Review 3 of 12
, from Center Point, IA|
from Purchased used from
Year / Model Reviewed:
'94 Tercel, N1 universal N/A 60mm in, 90mm out
Power gains from improved flow.
INCREDIBLE sound, I couldn't ask for better!
Beautiful looks / high-quality materials.
Overall craftsmanship (picture-perfect welds, etc).
Just the right size.
JDM cachet! :)
Can be a bit pricey (luckily I found a like-new used one).
Can be a little raspy when cold -- sound improves immediately once warmed up, though. (Okay, I'm stretching here)
Wow, this is by far the best muffler I've ever had. I have a 1994 Tercel (don't laugh :) ) with custom-bent 2.25" piping from the flex-pipe back, a high-flow catalytic convertor, and no resonators. Originally, I had a Dynomax Ultra-Flo (because I was on a budget), and I thought it was great. That muffler was NOTHING compared to my N1!
The N1 produces noticeably more top-end punch and filled in the midrange a little more, it looks beautiful in all its polished-stainless glory, it's JUST the right size (and not too heavy), and the sound... ah, the sound! VERY deep and bassy at low revs (it has set off a few car alarms inside parkades) -- plus it makes a mean popping/snarling sound at idle. At high revs, it lets out a nice roar... not buzzy or blatty, it actually reminds me of some race cars I've heard. In a nutshell -- very JDM, high quality, great charactersitics!
Similar Products Used:
Dynomax Ultra-Flo -- nice for the price, but way too bulky and heavy... sounded okay, but weak compared to N1... also, not a very good-looking muffler.