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Old 04-18-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
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muffler delete?

i'm kinda tired of having it all quiet and stock... I don't have the $$$ for a what I want though. I'm thinking I'll cut the muffler off and weld a piece of pipe on it in my shop class. I don't want spend money since I'm just going to get dual exhaust eventually.
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Re: muffler delete?

Well it will definitely be louder but it probably won't sound better...the stock chambered muffler helps keep the sound reasonable and maintains some tone.

You could dump the exhaust directly off the muffler under the car, or if you really want to eliminate the muffler run the straight pipe and dump it...either way I'd dump whatever you do so the exhaust note is slightly deeper. Plus it looks better since you only have one pipe.
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Just go to autozone and pick up a cherry bomb. They're essentially just a straight pipe but the inside pipe is perforated and has fiber glass packing. They aren't that expensive and a minimalists muffler. Plus they will pass inspection!
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Re: muffler delete?

+1 I was going to suggest that as well...it might be worth it to spend 20-40 bucks and buy a less expensive muffler...it'll be louder than stock but won't sound hideous like straight piping.
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True that. The straight pipe is a little much.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:25 PM   #6
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Re: muffler delete?

couldn't I just straight pipe it then if it does sound bad, I can just cut a spot in the pipe and put a muffler in?
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Technically yeah lol so if you wanna try it then go for it. I'd say if you can help it clamp the straight pipe in instead of wield, that way if you want put in a muffler later you won't have to do more cutting.
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I was going to do the cutting and welding my self but... the tool i needed to buy to cut the muffler off was $40 and the muffler shop in my town said they'd do it for $45. I'm loving it right now. It's all stock and the straight pipe really made a difference for the sound. Its kinda deep until around 2500+ even after that its not so bad. Even my dad was impressed with how it ended up sounding.
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You want loud? Can you handle loud? If so, My set up.

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It's not bad at all. Just on mine I'm switching to an h pipe I have an x pipe right now.
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My final setups probably going to be long tube headers(NO CATS) a H-pipe and no mufflers.
I was looking for a high performance cam but now i'm thinking I'll just get a lumpy cam. a very lumpy cam...
Do you have video of your set-up though? I love listening to cars.
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My final setups probably going to be long tube headers(NO CATS) a H-pipe and no mufflers.
I was looking for a high performance cam but now i'm thinking I'll just get a lumpy cam. a very lumpy cam...
Yah I think SuperSix offers a "lumpy" cam that only requires new springs so it's fairly inexpensive compared to other cams.

I don't know if Comp Cams offers something similar for our cars.
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My final setups probably going to be long tube headers(NO CATS) a H-pipe and no mufflers.
I was looking for a high performance cam but now i'm thinking I'll just get a lumpy cam. a very lumpy cam...
Do you have video of your set-up though? I love listening to cars.
Yeah. Me too. I've been tossed between getting a Saleen body kit or roush. Well roush. So my exhaust will be longtubes, cattless x pipe, and roush exhaust, I may or may not get mufflers.
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Yeah. Me too. I've been tossed between getting a Saleen body kit or roush. Well roush. So my exhaust will be longtubes, cattless x pipe, and roush exhaust, I may or may not get mufflers.
does a v6 sound good without mufflers ?
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does a v6 sound good without mufflers ?
Yeah I think it does just really loud. But I recommend borla, roush, or flowmaster for mufflers.
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Yeah I think it does just really loud. But I recommend borla, roush, or flowmaster for mufflers.
i love flow 40's. i needa record a clip of mine still. i made a short one the other night at idel but havent uploaded
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does a v6 sound good without mufflers ?
Not even slightly.....
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Yeah I think it does just really loud. But I recommend borla, roush, or flowmaster for mufflers.
A lot of six owners seem to like some of the sounds that magnaflow makes too
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A lot of six owners seem to like some of the sounds that magnaflow makes too
i think magnaflow on a sixxer makes a sound like its coming from a tuner not a mustang. my opinion of course
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I've heard the same about x pipes. I've been hitting YouTube for awhile listening to exhausts, x pipe = no good, lol. Sounds ricey, all of them. Only over like 2500 rpms though. They sound good around idle.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:45 AM   #21
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Re: muffler delete?

straight pipes sound pretty good until 2500 or 3000 rpms? I need to have a friend rev it for me sometime and let me know what the rpms are at. It sounds SO much better than stock though. I'm just so happy that i can hear something out of it now.

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OH it also sounds better when its moving. when its in park or neutral it accelerates faster and sounds a little weird but when its working to move the car it sounds better. The idle is also pretty good. it only cost me $45.
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I've heard the same about x pipes. I've been hitting YouTube for awhile listening to exhausts, x pipe = no good, lol. Sounds ricey, all of them. Only over like 2500 rpms though. They sound good around idle.
yeah an x in a v6= fail
but on a v8=sweetness
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