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Muffler

So for the past few days i've been searching the old threads and the internet to decide what muffler to get. My exhausted is dumped before the rear axle. After all the research I think i'm going with the Borla Pro XS. From what I've read it has good performance characteristics, but i'm worried that it won't be loud enough?

I also looked at the flowmaster 44 alot, but they are supposed to be rather loud, raspy at higher rpms, and crackle or pop.

I want a good muffler with a rich deep noticeable tone, with better performance, and I don't want ne popping or cracking.

I'm just looking for some more insight into how loud the borla mufflers are and what makes them so good.

Here is a link to the Borla Muffler http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=180209647216
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I have a Borla Pro X/S I love it and it's just the right volume for me. If you are wanting loud, the Pro X/S is not what you are looking for. I can hear my tires over the exhaust at highway speeds and my tires aren't real loud.
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I got some turbo mufflers at Auto Zone ( $15 each I think it was ) and they have a lifetime warrentee and they gave me a nice deeeper tone not quiet but not load. I love they way they sound. I have 2 1/2 tail pipes over the rear axles with them turned out to the side behind the rear tires. It was a cat back system from the stock ex that runs down the pasanger side and was suppose to be straight out the back. I just change it at the end so they exited out the side insted.
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i have a flowmaster 40 series and it sounds great. no bad cab noise, and all great v8 sound. and when you get on it, it sounds like all the foxbody stangs.

the 44's are louder i know that, cause ive heard other trucks with them with 3.0L's when i still had mine and my 40 series then was alot quieter
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Are you running cats?

I would try and locate a set of 05+ Mustang GT (manual trans) mufflers. I have heard several Off/Road X and H pipe cars with stock mufflers and they sound really good. For example..

http://youtube.com/watch?v=2CMZRMXqjtw

Obviously your 5.0 truck wont sound like that but it should be 'similar' coming from the SBF family. Also, not too loud, just the right tone, plus they are good mufflers..
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Are you running cats?
No I am not running ne cats. It goes from shorty headers, collected on the paseengers side, to a 2.5" straight pipe, to behind the cab, where I have some cheap muffler dumped.

That 05' stang does sound really good.

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i have a flowmaster 40 series and it sounds great. no bad cab noise, and all great v8 sound. and when you get on it, it sounds like all the foxbody stangs.
Thats really good 2 know, i dont' want it 2 loud, but I sure want to hear it. I was thinking of the delta flow 40 series, do u know of ne difference between the delta, and non series?

Also do u get ne popping or cracking with your 40 series?
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You won't get any popping or cracking with a 40. Delta or not. Unless you aren't running right. I run 40's on my 4.6 and it sounds great. Have them on my 289 Mustang and the sound really nice with the dump in front of the axle.
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No I am not running ne cats. It goes from shorty headers, collected on the paseengers side, to a 2.5" straight pipe, to behind the cab, where I have some cheap muffler dumped.

That 05' stang does sound really good.


Thats really good 2 know, i dont' want it 2 loud, but I sure want to hear it. I was thinking of the delta flow 40 series, do u know of ne difference between the delta, and non series?

There isint really much difference. Maybe a tad bit more mild sound with a tad less drone with the delta series. Just like how the super 40 and 44 emit a bit more sound than the original 40.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2005-...spagenameZWDVW
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Well after reading up some more and listening to lots of sound clips on youtube, i'm probably going with the super 44 now, single in, double out, should give it a nice deep tone. The borla just sounded a little 2 ricey for me, and i would rather have it sound like the V8 that it is.

Ne more input greatly appreciated.
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should be good. I can get some more clips up of my 40 series tomarrow for ya
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That would be awesome! Would really help me out.

I'm going to order it at the end of the weekend since I have to order new head gaskets...
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heres all i got, The video quality of my old camera plus photobucket makes it sound kinda crappy but it might help. sounds alot better in real life

http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y11...Rangerclip.flv
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40 series flowmaster all the way. sounds great on my truck with a 4.0 nice deep idle and not to loud at higher rpm s
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$0 series.. yeah, You dont get a crackle and pop unless you go with much to big pipes.. which causes too much to come out at once.. Mine work eprfect, no crackling or popping and sound sexy as all getout :-)
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Thanks for all the input. I ended up choosing the Flowmaster Super 44. 3 inch in, dual 2.5" out. It's sitting in my garage now and will be installed this weekend, i'm excited to hear how it sounds!
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right on man. i have a 3" in 2.5" dual out also, should sound good. get some clips up when ya can
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Well I installed my new Super 44 and its really loud. Sounds very good, really deep rumbly tone, but I'm going to have to try a different muffler, its just a little to loud, and drowning on the road. I'm going to try and get a sound clip of it sometime this week.
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So I ended up switching to a Flowmaster Delta Flow 50 instead of the Super 44. I like it alot more b/c it doesn't drone at constants speeds but still sounds good. I added a 30 second sound clip, please excuse the little brother using the camera.

http://s148.photobucket.com/albums/s...Exhaust005.flv
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Sounds good man, is that a si/so exhaust, dumped?
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Si/Do dumped
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where is it dumped? sounds nice. sounds louder than mine
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It's dumped just behind the cab, and yes it is still quite loud, which is what i need some help with.

I need to find a quiet muffler of some sort. Even with the 50 series delta the neighbors are complaining.

So I need some suggestions on a quiet muffler please! Or a good way to quiet down the system easily, I don't want to run pipes the rest of the way out the truck.

3" in, Preferrably dual out.

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well the one i have is a 3" in 2.5" dual out. I believe i bought the 40 delta. its been a while since i got it but im perty sure i have the 40 series delta model. its not too loud but still gives out enough good V8 sound


edit: i looked it up and i either have the American thunder 40 series or the delta. Ill look at my reciept when i get home

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It's dumped just behind the cab, and yes it is still quite loud, which is what i need some help with.

I need to find a quiet muffler of some sort. Even with the 50 series delta the neighbors are complaining.

So I need some suggestions on a quiet muffler please! Or a good way to quiet down the system easily, I don't want to run pipes the rest of the way out the truck.

3" in, Preferrably dual out.
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I would try and locate a set of 05+ Mustang GT (manual trans) mufflers. I have heard several Off/Road X and H pipe cars with stock mufflers and they sound really good. For example..

http://youtube.com/watch?v=2CMZRMXqjtw

Obviously your 5.0 truck wont sound like that but it should be 'similar' coming from the SBF family. Also, not too loud, just the right tone, plus they are good mufflers..

Or keep the muffler you have now and add a high-flow cat, either way will reduce sound levels.
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