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Old 03-21-2018, 09:35 PM   #1
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FlowMaster or MagnaFlow Muffler?

Hello my Stang Lovers, I need your expertise. Replacing the stock muffler's on my 2001 Mustang 4.6 V8. I'm looking for a deep throaty sound. What do my fellow Stang lovers recommend?
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Old 03-22-2018, 06:09 AM   #2
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My preference is flowmaster 40's. Your preference should be determined by you.
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for a weld in job, any 2 chambered muffler will work... I had 2 jegs 2 chambered in my mustang with everything else stock and sounded good. and they cost 29 each.

heres a sound link

https://youtu.be/k4qsnGOmr_o

i hace since changed to o/r H pipe and single chambered mufflers..

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It's hard to mess up the sound of a 2v. Any exhaust combo on a 2v sounds amazing

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Both will sound great. I'd go with Dynomax Ultraflows if I was buying new.
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You can get a general idea of the sound from clips on youtube etc, however many factors can effect the sound not the least being the quality of the recording device. I like the straight through designs like the Dynomax Ultraflows and Magnaflow Performance straight thru design but you do have to keep in mind that they will get louder over time. Be prepared for the dreaded(?) drone on the freeway, some are worse than others but if you want it loud so will the drone be.
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There is a reason that they refer to Flowmaster mufflers as Dronemaster.

I would go Magnaflow.

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There is a reason that they refer to Flowmaster mufflers as Dronemaster.

I would go Magnaflow.

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I used to think that as I had a flowmaster on my Dakota that droned so bad at cruising speed you could hardly hear the person beside you talking (switched to magnaflow). Amazingly, there is very little drone from the flowmasters on my mustang. It kinda surprised me.
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Flowmasters and Mustangs just go together in my opinion. To get the sound you're looking for you should go with an off road x-pipe and some super 44 mufflers. Good luck man!!! Let us know what you decide.

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Flowmasters and Mustangs just go together in my opinion. To get the sound you're looking for you should go with an off road x-pipe and some super 44 mufflers. Good luck man!!! Let us know what you decide.

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I went with MagnaFlow Competition.
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Am I right? An H-pipe would give my car's exhaust a deeper muscle car tone while an X-pipe would give me more horsepower and sound like an exotic car. Thanks for replying?
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For the most part, that is correct.
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I started with flowmaster 40's then spintechs.Sounded good but eventually got tired of drone so I got some magnaflows and they sounded good but after a few years they also droned after the insulation blew out.Now I have dynomax super turbos and at first they quiet but after some of the insulation blows out they sound just right.Maybe I'am just getting old.
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x pipe will give minuscule top end gain but nothing worth mentioning about with stock rotating assembly . there is a good video on youtube with 2 mustangs same mufflers 1 with an x pipe and 1 with an h pipe

i personally think 2v should stay an h pipe. and 4v users choice since they love to rev. but that's just my opinion.

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I used to think that as I had a flowmaster on my Dakota that droned so bad at cruising speed you could hardly hear the person beside you talking (switched to magnaflow). Amazingly, there is very little drone from the flowmasters on my mustang. It kinda surprised me.
I had a Flowmaster 50 series Delta flo SUV (thicker than standard 50 series) muffler on my Dakota. I also had 50 series Delta Flo's with an x pipe on my Barracuda. Both cars had an annoying drone around 1800 rpm. The Dakota now has a Magnaflow knock off and the Barracuda has Dynomax Super Turbos, neither vehicle has any drone.

I put 14" long oval Magnaflows on my 15 Mustang and currently have CJPP axle backs on my 17 Mustang, neither of these have any drone.

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I know it wasn’t an option you listed but I like the deep throaty sound I get with the Pypes pipe bomb cat back system. I use that in conjunction with a bassani catted X-pipe. Not loud at cruising speed but has a nice throaty sound when you crack the throttle. 😎
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Jones Exhaust makes products virtually identical to Magnaflows but less expensive.......give 'em a look here!!

Jones Exhaust Systems, Inc.
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Jones Exhaust makes products virtually identical to Magnaflows but less expensive.......give 'em a look here!!

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Jones doesn't seem to like my particular car.
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That's because they don't make a specific system for your car......purchase what you need from Summit or another vendor!!

Max Flow is their Magnaflow knockoff!!

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Inlet/outlet and muffler length you need!!

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Flowmasters. Drone doesn’t bother me whatsoever, and I don’t care for the sound magnaflows make.


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The Flows I have on the Steeda are actually the first ones I've ever had where my ears didn't bleed after driving on the highway and they barely drone at all. Really nothing honestly. 4V engine, stock manifolds, catted UPR X pipe, Flowmaster 40s and stock tailpipes with 4" tips welded on. Was going to replace this catback ASAP but it sounds so damn good I might just leave it.
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I vote for Borla, but I am biased. I've always loved Borla, and believe I have a set coming to me this week.

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I vote for Borla, but I am biased. I've always loved Borla, and believe I have a set coming to me this week.

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Borla is top of the line but you pay for it. Exhaust sound is just such a personal thing I think you really have to hear it yourself and even then you very likely may change it after installation and driving it a bit. I have found the sound clips online less than useful because they don't employ quality sound equipment and the cars are usually different than mine. I remember hearing a clip (I don't remember the maker)from a built Chevy big block and it sounded fantastic. I then ran across the same muffler set up on a stock Crown Vic and it sounded terrible.
So you are replacing your two chambers now? Those are so LOUD they would give me a headache(probably due to old age though).
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I had flowmasters 40 s and now magnapacks welded. I like the magnapacks better

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