How to Install a Magnaflow Exhaust Manifold

How to Install a Magnaflow Exhaust Manifold

I bought a 1998 Civic for $760. The beater-to-project CRX’s abhorrent rust finally cracked its subframe, so it’s in a mechanically induced coma, and I needed something else to drive. When you buy a car for $760, unless it’s from your grandmother, and she’s not Cindy McCain, you’re going to have some issues to fix. The most obvious on this Civic was a cracked exhaust manifold, so I fixed it. With a little help from Magnaflow.

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Muffler Buying Guide

The humble muffler plays an important role in your vehicle’s exhaust system.  It’s largely responsible for the tone of your engine and your vehicle’s overall noise level, and has some influence on vehicle performance as well.  As you can imagine, choosing the wrong muffler can have a host of bad consequences, which is why it’s a good idea to understand what mufflers do and why they are so important.

Muffler Buying Guide

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Magnaflow’s Top 14 Proves They Have Good Taste

The weld-maddened geniuses at Magnaflow sent us a list the other day.  Now, some of you carry lists of names, and we’d recommend you seek psychiatric help.  But for Magnaflow’s list, we can’t give anything other than a glowing review of good health.  Because it’s packed with awesome stuff.  Magnaflow is pumped about these winners because they now have exhaust products to fit them.  We’re just pumped about them in general, but we know how good they’ll sound with some Magnaflow metal bolted on.  Here’s what we’re looking at.
Magnaflow's Top 14 Rides of 2014
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Automotive Follow Friday Helper: Week 21

Winter has finally begun to loosen its vise-like grip on the land. Spring is barreling down on us fast, and that means it’s almost time for car shows. In the case of a couple of key players, that season has already begun. For the rest of us, we can get ready. Here’s a few key names to follow this week on Twitter as you’re polishing up your prize.
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Magnaflow and Practical Effects Could Save Need for Speed

Magnaflow + Need for Speed MustangI was not excited about Need for Speed, the movie based on inspired by vaguely resembling with the same title as the hit video game.  It just smelled fishy from the start.  First, I heard that all the expensive cars being used were actually replicas.  Then, the trailer debuted and I got an earful of some kind of weird, fake scripture reading as a monologue and an eyeful of Syfy-grade flames surrounding a flying Koenigsegg.  And over everything had been draped the heavy fire blanket of being a video game movie, because that always works out so well.  Why had talents like Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper attached themselves to this?

But last night, Aaron Paul showed up on Top Gear, and those promotional interviews really do work, because now I can’t wait to see Need for Speed.  I found out that Magnaflow played a significant role in that decision.
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Top 50 Automotive Twitter Accounts To Follow

Follow Friday: Best of 2013 Automotive Twitter Accounts

With the year coming to an end, we have compiled the ultimate Follow Friday list for all your automotive needs and desires. We have done all the work, so you can sit back, relax, and ring in the new year with the Top 50 Automotive Twitter Accounts of 2013.

Best of Follow Friday: Automotive Twitter Accounts
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Automotive Follow Friday Helper: Week 2

Twitter Automotive Spotlight

This week’s Follow Friday Helper is packed with winners of every sphere. Read on so you can keep your ear to the ground and follow the best on Twitter. Continue reading “Automotive Follow Friday Helper: Week 2”

The Top Ten Walking Dead Car Stars

It’s only a few weeks until the return of that greatest of all zombie shows, The Walking Dead, so we’re celebrating with a series of posts about the best things to drive after the plague turns most of the population into a pack of brainless, slavering walkers.  Check out last week’s post here

Yes, there will be spoilers.  You are advised to educate yourself via Netflix if you haven’t already.

We live in a mechanized society.  So if when man’s last disease comes knocking, cars, planes, and trains will only spread it faster.  But once most of the population loses the motor skills to pass a driving test, cars will be our allies.  Rick Grimes and crew have learned this well over three seasons of TWD.  Continue reading “The Top Ten Walking Dead Car Stars”

Streetside Ideas: The Suppressor

If you’re a fan of gangster movies or one of the 13,762 crime dramas currently airing on network television, you’ve likely seen the “silencer,” that magical cylinder screwed onto the end of a gun barrel to change the boom boom to a pew pew.  But “silencer” is a misnomer.  The correct term is suppressor, because it never really silences a weapon, it just reduces the noise.

And though suppressors are illegal for the civilian market, they gave me an idea.  It’s not the first idea I’ve written about, but it’s probably the best.  And it actually works, too. Continue reading “Streetside Ideas: The Suppressor”

SEMA 2011: Beige No More

2011 SemaTomorrow, the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association will gather in a blaze of bright accents and lowered stance to allow its members to show off their latest and most outlandish new aftermarket makeup.  The annual SEMA Show is always in Las Vegas, and it’s always very well attended.  Last year over 50,000 people showed up from all over the world.  As the acronym suggests, the focus is always on aftermarket products, upgrades for everything from race cars to RVs.  But big automakers always take the opportunity to show off the cool stuff they could build if they could be bothered to take a break from churning out beigemobiles.  Here are a few special editions the manufacturers will have on hand. Continue reading “SEMA 2011: Beige No More”