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So this morning i set off to the autoparts store planning on replacing my fuel filter. I got distracted and ended up picking up this...

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Saving up for a nice exhaust system isnt really an option for me, and for less than 30 bucks for the whole setup, its pretty easy on the wallet.

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I just hacked off the muffler and used an adapter and some clamps to bolt a Cherry bomb turbo muffler in place. Im happy with the way it turned out. nice and low, not obnoxiously loud. the video makes it seem more raspy than it is.

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I like it sounds like a V6.
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hmmm, $30? I may need to hit up my local parts store on wednesday. Is that considered a high flow exhast?
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Interesting, i've considered trying one of the el cheapo summit mufflers myself.

What engine do you have? Also what size inlet was the muffler?
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hmmm, $30? I may need to hit up my local parts store on wednesday. Is that considered a high flow exhast?
I think it is. it was a pretty easy job too. the only thing is removing the hangers, those are a pain in the ***.
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Interesting, i've considered trying one of the el cheapo summit mufflers myself.

What engine do you have? Also what size inlet was the muffler?
I have a 3.0 L.

The stock exhaust had a 2 inch outer diameter. the new muffler has a 2.25 inch inner diameter. I picked up a 2 inch inner diameter to a 2.25 inch outer diameter adapter and 2 exhaust clamps that fit each of the fittings.
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I did almost the same thing, i welded mine with a home welder though :)

Sounds fine. But eventually I'm getting it done again professionally.
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I have been well pleased with the Cherry Bomb Turbo mufflers. They sound nice, and don't get over loud as they warm in, unlike some cheapo mufflers do. Just don't break the distributor drive gear on the highway and dump massive amounts of fuel into the pipes and light it off. I did that on the Fairlane and blew the seams out of both of 'em. Good times......
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I have been well pleased with the Cherry Bomb Turbo mufflers. They sound nice, and don't get over loud as they warm in, unlike some cheapo mufflers do. Just don't break the distributor drive gear on the highway and dump massive amounts of fuel into the pipes and light it off. I did that on the Fairlane and blew the seams out of both of 'em. Good times......
how do they warm in? I know some mufflers like glasspacks have packing material in them so that makes sense. but ones with just baffles shouldnt change should they? i dont know what the internals of the turbo muffler are, they show cross sections for all the others except this one
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The turbo has a "s" tube that is perforated and surrounded by fiberglass packing material. They flow better than a glass pack because the tubes are perforated, but not indented into the air flow. They sound mellower because they have more pipe distance to muffle the sound.
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I have a 3.0 L.

The stock exhaust had a 2 inch outer diameter. the new muffler has a 2.25 inch inner diameter. I picked up a 2 inch inner diameter to a 2.25 inch outer diameter adapter and 2 exhaust clamps that fit each of the fittings.
What did you do on the exit side of the exhast?

Do you relize you could have bought a muffler with a 2"inside diameter and not needed the adapter?
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What did you do on the exit side of the exhast?

Do you relize you could have bought a muffler with a 2"inside diameter and not needed the adapter?
i just dumped it on the exit side. it would need a 2" outside diameter to not need an adapter and im not sure if they have those. its not a big deal with the adapter either. a 2 dollar part. even if both tubes were the same diameter you would still need a third piece to connect the two
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i just dumped it on the exit side. it would need a 2" outside diameter to not need an adapter and im not sure if they have those. its not a big deal with the adapter either. a 2 dollar part. even if both tubes were the same diameter you would still need a third piece to connect the two
Your exhast pipe is 2" OD and the muffler is 2" ID. You slide the muffler over the exhast pipe and clamp it down, no 3rd piece needed. Yeah they do have them I was doing some searching seeing what Im gonna get.
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Your exhast pipe is 2" OD and the muffler is 2" ID. You slide the muffler over the exhast pipe and clamp it down, no 3rd piece needed. Yeah they do have them I was doing some searching seeing what Im gonna get.
sounds like a good plan then
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for 30 bucks that sounds amazing. I might give one of those a try. Do you have a drive by vid for distance sound?
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sounds good brother, you need to get some 33's so we can figure out which wheels will go on ur truck. plus yeah id like to hear a drive by clip
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ill try to get a flyby video today. 33s are on the to do list. soon!
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