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What's going on everyone? I need someone....or actually a group to help me out with my exhaust setup.

I really want to keep my car. The more I drive it the more I love the underdog nature of this beast.

Its just the exhaust note is something that I've been working for a little over a year now and I am still stumped on the results.

Really would like to hear some 3.7's so I can get idea of what I am looking for, if its even achievable.

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What do you currently have and what are you looking for?

Several factors since some things cause drone, others rasp and some are extremely loud.

I'm happy with my setup of roush Axle back with BBK headers. The headers changed the tone and lowered the volume just slightly. Before the headers I was thinking about getting rid of them. I have no drone and it's only extremely loud with WOT.

I also have an Airaid CAI and BBK throttle body so that might effect the sound a little too.

Honestly the best way to decide is to hear them in person though. The average person doesn't have quality sound recording equipment to give you a true recording and then it will depend on what you listen to it on.


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That's exactly what I am trying to do. Get together with some other 3.7's that have some exhaust work done. We can make it a beer day or something while we all chill and shoot the *****. Westheimer parkway where the parks and huge parking lots are at is what I am thinking.

I've gone through a few set ups.

I had stock headers, stock mid and MAC Axle backs. Sounded decent until I bought the Lethal performance H-pipe with GT Resonators.

To tame the horrible rasp and drone I got from the H-pipe I installed two 23" jones exhaust glass pack resonators on the over the axle pipes.

This mod helped the drone to be almost gone but the overall rasp after 3k rpm's was still there and very angry too. (Very tin can --- tinny sound)

Decided that its my Chambered exhaust (MAC's) thats causing this sound to occur. Bought some Trident motorsports AB's and installed those and found the sound to be a lot better in the sense of its tone. (Deeper and more throaty) and the tin can sound was gone but there was this weird "Trumpet" like sound when smashing the throttle. Not a fan of that at all....

The rasp is still there but is its after 3.5k now instead of 3k. I also started having issues with the passenger side tip, it was starting to rub against the rear diffuser so I removed both tips in fear that the passenger side may fall off and cause damage to someone else's vehicle. I might just be crazy but...

Doing that has also changed the sound. Removing just the tips has changed sound to be more tamed and the trumpeting sound was also somewhat gone. I will be getting my pipes aligned by a shop ( so much for doing it myself....) so that I can reapply the tips and test the "trumpeting" sound I was talking about.

To say the least I am frustrated. I wanted to try and be different from others and stay away from having the traditional borla setups or magnaflow setups. But I may have too....

Still would love to hear other 3.7's first though...
 

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I'm in spring...my sound isn't the best out there but I'm happy with it.


2012 Kona Blue MCA Cyclone
AIRAID CAI
4.10 gears
Ford Racing Axle Backs
'Unknown Tune'
 

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Thanks maybe we can set something up then.

I really want to keep the H-pipe so it would be nice to hear some 3.7s with full bolt ons and full exhaust setups.

Has anyone ever removed the stock mid pip and just ran straight piping from the headers to the over the axle pipes? Removing the X, H, Hybrid pipe completely?
 

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I had roush, sounded good at idle and cruising but couldn't stand the rasp when wot. I currently have borla s-type and I'm not 100% satisfied with them. It all comes down to what each persons ears consider enjoyable. Some days they sound good, other days I feel like a ricer.
 

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the touring are nice. I went from ATAK to touring to tame my sound a bit. want to buy my ataks? lol
 

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I have Magnaflow Street Series and I'm happy with them. Quiet enough to 'not' be too loud when I added long tube headers, still no 'drone'. I think Borla S Type would sound about the same as my Magnaflow Streets. Either one would be a good choice :)

I'm old :( and remember when I was young in the 1960's some people would run their exhaust through a glass pack mufflers without an H pipe or x pipe. I remember they had a real pop, pop, pop sound. All these cars were V8's. Even as a young boy, I thought they sounded like crap :(
 

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LOVE my magnaflows streets. Zero drone, all beautiful growl.

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Here is a video of my 3.7 V6 Mustang

I was going across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Route 13 into Norfolk on my way home from the American Muscle show.
I just stuck my camera on the dash and was surprised how good the sound came out.
My MAGNAFLOW STREETS have a nice deep none annoying sound that I like a lot.
Watch the video and listen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogj0i0vjNFM

Ronnie
 

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Really do appreciate all in the inputs guy. Still would love to hear these in person before pulling the trigger on $600+ on Axle backs....
 

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Sitting still in some parking lot listening to a car being revved up will do you no good at all.
You really need to get out on the highway at a nice cruising speed to listen to the tone and if the pipes drone.
You "DO" have to find a Mustang with your engine and transmission with at least 10,000 miles on the mufflers to get the true sound.
I personally like my Magnaflow streets because if you did watch the video and listened, " NO DRONE AT ALL" Just a nice deep old style rumble.
It all depends on what you want, Loud and obnoxious or a deep rumble.
Your V6 will never ever sound like a V8 but at least the Magnaflow streets make a V6 sound "GOOD" and not like some screaming jap car.
Ronnie
 
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