That'* right, folks! Mom likes MagnaFlow!
In her words, "That'* not bad!"
The wife and kids, however, made comments that were not favorable at first.
Wife: "It sounds a little ricey; more high pitched than I thought it would."
1st Kid: "It sounded farty."
2nd Kid: "It sounds like a TIGER! I'm ridin' with DAD!" (God love 'er).
Regardless of the 2-2 score above, I give it a THUMBS UP.
Here'* the story so far:
I had the MagnaFlow muffler and ANSA resonator tips installed today.
$171.71 at Walt'*.
The Custom Performance guy worked 3 hrs. on it - only charged me for 2.
Nice guy. Nice job!
He had to cut a couple of eyebrow shaped slices from the factory exhaust outlet to get the tips tucked up just right.
In order to get the tips placed forward enough to the muffler, he cut off the inlet extension, as we thought would have to be done when we discussed it earlier.
They extend beyond the opening by about 2".
He thought about lowering the muffler so it could be seen, but decided against it, thankfully. It'* tucked up under the car where it should be.
The outlet tubes are nicely done and mandrel bent in regular exhaust type steel.
The welds are well done, as far as I know. No leaks or rattles or buzzing.
He took some pictures with my camera and I'll get them up as soon as possible.
I must say I was initially not sure.
At idle, it'* got exactly what I wanted. It sounds GOOD.
If you rap the throttle, there'* a little bit of crackle/pop on the revdown. Not too bad.
Inside the cabin, there is definetly something going on back there. With the windows up, it'* noticeably nice.
With the windows down, it'* noticeable, nice, and not too loud.
The sound under acceleration isn't as deep or low as I had expected.
On deceleration, it'* got a couple of spots below 2000 rpm where it sounds downright bitchin'.
Gggg-rrrr-ooo-wwwwlllllllll -- gggrrrrroowwwwllllll.
Down low where I like it.
On hard acceleration, it'* still got balls, bigger ones, I think.
Mid-range is noticeably stronger and smoother.
I haven't had it on the freeway yet, so I don't know where the sound frequencies will show up.
I heard the 2000 rpm range especially strong. Just above and below that, it is quieter.
I'm guessing that is the engine working, not a fault of the muffler. It isn't irritating, if you're wondering.
That'* all I can give you tonight.
I gotta take it out for a cruise and probably let the muffler 'wear in', if there'* such a thing.
I think I have to beat it into submission!
It sounds WAY better than stock.
It decidedly does NOT have ANY RICE in it.
It doesn't FART.
Best of all, I've had some heads turn checking out the sound.
And MOM LIKES IT!