performance, muffler sounds - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


2000-2005 Discuss your 2000-2005 Bonneville SE, SLE, and SSEi Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-12-2003, 09:14 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: CO, USA
Posts: 244
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
boott is on a distinguished road
Default performance, muffler sounds

I have a 2000 SSEI and drive in 6000 ft altitude and did all the obvious mods like 3.4 pulley, 180 stat, etc.
I heard someone talking about making his sound like a V8. That would be awesome to make it sound like my 68 Firebird 400. The only thing I don't like about my SSEI is they sound to quiet through the exhaust. Any suggestions on how to make it sound a little gutsier (like a V8) without having excesive vibration inside and get a little more added hp?
Thanks
boott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2003, 10:19 PM   #2
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

A stock F body Muffler will fit, and should help some. As far as the Dynomax and Flowmaster are concerned, they're totally different sounds. It'* gonna have to be personal preference. A couple guys have audio clips of theirs. I know Hector does, I think SSEi95 does. Allmachtige, too.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2003, 11:21 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2000SilverBullet is on a distinguished road
Default

You could start by trashing the catalytic converter and installing a set of headers. Leave the resonator in and install a pair of Borla mufflers.
No matter what you do, it won't sound like a V8, just a gutsy V6.
2000SilverBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2003, 12:45 AM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Holt, MI & Lima, OH
Posts: 3,022
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dbtk2 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
No matter what you do, it won't sound like a V8, just a gutsy V6.
Now that is not entirely true. If you have ever heard Scott Cooks SSEi, and you didn't know what was under the hood, you could easily mistake it for a V8. But without doing major engine work, it will never sound like a V8.
dbtk2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2003, 02:08 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2000SilverBullet is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
But without doing major engine work, it will never sound like a V8.
Ya, like adding 2 more cylinders.
2000SilverBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2003, 02:35 AM   #6
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

With a good cam, you can come close. Close enough to fool MOST. Not all.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Performance Muffler Ideas? 92Bonni Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 8 08-08-2009 10:19 PM
Looking to install performance muffler on 97 se celtic35fpo Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 12 03-05-2009 07:42 PM
Performance muffler Alan27 1992-1999 36 06-20-2007 01:35 PM
Quiet performance muffler...Possible???? BonEvilSSEi Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 4 08-23-2004 12:33 PM
The "True" performance muffler Allmachtige Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 17 03-05-2003 11:56 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:24 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.