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Old 05-26-2003, 12:20 PM
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please any opinions are appreciated.betweenthe 30 seris flowmasters and smithys glasspack,which flows better,scavinges better,has the right amount of backpressure.there goin on a 351 windsor,h-pipe.dual exhaust.any help is always appreciated.

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Sound IS important. But before buying either you might want to check out the sound clips at <a href="http://www.exhaustsoundclips.com/gm.html" target="_blank">http://www.exhaustsoundclips.com/gm.html</a> and <a href="http://v6camaro.homestead.com/files/exhaustsounds.htm" target="_blank">http://v6camaro.homestead.com/files/exhaustsounds.htm</a>

There's a big difference between Flowmasters (and other baffled mufflers) and glass packed Smithys. The baffled mufflers have a hollow but nasty race-car snarl, and the glasspacks tend to have a lower throatier sound. Some people prefer the glasspacks and for others the Flowmaster sound pushes your button.

Either can be loud, but there's a difference in the note you might want to check out.
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This is just a matter of opinion mind you... Smittys sound ratty and loud in any V-8 application - they kackle like a settin' hen on acid about to spit one out. Smitty's are for stovebolt motors. If you want that good old classic throaty sound from a Ford or Chevrolet
V-8, there's only one street muffler I'd pick.

That'd be three-chamber Flowmasters <img src="graemlins/mwink.gif" border="0" alt="[mwink]" />
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