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Shuttle Works Exhaust?

Anybody heard of Shuttle Works mufflers? I have an exhaust shop here in town that wants to put one on my truck instead of a Flowmaster or Gibson, he says the Shuttle Works has better flow and sound.
So, what do you guys think?
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i think he ordered a bunch in hope theyd be good but thye suck so hes trying to get rid of it on you...


id stick with more of the well known brands...plus better sound is an opinion...
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true, better sound IS an opinion. look at all the topics on what is better on this forum. Anyway, I dont know anything about exhaust, never been around any rangers with anything but stock, so I dont even know what sounds decent. lol
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Im with jeff on this one. Ive heard of shops doing this with the Raven mufflers before, my theory is that if its not a well reputable name dont bother with it.
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these are all what ive read but:

flowmaster 40's has a real throaty loud sound too it..

magnaflow is more of a mellow deep sound

borla is about the same as magnaflow
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i think the raven and vortex mufflers are supposed to be flowmaster rip offs. I've never heard of shuttle works before, though. Yeah I agree with above, sound is opinion.. its best to hear it personally, sometimes if you go to a good shop they'll let you test them out on your truck before you decide on one.
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hmm, ok guys. give me an opinion on this:
I just called a shop in another town, and HE suggested a single in dual out flowmaster 40, pipes straight out the back, and he quoted me $250. Is that a better deal?
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Yup. But again its totally opinion based.
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with or without tips?


if you buy the muffler outside the shop you might be able to get it for a little less but thats really not to bad of a price for duals...
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not bad, yeah get a quote from him without the price of the muffler.. i got my flow 40 si/do for $50 shipped on ebay, that was a couple years a go, so they might be cheaper now.
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I called him back, quote if I buy my own muffler and he does the work was $225. Not worth my time, in my eyes. lol
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yea thats BS, no way the muffler is only 25$...id say its a good deal but if you can call up 1 or two other shops and ask the price w/o the muffler...
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yeah, I'm doing that right now. called two more, and both are over both are above $250 without the mufller. the one I just got off the phone with quoted me $375 just for the labor. **** you!
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i think number 1 wins lol...
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Solution: Hack the exhaust off after the cats, add a dump... cheap...but its not the friendliest sounding and your neighbors will probably dawn the pitchforks, mase's, and lanterns and come parading up to your front door for a nice neighborly chat....
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actually, I've done that. sounded like a freaking swarm of mosquitos oh speed to me. lol. besides, it felt to me like I lost a bunch of that "jump off the line" feeling doing that.
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I had vortex on my 5.0 and it sounded better then flowmaster hands down, no tinny sounding crap. So, i mean some other brands arnt so bad, considering i ran all name brands on my vehicles (Still do, got magnaflow on my ranger).

For now, ide go with a name brand, unless theres someone in town u can listen to on teh no name one. But dont diss it until u try...or hear it ;-) just my opinion, i was the same way, name brands arnt always the best, considering i dropped a good bit on coin on my magnaflow and it didnt fit the first 2 times
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tinny... never heard a flow sound tinny, and i've heard em on a 5.0 as well as a 4.6L, and it sure dont sound tinny on my 3.0L .
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All flows sound the same...way to over rated in my books lol


Just my opinion
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yeah ok... believe what you want, obviously this is a to each his own thing. For some reason I want to think the majority of the people here have flowmasters anyways. So you're sayin that these badass muscle cars with flowmasters sound tinny?
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obviously this is a to each his own thing.
Indeed it is so...yeah

And to be completely honest with you, i get annoyed with my flow 40 after about 30 mins on the freeway cruisin at 70mph....it resonates way too much in my cab....next time im gonna get the magnaflow
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Yes ill say i hate the sound of flowmasters on muscle cars, they all sound the same, Ford, Chevy, or Dodge....


Old saying...You get what you pay for....Pay for a flowmaster u aint gonna get what you like, i dont care how many people have it lol. I have a magnaflow and it sounds way better then a flowmaster any day of the week. Flowmasters are to annoyingly loud and because of that it dont have any tone, not to mention i want to hear my music when im driving not a cheap muffler


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And to be completely honest with you, i get annoyed with my flow 40 after about 30 mins on the freeway cruisin at 70mph....it resonates way too much in my cab....next time im gonna get the magnaflow

Enough Said........
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