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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 09, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
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Best Mufflers

A new exhaust goes on on wed , there seems to be debate on the best mufflers to run...I have around 500hp at flywheel in my 69 -350.
I want it to sound tuff, the 'cherry bombs' on it now suck !
flowmasters or hooker or ?

What size tubing do you recommend also ?


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gotta be a flowmaster series 40 2 chambers!!!
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Re: Best Mufflers

MAGNAFLOW by far. I only have a 350 in mine that had the Fowmasters. I switched to the Magnaflows and WOW! I'm so happy with the way it sounds. A lot better than the 40 series I had. Deeper, meaner... even the wife likes it. I've also heard that performance wise they're better. Straight through, no baffles or anything.
As for the size tubing, I heard you didn't need anything above 2.5 until you get over 500 hp. When I bought mine, it had 3 inch and I went to the 2.5 inch. No complaints other than I need a bigger motor!
You can also go to the mufflers website and hear the different mufflers through different vehicles.
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Re: Best Mufflers

Flowmaster super 44's. I have a video in my photobucket album below of my exhaust.

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pypes all the way!
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I have never owned them but I really like the sound of spin techs

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Re: Best Mufflers

Whatever brand you decide on get a straight through design for best performance. I use Magnaflows and love them, they helped me pick up around .3 in ET over flowmasters.
Probably the best quality mufflers are Borla, but Magnaflows are right there with them and slightly less money. Exhaust note is very personal, but a straight through design is going to outperform a chambered design everytime it seeems. I also reccomend a Dr. Gas X pipe, well worth the money.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 09, 11:06 AM
 
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Re: Best Mufflers

pypes violator muffler has an awesome presense but i prefer Hooker Aerochambers.. my personal rule of thumb is using exhaust pipe a 1/2" smaller than the collector.. velocity is the key, it must flow enough to not restrict power output but small enough to keep velocity high which aids in scavenging.. my current system uses hooker super comps with 3.5" collectors, 3" pipe runs back to a pair of flowmaster 1-chamber race mufflers, i also have collector inserts in an attempt to quiet the baby-rat down, it's still way too loud for the street so i'm going with dual-outlet mufflers (3" inlet/dual 2.5" outlets) that will quiet the beast down w/o restricting flow
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