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Old 11-04-2002, 08:33 PM
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Post What exhaust is recomended?

I am building a 68 cutlass and was wondering what exhaust you all recomend. I plan on headers into an X pipe system. I want to know what you think sounds the best. I am looking for a quality rumble not an abrasive tinny noise. Do you suggest flowmasters, has any body heard Ravin mufflers. Let me know what you think.
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Old 11-04-2002, 08:37 PM
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I don't know fur sure what sounds best, but if you want to sound like everyone elses car get the Flow-masters.
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Old 11-05-2002, 04:39 AM
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A set of headers with flowmaster 40 series and stainless steel tips has a really nice rumble and really deep tone. That's what I have on my truck and I love it. Most people think I have a BB instead of a SB.
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I agree with the above and also with your thinking about the X pipe. Every true dual exhaust system should utilize the X pipe!!!
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Not sure whats legal over there but I always go with a coby style bullet on dual pipes or a straight through muffler with a expansion chamber in the centre , get a real mean deep rumble at idle and that unmistakeable v8 bark up in the revs
Depending on the noise level your after of course but I was running one coby around 12" per bank on a 253ci Holden 8 and it was still within legal limits , running dual 2" pipe to rear .
Of course the added performance of a straight through system is a bonus to ;-)
Tried the likes of turboflow's etc but they seemed to "smooth out" the v8 exhaust note.

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Old 11-05-2002, 01:53 PM
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Thanks for the info, anybody else have an opinion as to what sounds better or last longer. Bang for the Buck is important too.
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I have flowmasters on the elky they have a nice deep tone when driving normal(not that often),but when you romp on it(all the time) they let you know whats under the hood.
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Check out the flowmaster site, they give you sound samples to listen to. The 40 series is the tinny sounding ones, but the 50s and 30s sound pretty good.
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I have 1 7/8" headers into collectors and 2 1/2" pipes before and after Flowmaster 40's and am using an X. My motor is a 10.4:1 383 with Comp Cams XE268H cam. I actually think it sounds a lot more than a rumble, it sounds real aggressive, more than I like on the street. It definitely is not a nice burbling rumble.

Your compression ratio, headers, and cam profile will have a lot to do with what sort of sound you get. If you have a tame motor, you will have a sweeter sound. If you want a rumble, I would go with a three pass muffler, longer than the FM40's. Also, put a tip resonator on behind small mufflers will soften the sound a lot. Smaller piping will create less sound as well.

The sweetest sound of all is an 80hp flathead running through 36" glass packs
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I kind'a like those real short little glass packs. WOOOOOMMMPAAAAAAAAA! Or better yet WHOOPAAAAAA****SSSS!

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GLASS PACKS ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE YOURE CHEAPEST MUFFLERS AT AROUND 20 BUCKS EACH BUT YOU GET **** BACK PRESSURE ON YOURE MOTOR.I HAD GLASS PACKS ON MY 350 AND IT SOUNDED GREAT BUT WENT TO STOCK DUALS FOR THE PEACE AFTER 3 YEARS OF NOISE AND MY LIFTERS ARE SUPER QUITE NOW WITH THE CORRECT BACK PRESSURE.
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