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muffler placement?

I am looking for performance but also sound. I don't want the truck so damned loud that when I am going on a trip for a few hours that I have to pop my ears the rest of the day or have to repeat myself to everyone in the cab when talking. If mufflers are closer to the engine will it be quieter or if their further away. I am using flow master 44 series in my 93 K1500 with a 383 stroker. True duel exhaust. I wouldn't mind a nice rumble on acceleration but I don't want a noisy cab.

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Depends on where your exhaust terminates. If you are dumping right behind the cab it is going to be loud regardless of the mufflers you are using. Flowmaster is a great muffler put if your pipes don't run out past the differential you are going to have to pop your ears.
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Farther away is best, glasspacks after the mufflers will deaden the drone.
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exhaust exits at the rear of the vehicle. So the further the mufflers are away from the engine the quieter it will be? And the closer the louder?
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exhaust exits at the rear of the vehicle. So the further the mufflers are away from the engine the quieter it will be? And the closer the louder?
Yeah, if you terminate the pipes under the vehicle, the sound will drone on the sheet metal floor and make you nuts. If you terminate the pipes after the rear bumper, that can't happen.
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Performance AND sound- the further back, the better.
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I'll be installing an exhaust system on my 32 pretty soon, and I've heard it BOTH ways about a mellower sounding exhaust...closer to the front of the system, or closer to the back. I'd like to know, for sure, which placement is best, too. Once it's together, that's it. Mine will be Porters, BTW...:
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You can add a crossover pipe,either an x or an h to mellow it down a bit.
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Both muff's just ahead of the rear axle w/tailpipes out the rear. Use good exhaust hangers with the rubber flex link between the top and bottom.
I have Napa super turbo's and the sound is awsome. 1/2 the price of flow monster's!
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thanks everyone, so the mufflers further away with tailpipes exiting the rear will be good performance and good sound outside and quiet in the cab?
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I'm using Pypes Violators on my 85 K10 3" header back stainless duals with h pipe. I really like the sound,if you want quieter without sacrificing flow go with the Race Pros, they flow exactly the same.
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X H pipes

And old guy once told me that if ur goin to use a crossover
u should paint ur pipes an run it hard. Add ur cross pipe just
upstream from remaining un burnt paint. He said something
about thermal efficient scavaging. There may be some specail
paint specific for this.
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Omgawd!

PALEEZE DON'T START WITH THE PAINT THE PIPES TO FIND THE CROSS OVER LOCATION AGAIN.
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And here is what Phil Harris thinks of it. haha too bad I couldn't find the music clip.

http://webfitz.com/lyrics/index.php?...ew&lyricsid=75

"Oh get outa here with dat..... boom de boom
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And here is what Phil Harris thinks of it. haha too bad I couldn't find the music clip.

http://webfitz.com/lyrics/index.php?...ew&lyricsid=75

"Oh get outa here with dat..... boom de boom
HERE ya go, BW.
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