Originally Posted by vze3r85p
I am only 19 years old and I have taken apart and rebuilt a 1986 Monte Carlo SS 8 times . It'* just a piece of mind that you get from direct bolt on than with custom made . And if it is direct-bolt-on it is also going to be mandrel bent which provides a more even flow . Be sides there can be a lot of human error on custom made exhaust. But thanks for your help , maybe you can use all your resources to find one .One more thing . If i go with custom , which muffler do i go with?
You had an 86 MC SS ?? Sweet... I use to have a rare ( at least that'* what I was told ) 87 Monte Carlo SS Aeroback.
Like TY said, it seems you already know what you're doing. I am running stock on mine for the moment, but will be upgrading my car as soon as spring kicks in. I was originally planning on going with Magnaflow due to the straight flow design, but have heard that Bonnies sounds too Riced with it. I can't remember the brand name of the other one I was going for ( not Flowmaster ), but is also a straight though design muffler. Sorry.. brain not functioning... its the weekend
. I am also contemplating on removing the resonator. I've been hearing different stories on it. Some people say to remove it, but a resonator as far as I know is basically also a straight through design style muffler, and doesn't create a lot of back pressure. If I loose too much back pressure, then my Torque would suffer. I would definitely remove it from a V8, but don't think it makes a difference with a V6... then again, mine is also SC'd. Any input on it ??