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flowmaster or magnaflow?

okay so i gotta 94 lx and im goin for that mustang sound and performance. which is the best route?? where can i go to get a very aggressive exhuast setup?? i was thinking flowmaster super 40s with a x pipe. any suggestions?
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Magnaflow.

Flowmaster is garbage in my opinion.

It won't sound like a mustang though and no noticeable performance will be gained.

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Get the mandrelbentsystems true dual 2.5" setup with the x-pipe like so many people here have done. Mufflers? We don't need no stinkin' mufflers!

But if you must, get a dual 2.5" in/out with built in x-pipe configuration for the middle like the Dynomax 17553, Flowmaster 9525454, or Magnaflow 11379 (also popular here).

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i was thinking kooks headers ,x-pipe and 2 flowmaster 40s. im just looking for a good deep growl. not straight pipes...
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i was thinking kooks headers ,x-pipe and 2 flowmaster 40s. im just looking for a good deep growl. not straight pipes...
Sounds fine. Anything is better than stock and an improvement. When it comes to exhaust, it's generally personal preference. The Kooks are going to be your biggest improvement with the setup you described, the 2.5" dual will deepen the sound (bigger does that). X pipe is better performance, but H pipe is deeper still.

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Very hard to get the "Mustang" sound with a T-bird because it impossible to duplicate the Mustang exhaust system. The Mustang doesn't have to run the pipes around the gas tank, and put the muffler in the very back. However all is not lost. Use the afore mentioned dual in/dual out muffler in the same location as the current dual in/single out catalytic converter, and run true duals all the way to the back. I used that set up and it sounded great.. when I finally got rid of the other two cats (mounted on the manifolds) it actually got TOO loud and I had to put a couple of glasspacks on the very back to tone it down a little. Still sounds good enough to get looks and the occasional challenge.
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flowmasters are usually ridiculous sounding they can pretty much make anything sound the same as another car with a flowmaster and most have a drone hence the nickname "dronemaster" haven't personally had a car with magnaflow but i think they just sound better
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Mustang Exhaust Sound

You said you wanted to sounds like a Mustang. Well, I have another story (I know, I know). We built a Toyota pickup with a hopped up 4.3L Chevy engine for the mud runs. We ran headers with dual 2.5" stainless steel exhaust (I don't remember what mufflers). I'm going to tell you right now, that truck sounded EXACTLY like a Mustang v8 - my cuz and I were shocked.

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magnaflows are more fun i have them , at low acceleration there kinda quiet but when you open it up they scream.

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I vote flowmaster 40s with the 2.5" pipes it will sound great

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I'm pretty happy with my 6 inch round mufflers, they're magnaflows, I've got them hooked up to the 2.5" x pipe kit from truebendz, they're catless. Let me tell ya it sounds mean, ask some of the IL guys they'll tell ya. Better yet call any police department within 20 miles of Lombard they'll tell you too.

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I have had both and I liked Magnaflows the best.

But I still like NO mufflers at all, just my front cats is all.............LOL
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And I will have to say that I like my Dynomax Super Turbos They are a bit quiet for a lot of peps tastes

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And I will have to say that I like my Dynomax Super Turbos They are a bit quiet for a lot of peps tastes
I have those on the sport Im wondering how they will sound behind my 5.0

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Here's what i'm running and they sound really good too.

what i'm runnin at the moment.
mines the one on the right the welded one.

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Magnaflow hands down, the deep sound matches the personality of these cars

Flowmaster sounds fine, but it's just too ratty for my taste. It sounds like it's made of welded together tin cans.

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Flowmaster sounds fine I, but it's just too ratty for my taste. It sounds like it's made of welded together tin cans.
That's because they is

I have Magnaflow's on my '97 Cougar and I couldn't be happier.
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okay so i gotta 94 lx and im goin for that mustang sound and performance. which is the best route?? where can i go to get a very aggressive exhuast setup?? i was thinking flowmaster super 40s with a x pipe. any suggestions?
My 5.0 car: 2 1/2" dual exhaust with an H-pipe, and 50-series Delta flowmasters, right at the very end.

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My 5.0 car: 2 1/2" dual exhaust with an H-pipe, and 50-series Delta flowmasters, right at the very end.

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I like how loud it is but I like the tone of the 40s better. Do you have cats?

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I like how loud it is but I like the tone of the 40s better. Do you have cats?
Cats be gone , but the original turd exhaust manifolds are still in place. I was going to install some long-tubes....but still haven't gotten around to doing it, although I have a beefy set of Doug Thorley Tri-Y's from a Bronco that I'm experimenting with; the passenger-side unit looks incredibly promising, but the driver's side is going to require a primary-tube relocation, which I'm working on as we speak.

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I think he's saying magnaflow is better than rustmaster, the name affectionatly given to flowmasters

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I had flowmasters, now I have a magnaflow di/do. Go with magnaflow

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rustmaster=flowmaster. One of the nicer of the 2 names given to them, otherwise known as [email protected]@rds
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WTF is with folks deciding to put more heavy stuff under an already heavy car.
Single 4" with dynomax 4" bullit mid car and a 4" single in/out dynomax welded about 2 feet aft of that. no other stuff needed. Still not quite mustang sound but damn near close, and around 100 lbs less than a "dual" or dual setup. while you are in there replace the cats with magnaflows or other highflow ones and replace all 4 o2 sensors.

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100lbs? My DI/DO system weighs the same if not less than the stock 3 cat/resonator/dual muffler exhaust. Neither of which are 100lbs on their own.

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