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Got True Duals Yesterday

Hey guys my car broke down a few weeks ago and I concluded it was clogged cats so I figured while I was at it replacing the cats i might as well replace the entire thing. So a few days ago I sent it to the shop and got 2 1/2 inch true duals with high flow cats and a di/do magnaflow with the true x core. Heres a video and there are some pics i posted in the pictures thread.


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Not the greatest video since its with a digicam but what do you guys think

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sounds excellent.love the exhaust tips!

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sweet. what did the whole deal cost you?
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i supplied the cats, muffler and tips, and they piped it up, in all cost about 500

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Custom air intake, 9" K&N Cone, ASP underdrive pulleys, True Duals with DI/DO midmounted Magnaflow, ported upper and lower intakes, ported TB...and more to come


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Sounds nice.
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wow that's a little more than I have to spend, but it sounds and looks fantastic.
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yeah well my cats were fried so i had to fix them to make my car actually functionable which would have cost atleast 200 anyway so i figured why not...

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Custom air intake, 9" K&N Cone, ASP underdrive pulleys, True Duals with DI/DO midmounted Magnaflow, ported upper and lower intakes, ported TB...and more to come


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Not bad sounding. I'da gone with Dynomax's myself.....but the Magnaflos are good too. AT LEAST you didn't go Flowmasters like alot of other's do.

Maybe one day, I'll post a clip of my 97 CAT with numerous motor mods and true dual 2.5" exhaust with H-pipe, NO cats, and Dynomax Ultraflo mufflers....talk about loud. *LOL*

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What Magnaflow DI/DO muffler did you use? There are multiple sizes and I love the way yours sounds. Going to get my exhaust done and I want what you have.

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Yes, what Raptor said, does anyone know what DI/DO muffler he used. I'm looking to get my exhaust done soon and want this setup.

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I test drove this car, I believe he has since gotten rid of it, and I loved the sound at idle, but beyond that, lets just say you can tell its not a V8.

I love my V8, but I'd love it more if all 8 cylinders worked. (they do now)

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I test drove this car, I believe he has since gotten rid of it, and I loved the sound at idle, but beyond that, lets just say you can tell its not a V8.
So what would you recommend sound wise?

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I cant recommend anything. My 3.8 was left stock. I wouldn't do true duals though. Id just grab a stock 4.6 exhaust and use that.

I love my V8, but I'd love it more if all 8 cylinders worked. (they do now)

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Honestly you're diluting yourself if your 3.8 exhaust goal is V8 sound. It won't happen no matter how many combinations of mufflers, resonators, cats, pipe diameter, number of pipes, crossovers, ect. you try. At some point in the revs(usually immediately off idle) you'll still have that unmistakable V6 sound.

Not saying you can't make a V6 sound good (Mandrelbent duals with borlas sounded downright mean on platoribs' SC I rode in a few weeks ago) but if your definition of Good = V8, get a V8.

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Honestly you're diluting yourself if your 3.8 exhaust goal is V8 sound. It won't happen no matter how many combinations of mufflers, resonators, cats, pipe diameter, number of pipes, crossovers, ect. you try. At some point in the revs(usually immediately off idle) you'll still have that unmistakable V6 sound.

Not saying you can't make a V6 sound good (Mandrelbent duals with borlas sounded downright mean on platoribs' SC I rode in a few weeks ago) but if your definition of Good = V8, get a V8.
I like an exhaust that sounds good, and for me V8 doesnt automatically mean good. I love the exhaust sound from my 4.9L (Ford 300) Inline-6 in my F-150 with a Flowmaster 10, its like an angry UPS truck. I want something that low and mean, but not raspy or ricey. I love a 'smooth' sounding exhaust, I hate rattles and clicks and pops and that general 'harley davidson' sound.

I just want something that sounds low and smooth and not like a fart can on rev. I absolutely love my intake noise with the air silencer removed, I'd like my exhaust to compliment that.

And also, my Thunderbird will have a 302 in it in the next couple of years and I want to use the same exhaust, however its alot easier to make a 302 sound good than a 3.8.

I love this idle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=OdF2263UI1g

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Yeah I know the 3.8 won't sound like a v8 but as long as it sounds good and not like a little honda rice cannon I'll be happy, I think this is the best sounding set up I've heard on a v6 so far.

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Any suggestions guys?

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Any suggestions guys?
Drop in the 302 and wait for the exhaust til then

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My other suggestion would be to go Mandral Exhaust Systems rear, and order one of their front kits with the X-pipe, planning to replace the front when you swap to the 302.

Front aluminized / cheapest possible, rear stainless, and when you drop the 302 in, front stainless.

That's what I'd consider doing, anyway.

When you install it, do the DIDO resonator in the front, and use straight pipes clamped on the very back instead of rear mufflers. If you don't like that, start with the cheaper glass packs for mufflers and work your way up, clamping them until you get what you want, then get the mufflers welded on.

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Well the reason I am getting my exhaust done is my catalytic converters are blown out and I need to replace them before CA smog comes up in January. I figure if I am having someone muck around with the exhaust replacing cats, I may as well have him run something decent while hes under there, considering he's three hours away in Nevada. I have to replace from behind the manifolds.

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They make a "Some Assembly Required" kit for our cars for the front - toss on a pair of Mangaflow spun cats, and recycle them when you go to the 302. That's what I would do if I were you.

(sez the guy who's just bought the two cats, but has nothing else, to replace his rattling exhaust system)

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They make a "Some Assembly Required" kit for our cars for the front - toss on a pair of Mangaflow spun cats, and recycle them when you go to the 302. That's what I would do if I were you.

(sez the guy who's just bought the two cats, but has nothing else, to replace his rattling exhaust system)

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They have to be the direct-fit style to get past the CA smog Nazis. Could I pick up a couple MPG and HP by replacing the stock exhaust? It really is horrible...

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Yeah I know the 3.8 won't sound like a v8 but as long as it sounds good and not like a little honda rice cannon I'll be happy, I think this is the best sounding set up I've heard on a v6 so far.
Hehehehe Oh I think I need to make a video of our A6 at cold start and idle and take off as well



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Hehehehe Oh I think I need to make a video of our A6 at cold start and idle and take off as well


Haha I meant I think it's the best sounding v6 Tbird that I've heard.

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Haha I meant I think it's the best sounding v6 Tbird that I've heard.
Haha oh lol. Well I might post one anyways, but the sickest V6 BIRD I've heard is that one that was being chased by a cobra on a road course, it was such a sick SC



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Haha oh lol. Well I might post one anyways, but the sickest V6 BIRD I've heard is that one that was being chased by a cobra on a road course, it was such a sick SC
Is there a video? I just want to know how I should set mine up, I dont really think I am asking for too much.

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haha post it.

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Connor, I want to hear the angry ups truck. Im just really curious all of sudden

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Connor, I want to hear the angry ups truck. Im just really curious all of sudden
I have two exhaust videos but they both kind of suck quality wise. I need to make one with the camera in a decent spot and a driveby. There is so much bass that the camera doesnt pick up too. I'll post this one, shoula revved it higher in the video:


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Here's one of the better v6 exhausts I've heard. I've seen a bunch of different setups and there really isn't one that stands out from the rest. I think its just the reality of owning a v6 that the exhaust isn't going to be perfect.


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