View Full Version : Muffler shot..no new to be found..

09-05-2017, 12:01 PM
My muffler is shot and nowhere to be found new....
Can anybody tell me if the muffler of a 3 gen. Prelude (1988-1991) will fit my 2 gen. Prelude (1984-1987) ? It is also a dual tip muffler. Have searched all over the world and had some orders refunded already.
If you know a place where i can still get them please let me know.Need a fix for mot-check.


09-05-2017, 04:17 PM
You can't have a local muffler shop weld a universal job in there?

09-05-2017, 11:37 PM
Well,i guess everything is makeable,but I prefer original above anything. I might have no other option though,except maybe an all handmade stainless steel exhaust copied of the original.But that would cost me about half of what I paid for the car a year ago. Collecting some info right now.


09-12-2017, 05:27 AM
Honda will probably not carry mufflers anymore.

However, you can maybe get a BOSAL muffler. Bosal is a supplier of replacement exhaust parts for manufacturers around the world.

The one you need is the 278-163. This happens to be the same muffler for the 2G Accord hatchback.

There is currently one on Ebay

Exhaust Muffler Rear Bosal 278-163 | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/p/Exhaust-Muffler-Rear-Bosal-278-163/76312017)

09-13-2017, 10:07 AM

The one you pointed out is already sold out also.. besides,it is a single tip at the back,i have original a dualtip muffler. But thanks for thinking along.
I now ordered a 3 gen. Prelude muffler and hope to make it fit somehow..


02-02-2018, 07:42 PM
So, did it fit? I recently bought an 89 Prelude and have been trying to find an A pipe.

02-06-2018, 12:06 PM
I ran into a similar issue with my 3g hatchback. Availability was slim to none around my area in addition to the part cost. It forced me to build my own and im glad, i upgraded the whole exhaust to a 2.25" mandrel bent tubing, also had a new Catalytic converter, resonator, and muffler. Ended up being cheaper than the actual replacement, may want to consider just having it fixed at a muffler shop unless you have access to a welder.

02-20-2019, 07:52 AM
Just an update, my entire BOSAL exhaust purchased from Rock Auto fit like a charm, so the stock exhaust including 90s downpipe, mid pipe & muffler all were a straight bolt on.