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mine is let out right infront of the passenger side rear tire, its loud, but when im on the free way i cant hear it at all music off and windows up.. even over 80mph.. i usually crusie at about 85-90
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im also thinking about getting a super 44 and dumping it. Is there any other muffler that sounds as deep and as loud as the super 44 with less annoyance? I have a regular flowmaster (no series numbers on it)
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im also thinking about getting a super 44 and dumping it. Is there any other muffler that sounds as deep and as loud as the super 44 with less annoyance? I have a regular flowmaster (no series numbers on it)
annoying super 44? never heard of it. annoying is a trait of being dumped. I suffer no annoyance anything with mine and tailpipes. I speak from ALOT of experience with about 4 different pipe setups and 5 or 6 mufflers. I loved dumped for a long time. Then I just got tired of it and finally put tailpipes on it for good. I'm VERY satisfied with my exhaust....just took way too many mufflers to finally find one that I loved.
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annoying super 44? never heard of it. annoying is a trait of being dumped. I suffer no annoyance anything with mine and tailpipes. I speak from ALOT of experience with about 4 different pipe setups and 5 or 6 mufflers. I loved dumped for a long time. Then I just got tired of it and finally put tailpipes on it for good. I'm VERY satisfied with my exhaust....just took way too many mufflers to finally find one that I loved.
so what setup did you settle down with?
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so what setup did you settle down with?
short version: super44 w/ tailpipes.

long version: cut stock flange(VERY restrictive going from 2.5 to 2 then back to 2.5), replaced with 2.5" 3-bolt flange, 2.5" pipe into a offset 3" in/dual 2.5" Super 44, dual 2.25" tailpipes dumped under the spare tire carrier. gutted last cat, but we won't talk about that. lol. I was originally going to do dual 2" tailpipes but the installer convinced me to do 2.25" for a deeper tone.
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short version: super44 w/ tailpipes.

long version: cut stock flange(VERY restrictive going from 2.5 to 2 then back to 2.5), replaced with 2.5" 3-bolt flange, 2.5" pipe into a offset 3" in/dual 2.5" Super 44, dual 2.25" tailpipes dumped under the spare tire carrier. gutted last cat, but we won't talk about that. lol. I was originally going to do dual 2" tailpipes but the installer convinced me to do 2.25" for a deeper tone.
so...if i decide to run a pipe out back later, i could stick with the stock 2" pipe up to the super 44, then run 2.25" or 2.5" to the back for a deeper tone? Also, how does all this affect horsepower?
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I suggest bumping up the pipe size between the last cat and the muffler. I bypassed the stock bolt-on flange there after the last cat because it was a choking point in the exhaust system. Right behind the cat on mine is 2.5". Then the flange. Then the pipe that went to the muffler was 2". I axed that choking point and went for uniform diameter for better flow.

Now that that's cleared up...you really don't wanna run a 2" front pipe, then a 2.5" tailpipe. WHY!? That just sounds weird. If you do exhaust, I suggest this: if single pipe, go 2.25" or 2.5" all the way back. If dual pipe, go 2.5" into the muffler, then dual 2" or 2.25". I've always been under the impression that running my current setup is bad for backpressure. And honestly, I don't see any problems and i'm very satisfied with it.

What I suggest is take care of the gap between the cat and the muff. Get all new stuff. Dump it if you want. Then when you're ready for a tailpipe, get it bent up and hung. Then you'll have a completely new cat-back installed. Something to also make note of.....make sure the installer makes it removable. My first exhaust was all bent up weird and I could not drop it out without cutting it up. Luckily, I thought ahead and did the 3-bolt flange on the next one. That made for one expensive clutch swap.
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ok sorry guys i dont mean to steal this thread.......if i got a super 44 single in dual out and ran 2.25" dual pipes out....put a 3 inch tip out the back on one pipe, and dumped the other after the back axle, could i still get the throat from the tip and the sound from dumping it? im new to this stuff so what do you guys think?
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Interesting... Um... Yeah I suppose you could. I don't think I've ever heard of that being done before. On that note I would do it just to see what it sounds like... lol
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setup sounds sorta goofy and un-symmetrical to me. idk...

eff it...*****'in my pipes...



btw....Stranger(toooooootally forgot your dang name again!), I gutted the last cat after my exhaust decided to fall off on I84 at 75. lol. Sounds alot better minus the huge exhaust leak at my front 3bolt flange. lol.
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setup sounds sorta goofy and un-symmetrical to me. idk...

eff it...*****'in my pipes...



btw....Stranger(toooooootally forgot your dang name again!), I gutted the last cat after my exhaust decided to fall off on I84 at 75. lol. Sounds alot better minus the huge exhaust leak at my front 3bolt flange. lol.
Ha ha its Nick.

Thats funny, I spent 12 hours yesterday rebuilding my exhaust. It now has NO leaks, and I would think 98% mandrel bent pipe. Oh and it's nice and tucked up tight under the truck and you cant see it. Plus I got the Heavy Duty truck style exhaust clamps. You know the two bolt ones that you like impact on and they seal like a mother effer? So its still removable in sections. But no leaks! Woo!

On my Hyundai the exhaust split in half. Not so bad. But I was on a car cruise with about 15 cars on the backside of Mt. St. Helens. You know, 100+ miles from civilazation with just speaker wire to hold it up which kept melting. ugh...

I have two brand spanking new Magnaflow cats. They are 2 1/4 in and out I think? I dunno. Brand spanking new if your still think it aint loud enough. I get no CEL in mine with a de-fouler.
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HAHA...nice to meet ya again, Nick! lol. Yeah...I don't remember if it was the meet I met you at or the one after. But almost on my way home, the front flange and muffler hanger took a dump...bolts vibrated loose and the front dropped down on 84 going 75. Got to see a cool light show from my rear view mirror though! lol. Got it sorta fixed and gutted the last cat and the sound is alot deeper than before and is louder as well. Just got a huge leak at the front flange thank to the totally tweaked front flange. I'll fix it someday. As far as loud enough...eh....blah. it's all good. I got a little temporary something up my sleeve that'll more than make up for the lack of loudness. hehe.

You used v-band clamps? My brother uses those on his jet engines.
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Ha, nice to meet you Shane. I think it was the one after. I didn't go to the last one. Still wasn't feeling up to it after my work injuries. The next one I'll be there tho.

Nah, I wish. It was these. I didn't have the time to get the pipe ends. nor the patience. lol



Got a little somethin somethin eh? Header's? 5.0 swap?! What is it!??!?!
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^^yeahhh! I ran those a looong time ago. Back in my 'figuring what muffler i like' stage. lol.

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Love my 40. The size of the tips, if you put any on, will help change the sound too.
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Eh.. I think the entire Flowmaster muffler line is totally played out. They only sound good on something like a 69 Nova with long tube headers and a 396 with full 3 inch duals. That's when they sound good. I HATE that every chevy pickup in the world has the 40 on it. NONE of them sound good. ugh..

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Eh.. I think the entire Flowmaster muffler line is totally played out. They only sound good on something like a 69 Nova with long tube headers and a 396 with full 3 inch duals. That's when they sound good. I HATE that every chevy pickup in the world has the 40 on it. NONE of them sound good. ugh..

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you've not heard my heavy cammed 406 sbc chevy with original 40's then!

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Yeah, cause it probably has headers, and no cats. So it will sound good. So you win. +1 for Shane!

I hate hate hate hate hate hate the sound of a 40 on a stock truck. They don't sound good unless you have alot of flow going though them. A stock 5.7 with its elentybillion cats on it and tiny stock manifolds just sounds like.. like gay. Like if gay literally had a sound that would be it.

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ROFL!
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Yeah.. yeah I'm having a bad day and haven't been laid in a week. Does it show much?

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I can't afford a vehicle that a Flowmaster would sound truly great on lol That's my excuse.
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Mine sounds awesome. No regrets.
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Cant wait! Truck is in shop getting body lift (i miss my truck). Running super 44 duals out the back.
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BTW Shane thanks a lot for the advice. I ran two 3' dump tips on each side of the spare. Sounds great and saved me some $$.
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Eh.. I think the entire Flowmaster muffler line is totally played out. They only sound good on something like a 69 Nova with long tube headers and a 396 with full 3 inch duals. That's when they sound good. I HATE that every chevy pickup in the world has the 40 on it. NONE of them sound good. ugh..
just for that when i do get a new truck its gonna be a chevy with a 40
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