Out of all the parts we needed to replace, an OEM muffler has undoubtedly been the toughest to source. So difficult in fact that we've yet to find one, new or used. We go over our options.
When Nancy was first purchased, it came with a cheap replacement tin can that was most likely installed by a local muffler shop. Unlike the factory dual tip mufflers that came with all 88-91 Honda CRX Si's, ours was a single tip piece of crap that looked terrible under the car. The muffler itself was too short, the welds were ugly, and it gave off a raspy sound at higher rpms.
We're still on the lookout for a decent condition OEM muffler but in the meantime, we've decided to take a look at some reputable aftermarket replacement options. As much as we'd love to stay as OEM as possible, we may have to go aftermarket.
After some research, two brands, Bosal and Walker, seemed to offer the best solution.
Both are pretty similar in price. We decided to give the Walker version a try as it received slightly better reviews and also because it was available to purchase via Amazon Prime.
We'll provide a full review once we get it in the mail. Let us know what you would do if you were in our shoes in the comments section below!