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Old 08-03-2010, 08:03 PM
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LMAO!! This is funny.

Personally, I love the sound of Flowmaster super 40s with 3" tails. Maybe there are better flowing muffs on the market that will yield a few more ponies, but on the street who cares?
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Aren't Those The Things That Mom Used To Wrap Around Yor Neck On Cold Winter Days ?
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I like Dynomax Super Turbo`s. They have a nice deep tone without the loudness.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:46 PM
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Magnaflow, Borla, Dynomax.

Those in the know call Flowmasters "Flowchokers". They do have a heck of a marketing department however, got a lot of people convinced they are the thing to have.
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I've got flowmaster 40's on my truck. Deepest rumble i've ever heard.

I've run straight pipes one time, just to see what it sounded like. Sounded evil at idle, but as soon as you touched the gas it sounded bad, way too loud. Sounded like gunshots.

On our Ih it has 48" long cherrybombs. It's so mild sounding. Like a boat, just kinda rumbles a bit at idle.
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Once upon a time I ran flowmasters. Hot sbc, headers, straight 2.5 inch pipes into flowmasters with no tailpipes. Because of no tailpipes and it exiting under the car it gave the echo effect making them sound really deep and nasty.
That was okay driving around town, but on the interstate doing 70 to 75 mph with the rpms around 2800 to 3000 for over a 230 mile round tripper you were deaf for the rest of the day and you couldn`t hear one another talk without yelling. After a while I installed turn downs and that really quieted it down making it tolerable. Then I got my chevy truck with a 4.3 V6, it had a wooden muffler on it, when you revved it the sound was "woooooden wooooooden" and that had to go. I had a extra flowmaster laying around so I had that installed with 2 tail pipes with chrome tips coming out of the rear. It sounded like a swarm of angry bees so that had to go. Afterwards I went back to what I knew from the start, so I had a Turbo muffler installed, it sounds alot better but still sounds like a V6, However, I have a plan I`m working on that should make it sound like a V8. What made me go with flowmasters were the sound, there sound is unique, no other muffler sounded like them at the time. The flowmasters I had I sold to my best friend. All I use now are Turbo mufflers. When I had the flowmaster swapped for the Turbo muffler, I noticed low end was somewhat better. I used the ultra cheap Thrush Turbo and couldn`t be happier with it.
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Exhaust Design, Mufflers, Crossovers, Tailpipes

Good comparison Info here of, Mufflers, Crossovers & Tailpipes. Quite free flowing exhaust.
http://www.boyleworks.com/ta400/psp/exhaust.html
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I'm not sure who makes them but I have Napa super turbo's on my 4x4 and I love the sound and they are my music mainly because I can't hear the radio at hwy speeds. In my opinion, Flowmonsters are WAY over priced, some costing more than a brand new Holley carburator!
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The Flowmaster 3 chamber 50's p/n 942452 on my '31 nicely rumble and are just at the point of being too loud for my town. They had a drone when brand new, but that seems to be going away. On a roadster, the wrong mufflers can be too loud.

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I always noticed flowmasters require what I call "break in time"
When there new and up to 6 months old they sound somewhat funny,
they have like a high pitch annoying tinny like sound. After they break in they get that aggressive tone there famous for.
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I use thrush fully welded two chambers, they look cool, polished shiny..., 3" with turdowns, they sound evil, no drone, and a very unique sound....and they were dirt cheap...
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I've got flowmaster 40's on my truck. Deepest rumble i've ever heard.

I've run straight pipes one time, just to see what it sounded like. Sounded evil at idle, but as soon as you touched the gas it sounded bad, way too loud. Sounded like gunshots.

On our Ih it has 48" long cherrybombs. It's so mild sounding. Like a boat, just kinda rumbles a bit at idle.

it sounded like gunshots man you got me dieing laughing
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