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Old 08-06-2004
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Muffler Preferences?!?!

What brand and type of mufflers do you all prefer on your trux? I want to make a unique sound on mine... and I'm sick of EVERYONE having the typical flowmaster sound. I want something that will sound a constant LOW tone and get loud but not sound like a ricer... I want it to sound more like a well tuned PERFORMANCE vehicle than an offroading truck or a honda. I want it to sound smooth, similar to a bit louder version of a 350Z.

I also posted this in the 6 banger section because I don't know what motor size my new truck will be yet.

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personally I like my original 40 series 3" flomaster muffler. its sounds good. not to loud at idle, but when you get on it its really roars
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Sup DeeJay?! It's been a while Buddy...

Everyone has alot of good things to say about the flowies...

I hear that the TIPS you put on your system have a good ammount to do with the sound... true?... or not?

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i have a flowmaster 80 runnin duals out thru the rollpan with z28 tips, sounds pretty decent
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Piping Sizes

If I'm thinkin' correctly,... the size of the piping after the muffler matters as well, along with the tips you put on at the end. I know that we have 2.25 piping goin' into the muffler, but what about after? Can I varry the size of the piping coming out of the muffler to deepen the tone?

Lets juss say in an extreme case for example that someone wants to run a rice muffler but not at the end of the exhaust, but rather under the chassis like a flowie or a gibson would sit. 2.25" inlet; 4" out. Could they then extend the humongoid 4" tip in the way that the regular "after piping" would be on a flowie, to get a really low tone? Since you'd have HUGE piping :D would that make for a low tone? I've heard alot of people that piping diameter makes a huge difference in sound. Juss curious.

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Big pipe may get a lower tone, but it will also kill the air flow. You don't want to stagnate the exhaust gas in the pipe. I think 2.25 is about as big as you want to get for a 4 banger, or even the 3.0.
Best bet is to add a flare at the end and create a trumpet effect. Tuned right, and you can get a good sound out of it. Bolting on the wrong tip just makes a fart cannon. A good muffler shop can help.
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I just put a Flowmaster on my 2.3L ranger and it sounds bad ***, not ricer at all!!! Going to have duals bent up in a week or so.
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Saw you yesterday going west on five mile turning south on middlebelt at 7:20 pm. Didn't hear you though. Did you see the black TT?
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Saw you yesterday going west on five mile turning south on middlebelt at 7:20 pm. Didn't hear you though. Did you see the black TT?
No sorry I didnt see a audi TT. I live between middlebelt and inkster on 5 mile, I was heading to my buddy's hows to put a new alt on his ranger. I am suprised you didnt hear it, its pretty loud. So Dave why were you in the area, or do u live near by??????
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I just happened to be at kroger because gatorade was on sale and I always bring that when I go camping and I am going camping this weekend. I also live nearby.
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He-ey DJaye, Do you have a sound clip of your rev range for me to hear the magnaflow? I'd love to hear her sing. ;-D

Thx man.
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I prefer the sound of Flow 40's on my truck. It actually sounded pretty good too. Not really ricey and it was nice and quiet at idle
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Well I'm wandering what would be best for my 93 ranger 2.3L but not hurt performance & still have a great sound(but not RICER STYLE)
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kinda of topic but what size is your avatar Redneckstone?
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Ok i just got my duals bent up this moring and i'll take a sound clip i have the 40 flow no rice in it at all! and my avatar it big because i am a contrubutor member, pay to have extra features. u have any questions with your gen 3 let me know
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ive got a Flowmaster 40 single inlet/dual outlet 2 1/2" piping before the muffler and 2 1/4" after into 18" by 3 1/2" tips. beautiful sound before the y-pipe was redone and now its even greater afterwards. you can hear me start my truck but then it goes to an absolutely beautiful idle and (with my 5-speed manual) this baby roars when i get on it. o i love my flows.
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Sup DeeJay?! It's been a while Buddy...

Everyone has alot of good things to say about the flowies...

I hear that the TIPS you put on your system have a good ammount to do with the sound... true?... or not?

Thanx,

-Dave
well i run a delta flow 40 series flowmaster...and i cut my tips off and it sounds deeper now
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call me a lemming but I love my damn Flowmaster.
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http://12.40.149.46/genedge/MOV00709.MPG 40 flow original on my 2.3L take a listen.
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