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Old 06-24-2003, 01:19 AM   #1
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what kind of an effect would a perform muffler have on my stock car? more than likely i would keep the stock hardware and just put a new muffler and possibly a high flow-cat.what kind of an effect would a high flow cat have?
and to order either one of those i would just take measurements on my stock muffler/cat and order one with those same dimensions right?
sorry for coming off as ignorant,thats mostly because i am,im new to the car world,but the only way to learn ne thing is to ask questions,get answers,and listen to the old guys talk
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Actually the best way to learn stuff is through research.
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Agreed, people here have gone all different routes when it comes to mufflers and exhuast, some swear by Flowmaster, I personally have a MagnaFlow, and I'm happy with it.

Some of the major ones you should look into is DynoMax, Ravin, Flowmaster and MagnaFlow.
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I pesonally suggest the 80 series Flowmaster muffler. It is a exact match for the 3800. It looks and sounds excellent. If you want to hear what one sounds like I can email you a clip of the sound. Just email me (SUBJECT:FlowMaster Clip) [email protected].
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i listened to the sound clip for the 80 series 3.8 camaro and i didnt really like that sound. im looking for a very mellow sound.like just a couple levels above OE its hard to describe what i want.id know it when i heard it.but i cant exactly try on mufflers.any recommendations? i was lookin at the Dynomax super turbo and a universal magnaflow.can some of u guys that have magnaflows send me a sound clip of your car?
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I'll make an audio clip of mine...using my digi cam. I'll post it once I figure out how my old camera records audio

Mine rumbles really nicely, and mellow is a decent way to describe it. Plus I have no resonator, so that ups the volume abit
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Did you still want the audio file? I can get it to u as a downloadble .wav file
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My Magnaflow sounds really nice, except I'll get a hi-flow CAT when I can, to up the volume. But the sound it makes when I start it and it sits in park or idle is just like the stock sound but louder. That'* what I wanted. A nice low 'gurgle' or 'rumble.'

I've heard good things about Flowmaster, but I'm happy with mine. It'* a matter of opinion I guess.
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yeah you can still send it to me thatd be great. i listened to ur polarbear and that was just a little too loud for my taste.ill probly go with the magnaflow if i get one at all.i want the performance aspect of it but on this particular vehicle im not too crazy about the sound.i dunno it just doesnt seem to fit.i guess ive been caught up in the sterotype of the bonnie even though i have one.oh well.thanks for all the info.oh by the way how much did you guys pay for ur muffs?
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For my system in total...bear in mind I bought my cat first...the previous one is another story....cost me about $700 clams, for the Denali polished stainless tip, Magnaflow muffler and 12' of stainless steel bent pipe. Thats the installed price
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