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keep magnaflow or go flowmaster??

ok ive had a magnaflow exhaust for a little over a year, and just not quite happy with it, not sure why dont really like the sound i guess, anyway, 100$ and i can have a flowmaster in the place of my magnaflow,

-should i do it?
-would you?

and ive done plenty of resarch on this and no for sure answer or conclusion, some magnaflows i think sound good, but not mine.
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i love magnaflows, put them on the last three vehicles i've had, but if you don't like it get something different. everyone has different opinions but it's your's that matters.
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are you going for sound?

Magnaflow is the better muffler, performance wise. However, if you don't like the sound, go for the flows.

If i was in that situation, i'd keep the Magnaflows.. i love the Magna's...
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so do you think my setup is way off?? not sure why mine sounds so much diferent than some magnaflows ive heard

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2.5 in / dual 2.25 out
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wow this isnt hard....flows....
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wow this isnt hard....flows....

well im making it hard now.lol i dont know what to do..

im thinking a 2.5 SI/SO magnaflow.
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zach am I going to have to come down there and smack you....get the dual flow and be done with it you know you want it haha.
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Yeah I've heard from several muffler places that flowmaster will give you a better sound to the ear the magnaflow, but you'll get better performance with magnaflow. I kind of believe that myself but I know several people that prefer flowmaster over magnaflow and they buy from the shops that I had gone to. I'm thinking about puttin flowmaster on my 4.0L ranger. But I think 2.5 in is too big if going from cat to the end. I think you'll be fine with 2.25 in. then a 2.5 tip or sumthin
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flowmaster is going on in 20 min
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wa?!? your truck though, so alright
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flowmaster is going on in 20 min
are you going to be selling your magnaflow then?
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wooo hooo!! GO ZACH! nothing's better sounding than a flowmaster!
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I'm still having iner strifes on whether to go flowmaster or dynomax. I like the flowmaster sound, but don't want to go nuts from it. And I also love the dynomax low rumble at low rpms. And I need to decide soon because i have the date of installation set at next friday.
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Larson -
im just trying it may as well for 100bucks. and if i dont like it SI/SO SS magnaflow bolt on kit :)

MIke -
I already sold the magnaflow to supergildo.

Nick -
im pumped to unfortunatly they were busy today althought the parts came in they couldnt do it. sometime this week tho, ah im so pissed cause i want it now.lol
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Ahh man that sucks Zach.. come back down here, the shops are kinda slow right now! lol
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haha nick i wish i could shops are busy here.
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I love my Magnaflow and think Flowmasters are a bit obnoxious. Wait I take that back..some FM's are obnoxious. Some sounds ok. I don't like a loud exhaust and since I leave for work at 4:30am I don't wanna **** off any neighbors so it works out well. I love Magnaflow
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flowmaster is on and im likeing it, but we will see after time. its got a nice rumble to it, but i do notice a little less flow out of it then the magnaflow had. but its nice to have something different.
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There is nothing like flowmaster's sound.
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thats for sure
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wait tilll it breaks in b4 u change your mind if u do change your mind but i run flows on both of my trucks and love it but i'l have to admit umm my ranger is kinda to much lol
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flowmaster for sound

but gibson for power

magnaflow and dynamax fall somewhere else....

they're all good mufflers...but everyone has their favorites....
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not two happly

i installed flowmaster 40 si/do last friday and im a little disappointed in the lack of sound
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Magnaflow has been proven to have the best performance. Flowmasters definately have the best sound, I went for performance and got Magnaflow.
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i installed flowmaster 40 si/do last friday and im a little disappointed in the lack of sound

too bad you dont have a signature so we can tell what kind of truck and the specs you got.

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Magnaflow has been proven to have the best performance. Flowmasters definately have the best sound, I went for performance and got Magnaflow.
let me know on a stock truck if magnaflow or a flowmaster is really gonna make that much difference no big difference here, besides sound
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