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    The best kind of muffler for a good throaty roar

     



    OK, I just bought a 72 Sebring Satellite. I love these cars for their almost predatory look. My best friend when I was growing up had a Satellite that he's fixed up nicely with a 350 (or so I think, I'm not positive... maybe 330?). Mine has a big ol' 400 inside of it.

    I wanted to reproduce the sound my friend's made: I know they were glasspack mufflers, but they didn't quite have that annoyingly loud glasspack BLAT! sound that sounds like a truck downshifting while engine braking.

    His had a pleasing kind of heavy rummble, which would crank up to a nice, meaty, throaty roar with just a SLIGHT edge of glasspack sound when he stepped hard on it.

    How and where would I find this kind of muffler?
    Thanks in advance.

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    FLOWMASTER....................enough said.

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    I put a set of cheery bomb's on my truck and they sound great like the old faltheads use to sound.
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    Flowmaster ? no thanks.
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    the sound has a lot to do with the size to
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    OH, I forgot streets, you don't like anything that you don't own or haven't done. thanks for reminding us.

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    Dynomax turbos?

     



    Describe the sound. It isn't fartlike, right? A heavy rumble with an edge is what I'm looking for. My car has a 400 in it.

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    Originally posted by Monte Man
    OH, I forgot streets, you don't like anything that you don't own or haven't done. thanks for reminding us.

    Oh the joys of having the "fold art" on my ignore list

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    Well on my truck (has a 454) I have 50 series Flowmasters, I don't care for that sound, it's not a rumble type of sound that you are probably trying to describe, I know what you mean. Also some radical cams will help you with that rumble. But yeah I wan't to know what kind of exhaust system people are using to get that kind of sound as well. I though about the dynomax one's too but I don't know. Maybe just make your own with a cat and no muffle or neither.
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    messup. see post below. Sorry bout that.
    Last edited by Mirror; 05-22-2004 at 08:57 PM.

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    Originally posted by FMXhellraiser
    Well on my truck (has a 454) I have 50 series Flowmasters, I don't care for that sound, it's not a rumble type of sound that you are probably trying to describe, I know what you mean. Also some radical cams will help you with that rumble. But yeah I wan't to know what kind of exhaust system people are using to get that kind of sound as well. I though about the dynomax one's too but I don't know. Maybe just make your own with a cat and no muffle or neither.
    Whoops! Double post. Sorry. FINALLY! A really helpful response. Sounds like there's a couple of different clans here:

    The dynamax clan, cherry bomb afficionados and, the flowmaster diehards. Someone mentioned that the flowmasters are "fartcans," which to me sounds like it's kinda like a 16-wheeler downgrading: "Blaaaaat" Am I wrong? I'm looking for a good low rumble that'll pick up to a meaty roar. Will the cherry bomb do this? I went either the Dynomax or Flowmaster sites, and one of them actually had sounds of different cars outfitted with their products on it. Some sounded good, others sounded like some kind of dirt-bike with a nose condition.

    Come on, folks. Give me something to work with. It's hard to get one since everyone has a different idea of what that boss sound is, but I don't have a truck, I've got a muscle car (kinda). It's got a whopping big engine, and I want a nice low but powerful rumble. God I wish I could describe it better.

    Are the cherrybombs a mellow rumble, or do they pick up to that awful screeching glasspack sound when they get cranked?

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    Some people don't like Flowmasters, and that is their opinon, Me I like the low rumble I get from my flows, I have Delta Flow 40 series on my '70 Monte Carlo and it sounds very good, You don't get the loud kackle from a 50 series or them old cherry bomb glasspacks that went out with beehive hair dos and going to a sock hop. If you can hear these mufflers on something, take a listen, they may just be what your looking for......Only you know what kind of sound you need for your hot rod!

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    OK, that's better. No loud cackling, farting blasts. I just want a smooth rumble with a sliiiiiiiiiight edge when it gets up into the high rpm's.

    Flowmaster may be the way I go.

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    Here are some links to the major producers of exhaust systems. These pages have the sound links and should help you quite a bit.
    http://www.dynomax.com/sounds.stm
    http://www.flowmastermufflers.com/cg...ter/sound.html

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    My niece had a 69 Chevelle 396 SS that had flowmasters on it. It had a nice low rumble that sounded like the sound track from "Vanishing Point". Rent the movie and see if you like it. It didn't blat like my 55 Chevy with cherry bombs. But I kinda liked to make it blat.
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    Magnaflow makes a few mufflers that sound pretty good, others are kind of blatty.

    You can hear their products on a few vehicles here.

    http://www.magnaflow.com/04sound/trucks.htm

    http://www.magnaflow.com/04sound/domestic.htm

    If you put your exhaust together and it sounds too raspy you can always put in a large diameter glasspack between the catalytic converter and the muffler. That is 100% garunteed to make your exhaust sound DEEP.

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