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Old 12-03-2011, 09:21 AM   #1
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3.8 exhaust whats sounds best?

Have a 2002 3.8 five speed, I don't do well with plain and need the exhaust done but I want it to sound the best that a v6 can got ne ideas?
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Re: 3.8 exhaust whats sounds best?

Not sure if this is "the best" but it's my car and I am really happy with the sound!

2001 Mustang V6 Mandrel Exhaust Systems - YouTube
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Thanks dnt really have the money for headers but other than that sounds like a good idea I have some cherrybomb glass packs given to me think they would sound good?
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Re: 3.8 exhaust whats sounds best?

They will make you sound like an import.
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Re: 3.8 exhaust whats sounds best?

^^^^^ what he said

The best sounding without doing anything else are a pair of these
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=170663869104
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Re: 3.8 exhaust whats sounds best?

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^^^^^ what he said

The best sounding without doing anything else are a pair of these
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=170663869104
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Although those sound good, they don't sound Original 40 good
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:29 PM   #7
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Re: 3.8 exhaust whats sounds best?

Got them on mine, I had one compared to a 40 series flow (internally) and the only difference was the back plate was just a tad larger radius on the curvature, I got a pic on fb where I traced the internals onto the outside ofthe housing, you can see it Kyle, I believe it's still up
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Would it sound like an import if I did a single in dual out?
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Re: 3.8 exhaust whats sounds best?

don't know, try it and see what happens?
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Well I debated it but I'm also told that an x pipe would help bring the tone down basically I'm in college and work full time dnt have a lot of cash been saving up for awhile and making little head way dnt have money for a second try but thanks very much to everyone
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Re: 3.8 exhaust whats sounds best?

Get true duals with two single chamber flowmaster make the v6 sound better than most v8 and its nice deep clean sound..
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Re: 3.8 exhaust whats sounds best?

i have the same car , i have a flowmaster muffler , love it for $120 installed
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:35 PM   #13
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When u say flowmaster muffler do u mean single in dual out or two of them
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Re: 3.8 exhaust whats sounds best?

i think he means a single flowmaster in place of his stock muffler from the price he gave
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I thought that as well but a shop by my house will put a x pipe and my two cherrybomb glass packs true duals sitting in the garage all for 150 so I didn't know
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Re: 3.8 exhaust whats sounds best?

NO GLASSPACKS.............................................
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:05 PM   #17
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? Is it that bad?
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Re: 3.8 exhaust whats sounds best?

yes lol, if you leave the cats its not terrible.....

but if its straight to an x-pipe with glasspacks it will sound like a civic........
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Well the glass packs were given to me and yea I'm keeping cats
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Re: 3.8 exhaust whats sounds best?

I mean two.. each pipe has a single chamber flowmaster..
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All for 150 wow u did well or did ur shopping muffler shop told me the flowmasters were 70 a piece no labor
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Re: 3.8 exhaust whats sounds best?

I agree no glasspacks
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Well crap  thanks a bunch guys
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Re: 3.8 exhaust whats sounds best?

go to the muffler shop and ask how much it cost for a custom exhaust (out the back or dumped at the axles) if you supply the muffler of your choice (unless they have what you want)
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Re: 3.8 exhaust whats sounds best?

I actually was gonna put dual cherry bombs on mine .. but come to find out they don't sound good as the single chamber flows
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Yea I've seen cherrybomb set ups on YouTube and some ok but I found alot that sounded pretty nice and deep but I'm also told that flowmasters have a raspy sound at high rpm
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All n all bub it's what u want and what u think sounds good.. but never had a problem
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U guys have helped a lot think I'll go with flowmaster, let uk how it sounds hopefully in ab two weeks lol
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Re: 3.8 exhaust whats sounds best?

flow 40's with x-pipe high flo cats and long tube headers

Mustang V6 flowmaster exhaust - YouTube

same exhaust after cam and heads etc

better video of cam sound, 02 mustang V6 - YouTube
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Re: 3.8 exhaust whats sounds best?

true duals with flomasters, no exceptions!
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Re: 3.8 exhaust whats sounds best?

Aggressive chambered sound best-
V6 Mustang Flowmaster 10 Series Mufflers - YouTube
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Wow ur right that sounds awesome
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Wow ur right that sounds awesome
Thank You. Might not be best example but they sound great on our V6's, they really do-
Mustang V6 Flowmaster 10 Series Single Chamber - YouTube
This one sounds good enough to get a better idea of what it can do- Thanks again.
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Re: 3.8 exhaust whats sounds best?

If you don't have tips that go all the way out the back wont have that little pop after.. but sounds great
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