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Old 08-15-2007, 09:20 PM   #1
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more exhaust help.

Just bolted on a borla catback. Its actually more quiet than my flowmaster was which I am not too happy about. It is deeper at higher RPM but is very quiet at idle. I dont want the car to be rediculously loud, but I want it to be alittle more than what it is. I was thinking about cutting out 2 cats, but I know the when you mess with the cats it tends to sound like Sh*t. I would greatly appreciate any feedback.
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Re: more exhaust help.

I have heard a v6 with two cats (the back two resonator) out it was louder but i wasnt impressed with the sound change.
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Old 08-15-2007, 11:59 PM   #3
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I feel like im trying to get blood out of a stone and I should just stop trying and be happy with what it is. Thanks spector.
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Re: more exhaust help.

^pretty much, bcuz flowmaster on a 6 is probably the best throaty sounding cb for a 6. obviously thats my opinion. but I have had flows on mine and think they sounded the best out of others I have heard.
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Old 08-16-2007, 07:30 AM   #5
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yeah I thought borla might be a little better just because its so pricey. it sounds good, just not as loud as I would like. Its hard to get this car to be loud though. Even when I ran it with no mufflers in the middle of the install it didn't sound that loud.
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Re: more exhaust help.

honestly.. there is no muffler that will give a v6 the sound you desire.

its a sad realization a lot of us have to come to haha.
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yep haha I just kept hoping that a miracle would happen and I would come across that one muffler that would do it for me. But I think I will just end the exhaust mods and hopefully it will grow on me. I dont know why but I cant bring myself to sell it for a GT. I guess it holds too much sentimental value.
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Re: more exhaust help.

I have an offroad x and straight through mufflers, it gives a good idle, but still sounds like a V6 the rest of the time.
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honestly.. there is no muffler that will give a v6 the sound you desire..
hit the nail on the head.
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I have an offroad x and straight through mufflers, it gives a good idle, but still sounds like a V6 the rest of the time.
or a choking cat...depends how you look at it...lol jfwy
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Old 08-16-2007, 06:24 PM   #11
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haha
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Re: more exhaust help.

Yeh...it's pretty bad up top. But...that's what I get for making it loud.
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Re: more exhaust help.

just live with the fact that the v6 sounds bad loud and sounds best mellow toned
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:22 AM   #14
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thats what Im gonna do i guess
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Re: more exhaust help.

My flowmasters always sounded good until i reached 2500 rpms then it was all down hill.
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Old 08-19-2007, 11:30 AM   #16
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Re: more exhaust help.

the borlas seem to sound best around that range.
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Re: more exhaust help.

the best exhaust setup that i've found is an offroad x with chambered mufflers (flowmasters, stock, etc)

o/r x and a straight through design doesnt sound right under 3k rpms but above when it fills out the pipes with air, then it sounds good
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Re: more exhaust help.

I have my first 2 cats deleted. Without a doubt, if you want it louder at idel this will do wonders.

And it shouldn't sound too bad with those mufflers. But I like the sound mine makes and I guess it is a little whiney above 4k, I have gotten complaints...
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Re: more exhaust help.

mine is not to bad i have stock headers, cats; with dynomax mufflers and i really like it. imo is nice. now my dad has SLP's on his 04 gt and then mine sounds like ****.
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Re: more exhaust help.

Changing the cams to bigger ones will also greatly affect your exhaust tone...wouldn't it? Anybody heard a v6 w/ cams and exhaust before?
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Changing the cams to bigger ones will also greatly affect your exhaust tone...wouldn't it? Anybody heard a v6 w/ cams and exhaust before?
yes i have, sounds good. worth the money just for sound? No ...
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Re: more exhaust help.

A cam isnt too expensive if thats all your doing and installing it yourself. The labor fees are what kills you.
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Do cams affect gas mileage and drive ability? I do not have much experience so I would not trust myself installing one.
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kiljosh, is your car very loud with the cats deleated?? Does it affect the computer?
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