Any quiet stangs out there? - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 04-22-2013, 07:25 AM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
Constantine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Miami
Region: Florida
Posts: 129
Any quiet stangs out there?

I currently have a Bassani X-pipe on my 2000 GT. No catalytic converters whatsoever. Loud and sounds amazing. I love it.

However I live in Miami...and this isn't the main reason, but it's a bit of a "heat" up when I just want to pass someone or go WOT from time to time to get my blood flowing.

So I'm thinking (and slap me if you think I'm wrong, but hear me out) of ways to quiet it down. It's my DD. I'm not a "street racer" and I don't take it to the strip. It's basically factory aside from a few bolt ons.


In any sense, anybody have a quiet stang setup? How do you like it? What should I do? Economically to my wallet please. thank you in advance.
Constantine is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-22-2013, 09:29 AM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
cliffyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,001
My '03 came to me with an off-road H-pipe and Flowmasters welded in to the stock catback. Great sound at idle and low load, but get on it even a bit and it was both obnoxious¹ and caused every cop within 1/4 miles to turn their head to get a look. Then there was the cabin "drone" at 2100 RPM...

Took less than a week for me to scrap all that and install a UPR catted X-pipe and Magnaflow catback. The result is a nice purr at idle and growl when you get on it, but not anything that would require people standing near to have hearing protection.

BTW, "off-road" pipes do not make one bit more power than a catted pipe having so-called "high-flow" cats--just more noise.

As to your particular situation I would look into having a pair of inexpensive glass packs, or better yet a pair of Magnaflow Magnapaks, welded into your X-pipe. The are straight through and will add not restriction, and will quiet it quite a bit.


------------------------------------------
¹ - I have never been wild about obnoxiously loud street cars, even when they have the muscle to back it up--which 99.44% of "bolt-on" GTs, including mine do not.
__________________
SOLD! - 2003 GT, UPR X, FRPP 24lb/h, Magnaflow, PP 70mm TB & plenum, Delta Force tuned,
Steeda UDPs, Ralco flywheel, RAM HDX clutch, 3.73s, 262 rwHP/305 lb-ft.

New ride (7/1/2013) 1998 Mercedes SL500-5.0L 32V VVT 326/347 HP/tq
cliffyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 11:57 AM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
1lowGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Region: Missouri
Posts: 3,903
You should slap on a stock midpipe. And get some flowmasters (even though I don't recommend them to anyone) or stock midpipe and slp lm2
__________________
2003 GT - full bolts ons, suspension, and drag radials
1998 cummins - 150hp injectors | FASS fuel kit | 4" straight pipe | 5" lift | BHAF | 20" wheels | edge juice w/ attitude | built auto trans with stall | closing in on 900tq | bigger turbo soon..

Follow me on instagram @nicknold for car and truck pictures
1lowGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-22-2013, 12:00 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
Jgill1992's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Rolla
Region: Missouri
Posts: 1,405
Quote:
Originally Posted by Constantine View Post
I currently have a Bassani X-pipe on my 2000 GT. No catalytic converters whatsoever. Loud and sounds amazing. I love it.

However I live in Miami...and this isn't the main reason, but it's a bit of a "heat" up when I just want to pass someone or go WOT from time to time to get my blood flowing.

So I'm thinking (and slap me if you think I'm wrong, but hear me out) of ways to quiet it down. It's my DD. I'm not a "street racer" and I don't take it to the strip. It's basically factory aside from a few bolt ons.

In any sense, anybody have a quiet stang setup? How do you like it? What should I do? Economically to my wallet please. thank you in advance.
I put electric cutouts on mine. Just flip a witch and its almost SILENT (magnaflow mufflers) and open it up and it's pretty much open headers with turndowns. Pretty cool and it Didint cost that much.

---------- Post added at 12:00 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:59 AM ----------

Oh and NO drone at all.
__________________

2015 Mustang GT Premium. No mods yet.
Jgill1992 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 01:14 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
98vertgt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Region: Florida
Posts: 490
I used to have flowmasters on my 98 with an o/r x and it was too loud for me. I got a magnaflow catback(not the magnapack) and its soo much better. Barely any drone and when you're just driving you can still hear it but it screams when you get on it.
98vertgt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 01:31 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
Venomouz831's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Seaside
Region: California
Posts: 8,133
Like Cliffy said put on a catted midpipe or stock midpipe, and get some magnaflows they seem to be the quietest to me
__________________
)02 Gt, Founder of WE2G
Venomouz831 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 01:33 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
White03GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Hereford
Region: Texas
Posts: 1,057
Quote:
Originally Posted by Constantine View Post
I currently have a Bassani X-pipe on my 2000 GT. No catalytic converters whatsoever. Loud and sounds amazing. I love it.

However I live in Miami...and this isn't the main reason, but it's a bit of a "heat" up when I just want to pass someone or go WOT from time to time to get my blood flowing.

So I'm thinking (and slap me if you think I'm wrong, but hear me out) of ways to quiet it down. It's my DD. I'm not a "street racer" and I don't take it to the strip. It's basically factory aside from a few bolt ons.

In any sense, anybody have a quiet stang setup? How do you like it? What should I do? Economically to my wallet please. thank you in advance.
Just get some hi flow cats?
White03GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 04:03 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
ccabral14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Region: Massachusetts
Posts: 123
I have a magnaflow catback with an offroad h pipe, in my opinion its very quiet. Especially when compared to my dads with an offroad h and flowmasters. In my opinion the magnaflows are way too quiet and I would prefer something like loudmouths or maybe even cutting out the magnaflows and welding in dynomax bullets. In your case, magnaflows are definitely the way to go.
ccabral14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 04:04 PM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
Jgill1992's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Rolla
Region: Missouri
Posts: 1,405
Quote:
Originally Posted by ccabral14 View Post
I have a magnaflow catback with an offroad h pipe, in my opinion its very quiet. Especially when compared to my dads with an offroad h and flowmasters. In my opinion the magnaflows are way too quiet and I would prefer something like loudmouths or maybe even cutting out the magnaflows and welding in dynomax bullets. In your case, magnaflows are definitely the way to go.
Magnaflows on an offroad H are comparable almost to a stock car IMO. Very quiet.
__________________

2015 Mustang GT Premium. No mods yet.
Jgill1992 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 05:54 PM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
Constantine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Miami
Region: Florida
Posts: 129
Thank you all for your input. It's much appreciated. Update! Forgot about this earlier, it slipped my mind.


I want to also remove my CEL. Should I just do stock cats? The 2 up front? It'll quiet down and clear the light. Would that be so?
Constantine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 06:28 PM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
Mile high JDF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Thronton
Region: Colorado
Posts: 5,989
Since you have the Bassani X-pipe you could just buy their high flow cats off the website and slide them on. Their x is designed to let you switch between catted and O/R pretty easy
__________________
Sold - Black 2000 Mustang GT, gone but definitely not forgotten
- Silver 2007 Corvette
Current - DHG 2001 Bullitt
Mile high JDF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 07:48 PM   #12
Registered Member
Regular
 
98vertgt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Region: Florida
Posts: 490
Quote:
Originally Posted by Constantine View Post
Thank you all for your input. It's much appreciated. Update! Forgot about this earlier, it slipped my mind.

I want to also remove my CEL. Should I just do stock cats? The 2 up front? It'll quiet down and clear the light. Would that be so?
Look at MIL eliminators
98vertgt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 07:51 PM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
White03GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Hereford
Region: Texas
Posts: 1,057
Quote:
Originally Posted by JDF View Post
Since you have the Bassani X-pipe you could just buy their high flow cats off the website and slide them on. Their x is designed to let you switch between catted and O/R pretty easy
+1
White03GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 08:07 PM   #14
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
lowflyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Region: Mississippi
Posts: 19,890
Send a message via AIM to lowflyn
O/r h and quiet borlas on the wife's.car. Tame but noticable, gets twice as loud over 3k
__________________
"I'm not driving too fast...just flying too low"
Mine:
-03 SB Cobra vert- 2552 of 5082 Born 02/25/03
Our's:
90 7up vert - new project-07 DSG Focus -DD
335
lowflyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2013, 08:40 PM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
FortyBrandon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Region: Tennessee
Posts: 1,057
Put only flowmaster original 40s and fiancés 04 gt auto and went to a new oil place and they said that's the first time I've ever heard a quiet stang ;(
FortyBrandon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2013, 11:56 AM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 62
Try the flowmaster 50 series. Love how it sounds and it isn't loud or raspy and annoying like some mustangs.
Call me fez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2013, 12:17 PM   #17
slow281
Regular
Supporter
 
sixpac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Cedar Rapids
Region: Nebraska
Posts: 3,162
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jgill1992 View Post

Magnaflows on an offroad H are comparable almost to a stock car IMO. Very quiet.
I'd have to disagree I have off road H and magnaflow and I can make some noise.. no ware close to stock..
__________________
Need more Horsepower? Add a sticker. Contact me for vinyl stickers pre-made and custom!
Stick on Horsepower <- Click Here and like my Page!
2001 GT - True Blue
2003 V6 - Zinc Yellow
1990 LX 2.3 - project
sixpac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2013, 12:24 PM   #18
Registered Member
Regular
 
Rumplemenz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Long Island
Region: New York
Posts: 50
Living in NY i simply can't tell you to throw your cats back on b/c we stang owners up here envy you guys down in FL lol... i so wish i could remove my cats... as for a quite stang im not sure ive ever heard of a quite one before in my life... i suppose yours screams now so our definitions of quite may not be the same ha
__________________
04' TR Mach 1 w/ IUP-Vortech V2 3.48" pulley-aftercooler-Anderson PP-90mm MAF-SVT pump-42lb frpp injectors-Steeda battery/trunk-frpp 4.10's-SOS Pillar w/ Ford Racing Fuel,boost/vac gauges-aluminum DS-Steeda tri ax-caster cambers-eibach damper and pro kit-MM FL subframes-borla stinger catback-17x10.5 TT-nitto 555r-04 cobra mirrors/side skirts-CDC decklid panel,billet fuel door-sequential tails-Mach 1 sills-billet antenna-MGW Mach 1 plate covers-MGW brake handle-35% tint-455 rwhp 389 tq
Rumplemenz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2013, 12:33 PM   #19
Registered Member
Regular
 
Slp_loudmouth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 566
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rumplemenz View Post
Living in NY i simply can't tell you to throw your cats back on b/c we stang owners up here envy you guys down in FL lol... i so wish i could remove my cats... as for a quite stang im not sure ive ever heard of a quite one before in my life... i suppose yours screams now so our definitions of quite may not be the same ha
I'm in jersey I have no cats just when inspection cones put a high flow on or pay someone to inspect it
Slp_loudmouth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2013, 12:47 PM   #20
Registered Member
Regular
 
Constantine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Miami
Region: Florida
Posts: 129
Ok. I think they're actually just Bassani mufflers.



I think stock cats would be my best bet. It would in turn get rid of the CEL also.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2318639751.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	483.2 KB
ID:	103889  
Constantine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2013, 01:32 PM   #21
Registered Member
Regular
 
ty98gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Fremont
Region: California
Posts: 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by Constantine View Post
Ok. I think they're actually just Bassani mufflers.

I think stock cats would be my best bet. It would in turn get rid of the CEL also.
+1

IMO, keep the bassani mufflers and put some cats on the x pipe. Im running bassani catted x w/ bassani catback and its simply one of the best setups ive heard. Only reason id change it would be to go louder.
__________________
Engine/drivetrain mods: Pro 5.0 Short Shifter, Dragon Plenum-75mm, Accufab TB-70MM, K&N FIPK GEN.2 Air Intake, Bassani Cat Back Exhaust,Bassani Catted X Pipe, 3.73 FRPP Rear Gears,Ford Racing TA Rear Diff Cover,

Bunch of suspension goodies
ty98gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2013, 04:43 PM   #22
Registered Member
Regular
 
Constantine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Miami
Region: Florida
Posts: 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by ty98gt View Post

+1

IMO, keep the bassani mufflers and put some cats on the x pipe. Im running bassani catted x w/ bassani catback and its simply one of the best setups ive heard. Only reason id change it would be to go louder.
I have a video on YouTube of what your car will sound like without cats I'll post it when I get a chance.
Constantine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2013, 06:03 PM   #23
Registered Member
Regular
 
ty98gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Fremont
Region: California
Posts: 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by Constantine View Post

I have a video on YouTube of what your car will sound like without cats I'll post it when I get a chance.
Nice! Ive always wanted to delete the cats, but I live in CA and havent decided whether I should risk it and go o/r x or just get a straight through muffler like slp
__________________
Engine/drivetrain mods: Pro 5.0 Short Shifter, Dragon Plenum-75mm, Accufab TB-70MM, K&N FIPK GEN.2 Air Intake, Bassani Cat Back Exhaust,Bassani Catted X Pipe, 3.73 FRPP Rear Gears,Ford Racing TA Rear Diff Cover,

Bunch of suspension goodies
ty98gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2013, 07:35 PM   #24
Registered Member
Regular
 
Geiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Cumberland Md
Region: Maryland
Posts: 294
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slp_loudmouth View Post

I'm in jersey I have no cats just when inspection cones put a high flow on or pay someone to inspect it
The beauty of maryland. Inspect a car when you buy it and never again... No safety inspection or emissions.... Ever
__________________
2008 GT/CS , 17k original miles, bagged with airlift v2, cammed, and some bolt ons.
Geiger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 05:24 PM   #25
Registered Member
Regular
 
1996mustang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Miami
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,013
colin idk why you want it quiet, mines a dd too i say ftw lol, however im quiet when idling, anything after not so much lol, flowmaster 40 dumped down, o/r x, stock manifold for now, quiet when just sitting, get on it raspy and loud, backfire adds that oh sorry your rice cooker cant do that thing to it lol, j/k j/k however its better than having a honda with a coffee can attached to it like most have here in miami -_- smh
1996mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 06:26 PM   #26
Registered Member
Regular
 
White03GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Hereford
Region: Texas
Posts: 1,057
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1996mustang View Post
colin idk why you want it quiet, mines a dd too i say ftw lol, however im quiet when idling, anything after not so much lol, flowmaster 40 dumped down, o/r x, stock manifold for now, quiet when just sitting, get on it raspy and loud, backfire adds that oh sorry your rice cooker cant do that thing to it lol, j/k j/k however its better than having a honda with a coffee can attached to it like most have here in miami -_- smh
Haha mines all stock except no cats and welded in a pair on pypes m-80 bullets. It's not loud at all until you want it to be. I can only imagine the drone you have with that set up lol
White03GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 11:17 PM   #27
Registered Member
Regular
 
1996mustang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Miami
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,013
I actually enjoy the drone. Its not bothersome at all. That and atleast i will know if she misses or acts up since i know the sound of her normal i can pick up when she has an issue.
__________________
1996 Mustang GT, 17x9 front and 17x10.5 cobra r replica rims, 255/40/17 front 285/40/17 rear at the moment,
o/r x-pipe flow master 40 series dump downs, cai/ram intake, 75mm c&l throttle body and plenum, pi heads and intake swap, msd wires, stock gears, untuned at the moment, no dyno numbers for now.
1996mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 11:20 PM   #28
Staff
Regular
Staff
 
scottydsntknow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: JB MDL
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 16,576
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slp_loudmouth View Post
I'm in jersey I have no cats just when inspection cones put a high flow on or pay someone to inspect it
Fake cats and MIL eliminators and done if you don't want cats. All we have here for OBD2 cars is a code scan, visual check, brakes and gas cap. Although a good set of high flow cats is only going to take like 1whp so you might as well run them to avoid the hassle and they do help a lot with drone.
scottydsntknow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 01:04 AM   #29
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Shelby
Region: Michigan
Posts: 31
Stock mid pipe would definently be the quietest way to go
Bakiebruno5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 09:38 PM   #30
Registered Member
Regular
 
Scream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Biloxi
Region: Mississippi
Posts: 869
Mine has lts off road h pipe so no cats .. and flowmaster cats .... 50 series I don't like it ... It is quiet but can get loud has a nice wine around 2100 but ima about to switch out my mufflers for pypes m-80s! Can't wait if my dad dosent want my mufflers for his truck I am selling them ill do an exhaust clip tomorrow most likely
Scream is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


» Like Us On Facebook



12:23 AM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.