The CX previously had the MAC 2-1 exhaust on it. That system comes with a megaphone "muffler," ...and I stress those quotations. It's not a muffler as much as its just 2 cross over pipes wedged into a megaphone. Needless to say, it sounded kind of like shit.
I wanted to keep the 2-1 piping, so I would need to source a 2" muffler. I dig the shorty style mufflers, and picked up the shortest Cherry Bomb I could find - an 8" (12" total), 2"in. 2" out. I've been running this for a couple weeks now, testing out the sound, and I love it. It's loud, but deep and thumpy. It only starts screaming a bit when you get into the higher RPMs.
I deemed it worthy, and decided to clean it up:
This is your powdercoat.
This is your powdercoat on aircraft stripper.
It's kind of beautiful and kind of makes me want to throw up.
...and wipe away.
3 coats of satin black high temp engine enamel.
And the final touch - new heat wrap with black powdercoated stainless steel cable ties.
You can get these ties from JEGS, however I should let you know, they suck. The ball style, "self locking" mechanism in them has about 3-4mm of travel, which means you can pull as hard as you want, but the tie will release back 3-4mm. This means if the object you're clamping down doesn't have any give to it (like say, a metal pipe) the ties won't be very tight. I've since found a store that sells black anodized worm drive hose clamps that will be going on instead.