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Old 01-04-2004, 05:46 PM
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stormer mufflers

does anyone know the quality of Stormer mufflers. as in how they compare to other companies ie flowmaster. i can get 2 of these mufflers for $160 through a guy i know and i can get 2 flowmasters for about $300. the flowmasters would be a 3 chamber and its their 50 series and i would get an equivilent muffler from stormer.

Also there will be no cat converters on the car.
its a 1981 (Canadian) Camaro Z28 with a 350.

Which muffler should i choose?

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$300 for two Flowmasters??? That is way high if we are talking U.S. currency. The 50 series are only $95 each (for stainless) and $90 for aluminized. I never heard of the other muffler you mentioned.

Is that price the installed price? If so then that's not to bad.
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i paid 85 bucks for the series 40 flowmaster on my wifes car.sounds way high
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this may be a different answer to your question but i live in ontario and have a 81 ta with cats im sure your camaro came stock with cats dont know if the area you are in dont need cats but here in ontario if the car was made with cats u have to continue using them for emissions
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I bought 2 new 40 series on ebay for 84.95 shipped
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this may be a different answer to your question but i live in ontario and have a 81 ta with cats im sure your camaro came stock with cats dont know if the area you are in dont need cats but here in ontario if the car was made with cats u have to continue using them for emissions

i live in ontario and im not using cats, i think ill take the chance.
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I think the mufflers your referring to are a low cost performance muffler commonly available at most exhaust shops in Canada. If these are the same ones I'm thinking of they have partially perforated tubes visible from the inlet and outlet ends with the little tabs of metal facing the exhaust stream.

If this sounds like the muffler your referring to, then I have the exact same ones on my 94 SHO, I recently had them installed a few months back along with a long resonator from a late model Neon installed in the single pipe leading to the dual mufflers at the rear of the car. The guys at the shop managed to adapt the original factory stainless tips so it looks original.

So far I am satisfied with them as they are only slightly louder than the factory exhaust, mind you the cats were removed at the same time so it's hard to say what caused the increased noise.

From the type of sound coming out the back I am sure glad I had a resonator installed, they are a little raspy if you ask me. On a V8 they would sound nicer but I think they are too raspy for V6 or 4cyl use. At full throttle on the SHO it sounds like a Ferrari but at cruise speeds I'm not very impressed.

If you like loud raspy mufflers then you will like these, if you want a more low rumbling sound then spend the extra bucks for the 3 chamber Flowmasters, these "Stormer" mufflers are more like the 2 chamber Flowmasters...without the rumble.

I would not buy them for use just by themselves, with a resonator they are just OK. For the ultimate low rumble without the rasp get a set of three chambers Flowmasters (or Dynomax) with a resonator on each pipe, they sound nice in this configuration and are quiet enough not to "scare" the OPP.

I could not find a single reference to these mufflers on the internet either, they must be pretty new on the market...or they are made in Taiwan.

They seem well made though?
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