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Question Milltek res & non res exhausts

As per thread title, I'm possibly looking at getting a cat back system for my (new to me) FN2, don't want silly loud or drony on the m/way and definitely don't want raspy exhausts either!

Watched a few videos on YouTube of folks with the non res milltek and can't really make my mind up about it to be fair, but I've read a few comments on here where it's been said that the non res CAN be drony on the m/way and it is actually pretty loud too!, there are a couple of the resonated milltek systems for sale on eBay atm, so I'm wondering if any of you have gone for the resonated version, and what you think to them in terms of how they sound!?

I do want a bit more sound than what the standard system gives, but not A LOT more - will the resonated version be about right??
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I have the non-res and before I had the cat-less exhaust manifold it was quite manageable. There was a little drone on the motorway but nothing intrusive. I live in Sheffield so I'd offer you a run out but I don't think it will help given that I have the manifold now. Let me know if you're curious though

I'd also comment that you might be looking at the wrong brand if you don't want a raspy sound as the Milltek does that pretty well. It is a bit of a screamer.
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It's deceptive then because the videos just make it sound deeper, more of a boom than a rasp if you get me!
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The invidia sounds like it has a bit more of a rumble to it.
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The invidia sounds like it has a bit more of a rumble to it.
Seem to recall the invidia is bloody loud!?!
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It's deceptive then because the videos just make it sound deeper, more of a boom than a rasp if you get me!
Yes, it is very difficult to judge from video footage. I have quite a bit of footage of mine at various stages of modding and you can barely tell the difference (from the inside) despite there being quite the difference.
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I got milltek non res, and i choose it because it's raspy
It sounds like a rally car, but just quieter (martelius sounds like a rally car and same loud).

Out of all videos on YT this one is in my opinion closest to the real sound.


I think if you like deep noise you should check tegiwa - it should be less raspy and more deep than milltek, but i base my opinion on videos as well, so real life could be different. If you don't like raspy don't go milltek. Milltek is most beautifull exhaust note on hot hatch you can imiagine - raspy but not too much, doesn't sound cheap and chavy. Maybe not on above video, but in real life i would compare that to noise of stock supercar.
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Hmm interesting!

I'm warming more to the non res miltek!

Need to have a listen to some more clips!
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Elaborating more on sound - this is what i wrote in other thread:

The best noise it makes on a cold start - raspy rally car type noise
When hot it gets a bit quieter but, i would still call it a bit raspy. This is in my opinion signature mark of milltek - all of their exhaust i hear was a raspy note and i love that. Not boomy, although on low revs it sound little bit boomy on neutral / stable throttle but when you accelerate it gets lovely raspy
Milltek is very well design exhaust that will give you lot of fun when driving in the town, witrh low revs (where intake is quiet) thanks to that even normal, slow driving is fun ( on standard exhaust is just boring).
When revving high on other hand is still loud, but not stupid loud.
I just fitted HKS RSK and i'm upset as intake is noisier when on vtec than exhaust... i love the Milltek that much
Oh - and motorways are ok with it - around 4k revs, stable throttle and it's sound like a sports car, but it doesn't annoy you.

One thing has to be said - when you fit this after standard it will surprise you how loud it is... after time you will get used to it and it becomes normal, but first day will be like "What the f*** they were saying on the forum?! quiet!!??"

It's not quiet exhaust, it will turn heads in town, but it won't make you feel tired.
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This system is more me really - it's a BCS system, but i'm damned if I can find it anywhere for sale, less raspy than the milltek and quitter overall, but a nice enough tone to it!

fn2 civic type r bcs exhaust - Bing video
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This one don't sound tooo bad either!

cobra exhaust fn2 civic type r - Bing video
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This system is more me really - it's a BCS system, but i'm damned if I can find it anywhere for sale, less raspy than the milltek and quitter overall, but a nice enough tone to it!

fn2 civic type r bcs exhaust - Bing video
Hi Harbs long time no speak

Think you'll find that BCS are no longer made and were based on 'blue flame' exhausts; If you search the forums BCS systems have been mentioned and the company owner (Nige) made a few posts.

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&so...dWgu1GyXWuplCQ

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Hi Harbs long time no speak

Think you'll find that BCS are no longer made and were based on 'blue flame' exhausts; If you search the forums BCS systems have been mentioned and the company owner (Nige) made a few posts.

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&so...dWgu1GyXWuplCQ

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Hi matey,

Been out of the Honda scene for years & only just recently returned after buying my 2nd FN2

As for the BCS, then it's bugger as I do quite like the sound of that system! Don't know what to do really if i'm honest, Milltek Res sounds nice at some points and then not at others from what I've heard so far, the vids for the cobra system seem promising (less raspy), and the one vid I could find for the Scorpion resonated system, it doesn't sound too bad either & both the cobra & scorpion resonated systems are A LOT cheaper than the Milltek Res system (made more cheaply??), Wonder if the price difference is down to not using stainless throughout the system on the latter two??

I basically want a bit more sound than standard - but not silly loud, as little "drone" as possible when cruising on the m/way!

Can see this is gonna be Bitch to pick the right system abd be happy with the outcome!
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Hi matey,

Been out of the Honda scene for years & only just recently returned after buying my 2nd FN2

As for the BCS, then it's bugger as I do quite like the sound of that system! Don't know what to do really if i'm honest, Milltek Res sounds nice at some points and then not at others from what I've heard so far, the vids for the cobra system seem promising (less raspy), and the one vid I could find for the Scorpion resonated system, it doesn't sound too bad either & both the cobra & scorpion resonated systems are A LOT cheaper than the Milltek Res system (made more cheaply??), Wonder if the price difference is down to not using stainless throughout the system on the latter two??

I basically want a bit more sound than standard - but not silly loud, as little "drone" as possible when cruising on the m/way!

Can see this is gonna be Bitch to pick the right system abd be happy with the outcome!
I'm in exactly the same boat as you as I am looking to upgrade but don't want anything too loud especially if I go for a race manifold later.

(It was the XpowerForums where I know you from by the way where we both ran tuned ZS180s ).



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I have an hks I'm looking to sell. It's almost like stock out of vtec and nice in vtec. It's still on the car at the moment though.
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I'm in exactly the same boat as you as I am looking to upgrade but don't want anything too loud especially if I go for a race manifold later.

(It was the XpowerForums where I know you from by the way where we both ran tuned ZS180s ).



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D'ya know I did wonder with the 'harbs' reference as no one's called me that in ages. Lol!!

Also suspected when I saw your join date and how it was AFTER I'd sold my old CTR and moved on!

What ya got now then car wise buddy?, I'm back in an FN2 (obviously), it's an NHB GT with GP pack fitted.
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video is with full bolt ons 421 mani. Mugen intake. Rrc and throttle body.

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I have an hks I'm looking to sell. It's almost like stock out of vtec and nice in vtec. It's still on the car at the moment though.
Interesting!

How much would you want for it out of interest, have the tailpipes been cut back too? (Seem to recall the hks pipes protruded as standard) and I prefer NOT to see them!

Will have to see if there are any vids about for that system to get an idea of what it's really like!

What's it like on the m/way cruising, and how much louder than standard? ( almost nothing, or enough that you know it's there)??

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http://youtu.be/Second video is with full bolt ons 421 mani. Mugen intake. Rrc and throttle body.

http://youtu.be/eWTSr63ABjM


1st vid not working??

Is that your car then in the 2nd vid??
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