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68ford 04-20-2003 10:12 AM

straight pipe for me???
Ive been lookin for a set of mufflers for my 95 Dodge Ram and someone brought up the idea of just running straight pipes to the back. what kinda sound would i get from this, i want loud but to still have a growl to it, any ideas???

redcamaro4spd 04-20-2003 05:22 PM

Straight pipes usually sound really cool, but make sure that it is legal in your state for a vehicle to have no cats and mufflers. And talk to a professional to help decide the pipe sizes and stuff as I would bet there is an optimal dia. for the pipe.

1BAD80 04-20-2003 06:01 PM

I would use some Flowmaster or Warlock mufflers and put them as far back as possible to keep the gas's hot and fast flowing.

5.0Towncar 04-20-2003 10:46 PM

I'm seriously getting tired of hearing about Flowmaster.....They were ranked as one of the worst flowing mufflers. Steve

1BAD80 04-21-2003 04:28 AM

HI Steve, why don't you give some suggestion's rather than criticism, and help the guy out instead of complain about what you don't like. I remember you asking the same question. Why not give some of the answers that were the best, and what did you end up using. <img src="graemlins/spank.gif" border="0" alt="[spank]" />

5.0Towncar 04-21-2003 04:31 AM

I HAD Flowmsters.....Took them off and sold them...To many people have them and I sound like 'Ol Joe down the block...I got 12 inch glasspacks now and I like the sound of them better than the Flowmasters...Steve

slider in wa 04-21-2003 05:45 AM

I would sure like to know who really has the best flowing Mufflers. Not just opinions but something backed up with real data!!! Anyone got the scoop on this?
Slider in Wa. 04-21-2003 05:59 AM

I'll give an opinion - sorry no data to back it up - I can't imagine ANYTHING flowing better than a short glasspack. They are a straight thru tube the same size as the exhaust pipe. Any other muffler that puts any kind of baffle, diameter change, or flow direction change, has to have higher flow losses.

ShawnT 04-21-2003 06:09 AM

I would have to agree with that. I have also heard that if you put a glasspack on backwords that it would basiclly be like running stright exhaste because of the way they are made. I am not to bright when it comes to cars so dont hold me to my word but I do know that it is louder like that and you would be able to pass inspection in the states that require all the BS only because they arnt gonna take the time to see if it is backwords our not and for the most part they wouldnt be able to tell anywayz as long as you have a pipe running out of it. Money wise I would recomend Cherry Bombs but I not to familar with anything eles so you might wanna shop around. Just a lil bit of my word. You might wanna ask around and dubel check but im pretty sure i'm right on this. Just depends on if you want it loud or louder I guess.... Shawn

[ April 21, 2003: Message edited by: ShawnT ]</p>

1BAD80 04-21-2003 05:24 PM

This is only one site of many taken from the Knowledge Base for muffler test.

5.0Towncar 04-21-2003 07:43 PM

Ok so Flowmaster is the loudest....But was one of the worst mufflers...Steve

BTW- I saw another test on here somewhere, I'll look for it.

5.0Towncar 04-21-2003 07:50 PM

Here.........<a href="" target="_blank">Mufflers</a>....Steve

BTW- [quote] According to the flowbench, two of the best flowing units you can buy are the Walker Dyno Max and the Cyclone Sonic. They even slightly out flow the straight through designs from HKS and GReddy BL series. Amongst the worst, are the Thrush Turbo and Flow Master mufflers. We'll flow some of the newer mufflers as they become available at our local Chief auto. <hr></blockquote>

[ April 21, 2003: Message edited by: 5.0Towncar ]</p>

statepen 04-21-2003 08:26 PM

I personaly like flowmasters because they are indestructable. there is no packing to wear out or harden up, so they will sound they same years down the road as they did when you put them on. i have bought used flomasters before becuse they were discontinued and they worked just like they would if they were new. they just work.

5.0Towncar 04-22-2003 05:27 PM

TOP-for people who still love Flowmaster....Steve

slider in wa 04-22-2003 07:29 PM

Thanks for all that data!!! I mean it. Now i can make an informed decision."X" pipe and open 2 1/2" on the 455!!!! Right! More power, more speed, more noise.
Thanks to you all.
Slider in Wa.

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