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#1 Suron


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Posted 02 June 2014 - 09:52 AM

Hi All,
I was looking at different muffler options for the 78 t/a i just picked up. It has a slightly built motor with longtubes/true dual and cherry bombs. I've ridden in a 68 camaro/built 454 with a borla exhaust, and at WOT it SCREAMED. Not screached, not rumbled, not blared. It spinned and screamed down whatever street it was on. Now i know i don't have a chevy big block, but i would like to get as close to that scream as possible. The cherry bombs are ok, but not the sound i'm looking for. They sound like a quiet strait pipe(too blarey). I need opinions, specifically on which bullet style strait through mufflers to choose/try out. I was looking a a set of Borla XR1's. Pretty expensive, however priceless if i get the sound i want. Does anyone have any links or clips of these xr1's on a classic mucsle poncho or chevy?

Edited by Suron, 02 June 2014 - 12:48 PM.

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 03:08 PM

it all depends on the motor setup. here is a link
my brother in-law had this exhaust on his 97 lt1 6speed with headers.

in my opinion most exhaust sound the same on different cars for example i took a single inlet dual outlet dynomax exhaust system off a 95 chevy with 350 with headers and i put the exhaust on a 99 ford with the 5.4 minus the headers and it sounded exactally the same. the flowmaster on my firebird sounds just like a 5.0 mustang with fllowmasters. but borla is deff the place to go for exhaust. people are gonna say im crazy but there is a borla sound clip on youtube froma v10 lambo and it sounds like a lambo but you can also hear the borla exhaust notes. the same thing with the mini cooper thats on there its louder when you use a more aggressive muffler.

more aggressive muffler=louder

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