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which is the best choice

just wanna see what your guys choice of brand for a good replacement muffler that gives a good deep sporty sound ? thanks
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I'm partial to Magnaflow.

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Magnaflow for sure. I've run flowmaster and Dynomax in the past and I just love the magnaflow sound better.

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Magnaflow all the way. Or Borla if you can afford it.

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Ah, another muffler survey... There is no one "Best" muffler. They're all a matter of preference. I would stay away from Flowmaster because they're prone to rusting. They're also not so affectionately called Rustmaster's.

I went with Borla.

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I'll be going to a midmount Borla on my new setup.

Doing the muffler midmount really makes a difference in sound.

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Good deal. Will you have it ready by the JBMN in August?

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I love my magnaflow mid mount... The failing cats and exhaust leak not so much


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Doing the muffler midmount really makes a difference in sound.
Agreed!

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Good deal. Will you have it ready by the JBMN in August?
Planning on it. Doing the 3" Kooks, 3" pipe off the headers, no cats, midmount muffler (Borla, Magnaflow, or maybe SLP), either a 3" or 4" midpipe, then split it back to duals at the rear again. Should flow many times better than my current setup with 2" pipe lol.

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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-05-2010, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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thx guys it sounds like ill go with magnaflow for the price borla sounds good but the price is kinda outta my budget right now also any specific model number ?
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The price isn't really that high you just need to know where to get them. I got mine from www.wickednicky.com they're BORLA PRO XP's

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from what ive heard I preffer the magnaflow sound, the dynomax's I had were way to quiet and ive never been a fan of slowmasters. Im personally going to go with cherrybomb 12" glasspacks when I get ready to build my new exhaust due to space restrictions.

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Let me know how those cherry bombs work. I've been thinking about getting a pair bc of space restrictions too. Heard some bad things about blowing the glass in glasspacks though...

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Let me know how those cherry bombs work....... Heard some bad things about blowing the glass in glasspacks though...
When glasspack mufflers lose their insulation, they are no longer "mufflers". Instead, they become "resonators". Usually they become just really lousy ones but YMMV on that.

There are ways to keep that stuff intact for longer than most people will own the vehicle. Assuming of course you build your own mufflers.

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I personally like my exhaust to have a little note but be capable of cruising down the highway and having a normal conversation with someone int he passenger seat. I like to run a dual in dual out or ven a dual in single out and then a pair of small mufflers in the back. If you keep the cat's the rear mufflers may not be needed.
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I have the "standard" Magnaflow setup on my 97. It sounds great, no problems having conversations while driving. The Magnaflow is a nice sounding high quality choice. Next MN12 I build I would like to try out a DI/DO Cherry Bomb Vortex muffler just to see how those sound.

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My 97 has the stock front cats and dual exhaust with a midmounted magnaflow it sounds good but I crave something louder for my swap. I'm running 2 1/4" right now. My next exhaust will still be dual but it will be different.

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I for one am very pleased with my Dynomax Super Turbo Mufflers not to loud or quiet

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I had true dual 2.5" with mid-mount Magnaflow on my 96 Sport - sounded good and mellow. It wasn't loud and annoying at all. I would do it again in a heartbeat. BUUUT.... I've got true dual 2.5" with X pipe and Flowmaster 40's in the rear on my 94. I love the way it sounds too. I think it sounds great as do most people who have heard it.

If I could have found a way to make my Magnaflow setup a bit louder, I would run that one again in a heartbeat. There were times it was just a bit quiet for me.

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I went with the Hooker Aero Chambers, Had been looking at them for abouta yr but just didn't want to spend the cash on them ... found a deal I couldn't pass up . Holleys ebay store had the 2 in for 50 bucks shipped for the pair .
Nice mellow tone quiet when cruising.

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I went with the Hooker Aero Chambers....
You went with two of these? I'm using one 3"in/3"out midmounted right after the soon-to-be-deleted third cat.....and 3" pipe after that.

Absolutely loving the sound and feel. Doesn't attract blue uniforms when driving nicely, but commands attention when dropping the hammer. I suspect that will get even better after the third cat has been dispatched.

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yah just replaced the factory mufflers....evenutally i would like to have the all whole exhaust done. but i'm happy for now
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