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Old 02-21-2011, 09:40 PM   #1
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Sound advice~

I've come to the conclusion, like many other mustang guys, that my car isn't quite.. Loud enough.

Problem is, I don't want it to sound like a truck or have a drone on highway.

So I've elected to stick with a pretty sotck exhaust, but just upgrade some pieces.

For starters I was thinking of a BBK Long tube- Ceramic. I've heard/read a lot of good things about these. And maybe get it going into a BBK H-pipe, or an H-pipe of some other brand. I don't quite know yet. All I've came to conclude is that H-pipe is less performance gain, more deep low toned note, and an X-pipe is more performance but a raspier exhaust.

The snag I tend to hit is the muffler... Stock piping should be alright, correct? So changing the muffler would get, for the most part, the desired effect... But like I said, I want it to retain a note that you can tell is coming from a car, not a truck. I heard Bassani leaks a lot.

Anyone running stock piping and aftermarket muffler? I am not sure if I'll go cat-less or not.

Any input is greatly appreciated. :]
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I got a bbk x pipe with Borla stingers and it's not really raspy and I know that the 2v aren't as high pitch I say loom it up on YouTube that help me a lot plus I got the parts very cheap
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I would go with a 40 series flowmaster makes a nice deep tone with no rasp. When you down shift into a low gear at 3500 rpm it has a mean rumble
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Mac all the way. Good prices and sound great.
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Re: Sound advice~

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For starters I was thinking of a BBK Long tube- Ceramic. I've heard/read a lot of good things about these. And maybe get it going into a BBK H-pipe, or an H-pipe of some other brand. I don't quite know yet. All I've came to conclude is that H-pipe is less performance gain, more deep low toned note, and an X-pipe is more performance but a raspier exhaust.

The snag I tend to hit is the muffler... Stock piping should be alright, correct? So changing the muffler would get, for the most part, the desired effect... But like I said, I want it to retain a note that you can tell is coming from a car, not a truck. I heard Bassani leaks a lot.

Anyone running stock piping and aftermarket muffler? I am not sure if I'll go cat-less or not.

Any input is greatly appreciated. :]

First, if you go with long tubes, there will be no debate about going with a new mid pipe as it will be required.

Second, the performance difference between an X and an H on a typical car is going to be in the 1-5 hp range...so that shouldn't be your deciding factor on which to get.

I had an X on my car. I liked it. It was a little raspier than my current setup. But it wasn't ricer ish or anything. It was just a bit higher pitched than the car is now.

Right now I have an H pipe...it is a deeper sound for sure over the X I had previous.

Running the stock piping would be fine as long as you bought a muffler to fit the dimensions of the piping. There is nothing special about after market piping unless it is stainless steal. Other wise, pipe is pipe is pipe.
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I would go with a 40 series flowmaster makes a nice deep tone with no rasp. When you down shift into a low gear at 3500 rpm it has a mean rumble
Wouldn't the 40 series make it sound.. Like a truck? Lol.
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Re: Sound advice~

Well I figure I'll start with long tubes and an o/r H-pipe.. Then if I'm not happy with the sound, I'll look into something further. But the stocker 4.6 GT sounds pretty sick already. Maybe these heads and mid pipe will be what I need.
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Re: Sound advice~

I have a MAC X-Pipe and Cat Back exhaust it's pretty loud but in a good way as far as the headders go don't waste your time or money you will regret it here is a list if you do go with the headders (headders new copper headder gaskets mid pipe to match headders and locking headder bolts) I bought all of this then found out how much the labor(450-650) was to install and the actual performnce gain of about 5rwhp biggest reason for copper headder gaskets and locking headder bolts is because all headders seem to develope a leak this seems to help
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I love my MAC cat back and MAC o/r h-pipe sound I get all kinds of remarks and people wanting to know what I have on it. I used to have a flowmaster 2 chamber cat back with an o/r x-pipe and it didnt sound as near as good as the MAC stuff. TREPERFORMANCE has the MAC stuff the cheapest my cat back was $313.99 and free shipping too.
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I looked into longtubes and I had a shop advise to me that if you're not putting a power adder on the motor to not go through the trouble of longtube headers. That you won't gain much hp or tq. So I just went with mid pipe and cat back.
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I looked into longtubes and I had a shop advise to me that if you're not putting a power adder on the motor to not go through the trouble of longtube headers. That you won't gain much hp or tq. So I just went with mid pipe and cat back.
Power adder as in a programmer?
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Power adder as in a programmer?
Like turbo, s/c, or some serious engine work.
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I have guy at a stop light tell me he wished his truck sounded as good as my car!
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I have guy at a stop light tell me he wished his truck sounded as good as my car!
And you have..?
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Like nitrous super charger or turbo but, def get a programmer sct or diablo preditor, the diablo is cheaper on rpmoutlet website for $289 I think.
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For a new edge a tuner and gears should be first mod.

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Re: Sound advice~

gears make the most difference of "bolt ons"
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Like nitrous super charger or turbo but, def get a programmer sct or diablo preditor, the diablo is cheaper on rpmoutlet website for $289 I think.
I have the sct tuner already.
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Won't gears really kill mpg? I rather enjoy 23mpg compared to the 8 my truck got.

I really want 3.73 or 3.90.. Just a bit worried.
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Won't gears really kill mpg? I rather enjoy 23mpg compared to the 8 my truck got.

I really want 3.73 or 3.90.. Just a bit worried.
3.73 won't be any difference around town but little bit on highway driving. I had 3.73 and went to 4.10 no diff in town bit big diff on highway. But MAN! these cars come to life with a bigger gear!
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3.73 won't be any difference around town but little bit on highway driving. I had 3.73 and went to 4.10 no diff in town bit big diff on highway. But MAN! these cars come to life with a bigger gear!
Oh.. So 3.73 is a pretty safe gear? Hm.. Ok then.
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Oh.. So 3.73 is a pretty safe gear? Hm.. Ok then.
As long as you can keep that foot from going to the floor. The gears make it more fun.
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3.73 won't be any difference around town but little bit on highway driving. I had 3.73 and went to 4.10 no diff in town bit big diff on highway. But MAN! these cars come to life with a bigger gear!
What....my car was a dump truck off the line til I put the 3.90s in. Now it puts you into your seat....hard

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I agree on gears and programer for the first mods. I put 4.10's on my 02 gt 5 speed. I don't see how guys are worried about gas mileage driving a pony. If you want it to perform better your gas mileage will suffer a bit. I run 2300 rpm at 70 mph on the highway. I really didn't see any noticeable gas mileage difference when I put my gears in. The way I see it, if you want 30 mpg drive a four banger focus.
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Re: Sound advice~

That's what I am running. 40's series Flowmasters. Other than that right now stock exhaust. Mine sounds very good. Later on going to install an H-pipe or X-pipe don't know as of yet.
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That's what I am running. 40's series Flowmasters. Other than that right now stock exhaust. Mine sounds very good. Later on going to install an H-pipe or X-pipe don't know as of yet.
I like the sound of a H better, X sounds at times like a old pick up. An H has that traditional muscle car sound, the X is nothing but raspy noise. I have a bbk X on my 01 GT, and a MAC H on my 02 GT I get more complements on the H. I actually got three " your car sounds awesome's " today! We will see what happens tomorrow when I drive the 01 GT.
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