So here's the history. I ripped out my resonated tips (duals) for a dumped flowmaster 40 series. I wasn't happy with the sound (too quiet), I let it "break in", never got close to what I wanted. So since I got the muffler for cheap I decided to rip the thing open and take some stuff out.
This is what I started with:
I made the cut shown below:
Then removed the triangle fin from the middle:
My understanding was that the piece helped to quiet the exhaust......don't ask why, I just figured if it was a hollow case, it would be louder.
I then welded it back together:
Still sounds bad.
So that was the first attempt. I then proceeded to straight pipe into a turndown, basically just remove the muffler and put a turndown a few inches from the flange. Still sounds like crap.....thing is I like the sound that comes from the flange directly, I just want to tone it down a bit by routing the end of the pipe more towards the rear; but apparently a turndown COMPLETELY changes the sound of the exhaust.
I have a wedding to attend to tomorrow.....sunday I'm welding the resonated duals back on. The search for the right sound continues....I have a couple more ideas.