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Published 6th March 2005 by

I'd been thinking of getting a full stainless steel exhaust for a while now, with a quieter and smaller muffler, and since the Koni suspension was fitted I had been having trouble with the lower control arm knocking on the exhaust each time I go over a bump.

A few days of knocking was enough to put a few more holes in my already shot piping and when the back box nearly fell off I thought it was time for a new one and decided to invest in a stainless steel exhaust as they do not rust.

Having spoken to the guys at Interpro Automotive in Thornbury, who have already done lots of work on my car, I took their recommendation of Infinity Exhausts, phoned Martin and booked it in for a new system.

Saturday 5th March was the day of the build, so I drove down to Weston-Super-Mare early so they can start working on it at 9 am. Arriving at 9 am on the dot, we left the car to cool down for an hour (exhausts get VERY hot) then it was time to take the old exhaust off.

It didn't take any time to remove the old one - it practically fell off. Luckily the front section was in better condition as they were able to reuse the mounting flange. The underside of the car looks so dirty but it is mainly salt.

First job was to build a muffler. Measuring up for size, they took a 1.5-foot long tube by 5-inch diameter and welded on a plate then, once filled with muffler parts, welded on the other end and made a polished 4" jap style tip. Nice.

Next was to make the midsection, taking 2" T304 grade tubing and cutting it to length, then bending it to fit the exhaust path of the underside.

In total the job took two and a half hours (which includes an hour for cooling off)

Very pleased with the result and the quality of work and the staff were friendly and very knowledgeable.

Custom Built Stainless Steel Exhausts

Custom Built Stainless Steel Exhausts

I would recommend Infinity to anyone looking for a custom exhaust. They can produce a wide variety of muffler tips, and fit an exhaust to any specification you can think of.

2 thoughts on “Custom Built Stainless Steel Exhaust for my Civic
  • 24th June 2019 at 9:36 am

    I am looking for a exhaust for my 2005 chrysler grand voyager 3.3 can you help also what would be the cost many thanks Bill

    • 28th June 2019 at 10:26 am

      Hi Bill. You're probably better off asking exhaust companies in your local area. Mine was about £200, but that was nearly 15 years ago. Prices may have gone up since then.


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