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Old 04-26-2012, 02:52 PM   #1
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To keep the tail pipes or not to keep the tailpipes

I just had magnaflow mufflers put on my 94 GT recently and its a whole lot quieter than I wanted. No more exhaust leak though, the guy at the muffler shop said I had a big hole in one of my mufflers. Besides the magnaflows my exhuast is stock, and I have chrome tips coming out the back. So.... I was thinking about cutting the tail pipes all the way back about 3 inches from the magnaflows. What are the goods (if any) & what are the bads(if any) if I choose to do this?

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Old 04-26-2012, 04:34 PM   #2
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peronally i like the way yours look.but i dumped mine before the axle and i dont mind it. you will get more fumes in the cabin. the best thing to do is get some turn downs and angle them out a little bit and it may help.
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Dump them...
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Will it change the way it sounds if I chop em off?
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yes. it should get louder.
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Yes it will add a drone sound to the exhaust IMO
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Drone being a good thing or a bad thing? I want my car to have a deep sound. And california smog laws are killin me. 4 cats!?!?!? Can I get rid of two of them and possibly still pass smog?

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One last dumb question..... How far away from the muffler itself should I cut the pipes at?
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I live in Cali and heard of you mess with the cats you are guaranteed to fail. If you don't have all 4. I want to cut mine off too but California is killing me
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some people like drone, some dont. maybe youtube drone exhaust?

but anyways, what i would do is cut is close and put turn downs on it. the angle the turn downs down and out.

you can get high flow cats. that may help some.
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imo it makes it too loud inside and i know here in nc it wont pass inspection for turn downs so for cali id doubt it would too
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I have no cats, flows, and dumped after axle. It's loud, deep, and sounds incredible at idle.
At highway speeds, the drone is awful..

If you are in an emissions restrictive area, you have to have all catalytic converters installed and functional. Hi-flow cats are also not legal. If you want to risk it, that's up to you.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:36 PM   #12
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Re: To keep the tail pipes or not to keep the tailpipes

id keep the tail pipes and buy an offroad h pipe.if you live in an area that requires smog testing just swap h pipes before you go.i dont have that issue in louisiana thankfully.they dont even inspect here.
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They are gone.... Cut them off. And u love the way it sounds. Magnaflows are way to quiet. I like the rumble that it has now

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*** meant to say I love the way it sounds
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Now we need a video
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Did you cut the tips or the cats?
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Re: To keep the tail pipes or not to keep the tailpipes

Just hope you can pass inspection now. My car came with dumps and it failed PA inspection.
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Just hope you can pass inspection now. My car came with dumps and it failed PA inspection.
How could dumped pipes fail??
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I cut them off about 3 inches from the mufflers. Still have all 4 annoying cats. The funny thing is..... Not to long ago people were getting their cats stolen from their cars in the county i live in. I kinda wished mine were stolen. Lol
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I live here in Valdese, NC and I have my 95 GT dumped w/ turn downs and have no prob passing inspection. The guy told me that as long as it has cats and mufflers it will pass. Im sure Cali is alot more strict but it suprised me that ppl are having problems in NC
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guess i go to a hard a$$ inspection place. time to switch
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I cut them off about 3 inches from the mufflers. Still have all 4 annoying cats. The funny thing is..... Not to long ago people were getting their cats stolen from their cars in the county i live in. I kinda wished mine were stolen. Lol
I guess the thieves figure most mustang people already took theirs off so why waste the time?
Hey, if those tips are in good condition, I'll take them off your hands.
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Re: To keep the tail pipes or not to keep the tailpipes

I have flowmaster super 40's with no cats it's a tad to quiet for my tastes so soon I'll be getting these taken off and go with original 40 series.
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guess i go to a hard a$$ inspection place. time to switch
What part of NC u from bro?
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I used Flowmaster 44 series.... With the Flowmaster fatback system... Had it put on a few days ago... It screams outside but silent on the inside(almost)!!!! Flowmaster or die!!!! Lls

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Ment catback.. Nc put it down all day Clinton nc gets it n
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Re: To keep the tail pipes or not to keep the tailpipes

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Drone being a good thing or a bad thing? I want my car to have a deep sound. And california smog laws are killin me. 4 cats!?!?!? Can I get rid of two of them and possibly still pass smog?

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One last dumb question..... How far away from the muffler itself should I cut the pipes at?
find a lick n stick lol thats what i do bc my car wont pass
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find a lick n stick lol thats what i do bc my car wont pass
+1 been there done that.. But it is so nice having big power and knowing you will pass every time.
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I have a bbk h pipe with no cats and single chamber flows love the sound of them. I just put my four cat h pipe back on for smog. Also dumps rite after muffler never had a prob with smog
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Glad I don't live in a tough state, I've passed with open headers.
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Glad I don't live in a tough state, I've passed with open headers.
Lucky! I have to have someone elses name on my title that lives in the next county over which doesn't have inspection.
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Lucky! I have to have someone elses name on my title that lives in the next county over which doesn't have inspection.
Cheater , you gotta do what have to sometimes though.
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I live in florida...thank god for no emissions,I'm running 2 and a half to series 40 flowmasters dumped and I love it
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I have carb conversion. Which means no sensors,smog,egr etc etc etc. I also have headers with or h pipe and 10 series dumped. So there isn't any way I was gonna cheat through inspection.
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