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I had an opportunity to follow the boss down the road, she in the CT, me in the Ridgeline. It was dark and with my lights shining on the back of the CT I observed that you not only see the exhaust tips but the entire muffler. It makes one think that there is a piece missing off of the lower back bumper.

Never noticed it before, I'm sure the headlights put the car 'onstage' but it really looked crappy.

Do I get the 'rant' of the day?
 

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I had an opportunity to follow the boss down the road, she in the CT, me in the Ridgeline. It was dark and with my lights shining on the back of the CT I observed that you not only see the exhaust tips but the entire muffler. It makes one think that there is a piece missing off of the lower back bumper.

Never noticed it before, I'm sure the headlights put the car 'onstage' but it really looked crappy.

Do I get the 'rant' of the day?
Does your CT have that dark gray plastic piece below the rear bumper through which the exhaust tips protrude?
 

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PLEASE Chefmark, Don't hurt him. ;)
 

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Does your CT have that dark gray plastic piece below the rear bumper through which the exhaust tips protrude?
Yes it does Fred. The observation is that you can see the whole muffer behind the exhaust tips. Probably a combo of the 'eake' of the car and the muffler being right there at the back.
 

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Here's a pic of what I think you mean on my CT and here's a pic of my old sedan. Do you mean that you can see the muffler behind the exhaust tips like in the pic or do you mean its sticking out completely (is the entire muffler sticking out under the bumper)? I think that's a new thing with the 8th gen v6 Accords, they all seem to have it set up that way.
 

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Look under EVERY car on the road, and you will see it, wether it's a $10k kia or a $125k 760. Your nipicking, if it bothers you, paint it GLOSS black.

I say gloss because flat black will actually make it stand out more.
 

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Look under EVERY car on the road, and you will see it, wether it's a $10k kia or a $125k 760. Your nipicking, if it bothers you, paint it GLOSS black.

I say gloss because flat black will actually make it stand out more.
+1 on the painting......I've done this and it works well.

Only other thing you can do, AD, is to install a lower lip which looks nice in itself but of course cost $$ and time.

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PLEASE Chefmark, Don't hurt him. ;)

Look under EVERY car on the road, and you will see it, wether it's a $10k kia or a $125k 760. Your nipicking, if it bothers you, paint it GLOSS black.

I say gloss because flat black will actually make it stand out more.
I agree, Most cars today seem to have that issue with the muffler showing. I think it is a by product of trying to make more room in the cabin area. I also do not like it but I have seen a lot of other cars that you can see the whole muffler.
 

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It is noticeable but its so common that it doesn't bother me and it definitely would not deter me from buying a car, but I see how it could be an eyesore for some. Painting it black would definitely make it less noticeable.

If you're considering painting the mufflers black, you should also consider the inside of the exhaust tips. The inside of the exhaust tips can get very dirty if not given any attention and I've seen people paint it black to not worry about them looking dirty. I just clean them every time I wash the car and every once in while pass some metal polish.
 

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It is noticeable but its so common that it doesn't bother me and it definitely would not deter me from buying a car, but I see how it could be an eyesore for some. Painting it black would definitely make it less noticeable.

If you're considering painting the mufflers black, you should also consider the inside of the exhaust tips. The inside of the exhaust tips can get very dirty if not given any attention and I've seen people paint it black to not worry about them looking dirty. I just clean them every time I wash the car and every once in while pass some metal polish.
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Your are THE MAN, I do the same thing, I use a metal polish to get inside the tips. Looks nice that way
 

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It is noticeable but its so common that it doesn't bother me and it definitely would not deter me from buying a car, but I see how it could be an eyesore for some. Painting it black would definitely make it less noticeable.

If you're considering painting the mufflers black, you should also consider the inside of the exhaust tips. The inside of the exhaust tips can get very dirty if not given any attention and I've seen people paint it black to not worry about them looking dirty. I just clean them every time I wash the car and every once in while pass some metal polish.
It is certainly not a deterrence to buying the car. It was just an observation I noticed while following my wife home at night. Never noticed it before, and didn't like it.

Thanks for the input pgarci01,

Yesterday I came up behind a white CT in Peachtree City. Following I noticed that it was barely noticeable during the day. It probably caught my eye originally because it was at night and the headlights reflect a little off the silver, plus your line of vision is only in the illuminated area of your lights.

That said, you have a neat solution with the paint and the exhaust tips. I can live with what I've got , a non issue, just an observation.
 

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LOL hell yea I make those tips look better than they did day one!
 

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It is certainly not a deterrence to buying the car. It was just an observation I noticed while following my wife home at night. Never noticed it before, and didn't like it.

Thanks for the input pgarci01,

Yesterday I came up behind a white CT in Peachtree City. Following I noticed that it was barely noticeable during the day. It probably caught my eye originally because it was at night and the headlights reflect a little off the silver, plus your line of vision is only in the illuminated area of your lights.

That said, you have a neat solution with the paint and the exhaust tips. I can live with what I've got , a non issue, just an observation.
No problem... Glad to help...
 

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Would it be rice if I were to paint the inside of my tips orange?
(I used "rice" in a sentence, Pedro. I'm now cool. ;)

-fred
 

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Would it be rice if I were to paint the inside of my tips orange?
(I used "rice" in a sentence, Pedro. I'm now cool. ;)

-fred
lolol that would be beyond "rice" that's heading into the category of crazy!
 

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lolol that would be beyond "rice" that's heading into the category of crazy!
Yeah, I agree. I'm thinking it's either purple or just leave it stock...
 

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Lots of time

You folks seem to have a lot of free time. Seeing the muffler(s) is a problem?
 

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Not a problem, an observation. Then, after observing , not liking it. I'm on to bigger things now. Selling land in the Gulf Stream.
 

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Not a problem, an observation. Then, after observing , not liking it. I'm on to bigger things now. Selling land in the Gulf Stream.
Sounds kinda fishy to me... ;)

-fred
 
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