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Mods Currently On My Car
Full Race 3" Cat-Back, WITHOUT extra adapter
Skunk2 Header
Import DPS Intensity V2
Hasport 70a Mounts
[Built K20/K24 frank in it now :woot:]
Pic of what comes in the box


Next to my old Skunk2 76mm


Why Full Race?
Ok. So if you take a look to your left, below my little member picture thing, you'll notice that I am 17 years old. And what do 17 year old kids like? Stupid Loud, obnoxious a** exhausts. Cause they get us poon or whatever. Well I was 'that kid' for a while, as I have already owned the Skunk2 70mm and 76mm, both paired with the Skunk2 header. But an important message to other teenagers seeking poon: let me tell you that the only thing loud a** exhausts attract are cops and tons of dudes. Not poon, just tons of dudes and old ladies that will hate you forever. Yes, everytime you hit VTEC you'll giggle like the girl that you are trying to attract, but every Non-Car Enthusiast on the road (aka 9 out of 10 drivers) will think you're a moron that annoys them by day and clubs baby seals by night. And even as you drive by going the speed limit, people will rush to get your tag number and call the cops, just because you sound fast (true story). Yes, I lived the life of having an obnoxious exhaust, but I eventually tired of the noise, the drone, and all of the complaints that people filed, even though I drive in a very reasonable fashion. The final straw was when a cop came to my door and said that he would have to start ticketing me soon because of all the complaints I had received.

Packaging/Installation
So once I opened up the package my exhaust was in, I realized what care Full Race puts into even packaging their products. There was NO WAY this thing could get damaged in routine shipping. The exhaust itself is a quality looking piece, pretty much on par with my previous Skunk2 systems. The muffler and the resonator absolutely dwarf the ones on my Skunk2, and I think the tip looks wayyyyy better (not a fan of canister tips). Installation was a piece of cake, but I still have a tiny, tiny, tiny leak by the slip joint. You can't hear it if you're not under the car and I'm sure it doesn't affect performance, but it still kinda annoys me.

Impressions
So the first thing I noticed when starting it up is how quiet this exhaust is. For a 3" system it is amazing, and inside the car, it is WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY quieter than the Skunk2. Driving around town, you are treated to a nice, deep tone that can easily be tuned out with the stereo. At a cruise around town, it is virtually silent. On the highway, this exhaust has ZERO drone until around 3k, then there is a little, but it is absolutely nothing compared to the Skunk2 drone. Another thing that I really like about this exhaust is the tone at WOT. It is very deep, and yet has no rasp at all. The tone is so smooth and is a welcome departure from the balls to the wall, devils roar that was the Skunk2. From inside the car, you can hear the intake over the exhaust, but outside it still is reasonably loud. Another important note is cold starts. They are about 1 billion times quieter than they were with the Skunk2.

Final Thoughts
Getting this exhaust was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It pulls just as hard as the Skunk2, but the sound is much more refined, mature and classy. I can now hold a conversation in my car, and girls will now ride with me. I also like the way the tip looks better, and the way the piping is routed will not melt crap like the Skunk2 76mm will. Oh yeah, and now my neighbors can't constantly bi*** about how loud my car is! I also like how my car no longer sounds faster than it really is. Yes, vtec no longer brings children to their knees, but you're only going balls out 5% of the time you're driving. And I never liked having the reputation of "the teenager with the loud car" anyway.

Get This If:
1. You want the power of a 3"exhaust (People that say it doesn't gain power are RETARDS. Seriously, stop saying it.)
2. You value holding conversations in your car
3. You don't have misguided conceptions on how to get poon

Do NOT Get This If:
1. You're nickname is 'Captain I Want Attention'
2. You're into attracting tons of dudes (I won't judge)
3. You love picking fights with neighbors and cops
4. You think hitting vtec should be an experience everyone within 2 miles should share with you

Thanks for reading this long a** review and feel free to ask questions!

If you think I'm a silly s.o.b. and want to laugh more while also being informed, read these:
http://www.8thcivic.com/forums/exhaust-discussion/254381-skunk2-76mm-review.html
http://www.8thcivic.com/forums/header-discussion/214837-skunk2-header-review.html

VIDZZ!!!!!11!!!1!!

<--- K20/24 onramp fun
<---- sound while cruising on highway
<--- more onramp fun
<----- outside sound w/ stock K20
<---- outside normal driving w/ K20
<--- more stock K20 stuffs
<---- K24 dyno
<--- K24 porn from here down
 

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Nice review I was between this and the Q-300, they seem to be the best 3" exhausts out there right now both very quiet when driving normal both have a nice deep sound without the rasp. I ended up going with the Q-300 because from the sound clips I heard it seemed quieter than the FR in VTEC and about the same normal driving, I think anyone looking for a quiet 3" cant wrong with either of the two.
 

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Thanks. I try to make my reviews bearable and informative! And you won't be disappointed, this exhaust is excellent for a daily driver with no sacrifice in power
 

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LMAO another classic its a great exhaust i went with the Q300 for my own reasons but this is still the best 3'' subtle exhaust out there..
 

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You sure don't type like a 17 year old...lol not that I'm a lot older

Awesome review...I'm not saying this should be stickied...but there should be a sticky indexing all the awesome reviews out there like this one.

I personally went from a Q300 to GP3" w/ extra resonator and I definitely agree with you on the power. 3" definitely gives more power I can feel it on my accurate butt dyno lol
 

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I highly doubt a ticket from a cop solely based on complaints will hold up in any court. They have to prove it's past the legal limits for your state/city. I highly doubt your neighbors have the equipment nor are trained to dB test your car (testing the car with you driving by their house with other daily street noise != valid test).

The most the cop could do is sit out there waiting for you to drive by making a ton of noise... and even then he has to dB test it for the ticket to hold up in court. Certainly has no legal right to make you start your car up in your driveway/garage. That's a laugh in his face and slam the door shut type of request.

But... :rotfl: at the amount of complaints, yes those exhausts are loud. And probably was well past the legal dB limit.
 

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You sure don't type like a 17 year old...lol not that I'm a lot older

Awesome review...I'm not saying this should be stickied...but there should be a sticky indexing all the awesome reviews out there like this one.

I personally went from a Q300 to GP3" w/ extra resonator and I definitely agree with you on the power. 3" definitely gives more power I can feel it on my accurate butt dyno lol
how does the GP with extra resonator sound and what kind of extra resonator did you put? maybe we should meet up! wanna hear how your gopower sounds!

Mods Currently On My Car
Full Race 3" Cat-Back
Skunk2 Header
Injen CAI
Boomba Mounts
Hondata Flashpro
Basemap from Flashpro Tuning

Pic of what comes in the box
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Next to my old Skunk2 76mm
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Why Full Race?
Ok. So if you take a look to your left, below my little member picture thing, you'll notice that I am 17 years old. And what do 17 year old kids like? Stupid Loud, obnoxious a** exhausts. Cause they get us poon or whatever. Well I was 'that kid' for a while, as I have already owned the Skunk2 70mm and 76mm, both paired with the Skunk2 header. But an important message to other teenagers seeking poon: let me tell you that the only thing loud a** exhausts attract are cops and tons of dudes. Not poon, just tons of dudes and old ladies that will hate you forever. Yes, everytime you hit VTEC you'll giggle like the girl that you are trying to attract, but every Non-Car Enthusiast on the road (aka 9 out of 10 drivers) will think you're a moron that annoys them by day and clubs baby seals by night. And even as you drive by going the speed limit, people will rush to get your tag number and call the cops, just because you sound fast (true story). Yes, I lived the life of having an obnoxious exhaust, but I eventually tired of the noise, the drone, and all of the complaints that people filed, even though I drive in a very reasonable fashion. The final straw was when a cop came to my door and said that he would have to start ticketing me soon because of all the complaints I had received.

Packaging/Installation
So once I opened up the package my exhaust was in, I realized what care Full Race puts into even packaging their products. There was NO WAY this thing could get damaged in routine shipping. The exhaust itself is a quality looking piece, pretty much on par with my previous Skunk2 systems. The muffler and the resonator absolutely dwarf the ones on my Skunk2, and I think the tip looks wayyyyy better (not a fan of canister tips). Installation was a piece of cake, but I still have a tiny, tiny, tiny leak by the slip joint. You can't hear it if you're not under the car and I'm sure it doesn't affect performance, but it still kinda annoys me.

Impressions
So the first thing I noticed when starting it up is how quiet this exhaust is. For a 3" system it is amazing, and inside the car, it is WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY quieter than the Skunk2. Driving around town, you are treated to a nice, deep tone that can easily be tuned out with the stereo. At a cruise around town, it is virtually silent. On the highway, this exhaust has ZERO drone until around 3k, then there is a little, but it is absolutely nothing compared to the Skunk2 drone. Another thing that I really like about this exhaust is the tone at WOT. It is very deep, and yet has no rasp at all. The tone is so smooth and is a welcome departure from the balls to the wall, devils roar that was the Skunk2. From inside the car, you can hear the intake over the exhaust, but outside it still is reasonably loud. Another important note is cold starts. They are about 1 billion times quieter than they were with the Skunk2.

Final Thoughts
Getting this exhaust was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It pulls just as hard as the Skunk2, but the sound is much more refined, mature and classy. I can now hold a conversation in my car, and girls will now ride with me. I also like the way the tip looks better, and the way the piping is routed will not melt crap like the Skunk2 76mm will. Oh yeah, and now my neighbors can't constantly bi*** about how loud my car is! I also like how my car no longer sounds faster than it really is. Yes, vtec no longer brings children to their knees, but you're only going balls out 5% of the time you're driving. And I never liked having the reputation of "the teenager with the loud car" anyway.

Get This If:
1. You want the power of a 3"exhaust (People that say it doesn't gain power are RETARDS. Seriously, stop saying it.)
2. You value holding conversations in your car
3. You don't have misguided conceptions on how to get poon

Do NOT Get This If:
1. You're nickname is 'Captain I Want Attention'
2. You're into attracting tons of dudes (I won't judge)
3. You love picking fights with neighbors and cops
4. You think hitting vtec should be an experience everyone within 2 miles should share with you

Vids and Dyno #'s should be up soon.

Thanks for reading this long a** review and feel free to ask questions!

If you think I'm a silly s.o.b. and want to laugh more while also being informed, read these:
http://www.8thcivic.com/forums/exhaust-discussion/254381-skunk2-76mm-review.html
http://www.8thcivic.com/forums/header-discussion/214837-skunk2-header-review.html
great review! if i had a si instead of an r18.. i would definitely go for FR 3".. just wish that FR would actually make an exhaust for the r18... that would be awesome imo!
 

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You sure don't type like a 17 year old...lol not that I'm a lot older

Awesome review...I'm not saying this should be stickied...but there should be a sticky indexing all the awesome reviews out there like this one.

I personally went from a Q300 to GP3" w/ extra resonator and I definitely agree with you on the power. 3" definitely gives more power I can feel it on my accurate butt dyno lol
Thanks man. And I actually do think a review sticky would be helpful to a lot of people.

I highly doubt a ticket from a cop solely based on complaints will hold up in any court. They have to prove it's past the legal limits for your state/city. I highly doubt your neighbors have the equipment nor are trained to dB test your car (testing the car with you driving by their house with other daily street noise != valid test).

The most the cop could do is sit out there waiting for you to drive by making a ton of noise... and even then he has to dB test it for the ticket to hold up in court. Certainly has no legal right to make you start your car up in your driveway/garage. That's a laugh in his face and slam the door shut type of request.

But... :rotfl: at the amount of complaints, yes those exhausts are loud. And probably was well past the legal dB limit.
I agree with you, but I don't want to have to fight a ticket I know I will lose the second I break out a dB meter. I dB'd my car during a mountain run and clocked 142 dB's at redline haha

Your analogies had me laughing on several occasions. The Honda world needs more people with a head of their shoulders. Nice write up.
Thanks a lot, I try to be informative and humorous at the same time! And thanks for the other compliment
ATL Si=Poon man
MODS: Change my name plz? :biggrin: Or maybe have a title for me. Instead of valued member, how about 'Resident Poon Expert?'

Great review!
:wavey:
 

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I highly doubt a ticket from a cop solely based on complaints will hold up in any court. They have to prove it's past the legal limits for your state/city. I highly doubt your neighbors have the equipment nor are trained to dB test your car (testing the car with you driving by their house with other daily street noise != valid test).

The most the cop could do is sit out there waiting for you to drive by making a ton of noise... and even then he has to dB test it for the ticket to hold up in court. Certainly has no legal right to make you start your car up in your driveway/garage. That's a laugh in his face and slam the door shut type of request.

But... :rotfl: at the amount of complaints, yes those exhausts are loud. And probably was well past the legal dB limit.

I got found guilty for illegal exhaust wen my car stock. The ***** of a judge sided with his lover nypd
 

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I agree with you, but I don't want to have to fight a ticket I know I will lose the second I break out a dB meter. I dB'd my car during a mountain run and clocked 142 dB's at redline haha


Damn, thats loud, and i really want the full race im just worried once i get it it will be too quiet as i want quiet but at same time aggressive and somewhat noticeable when i step on it. I dont want to sound like a 86 buick regal v6 going past sounding like a gust of wind.
 

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ROFL appeal that ****. That's obviously some corrupt ****.
yeah forreal! Don't let them get away with ticketing you for ANYTHING stock. That's a load of s***

I agree with you, but I don't want to have to fight a ticket I know I will lose the second I break out a dB meter. I dB'd my car during a mountain run and clocked 142 dB's at redline haha


Damn, thats loud, and i really want the full race im just worried once i get it it will be too quiet as i want quiet but at same time aggressive and somewhat noticeable when i step on it. I dont want to sound like a 86 buick regal v6 going past sounding like a gust of wind.
Well let me put it this way: Yes this exhaust is quiet, but people will still know you have an aftermarket exhaust. It emits a very deep him/rumble (hum has ricey connotations) when accelerating around town. While flooring it, it still remains remarkably quiet INSIDE the car, but is not 'quiet' outside the car, but at the same time is not offensively loud. Does that help?
 
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