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Old 10-23-2013, 04:51 PM   #1
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Catback recommendation

I have a 1997 gt and I am looking at getting a catback exhaust, I want something deep and aggressive sounding I was looking at the slp loudmouth 1 or the cherry bomb vortex catback, if you have either of these exhausts what do you think of them.
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American Thunder catback.
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American Thunder catback.
I looked in to the american thunder and it could be because it is a video and not in person, but the american thunder sounded almost identical to the stock exhaust
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I looked in to the american thunder and it could be because it is a video and not in person, but the american thunder sounded almost identical to the stock exhaust
I have an american thunder catback and it's not even close to sounding like a stock set up, it has a deep old school muscle car tone that's very plesent on the ears! IMO one if the best sounding cat backs out there!
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I have an american thunder catback and it's not even close to sounding like a stock set up, it has a deep old school muscle car tone that's very plesent on the ears! IMO one if the best sounding cat backs out there!
+ 1 on the american thunder cat-back, great deep old school muscle car sound..
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+ 1 on the american thunder cat-back, great deep old school muscle car sound..
I heard I lot of good things about american thunders, but also I have heard good about slp loudmouth 1's. I can't figure out one which is better
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Love my bassani's.
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All I gotta say is BORLA

You just have to look around and they can be found for not too much
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Love my bassani's.
Bassani's are more expensive, are they worth it?

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All I gotta say is BORLA You just have to look around and they can be found for not too much
I looked for borla before and they do make an exhaust for my year
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Now that I bought them I say yes but you can get other brands of similar quality for less. Borla is great too but also pricey. I was to get either the borla atak's or my bassanis and chose these simply because the atak's were out of stock. Loudmouths sound good in person to me and for half the price I would go with then if you were wanting the best bang for your buck.
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Now that I bought them I say yes but you can get other brands of similar quality for less. Borla is great too but also pricey. I was to get either the borla atak's or my bassanis and chose these simply because the atak's were out of stock. Loudmouths sound good in person to me and for half the price I would go with then if you were wanting the best bang for your buck.
I was willing to spend a little extra to get something good quality, that will last, the exhaust Bassani makes for my car is a bx system and is only $40 more than loudmouths so I think Bassani is going to be the way to go
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Like i said i love mine, I combined it with the bassani x as well.
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I was willing to spend a little extra to get something good quality, that will last, the exhaust Bassani makes for my car is a bx system and is only $40 more than loudmouths so I think Bassani is going to be the way to go
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I have the bassani bx with the bassani catted x on my 98 and its music to my ears. It resonates inside the car very well and the drone is actually enjoyable lol
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You got many options. Slp lm1 with stock midpipe. Lm2 with o/r h pipe. Stingers.
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Magnapacks borla or bassani.everyone and there grandmas have flows and to each there own but to me they suck.
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Magnapacks borla or bassani.everyone and there grandmas have flows and to each there own but to me they suck.
Old school muscle tones a no go for you eh whippersnapper lol!!
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Everyone and their mother has the Dronemasters, don't be a sheep. Also they aren't stainless. I HIGHLY recommend a straight through setup like a Borla, Bassani, Magnaflow, Dynomax Ultra etc... In my experience, chambered mufflers sound great at idle/off idle but they don't have the roar at WOT that the ones I mentioned will. I had a Dynomax Ultra Flow catback in my 95 Cobra with an O/R pipe and longtubes and it had a nice deep rumble at idle without being too loud but when I went to WOT with that thing it SCREAMED.
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I went chambered bassanis with o/r x so it wasnt too loud and raspy but it is still pretty loud.
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The American thunder catback sounds awesome on the mod motors. If you want a deep classic muscle car sound, get the American thunders and an offroad H. You won't be dissapointed, but it will drone a little. The slp units sound like **** to me but they are loud. I like bassani, but they seem to tune the exhaust too much making it feel artificial to me kinda. Im not a Magna flow guy at all. Offroad H on the stock catback wouldn't even be bad if you just wanted a little sound increase.
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O/R H or Prochamber with 40s or 44s sound amazing on the 2v
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Oh no not flows..
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My car came with a flowmaster 40 catback on it already. I can upload a video if you want to hear it
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Oh no not flows..
Agreed. Also if you value your eardrums on long highway drives stay the hell away from flows.
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I have flowmaster 10 series with the stock h pipe. Just welded in the flowmaster 10 series in place of stock mufflers and put on some 4" tips, sounds awesome. Very loud for having all stock cats. Just throwing that out there...

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I have flowmaster 10 series with the stock h pipe. Just welded in the flowmaster 10 series in place of stock mufflers and put on some 4" tips, sounds awesome. Very loud for having all stock cats. Just throwing that out there...
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Here is a video I found for the set up I have, if you are thinking about going this route. This is not my video but the guy in the video has the same set up as me

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Agreed. Also if you value your eardrums on long highway drives stay the hell away from flows.
+1000! Don't get flows. Straight through muffler and also stay away from the LM1's. Go with LM2 or magnapacks, best bang for your buck.
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I don't know why people keep complaining about the drone of flows. I have like no drone on my flowmaster 10 series. Maybe I am just used to the drone of my 69 coupe? Haha
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I don't know why people keep complaining about the drone of flows. I have like no drone on my flowmaster 10 series. Maybe I am just used to the drone of my 69 coupe? Haha
Mine drone, but I actually like it.
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Old school muscle tones a no go for you eh whippersnapper lol!!
I only likeded the old school sound on the fox bodies but with Mac cb and or h pipe.from 98+ borla bassani and packs just had that deeper more toned rumbled.hated how flows and mac sounded after 95.
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I don't know why people keep complaining about the drone of flows. I have like no drone on my flowmaster 10 series. Maybe I am just used to the drone of my 69 coupe? Haha
On my 91GT I had shorty headers, OR pipe to 2 chamber flowmasters and tailpipes. I drove 2 hours home 1 or 2 weekends a month to visit my family/HS friends as I was stationed 150 miles south of my hometown (USAF).

When I got home after a 2 hour straight drive and got out of that car my ears were literally ringing.

And I'm not some person who is squeamish about loud noises, I'm a large aircraft mechanic and am around 40,000lb thrust turbofans every day lol.

The first few years I had my 95 Cobra which was also a 5.0 pushrod I had FRPP shorties, OR pipe and a Dynomax Ultraflow catback. NO drone on the highway, just a nice deep hum. Car also sounded WAY better at WOT than any flowmasters could ever hope to. Ppl were always asking wtf exhaust I had because EVERYONE else had flowmasters. My buddy actually liked them so much he was probably one of the only if not THE only modular car on Dover AFB in 2004/2005 that didn't have Flowmasters. He got a Magnaflow catback and was always getting compliments on his exhaust too.
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I have looked up a lot of different exhausts and one that seems good is the MAC cat back exhaust, does anyone know anything about those exhausts
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Don't flame me but what do you guys mean by drone?

My flowmasters don't sound horrible on the highway at all they sound really good

Wouldn't any catback technically give you drone or w/e?
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I have looked up a lot of different exhausts and one that seems good is the MAC cat back exhaust, does anyone know anything about those exhausts
They're a decent budget chambered cat back. Not on the same level as the stainless kits myself and others have listed. If you want just fit the macs and flow kits are great but the material and muffler design is what you want.

In the end buy the one that you like the sound of but if its not stainless and your roads are salted in the winter be prepared to have to get a new cat back in a few years.
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For your 97 though go with magnapacks.they sound awesome there deep and aggressive at wot but chill at cruising speeds.pair it up with an offroad x pipe and it'll sound like a beast
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