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Best mufflers?

I am doing a 2.5 inch exhaust system and which are the best mufflers to install?
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I am doing a 2.5 inch exhaust system and which are the best mufflers to install?
Are you doing a true dual setup or just switching the stock piping over to 2.5"?

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Stock mufflers with electric cutouts. I have the SLP powerflows, they actually passed the sound test at the ref.
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I have a set of long tube headers and H pipe and dual exhaust out from that. Tubing size is 2.5
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I have a set of long tube headers and H pipe and dual exhaust out from that. Tubing size is 2.5
Where'd you get long tubes?

Brand? Modifications to fit?

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I have 2.5-3-2.5 with a Magnaflow Resonator and Bolra Mufflers.

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Where'd you get long tubes?

Brand? Modifications to fit?

Pictures please.
He got them right here on TCCoA. In the "For Sale" forum.
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He got them right here on TCCoA. In the "For Sale" forum.
Oh yeah, The MACs you modified.

I remember now. Too bad he bailed out now.

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I like the DynoMax VT mufflers. I have JBA headers , crossover, dual 2.5 inch exhaust into VT's. They are quieter until you stab the gas.
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Kooks no cats and borlas FTW lol
Not too loud while cruising but deep and mellow with barely any drone. Loud throaty deep note at wot with just a bit of rasp.. perfect..
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Which Borlas?

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The midmount Magnaflow is a wonderful thing.

By itself it's a little too loud for most of us "old folks", but when paired with a good set of chambered mufflers on the ends of the pipes, it kills the drone, does the crossover for you, and sounds mellow but powerful at idle, and then screams like a pissed off beast when you're high up in the rev range.

That's on stock PI cams with stock manifolds.

Can't wait to hear it with the MHS Stage 2 cams and Kooks.
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Too loud? WHAT?
I'm sorry, I can't hear you over how awesome my exhaust is.
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I'm really happy with the Thrush Welded mufflers I put on my otherwise stock system
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your best bet is to scrap all the exhaust piping and manifolds and just have the heads venting directly in to the engine bay. But for real, there is no 'best muffler' because everyone's gonna have a different opinion based upon their experiences and setup.
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your best bet is to scrap all the exhaust piping and manifolds and just have the heads venting directly in to the engine bay. But for real, there is no 'best muffler' because everyone's gonna have a different opinion based upon their experiences and setup.
What you said is the cold hard truth. In ignorance, I bought a set of Flowmaster 40's, and they sound great, and would be a great choice for a strictly track car. Otherwise, welcome to the drone highway.

Mufflers, ideally, should be selected based on performance, and sound. A basic understanding of muffler types should help guide the user. A reflective style, like the Flowmaster 40, is going to drone, no matter who manufactures it; yet, they still sound great when they aren't in drone mode.

A restrictive style is what comes stock from the factory: no sound to speak of, and, as the style suggests, restrictive flow and performance.

Finally, a sound absorbing type of muffler, i.e., glass pack/bullet/magnaflow performance design, are the least restrictive, while still delivering the sound of the V8 engine.
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