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: Best sounding muffler


camaroboy1077
Aug 7th, 08, 02:49 AM
anyone know what the best muffler would be for hearing that rough, lumpy idle. ive got a big cam, just curious on what was the best sounding muffler. ive heard of super 40 and cherry bombs, but obviously you dont get to hear them before you buy. disturbing the peace is a must for classic muscle:D

speedfreek
Aug 7th, 08, 04:11 AM
I have the flwmstr 40's and like them. The Super 44's are the hot item now.

dubs68camaro
Aug 7th, 08, 08:26 AM
i Have The Flwmstr 40's And Like Them. The Super 44's Are The Hot Item Now.

+1 +2 +3

SepsiS
Aug 7th, 08, 08:35 AM
I've always loved Flowmasters. 2 chamber Flows is whats on my car and they are quite loud. Cherry bombs sound like crap to me.

67pat
Aug 7th, 08, 08:51 AM
I took my muffler exhaust guys advice and put Magnaflows on my 67 and I'm in not sorry.Great sound at idle,deep and kind of "throaty" I guess for lack of a better word and really good sound under power but in no way deafening inside the car....a cross over pipe will take away from your lopey big cam a little because it blends the sound of both banks with some overlap,just something to think about. I didnt realize this untill my car was done

6Z8RS
Aug 7th, 08, 09:06 AM
+1 Magnaflow.

68IslTeal
Aug 7th, 08, 09:30 AM
The best sounding muffler was the Hush Thush mufflers from the 70's. They were tube mufflers like a cherry bomb, but had flat ends not tapered ends. Nicknamed them beer can mufflers. They had a picture of a woodpeckers head on them.

Shame they stopped making them, they cost arond 20.00 for a 16' long set of header mufflers back in the day, and now if your lucky enough to catch them on ebay they are around 200 for a pair of NOS.

camaroman7d
Aug 7th, 08, 10:15 AM
Best sounding is a matter of opinion. I think the best sounding (deep and rich) is the Hooker Aerochambers. They are very well built and reasonably priced. Not everyone knows about them or has them, people used to ask me about them all the time. I have Borlas now and they sound great too but, they cost almost 3 times what the Hookers cost.

Aaron67
Aug 7th, 08, 10:26 AM
I've got some cheapo $20 Dynomax Thrush Turbo mufflers. My 350 has a good bit of chop to it and sounds great through the mufflers. Sounds different than flowmaster's though... those have a pretty distinct sound.

.Bad75.
Aug 7th, 08, 03:18 PM
I really dont like the flowmasters they sound like a drone to me when accelerating :(. I really like the violators the sound is, unique. I agree with the ones with the woodpecker icons on them, my old shop teacher told me about them once or twice.

ace's68
Aug 7th, 08, 03:37 PM
Flowmaster super 40's or the original 40's.
I'm surprised no one has mentioned spin tech, unless I missed a post?
If I had to do it again I would go with spin tech.
Glass packs belong on some thing else. imho... An "800hp" bone stock truck if you catch my drift...

alanrw
Aug 7th, 08, 03:37 PM
Gardner anyone?

alan

gro51
Aug 7th, 08, 03:57 PM
Yes! Another vote for Gardner here. :thumbsup:

67 Bassman
Aug 7th, 08, 04:33 PM
anyone know what the best muffler would be for hearing that rough, lumpy idle. ive got a big cam, just curious on what was the best sounding muffler. ive heard of super 40 and cherry bombs, but obviously you dont get to hear them before you buy. disturbing the peace is a must for classic muscle:D

He is a link to my 67 Camaro 355 SBC with super 44s and 3" exhaust

YouTube - Bassman 67 Camaro

Pro-Street69Camaro468
Aug 7th, 08, 04:47 PM
I put an X pipe and Race-Pro mufflers frome Pypes and am real happy with the sound.....

camaroboy1077
Aug 7th, 08, 05:29 PM
thanks for all the info guys, i think that vid of the 355 with the super 44's did it for me haha:thumbsup:

Lonnie67
Aug 7th, 08, 08:13 PM
I love the sound of my 3" 30 series Flowmasters, they called them Top Ten Muffler I forgot why. The sound is somewhat different than most Flowmasters. They are a pretty big muffler and don't fit that great on a Camaro but IMO they are the best sounding muffler. SB400, 9.5:1, solid roller, yes I know bad combo...

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc31/lonphotobucket/th_BlueLast22.jpg (http://s213.photobucket.com/albums/cc31/lonphotobucket/?action=view&current=BlueLast22.flv)
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc31/lonphotobucket/th_BlueLast12.jpg (http://s213.photobucket.com/albums/cc31/lonphotobucket/?action=view&current=BlueLast12.flv)
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc31/lonphotobucket/th_ShawnBlue.jpg (http://s213.photobucket.com/albums/cc31/lonphotobucket/?action=view&current=ShawnBlue.flv)

The white Chevelle next to me has regular 40 series Flows.

AlexFolino
Aug 7th, 08, 10:46 PM
Super 44 from Flowmaster.

.gearhead.
Aug 8th, 08, 08:36 PM
IMO, a Borla XR-1 sounds and performs best. Here's a clip of my first pass this year. At the :50 second mark is my SBC through a 3" exhaust w/ X-pipe and XR-1's. You can hear it. Don't mind the one legged burnout. I have a spool now.

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

Jim

Skeeter55
Aug 8th, 08, 08:48 PM
These are 3" 40s Flow Masters.

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r216/skeeter55/th_MOV08057.jpg (http://s145.photobucket.com/albums/r216/skeeter55/?action=view&current=MOV08057.flv)http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r216/skeeter55/Picture657.jpg

67SS&99SS
Aug 8th, 08, 09:04 PM
Super 40s. I have them on my 'Cuda and they sound amazing. I plan to put them on my 67 Camaro when I get my 406 back from the machine shop. 3" with an x-pipe, dumped at the rear axle.

Bucco47
Aug 9th, 08, 07:37 AM
I prefer the old Dynomax Super Turbos. Great classic sound.

Microgiant
Aug 9th, 08, 08:25 AM
For the price I really like my stainless Pypes Street Pro mufflers. They sounded too loud when I first started up the car but after I got my carb dialed in they now have a real nice tone. Not too loud but still very tough sounding! http://www.santafemods.com/images/Smileys/Smileyboxing2.gif

pdq67
Aug 9th, 08, 02:54 PM
I'm all for W/D/T, smooth perforated inner pipe glasspacks w/ full length tailpipes out the back!

Old-school all the way!

Love the old "cackling, Cop-calling" suckers!

Solid lifters and glasspacks!!

pdq67

class67
Aug 9th, 08, 03:09 PM
Dynomax here! look at the Corsa's too.

FUZZY
Sep 3rd, 08, 01:41 PM
I have a 383 with an agressive cam. American Thunder 2 1/2" with Super 44's. Sounds mean @ idle, accel & up to cruise then smooths @ highway speeds w/overdrive.:beers:

6D9
Sep 3rd, 08, 04:28 PM
Here are the best souning in my opinion....

Hooker aerochambers
Flowmaster 40 series
Borla XR-1's

Steve69SS396
Sep 3rd, 08, 04:35 PM
I recently switched from 3 chamber 3" Flowmasters to Dynomax Ultraflos. I was afraid that the straight through design would be too loud but they are about the same. I think they sound better and the throttle response is a little snappier.

YouTube - New Mufflers

98blackburb
Sep 3rd, 08, 06:41 PM
I recently switched from 3 chamber 3" Flowmasters to Dynomax Ultraflos. I was afraid that the straight through design would be too loud but they are about the same. I think they sound better and the throttle response is a little snappier.

YouTube - New Mufflers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGOlb_009j8)


Steve, you have any 1/4 mile times with your setup??? Thanks .......alan

Steve69SS396
Sep 3rd, 08, 10:36 PM
Steve, you have any 1/4 mile times with your setup??? Thanks .......alan

Not yet, but I'm going to the track on Friday. :beers:

The old pump gas setup went 11.30's on motor and 10.40's on a 175 shot.

98blackburb
Sep 4th, 08, 04:52 PM
Nice, keep me posted I'm curious...:yes:.....that mouse should make some serious power :D

audet548
Sep 4th, 08, 05:08 PM
I just installed complete x pipe kit with street pro mufflers from Pypes performance exhaust and the sound is really awesome, I have a big cam too on my 350 and on low idle it really sounds good as well as on high rev, the pypes kit come at a very reasonnable price for all stainless, around 400$ for the complete 2.5'' line including the mufflers

pdq67
Sep 4th, 08, 06:10 PM
You want wannabe Bass sounding exhaust, then go w/ Flow's!

Sucker's will resonate throughout the cab!!

You want the way it always was way back then, then go W/D/T smooth perforated GLASSPACKS w/ tailpipes to the rear bumpers AND if they are STILL too loud, install shorter matching glasspacks either in front of or behind the long ones.

And remember they all try to tell you that their's flow better than the old W/D/T true smooth perforated GLASSPACKS b/c they don't want you to know different!

The old sucker's flow darn near as good as the same size STRAIGHT-PIPE!! But they are noisy tho... So please take it into account..

pdq67

bowtiepower00
Sep 5th, 08, 02:33 PM
Flowmaster man here. The 40's are great but loud inside and out. Try some Delta Flow 50's if you want it loud outside, especially when you are getting on it, but not as loud inside.

If you run 40's and do not run exhaust all the way out the back, do not plan on listening to a stereo or talking to your passengers without yelling. The resonation can be too much for some. The Delta 50's were much better in that department.

Not a fan of glasspacks. They are tolerable with headers and no cats, but sound like *** behind manifolds. These are newer glasspacks, mind you. Ran thrush Super Turbos, quite a bit quieter than the Flow 40's, but a seat of the pants difference in power and not a good one, either. Borla's sound good and come alive when you open it up.

Lonnie67
Sep 5th, 08, 04:51 PM
I recently switched from 3 chamber 3" Flowmasters to Dynomax Ultraflos. I was afraid that the straight through design would be too loud but they are about the same. I think they sound better and the throttle response is a little snappier.

Nice Steve! I bet you would have a hard time finding any muffler that makes your 13:1 roller cammed SB sound bad. Sounds great. Do you have any vids of it under load?