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Old 11-21-2006, 05:53 PM   #1
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My car has never once even seen snow or salt on the roads before...therefore it has 0 rust on it, but the muffler appears to be rusted thru causing some exhaust leaks....You may remember a couple months ago I had some huge cracks in my exhaust manifolds.....well after hearing rrounds' setup at WCBF which consisted of a 3" setup to 2 hooker aero'*, it sounded pretty good....not that raspy, however on the pre-2000 bonnevilles, they only used one muffler. Luckily Hooker sells one for the 93-99 Camaro/Firebirds, its 20" long, 10" wide, a few inches shorter than the stock SSEi muffler. Its 2.5" in, and 2.25" dual out.
































Well the install will be tomorrow, estimated cost of $30-40 at "Bill'* Mufflers". These are the same guys who welded up my exhaust manifolds prior to porting...great business to work with.


I finally ordered a battery for my camcorder so I should be able to post some video clips in pretty good sound quality. I can also try recording with the laptop or a headset once I get everything installed.



I doubt those cracks are causing KR, but then again who knows. we shall find out. Currently in WOT with Performance shift I still hit 20* of KR on a cold day ....we'll see if this helps that at all.
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It will be great to hear that on a pre-2000 Bonne. Glad you are trying it out, as I have wondered (after hearing Rod'* 2000) what one would sound like as well.
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Not Rod'* car, Cindy'* car it'* Cindy'* car- i drive a truck.
Hans its good to be the first to try something, you know
don't follow the pack be the leader of the pack. if it sounds
good lie to us, wait till the WCBF 2007 and drive up and do
that thing to uh uh umm umm Willwren'* body part'* ?
all kidding aside i hope your exhaust ROCKS.

ROD

p.*. you can always do the resonator later if its too loud.
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It will be great to hear that on a pre-2000 Bonne. Glad you are trying it out, as I have wondered (after hearing Rod'* 2000) what one would sound like as well.
Bob - your car, it'* like sex you have to try something new and exciting or it get'* old and dull.

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Not Rod'* car, Cindy'* car it'* Cindy'* car- i drive a truck.
Hans its good to be the first to try something, you know
don't follow the pack be the leader of the pack. if it sounds
good lie to us, wait till the WCBF 2007 and drive up and do
that thing to uh uh umm umm Willwren'* body part'* ?
all kidding aside i hope your exhaust ROCKS.

ROD

p.*. you can always do the resonator later if its too loud.

True True. Hopefully a resonator will not be necessary.


For a "before" perspective, here is a thread with some sound clips.
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=66717
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oh please do the same test on your new exhaust.
oh i forgot, lie to us, get a sound clip of a VW Thing
and tell us how much you like it.

ROD

do you think Bob is mad at me ! !
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Way to be the lab rat, Hans! I hope it works out for you.

And I guarantee that cracks in your muffler are not causing 20 degrees of KR. You'll be lucky if the new muffy kills any of it. With that much KR, something totally different is happening, either with false knock or the engine making noise.
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do you think Bob is mad at me ! !
NOT mad at all

I am trying things "new and exciting"....I am just slow at getting there

I get quite a bit of enjoyment out of my car. Keeping disguised in "grandpa" mode, is part of my fun. If all goes well, some improved exhaust work will be done in the next couple of months, but the stock muffy will remain

I will admit that after hearing the Hooker'* on Cindy'* Bonne, that I went and "investigated" what was available for the single Aerochamber. Now, Han'* is going to take care of the trial and I am hoping for a "body part awakening" result.
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Hurry up and get the Hooker on your car.


I want to see how she sounds
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I want to see how she sounds
damm your good, i wish i could SEE how it sounds instead of having to listen to the sound.


J/K
i want to hear a sound clip too.

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