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Old 01-27-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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I know it is a very common topic here. I Just have a 1997 Bonneville SE and i just found a hole in my stock muffler. so am i better off just getting a stock one or can i get something that sounds nicer and has good quality.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:55 PM   #2
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i would suggest aftermarket... they are very nice sounding, flow better, and would cost about the same as ordering a new oem replacement.

others will post sites to look at but for starters check
3800performance.com
rockauto.com
google - 97 bonneville exhaust and go from there, have fun with it
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any ideas on what i should put on there
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Either a magnaflow, or a flowmaster series 80. Here'* a example of the sound.

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thanks that sounds good but sorry im a little slow today. But you had a lot of after market parts under there it should sound close to the same with just a regular 3.8 w/o supercharger right? and anyone put a high flow cat on
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On my 97 SE, I just had a Thrush Turbo muffler installed. Not 2 days ago. It sounds great and I didnt have to change anything! I even kept the stock look!
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I have a free flow cat on mine. Your wont be as deep, but will still sound really good.
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do you happen to know the pipe diameter of a 97 bonneville se. and where did you get you cat
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Should be 2.5" This is where I got my cat. ZZ Performance
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thanks than that'* perfect it should be good to go. il have to let you guys know how it turns out. any other suggestions on performance that wont break the bank. obviously i cant do things that most of you can because you have ssei so just wondering if there is anything else i can do
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