If you go to the topic -Magnaflow- you will see that DirtCheap97Jetta also modified his exhaust in the same way as me except he used a Magnaflow muffler instead of a Apexi. It's cheap, easy, adds more HP than a resonated cat-back system. And we all know that almost every aftermarket retailer sells their cat-back system with some sort of resonator to keep down the decibel level on an exhaust system, especially in California, the state which has the most automobile modification restrictions. Most 'competent' muffler shops either have a mandrel bender or they carry pre-mandrel-bent piping in stock for cases such as these. 'Keep in mind' most aftermarket cat-back systems need modification for clearancing purposes and for hanger locations. Nothing bolts-on perfectly unless it's an OEM part. Then again, I'm not trying to force anyone to do anything, but I just thought I'd inform everyone on a cheaper alternative. No beef iceguy.Yes to magnaflow. I simply bought the muffler and cut the resinator and ran 2 and a half all the way back. I got my pipe done for under 100 bucks. it sounds bad ass and is a very nice dtm style exhaust.