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Post  Dave C. on Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:27 pm

I looked through the old posts and couldn't find what I was lookin for. I'm gettin closer to completing my Torino and was wondering how many guys are running mufflers. If so , what mufflers do u prefer. Thanks .

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Post  richter69 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:43 pm

unless you want the added weight I say no. If you to the magnaflow race mufflers seem to offer the best performance and amount of sound dampening.....which aint much.
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Post  bruno on Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:59 pm

rules ....run a vibrant ...if not pick a flow thru design
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Post  richter69 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:37 pm

he wont be running a class that requires um. Its easier to see the flames come out w no pipe and stuff in the way......
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Post  dirt_worker on Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:02 pm

3.5" magnaflows only cost me 5 hp at 900hp...
plus the sound GREAT!
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Post  richter69 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:24 pm

thats what we ran on our smallblock
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Post  bbf-falcon on Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:53 am

I run 4"Magnaflow Race mufflers only because my Dr. told me too because of my hearing loss. It quieted it down quite a bit,don't know about perf. I doubt I will see much diff. if any.

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Post  JACKAZZFLATZ on Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:40 am

I really like the sound - and it is alot better on what little hearing i have left........designed the chassis to run 3-1/2" Magnaflows, turnouts just before the rear tires. It sure has a unique sound compared to open pipes.
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Post  dfree383 on Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:41 am

I'm putting some 3 1/2" magnaflows on my Mustang with Project Cheap Skate in it...... I'm sick of the noise.
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Post  richter69 on Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:08 am

I get more hearing loss from all the air tools and stuff at work...... with the collectors coming out the fenders, helmet on....... it aint loud at all in the car.......
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Post  maverick on Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:31 am

richter69 wrote:I get more hearing loss from all the air tools and stuff at work...... with the collectors coming out the fenders, helmet on....... it aint loud at all in the car.......

Yeh...I noticed WAY less noise in the car when the collectors exit the fenders. When the collectors were under the floor, I used to stuff in earplugs before the helmet went on. Not necessary now.
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Post  richter69 on Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:09 am

my smallblock car is louder lol.
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Post  Curt on Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:29 am

I used to run Borlas on my 514 in the dragster. If they weren't so heavy, I'd still run them. You'd be surprised what you can hear with the mufflers.

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Post  85bigblockfox on Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:30 am

I put dynomax bullets on my car. So far I like them. Nice idle but not to bad with my helmet on in the car.
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Post  85bigblockfox on Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:31 am

I put dynomax bullets on my car. So far I like them. Nice idle but not to bad with my helmet on in the car.
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Post  69F100 on Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:35 am

Curt wrote:I used to run Borlas on my 514 in the dragster. If they weren't so heavy, I'd still run them. You'd be surprised what you can hear with the mufflers.



I have the shorty speedway mufflers they not much to them but the do help with the high picth sound from the headers
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Post  bbf-falcon on Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:22 pm

Those Borla's have a nice deep tone to them.I like them Smile

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Post  bbf-falcon on Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:24 pm

richter69 wrote:I get more hearing loss from all the air tools and stuff at work...... with the collectors coming out the fenders, helmet on....... it aint loud at all in the car.......

I agree Jon,I wanted to get my headers exited out the fenders this winter,but it didn't happen. Rolling Eyes

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Post  richter69 on Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:02 pm

Ive been debating putting the 3.5 MF's back on the sb car, gotta get the motor back together first.
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Post  IDT-572 on Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:20 pm

richter69 wrote:Ive been debating putting the 3.5 MF's back on the sb car, gotta get the motor back together first.

Hurry up I need to know the piston to head clearance numbers.............. Rolling Eyes
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Post  richter69 on Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:29 pm

I finally got the block, I might dick w it a little tonight...........
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Post  IDT-572 on Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:38 pm

richter69 wrote:I finally got the block, I might dick w it a little tonight...........

Very Happy
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Post  whatbumper on Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:54 pm



Best muffler made!!

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Post  chuck on Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:25 pm

I put aluminum vibrants on my car, with 4 foot of 3.5 inch aluminum pipe to get them to the rear. The only weigh 11 pounds total.

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Post  bbf-falcon on Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:20 am

whatbumper wrote:

Best muffler made!!

SOOOO, Now a Muffler DOES have a bearing? Razz

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