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Old 12-31-2011, 02:43 PM
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Muffler choice

Hi everyone, Happy new year! I am wondering what mufflers to use. I am building a 49 chevy pickemup. I have a fairly stock 283, and a 700r4 trans.The dual exhaust is 2 1/2" coming off the headers. I don't want it too loud, and I won't be racing the kids around.

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Power of the web! Just go to youtube.com and put in any brand of muffler in search and crank up your speakers and pick the sound you like,tons to choose from.
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I really like the larger/longer magnaflow mufflers , they have a nice quiet, performance sounding, rumble, not loud at all
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I really like the Dynomax Ultraflow straight through mufflers, they may be a little loud for your liking but check out youtube for sure!
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I like "turbo" mufflers. They are nice and quiet at idle but get louder as you open the throttle. I used the Thrush brand turbo.
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dynomax super turbos are good.

I also had good results with hooker aerochambers for a little louder exhaust.

avoid flowmaster! way too loud and don't flow that well.

never tired magaflow but have heard good things.

a cross over pipe should be used.

and if it is still too loud after you have the new mufflers installed, then install a set of dynomax bullets before the mufflers. Multiple mufflers is how they make these modern cars so quiet.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:31 AM
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Thanx everyone, all this input will lead me to the right choice for my tastes.
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I only run Turbo mufflers and why is because they get a really nice deep tone
at low RPM and they sound off good at wide open throttle but they're not too loud. Turbos fit the "speak softly but carry a big stick" theme perfectly. I recommend Dynomax Super Turbos or the Thrush "Hush Thrush" Super Turbos.
I don't recommend the standard Thrush Turbos.
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