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Old 12-23-2008, 01:28 PM
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Mustang "Sound"

I dont know if anyone has ever noticed, but the late model Mustangs have a wicked exhaust note. I'd like to get that sound out of my 87 chevy P/u (5.7L). I was wondering if these cars run an X pipe helping it give that sweet note? I was thinking of adding headers and a 2.5" dia true duals to this truck. Any idea which mufflers and cats I should be chasing down? (Cost is a big factor here though)

Currently the motor is stock with the TBI, but I hope to upgrade to Vortec heads and a mild cam down the road. Basically I need to get this thing running and driving again by completing the exhaust I ripped off of it.

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Old 12-23-2008, 01:47 PM
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Flowmasters always have a nice sound, but it is all about your personal opinion of what sounds good to you, my friend put MAC exhaust on his mustang w/o cats and it is really aggressive sounding and loud.
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The firing order of the mustang is different. You can have a cam ground for any firing order you want, won't be cheap but will do the trick.
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:24 PM
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You can get that exotic sports car sound with 180 degree headers on your truck
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSZTbR6C6Lw
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:34 PM
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do you have inspections and emmissions? if not, forget about the cats, but if you do, get some hi-flow magnaflow cats, and just run that baby without mufflers, unless again you need mufflers, i have always like a cherry bomb extreme or flowmaster super 44 for a deep sound.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:11 PM
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Gearhead, the 05-up Mustang GTs have a factory H-pipe. Ford Racing sells an X-pipe you can install, which is what mine has.
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I dont know if anyone has ever noticed, but the late model Mustangs have a wicked exhaust note. I'd like to get that sound out of my 87 chevy P/u (5.7L). I was wondering if these cars run an X pipe helping it give that sweet note? I was thinking of adding headers and a 2.5" dia true duals to this truck. Any idea which mufflers and cats I should be chasing down? (Cost is a big factor here though)

Currently the motor is stock with the TBI, but I hope to upgrade to Vortec heads and a mild cam down the road. Basically I need to get this thing running and driving again by completing the exhaust I ripped off of it.

Thanks,
Gear
You know that was this exact same exhaust sound I was after, I would say I ended up somewhere in the middle, but not quite it. What I have is 2.5 exhaust pipe w/x-pipe and headers and super 44 flowmaster mufflers.
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Thanks guys. Olds, was your set up similar to mine (engine, vehicle?)
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Thanks guys. Olds, was your set up similar to mine (engine, vehicle?)
No, our set-ups are different I have a 406 chevy in a 86 Olds Cutlass Supreme.
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You know that was this exact same exhaust sound I was after, I would say I ended up somewhere in the middle, but not quite it. What I have is 2.5 exhaust pipe w/x-pipe and headers and super 44 flowmaster mufflers.
Probably need a "bullet" style of muffler instead of the 2 chamber.
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Thanks Again guys.

52, is the Bullet style like a glass pack type...I`m assuming a 2 chamber is the typical muffler design you usally see…
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I am curious about this too..
I am more of a Chevy guy but some of those Mustangs sound amazing!
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Thanks Again guys.

52, is the Bullet style like a glass pack type...I`m assuming a 2 chamber is the typical muffler design you usally see…
These are what I'm talking about.. I guess they are packed with some type of fiberglass.



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Perfect, thanks
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Probably need a "bullet" style of muffler instead of the 2 chamber.
I'm going to have to disagree. A friend of mine w/400 also. Switched from regular flowmasters to "bullet" styled mufflers, he has 3 inch exhaust w/x pipe. I'll give you this you can really hear the lope of his cam now w/the "bullet" styled muffler, his exhaust sounds really good, but is no where near the sound of the mustang.
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