

Overall, I am thrilled with my exhaust choice. I was very hesitant with purchasing an exhaust because really, I am just not a huge fan of how the options for our cars sound but the DC Sports exhaust has made every worry go away. Yes, this exhaust is a bit more expensive than the other options, but this is a prime example of "you get what you pay for". This is an awesome system and I could not recommend it anymore, it is SO good. I have had full custom exhausts on older cars that cost upwards of $2000 and this is right up there with them. I will try to get some videos of some pulls eventually so you all can hear it too but in the meantime, here is how it looks!

God bless you all and stay safe out there, best wishes!

Link: Stainless Steel Exhaust System DCS5534

Ignore the black dot on the right taillight, must've accidentally put a mark there while covering the license plate on my phone haha.
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that looks amazing! if you don't mind, can we get a few more pics from different angles? I'd like to see how much it protrudes from the side angle and from top view. and obv cant wait for the sound clips! what's stopping me from getting an exhaust is having it sound like a fart can hahah. but from your description it's really intriguing.
 

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that looks amazing! if you don't mind, can we get a few more pics from different angles? I'd like to see how much it protrudes from the side angle and from top view. and obv cant wait for the sound clips! what's stopping me from getting an exhaust is having it sound like a fart can hahah. but from your description it's really intriguing.
For sure man! I will grab some pics today, should have plenty of time for that. This exhaust is the furthers to from a fart can, haha. It’s so so so good! I’ll get some videos this weekend hopefully.
 

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Hello everyone! A few more angles of the exhaust. Got a few videos recorded, just gotta get them posted to YouTube or something else that can be shared!

Ignore the pink degreaser on the ground, had to make sure the tips looked shiny :D
thank you so much for the photos! the exhaust looks great! looking forward to the sound clips. question, are you getting any cabin drone while cruising on surface streets or highway speeds? seems like manual equip cars are experiencing drone while automatic owners aren't expressing the same concern.
 

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thank you so much for the photos! the exhaust looks great! looking forward to the sound clips. question, are you getting any cabin drone while cruising on surface streets or highway speeds? seems like manual equip cars are experiencing drone while automatic owners aren't expressing the same concern.
Hey man! There is very minimal drone when you’re cruising around 45-55 mph when the car is in 8-9th gear but while cruising on the highway in 10th gear, the drone is hardly noticeable at all. I’d say with 15% throttle in 10th gear, cruising around 70-75 mph, you will hear a VERY faint drone but nothing that is truly noticeable, let alone annoying.

This system has a decent sized resonator along with the mufflers and that does a fantastic job of eliminating any rasp, and definitely any drone. With the exhaust being 3 inches in diameter, it would be quite easy and relatively cheap to have an exhaust shop weld up an additional resonator if you want true silence. For example, my 2012 6-6 Accord had a full 3 inch exhaust and droned horribly. Threw a 3 inch Vibrant Ultraquiet Resonator on there ($80 on Amazon) and boom! Drone was gone. I can imagine with this exhaust already being as drone-free as it is, you would truly hear nothing while cruising!

Quick side note, I do have both of the upgraded solid engine mounts installed and if anything, those cause more cabin noise/vibration than the exhaust itself if that gives you any idea of how it is haha.
 

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Hey man! There is very minimal drone when you’re cruising around 45-55 mph when the car is in 8-9th gear but while cruising on the highway in 10th gear, the drone is hardly noticeable at all. I’d say with 15% throttle in 10th gear, cruising around 70-75 mph, you will hear a VERY faint drone but nothing that is truly noticeable, let alone annoying.

This system has a decent sized resonator along with the mufflers and that does a fantastic job of eliminating any rasp, and definitely any drone. With the exhaust being 3 inches in diameter, it would be quite easy and relatively cheap to have an exhaust shop weld up an additional resonator if you want true silence. For example, my 2012 6-6 Accord had a full 3 inch exhaust and droned horribly. Threw a 3 inch Vibrant Ultraquiet Resonator on there ($80 on Amazon) and boom! Drone was gone. I can imagine with this exhaust already being as drone-free as it is, you would truly hear nothing while cruising!

Quick side note, I do have both of the upgraded solid engine mounts installed and if anything, those cause more cabin noise/vibration than the exhaust itself if that gives you any idea of how it is haha.
Thanks! I'm going to have to look into that Vibrant resonator! I too have the hasport mounts and vibrations are pretty much gone after 500 miles or so (using 62a instead of 82). I kinda miss it hahaha. I guess there's nothing left for me to do but to order the exhaust with black tips!!! I appreciate the feedback man.
 

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Thanks! I'm going to have to look into that Vibrant resonator! I too have the hasport mounts and vibrations are pretty much gone after 500 miles or so (using 62a instead of 82). I kinda miss it hahaha. I guess there's nothing left for me to do but to order the exhaust with black tips!!! I appreciate the feedback man.
The resonator is a game changer for any exhaust that you ever have man, it helps so much! And oh yeah, I’m the opposite. Had mine on for about 150 miles and I’m looking forward to it going away haha. Post some pics once you get it! Take care brother.
 

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Hey, I just installed mine yesterday and was having trouble getting the mid-pipe situated fairly so that there were no leaks but I'm still getting a "wheezing" sound from one of the slip joints when I turn the engine off.

Are you experiencing anything like that?
 

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Hey, I just installed mine yesterday and was having trouble getting the mid-pipe situated fairly so that there were no leaks but I'm still getting a "wheezing" sound from one of the slip joints when I turn the engine off.

Are you experiencing anything like that?
Nothing here as far as I can tell. Give it some time to break in. After about 200 miles the sound actually got deeper on mine.
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Hey, I just installed mine yesterday and was having trouble getting the mid-pipe situated fairly so that there were no leaks but I'm still getting a "wheezing" sound from one of the slip joints when I turn the engine off.

Are you experiencing anything like that?
Dude, yes! I sure did. I had to get under the car a few times to adjust it as the pipes “broke in”. Just make sure the clamps are on properly and just adjust as you need. It would be totally fine, no leaks and then randomly would leak a day or two later and required an adjustment. After about 4-5 adjustments, haven’t had an issue!
 

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Nothing here as far as I can tell. Give it some time to break in. After about 200 miles the sound actually got deeper on mine.
Thanks for the feedback, definitely appreciate it

Dude, yes! I sure did. I had to get under the car a few times to adjust it as the pipes “broke in”. Just make sure the clamps are on properly and just adjust as you need. It would be totally fine, no leaks and then randomly would leak a day or two later and required an adjustment. After about 4-5 adjustments, haven’t had an issue!
Well at least I'm not going crazy lol I'll keep toying with it
 

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Let's see some pics!!!

I haven't had time to break out the camera but I posted a thread with a few phone shots and basic cold start. After reviewing this thread I can already tell I need to flip the muffler clamps over so they're not exposing the bolts towards the rear.

 

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I haven't had time to break out the camera but I posted a thread with a few phone shots and basic cold start. After reviewing this thread I can already tell I need to flip the muffler clamps over so they're not exposing the bolts towards the rear.

Looks great! Yea, turn those claps around. I did it on mine too.
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