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The BEST sounding muffler I've ever owned

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#1 Midnight Rider

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 12:23 PM

I have had several setups on cars over the years and these are the best sounding muffles i have ever had on any vehicle.

chambered mufflers on ebay

I have a video of a 69 skylark with a 350 buick v8 running these at this link. I miss this car. Was a beater but fun to drive none the less.

youtube link to my old 69 buick with chambered mufflers
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Posted 02 October 2009 - 07:13 PM

But do they flow? Any comparisons you have ever done, or seen done, to a more popular muffler such as dynomax?

Edited by gallup, 02 October 2009 - 07:19 PM.

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 06:29 AM

go with borla, corsa, or GMMG.I have a borla cat back and it sounds amazing. it's well worth the money. it's quite when you want it to be and it's loud when you want it to be. no constant drone or rasp. well.... no rasp at all.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 06:05 PM

I am a huge fan of hokker arochamber mufflers I don't know how reliable the clames are but hokker said I think 23% more flow than strate pipes. but the sound is awesome.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 08:00 PM

A lot of tone comes from the cam and such in the motor. For my :twocents: I don't think you will find anything that sounds as good as Texas T/A mufflers on a nicely built 2nd gen. You have many more options with third and fourth gen cars.

Here is Texas T/A's on my freshly rebuilt 79 400
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:56 AM

Muffler Technology. It's so much fun.

First if sound is the priority over performance, then think of a muffler as a musical instrument. Again, not worried about flow numbers, only tone.

Each person will like a different tone over another. Some like tubas, others french horns, and others trumpets. It is a matter of personal taste.

Then there is the engine. The engine is the primary noise maker. Just like the lips blowing into the horn. Each engine is different depending on stroke, bore, and cam. All of these effect sound.

Then once the exhaust is hooked up, you have not only the muffler type, but where it is placed in the system, AND how big or small the tubes, along with how many bends and how tightly bound to the car. All of this plays into what sound you hear.

With a stroke of luck and some long hard thought I came up with a tone I love out of my car. My Pontiac 400 is slighly cammed, with headers. Don't know the brand because they were on it 11 years ago when I bought the car.

Then right off of the collectors, I placed my Flowmaster 40's. Now, this allowed me to take advantage of the Flowmaster chambers creating a deep tone. In addition, in order to further deepen and enhance the tone, I took 2 1/2" pipes all the way out to the back corners, creating quite a long tube going back. Just like in a trumbone, the longer you make the tube, the deeper the sound. It also can amplify it some.

I personally like this sound. However, I have a friend whose wife hates it. Too loud. Too rumbly. (I like when it sets off car alarms) So it comes to personal taste.
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