Feb 18th, 05, 09:56 AM
ineed someone beside me to explain the dangers of not running a muffler on cars, not just for the noise but for the engine they dont believe me they say i dont know what im talking about.I forgot more than they know about engines so pleas e any help...
Feb 18th, 05, 10:07 AM
Won't hurt the engine, but all the excessive noise tickets, blown eardrums, and PO'd neighbors will be hard to live with graemlins/clonk.gif
Feb 18th, 05, 12:50 PM
if he ran no exhaust (or a very short exhaust) he might run into problems with fast cooling exhaust valves... too fast of cooling may result in problems.
Feb 18th, 05, 01:00 PM
Not to mention exhaust fumes in the car. Carbon monoxide is tasteless,oderless,and colorless.
Is the "kewl"sound worth dieing for? graemlins/sad.gif
Feb 19th, 05, 05:57 AM
When I got my car running last spring I took it out with a set of Dynomax Ultra flo's hanging off the headers. I had three neighbors complain to me about the noise. It rattled their windows. On the third day someone called the police. I had to talk my way out of a ticket. After I installed the X-pipe, reinstalled the mufflers and put the tailpipe on, I actually got many compliments on the sound. I even got a thumbs up by a policeman last summer. The Dynomax Ultra Flo mufflers have a flow rate over 1130 cfm each. Running these mufflers in a 3" pipe with a crossover have about the same flow rate as running an open pipe. A guy by the name of Tom Hand has a CD for sale called Silent Power. He takes all kinds of mufflers with and without X-pipes and compares them sound wise and several rpms. With this CD he also gives you a chart with muffler part numbers, costs, dimensions, air flow and sound level and at the different rpms. He compares about 55 different mufflers on thes CD. The CD I think was about $10. Tom's easy to talk to and has some geat suggestions. Tom's email is firstname.lastname@example.org I think you'll find this CD a help. Email me if your interested in knowing my exact setup.