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anyone straightpipe thier 3.0?

I had a friend who had a 97 probe gt a while ago, he cut the muffler out and welded in a straight pipe, but left the cats in, it sounded good.

Anyone do it on a 3.0? how does it sound?

or is there a good sounding cheap muffler I can buy and weld that in? I dont care about performance gains really, I just want it to sound a little better
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it sounds beafy.. but you loose power... all around...
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it sounds beafy.. but you loose power... all around...
how much power do you loose?
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you'll loose back pressure which means loss in torque. it's not worth it to have a completely abnoxious exhaust
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bull****tt, I got straight duals on mine from cat back and I didnt loose any power, actually I feel like I gained.
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bull****tt, I got straight duals on mine from cat back and I didnt loose any power, actually I feel like I gained.
i think it's auto mechanics 101 (pretty sure). You lose backpressure...

maybe it's in your head... or the fact that you have a tuner and intake..
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Yeah, the tuner and intake probably make up for it some. Im not really sure, if there is any difference its not really enough to matter to me. However, I am thinking of having the shop take my y pipe after the cat out and put a si/do flowmaster 40 in there.
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I have a 4.0 I does seem like a little tourque loss but top end seems better, With 2 or 3 cats, and a y pipe I dont think it's lost that much backpressure.
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I agree with the above posts, it sounds beefy as hell but i lost some power. Im now running a glasspack and 2.5 inch pipe exiting out the side in front of the rear tire. the 90* bend actually reduces the sound and gives more back preasure then the glasspack.....but couldnt pass inspection without it. truck runs great now.
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yea loud... thats about it
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I ran mine straight piped for about 3-4 months. Put a 2-chamber flowmaster on with a turndown and immediately felt a gain in torque.
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