In our previous post, we decided to try out an inexpensive alternative to replacing our OEM muffler. Walker Exhaust manufactures OEM replacement mufflers for all makes and models. We decided to give the Walker Quiet-Flow SS a try. If it didn't work out, we'd only be out a little over a hundred bucks.
Here's a closeup shot of the welds. Not the greatest but it looks like it will withstand year round outdoor weather. Having said that, we were a bit dissapointed at the blemishes and dents all around the muffler. Not very good presentation or packaging either.
Here a shot of the actual muffler before we tore off the packaging. You can see a bunch of scratches and dents. Not the end of the world but they could've done a better job.
Here's the muffler installed. Installation was a breeze and everything bolted up without any issues. We actually bought the Walker Spring Bolt Kit just in case but we're happy to report that we were able to fully utilize all of our OEM hardware including the original hangers.
Although installation was easy, fitment was another story. The tailpipes aren't centered, hang too low, and the entire muffler hangs a bit uneven. Definitely not something we at RestorationCRX can approve of.
Not only are the tips not centered, they aren't cut to length. Obviously you can mask this with a set of chrome finisher tips but still...
They could've used a sharper pipe cutter.
Here's another closeup of the welds. Function over form we suppose.
One last shot of the welds.
While this isn't a "restoration quality" piece of hardware, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Walker Quiet Flow SS line of mufflers to anyone that just needs an inexpensive replacement to their old rusted-off can. For a little over $100, you really can't go wrong. It's also incredibly quiet and doesn't have any annoying drones or hums that you usually find at your local franchise muffler shops.
Here's the Amazon link we used to purchase.
That being said, we're still on the lookout for a pre-loved 88-91 Honda CRX Si OEM muffler. And if we still can't find one, we'll have to explore going full custom. Stay tuned.