JDM HKS 'Silent Hi-Power' Catback for ST185

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JDM HKS 'Silent Hi-Power' Catback for ST185

Postby Wreckless » Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:23 pm

My GF is interested in this catback, I found it listed on Takakaira after searching the internet high and low for a quality cat-back system with some reputation for being quiet.

Anyone with any experience with this catback? If so, is there anywhere in the states that can get it?

I'd also like to hear any feedback from people with the Aussie system, and how quiet it is.

Thanks in Advance.
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Postby RIalltrac » Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:44 pm

I have the twin tip aussie setup, from the turbo back, with the catco high flow cat in place. I wouldnt use quiet as a means to describe the exhaust. It has a nice low tone to it. Its not all poppy sounding like a lot of the honda's sound. But it does get a bit aggressive sounding around 2800 - 4000 rpm, Plus with the full setup you can hear the turbo spooling pretty well, kinda cool I guess.
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Postby dlek00 » Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:49 pm

I have the full 3" Aussie exhaust with N1 style canister. In my opinion it is very quiet for a full 3" system. I even took out the silencer it comes with and I still think it's very quiet compared to a lot of exhausts out there.
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Postby liveXwire » Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:56 pm

Well I have the single tip style Aussie system and with its silencer is the quietest of the aussie bunch. At idle it has a bit of tone but I tend to not even hear it hardly. When driving it has a nice tone and isn't horribly loud. You hear it still though.
Well I'm pretty sites like option auto carry the HKS exhaust systems for us, though their site is down at the moment. http://www.optauto.com
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Postby silverarrow » Fri Aug 20, 2004 3:19 am

Have gutted primary cat, Aussie 3" mp and n1 style exhaust. Not loud at all, do not use the silencer that comes with it even. I'd say this is the quietest 3" exhaust I've heard on any turbocharged car.
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Re: JDM HKS 'Silent Hi-Power' Catback for ST185

Postby Griffin » Fri Aug 20, 2004 6:39 am

Wreckless wrote:My GF is interested in this catback, I found it listed on Takakaira after searching the internet high and low for a quality cat-back system with some reputation for being quiet.

Anyone with any experience with this catback? If so, is there anywhere in the states that can get it?

I'd also like to hear any feedback from people with the Aussie system, and how quiet it is.

Thanks in Advance.


I have the HKS Hiper 3" exhaust attached to the back of my Aussie 3" DP and MP. Its pretty cool - its deep and throaty in the can and immediately next to the car, but very quiet behind the car. VERY quiet under boost. It does get a bit loud IN the car however.
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Postby Wreckless » Sun Aug 22, 2004 3:30 pm

Thanks for the responses.
I'm spoiled by the Greddy SP catback that is on my silver Supra (my red '89 turbo is my daily driver and still has the stock catback) I really like the quiet tone of it, and was disappointed to find that Greddy doesn't make an exhaust for the ST185.

What about any other catbacks out there? Blitz, etc?
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Postby pog0 » Sun Aug 22, 2004 6:57 pm

Silent CatBack? Does it include the silencer or something? I wonder waht the difference is between the regular hi-power and this.
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Postby Gary » Sun Aug 22, 2004 8:03 pm

Did you mean the twin-tip, stock looking HKS Sport Exhaust?
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Postby sardgt4 » Mon Aug 23, 2004 11:52 pm

The silent hi power is the new replacement for the hiper as those were discontinued. You can view and hear this exhaust on www.takakaira.com. The canister looks bigger than the hiper, but there is no picture of one for the st185. Quality is probably second to none since it is HKS. Hope this helps.

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Postby BraveUlysses » Fri Aug 27, 2004 1:00 am

Bah, aren't there any sites other than this one who sell this? I'm ready to step up to the plate and get a catback finally.
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Postby Griffin » Fri Aug 27, 2004 4:38 am

Toysport is selling it, but they want a grip for it (Like $650) - it look sa lot like the old Hi Power but its stainless.
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Postby alltrac.net » Fri Aug 27, 2004 7:04 am

I will be ordering these at the beginning of september. If you want in, visit the 935 section and we'll make a list.

If we can get 3 people together I think we can get a little price break.
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Postby BraveUlysses » Fri Aug 27, 2004 9:34 am

Griffin wrote:Toysport is selling it, but they want a grip for it (Like $650) - it look sa lot like the old Hi Power but its stainless.


Well, its full stainless and costs a good chunk less than the Aussie stainless catbacks.
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Postby Griffin » Fri Aug 27, 2004 3:35 pm

BraveUlysses wrote:
Griffin wrote:Toysport is selling it, but they want a grip for it (Like $650) - it look sa lot like the old Hi Power but its stainless.


Well, its full stainless and costs a good chunk less than the Aussie stainless catbacks.


True - just a lot more than the old HiPer system is all.
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