Tuesday, January 13, 2009

2007 Civic Si: MagnaFlow Cat Back Installation Photos

I took some pics of my new MagnaFlow Cat-Back Exhaust System that I bought for my 2007 Honda Civic Si.

Opening the box, this is what you'll find inside...
Actually, there was a LOT of plastic wrapped foam packing material that I didn't take pictures of.  The system came well-packaged, and there were no scratches or dents on the flashy bits.

The instructions, gaskets, and clamps were in a seperate plastic bag:

The 4" double-rolled stainless tip attached to a 5" diameter stainless MagnaFlow muffler:

The MagnaFlow system, like most, have the hangers attached for a no-brainer installation:

Again, good packaging on the polished stainless components.  Here, I am holding the resonator:
Speaking of... I believe the kit includes extra pipes to bypass the resonator. I had a couple of pipe segments left over.

Here are a couple of photos of the nice thick flanges:

On to the Install photos..

Here you can see where the system bolts up to the stock catalytic converter.  This was the ONLY trouble spot of the whole install process.  It turns out that the pre-drilled holes on the mating flange were not properly spaced, and had to be enlarged slightly. The gasket had to be modified as well, but no leaks as of yet (about a week after install).  If you look closely at the photo below, you can see small gaps to the inside of the converter studs:

A nice undercar shot showing the resonator and muffler/tip. Also note the smooth mandrel bends:
Another shot of the polished resonator:
"MagnaFlow" is nicely embossed into the muffler casing..  And a vicious 74 camaro in the next bay   o.O
More pictures of the polished stainless exhaust tip:

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