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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 02, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, I am stuck, should I put Magnaflows or Flowmasters 50 series 3 chambers delta mufflers on my 69 350/300hp camaro? I don't want it too loud, I'm too old for that, I just want a deep, healthy tone that I can talk over and not rattle my old teeth out. I would appreciate any opinions. Thank you in advance...Mike
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 02, 12:39 PM
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I would not go with Flowmaster if you don't want your teeth rattled. Not sure who makes the Magnaflows, but Dynomax makes good deep sounding mufflers that aren't loud.
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I just fired my engine up with those flowmasters on it...I was really shocked at how loud it is...I thought these were the quiter ones. Loud is not a bad thing for me, But they are alot louder then I expected.

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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 02, 03:56 PM
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Hey! I am 50 this month restoring my first Z28 (that I could not afford when I was 17).
I am putting on chambered exhaust system! Is that too old for loud?
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 02, 04:08 PM
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I put the Magnaflows on mine and am happy. With the big block and headers I get a nice rumble at idle. They REALLY wake up when you get on it however!

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by xodus921:
I just fired my engine up with those flowmasters on it...I was really shocked at how loud it is...I thought these were the quiter ones. Loud is not a bad thing for me, But they are alot louder then I expected.

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Don't worry, soon you'll go deaf and the noise won't bother you anymore. I like mine because now I have an excuse for ignoring the wife - Here's a typical conversation: What? WHAT? - you say you're going to take the trash out and clean the garage for me!? THANKS! WHAT? I CAN'T HEAR YOOOUUUU . . . the Camaro is running . . . GUESS IT WILL HAVE TO WAIT TIL I GET BACK FROM THE TRACK

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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 02, 11:08 AM
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Magnaflow vs Flowmaster

I had the same problem. I have a 69 conv with a 350 mild cam (and stock exhaust manifolds) I went with the Magnaflows (with 2.25 pipe) and I am very happy. Nice and quiet at idle and cruise with a deep throaty rumble at WOT. I am sure I made the right choice.

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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 02, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies, everyone! Bob, I liked your response, I think I'll go with Magna's, The muffler shop said that if I didn't like the Magna's He'll change them out to flows...No charge!! what a deal! thanks again and I'll let you know how they sound. Mike
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 02, 08:09 AM
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I love my flowmasters, I love the sound, I love the noise level. My wife says she would kill me if I put quiter exhaust on it.........she loves them too!!
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If sometime in the far future I get tired of the Flowmanter's sound, then I'll switch to another more civilized muffler. Until that happens, I'm letting everybody on the road now a V8 is comming their way.

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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 02, 12:36 PM
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I personally dont like the way they sound, becuase i can always tell when someone has them.
I dont want to pass another car with gear heads in it and have them say ....Flowmasters.
Your choice, personally i'm going for straighline performance "street mufflers" becuase i've heard they dont resonate, and they arent very loud. I want my car to sound good not make me deaf.
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 02, 01:32 PM
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I got the American Thunder kit from Flow master, it has the crossover pipe, and the exhaust has a smoother deep tone that sounds much better then my family's hot rods with turbo mufflers. They just sound loud and choppy. I am happy with my interior noise level, you can have a conversation without yelling, the wind noise is louder then the exhaust, but when you get on em, it sounds really good. (350) Comp Xtreem 268 (.470/.480) Cam

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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 02, 05:50 PM
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I started with Magnaflows and swapped to Dynomax's. Both sound great but the Magnaflows were a little too loud for me. The Magnaflows were also quite a bit more expensive up front. I would have spent a lot less to just put on the Dynomax mufflers the first time around.

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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 02, 01:34 AM
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I keep reading on this and wonder what options I really have. I have a 68 ragtop with a new 350. I have the American Thunder with Flowmaster Delta 40s sitting in a box ready to go on. I posted a question several months ago about whether I could even use the Delta 50s and most responses were that they wouldn't fit. I wonder if those Dynomax will fit with my AT 2 1/2" system.
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Try out what you have first. I have the same thing, and it can be loud outside the car, but I was shocked how quiet it is on the inside.



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