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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have a 1997 cougar 4.6 I am thinking of cutting the mufflers off and keeping the rest of the exaust the same because of emishion tests how would it sound is there any sound clips of this
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Well, here is a clip of my 95 4.6 w/ the resonator taken out and straight pipe in it's place and the mufflers cut off and straight pipe there as well. Sounds better than stock, but to raspy in the high revs. This was taken w/ a digital camera so the quality isn't the best, but it may give you an idea. I drop it into gear towards the end as you can tell by the idle drop.

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I have a 1997 cougar 4.6 I am thinking of cutting the mufflers off and keeping the rest of the exaust the same because of emishion tests how would it sound is there any sound clips of this
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Dont advise it, itll sound like poop. Straight pipes=redneck and ghetto at the same time.
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i dunno for it being cheap and easy i AM a fan of Fordman77's exhaust. nice and simple and better than stock.IMO

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why dont you put a dynomax bullet in place of the resonator. they only cost $30 at summit.

strait pipes sound like poo!
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or a glasspack, they are even cheaper lol

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any one have a clip of a bullet in place of the resonater and third cat with no mufflers
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i have bullets on my car but its also a custom true dual set-up. it should give you an idea of how they sound though. check out the exhaust clips page in the exhaust forum. http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.php?t=78905
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Did that on my 95 'Bird, cut off mufflers and resonator - sounded good from idle to 2500 rpm - after that it sounded like a ricer fart cannon. Nasty resonance at highway speeds too. yuck.
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I want to keep every thing stock till the mufflers so what should I do to get a nice rumble
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chop the third cat and put in a Y pipe, that will help give it a more musclecarish sound.

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buy good mufflers of your choice, do not make the same mistake that i did...cutting them off.sounds like crap and you lose some bottom end.i grabbed some dynomax turbo's not the best i know,but they have a nice sound and they aren't too expensive you will regret the chop job. i did.
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Eh dont do it... its cheap yes, but invest in some sort of muffler. Magnaflow is a great sound. True duels will make it sound even better. Worth the time and money.

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buy good mufflers of your choice, do not make the same mistake that i did...cutting them off.sounds like crap and you lose some bottom end.i grabbed some dynomax turbo's not the best i know,but they have a nice sound and they aren't too expensive you will regret the chop job. i did.
I've been wanting to hear something like that for a long time. So, something is better than nothing? I'm glad I haven't cut my mufflers off, yet. Would just some glasspacks instead sound 'OK'?
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thanks for all the help I priced a dyno max cat back system today $500.00 is this system any good
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It would be cheaper to buy 2 mufflers and have them welded on and get rid of all the garbage underneath like the 3rd acat and resonator. The best single thing I did to my car was the exhaust.

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Where can you buy off road pipes / test pipes? I have 2 dodge stealths. The twin turbo one has custom true duals with no mufflers/no cats. But for OTHER one, online at a place called... maximalperformance.com, I believe, I bought a 'test pipe' for it. It came with, the pipe (duh), new bolts/washers and gaskets for $40. It was meant to replace the catalytic converter. It was a perfect fit, and gave the car a nice deeper sound. I already had a flowmaster muffler on this one. It was NA, btw. So, is there anywhere that someone makes something like that? Or am I going to have to fabricate something myself? Something to replace both the 3rd cat AND resonator. Then, I'll put some decent mufflers on and that should sound alright. I'm not worried about a high dollar exhaust because I don't have anything 'high dollar' done to the motor. It's bone stock.
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I've been wanting to hear something like that for a long time. So, something is better than nothing? I'm glad I haven't cut my mufflers off, yet. Would just some glasspacks instead sound 'OK'?
i tried glasspacks but they were only cheap ones and they don't last very long it's up to you to decide. when i get on the throttle,which is everyday it's loud enuf...
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I enjoyed my true duals with glasspacks... no crossover pipe either. Of course, I'm pretty redneck and wanted it to sound like a truck
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lmao.

Do you think it would be better to buy two mufflers, or cut the exhaust after the 3rd cat and resonator and just put one muffler on there? How much would that affect the sound?
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thanks for all the help I priced a dyno max cat back system today $500.00 is this system any good
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Unless the exchange rate has changed drastically, you're about to get ripped off, big time. Dynomax is $235.95 (US) from Summitt Racing, last time I checked. It has a shipping charge, too. With two jackstands and a jack, the install takes about an hour if you half even half a clue about how to turn a wrench, 2 hours if you are really slow. I think I needed a 13mm and a 15 mm wrench, and maybe a screwdriver for the rubber parts of the hangers.

Unless you want to sound like a ricer, don't hack the mufflers off. I did that for a month after my Dynomax mufflers rotted off. The Dynomax mufflers lasted 5 years. I had Dynomax's catback for years, and really liked it. I only have a Flowmaster catback now because it was free, and the timing was right.

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But what do you think about JUST getting the mufflers? Or muffler.

Do you think it would be ok to slap a single flowmaster muffler like 12 inches after the 3rd cat/resonator? Or should I put two flowmaster mufflers in place for the OEM mufflers?

Also, same question for glasspacks. I was wondering about glasspacks. The 2 vs 1 deal, but I was just afraid they wouldn't sound good at all.

So, does anyone know if it makes a big difference in sound between replacing the 2 mufflers with 2 aftermarket mufflers VS. cutting it off to where you only have the straight pipe before it branches out, and just using one muffler in its place.
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buy 2 mufflers and put em in the right spot at the back
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