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Old 11-11-2003, 09:17 PM   #1
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What is everyone'* opinion of this muffler? Would it sound good on my car? I'm looking to replace my current turbo muffler that just doesn't have the sound I want. I was gonna go with a flowmaster 80 but I don't wanna replace any of the pipe. Basically I just wanna weld me in a new muffler with some sound. Plus I like the look of my current exhaust and the tip I had installed. If this muffler isn't the one I need anybody have any other suggstions. I want one with single in single out. 2.25 inch pipe.
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from what i've heard the 40 series is the choice muffler, with a cherry bomb for a resonator.
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Uh 40 series is VERY loud, and it might have too little backpressure. The 80 series is what everyone runs here (save some people) and it'* probably a better choice for our engines, a v8 would be right at home with a 40 series though. I think 40 is also "off road use only" kinda like my tail light tint!
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Uh 40 series is VERY loud, and it might have too little backpressure. The 80 series is what everyone runs here (save some people) and it'* probably a better choice for our engines, a v8 would be right at home with a 40 series though. I think 40 is also "off road use only" kinda like my tail light tint!
Really, I planned on buying the 40 series myself. Its the only one other than 80 that I saw that would be close to working on these cars. I myself dont want the 80 cause its dual outlet would probably be too less backpressure for my N/A. I want to hear my exhaust, not ricer style though. I want to put my own exhaust on without a muffler shop so I need to keep mine simple.
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40 series

Off Road and Race applications
Early and Late Model Street/Strip Vehicles with or without Catalytic Converters
Original Flowmaster Tone
Vehicles with Dual Exhaust Tone
Vehicles with Dual Exhaust*
* H-Pipe is strongly recommended in all dual exhaust applications.

80 series

Crossflow Applications
1982-2001 Camaro and Firebirds
Buick Grand Nationals and T-Types
Street Rods and Whenever Ground Clearance is an Issue

40 is way too open.....
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The 40'* are probably better sounding than the 80'* though.

Screw the application, its personal preference.

Personally, im getting either an Ultra Flo SS or a 40
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From what i can tell the 40 needs V8 flow. But ask around, check out signatures.
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I would probably get the 80 series, but my only fear is ending up with the duals being off. Like one to far over and that sort of thing, being it will be a custom setup that I will be doing myself.
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well any muffler you have to add new pipes....the curves pipes for the tips...you have to do that...id go w/ 80...i welded it on w/ only addnig the other pipes...it looks like SH*& but what can ya do?
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well any muffler you have to add new pipes....the curves pipes for the tips...you have to do that...id go w/ 80...i welded it on w/ only addnig the other pipes...it looks like SH*& but what can ya do?
Your first time welding friend you mean?

If you guys have a ruler and common sense you should be able to get the pipes of an 80 series Centered easy. ZZZZZEKE did his on his own, had a shop bend pipe to the right size and bend, and he did it himself. Hit him up, he'd most likely give you his measurements. A tech info wouldn't be bad.
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