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Old 03-29-2003, 12:04 AM   #1
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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".
Perfectly placed.

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.

The SOUND? :P
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!
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Got a chance to run the car on the freeway this morning.
It sounds good on the road. Not at all irritating. No moans or groans or droning.
I'd still like a bit deeper tone to the sound, but, it'* preferable to the absolute quiet of the stock setup.
There is an area around 2000-2500 rpm where the noise picks up, then under cruise conditions quiets down again.
I like it.
I'm glad I chose this unit.

I got under the car to inspect the installation and the guy was creative.
I'll get those pix up next week and maybe take some myself, too.

As mentioned before about getting the V-6 sound like the Buses I drive, there is a similarity to the sound of a V-6.
In no way could it be compared to a V-8.
I'll report on the setup as I drive it more to let you know if it changes or if I continue to like it or end up despising it.
One day into it, I'm pleased.
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hee hee

I felt the same way when I got my exhaust done. Have you noticed improved performance? hopefully you have
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Yeah, there'* a bit more poop to it...like a cork removed from it'*, uh, exhaust...
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All this talk about muffler sounds makes me wanna go out and just drive around and test mine out again, only my system has "worn in", which means more of the sound I love!!!
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