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Old 06-22-2009, 05:12 AM
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APEXi WS2 Universal Muffler

NOTE: This review is for the APEXi World Sports 2 'muffler' only and does not include the whole catback system. Also this is my own personal experience with the product. So obviously that will vary from person to person.


Appearance - 5/5:

Firstly I must say I'm very impressed with the design of this muffler. Its not one of those typical cannon type mufflers (N1 designs), which I'm absolutely not a fan of. The polished SUS304 stainless steel goes extremely well with the oval chamber and neatly rolled tip. Also finished with the APEXi logo engraved at the top of the tip. Finally the muffler also has a stock-ish look to it which I enjoy. None of that ricer fart can look for me thanks...




Performance - 4/5:

The muffler alone does not necessarily net you gains. I own a 3rd gen lude, and APEXi did not make an entire catback system for them. Hence I had to purchase the muffler on its own and get custom piping made from the cat onwards towards the muffler. My first impressions where positive, the 3rd gen has a good mid-range, and once I had the system installed it made the mid-range better than what it already was. Definatetly punchier so to speak. Also with a decent intake and a good header I felt more of the muffler's potential. The straight-through design also helps alot with the exhaust flow making it less restrictive.


motoxxxman's set up: universal 3" inlet non baffled WS2 turbo muffler


Sound - 5/5:

The sound the muffler gives is just brilliant. Definately not too loud but not too quiet either. Does get louder at higher RPMs, but to me that is what I prefer. Quiet at low revs and louder at higher revs. One things for sure, it doesn't sound like a fart can. Also I don't get hasselled by cops for it being too loud (atleast here in Australia I don't). Again noise does vary depending on user set-up. The following videos provided by nordicmist2 shows the WS2 under different driving conditions (on a fifth generation Prelude).

Startup and Idle -



Wide Open Throttle -



Daily Driving -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpHp7..._embedded#t=16


Wide Open Throttle Drive By -



From a Dig -



Cost - 3/5:

The cost is a little on the expensive side. However it is a quality product so its understadable. I had to have mine shipped from the US, but I got it at a very good time when the AUD was 0.90+ per USD. So the cost didn't affect me all that much. But the cost does justify in the long-run as it is a quality product made from a major aftermarket manufacturer.


Overall - 17/20:

Overall I'm very pleased with the muffler. It looks and sounds great too. I would definately recommend this muffler for those looking for a good quality one. Only draw back is that it hangs rather low, and if your car is lowered, it does have a tendancy to scrape when going over humps or going down steep hills and driveways. Other than that, you can't go wrong with it.

Heres some pictures and a video of it on my car:



Special thanks goes to:

motoxxxman for the use of his set-up in picture two.
nordicmist2 for offering to provide the videos.

Check out my other reviews:

D1 Spec Oil Catch Can Review:
http://www.preludepower.com/forums/s...70#post2560870

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Old 06-22-2009, 04:17 PM
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Wow, I can't believe this review came out DAYS after I decided against the ws2 and went with Vibrant instead.

Kinda wish I had this review to read before had. Good work, how bout a vid?
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Old 06-22-2009, 04:49 PM
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Thanks for the review, it's the ws2 or rsr that I will get.
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:07 AM
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Wow, I can't believe this review came out DAYS after I decided against the ws2 and went with Vibrant instead.

Kinda wish I had this review to read before had. Good work, how bout a vid?
Sure asap, theres also quite a few on youtube too of other people's WS2s. Also keep in mind that the sound does vary alot depending on the user's set-up, piping size, engine, mods etc. You can always sell the Vibrant and get the WS2 lol. Oh and I love your H22 swap! I've known about it for ages, but never had the chance to give my praise.

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Old 06-23-2009, 12:48 PM
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I have the same exhaust but with an 80mm inlet. Im running 3" custom mandrel bent all the way to the header and I love it. I've had the Apex'i N1, the Greddy EvoII and this one and so far its my favorite.
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:17 PM
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i have the full cat back system for my 4g. the muffler looks much bigger than the universal one, but i love it for all of the reasons listed here. i DO however get hassled by the cops. apparently here in New York, all and i mean ALL (even auto zone replacement exhausts) are illegal. go figure. never got a ticket for it tho. they all just tell me its illegal but its cool and its not loud at all. Great exhaust, tho the resonator does hang down too low for a 2.5inch drop.
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Old 08-06-2009, 03:20 PM
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this is the exhuast i will purchase for my lude in the near future
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Old 09-05-2009, 12:49 AM
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Update - New pics added at the bottom.
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Old 09-05-2009, 10:24 PM
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ive been tryin to find an exhaust that i actually like the looks of and i thinks this is the one ... hopefully i can scrape up enough money to get one (maybe ill look under my couch cushions haha)
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Old 09-06-2009, 12:34 AM
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That apexi exhaust is nice!!!1
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:27 AM
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Update - Videos added, offered and provided by nordicmist2. Thanks again man! ^.^
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:23 AM
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Sure thing!
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:11 AM
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Update - Video of the WS2 on my car uploaded.
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:17 PM
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i have this exhaust as well, its awesome and i love the look of it.
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:20 PM
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I just put mine on a couple days ago, and I love it. It sounds amazing, and it looks awesome, too. It is a little on the pricey side (I picked it up for $554), but the quality of it makes up for the price. The only downside to it is, it sits alot lower than stock, so I have to be careful not to scrape it, which is hard. So if you have a lowered car, plan on getting the hangers adjusted, because you'll scrape the heck out of the reasonator if you don't.

And a pic of it:




I'm definitely glad I bought it. I just need to fix the scraping issue.
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:40 PM
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^Thanks for the contribution, looks amazing!
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:51 PM
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I just realized this thread is for the universal muffler. I have the full cat-back. Oh well, lol...

Thanks, though. It is a good looking muffler, even though it's already dirty.
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Old 03-12-2010, 11:32 AM
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Sure asap, theres also quite a few on youtube too of other people's WS2s. Also keep in mind that the sound does vary alot depending on the user's set-up, piping size, engine, mods etc. You can always sell the Vibrant and get the WS2 lol. Oh and I love your H22 swap! I've known about it for ages, but never had the chance to give my praise.

haha thanks man. Sorry I took so long to respond to this. Loved the review BTW, and that thing looks sexy as hell on your car.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:04 PM
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This is the muffler I have on my car and I absolutely love it!! The only time it gets loud is at WOT. When the VTEC kicks in the sound is beautiful.
A friend thought a had a turbo when I passed him one day and the VTEC kicked in beside him. Mine has been on for quite a few years. Had to repair the weld on the front of the muffler. The rest is holding up very well.
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:47 PM
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that muffler looks dope
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:27 PM
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wow perfect review .. wish more people would make reviews like these it would make life so much easier
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:49 PM
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Mine's awesome.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:42 AM
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I'm torn between this and the skunk2 megapower! what's your thoughts?
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:40 AM
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I'm torn between this and the skunk2 megapower! what's your thoughts?
that's an easy decision.
If you want loud, go with the skunk2, if you want quiet but awesome sound at WOT, go with the WS2.

My friend has a skunk2 and he had an extra resonator welded in and its still loud as hell.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:55 PM
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the simlest of suggestions made my decision. im goin with the Ws2 cat-back. for sure. i love how it looks almost stock.
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