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I've made up my mind, the Flowmasters have to go. I'm crusing the back road of Ducktown Ga, yes Ducktown Ga with the wife and kids in search of a pizza. Notice that's road not roads. What fun cept' every other word out is "What'd you say, can't hear you."

Going to give it one last shot that they are mounted too close to something that's causing a resonation but if that ain't it, I'm going back to nice, quiet mufflers. Call me a Wuss or whatever but It's driving me crazy.

Question is, if I have them pulled off, can they be re-sold to some teen idol that needs that " big sound?" They only have about 1,000 miles on them.

SSSSSSHHHHHHHH. Quiet please.

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I'm sure someone on the VMF would buy them from the classifieds. Heck you could e-bay them, people pay more the retail on e-bay for a lot of items. I always thought about a Mandrel bent Flowmaster exhaust next time mine rusts out. Maybe you should inquire about their Delta 40 mufflers...They are supposed to be very low resonance and still give you some preformance. I'm with you..I like the nice sound at idle, but when I drive I want to hear myself think, hear the radio and not attrack too much attention.

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Then you can have my car! With my 200 cubic inch engine, the flowmasters make the car absolutely purr like a 302 at idle, but after about 30 miles per hour, the sound almost vanishes.
 

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I've been trying for years on here to convince people that Flowmasters are not the best muffler... loud, full of drone, and not the most efficient muffler out there. With so many muffler choices it's amazing the stranglehold that Flowmaster has on the market --- the wonders of marketing.

You should try one of Dynomax's offerings, or if it's in the budget I really like Borla. I'm running 3 Chamber Flows now (bad decision made 3 years ago)... but when I head to the muffler shop for an H-pipe build (removing the other poor decision - X-Pipe) then I may switch to Borlas.

The clear advantage of the Flows is that a chambered design will not "blow out" ... but they lose out in every other comparison.

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The chickens are still upset from you rumbling down the road.


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Maybe we are getting old .
Changed my mufflers too , way to much noise

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Maybe all be the young teen that buys those flowmasters from you. how much do you want to get for them? I'm looking for that loud rumble.

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Awwww. Who needs to hear when you're driving a hot rod. You should hear my open headers, LOL. The sound waves hit me in the chest. The most basic problem there is no sound proofing under the carpet.



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Hey, now I know where all the purty mustangs went to. Why couldn't you put up a web page somewheres with all those pics on it. I'd like to browse through all of them together sometimes. You can get free web hosting at Stangnet. Thats where I have my page. It gets a lot of hits over there. They have a web page builder that comes with the thing for free.




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As soon as I get my hands on a digital camera, I'm going over to Stangnet too =)
 
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I'm a teen idol with 2 chamber flowmasters, but I wouldn't consider myself a victim of their marketing - I only had to hear them on one or two V8s before I asked what they were called and picked up a pair, and now It's my turn for some noise pollution. They sound even better with the new cam, so in flowmaster's defense I love my baratone mufflers!

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Bought Hooker Aero Chambers which were highly recommended for sound & flow. They sound great, not too loud but that awesome musclecar tone.

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Thanks big fella !!
I'll check that out .Some real nice car there hey.
Just trying to share it and have some good clean fun as well.
OH well .

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I've got some Edelbrock 2nhalf ss mufflers just behind my H pipe and their pretty quite, still sounds really cool, but a bit tinny when I'm really giving it heaps, doesn't drone, and being stainless I thought they will last me a long time, also most of my engine mods have been matched with Edelbrock gear, so I thought that mufflers would be suitably matched so as to get as much HP's as possible. Who know's, who cares, I just love driving my car.

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I switched from 3 chamber Flowmasters to DynoMax Turbos for the same reasons. If your engine makes allot of HP, then the Flowmasters start making allot of sound. My vert probably makes 400+ HP (351W, roller cam, aluminum heads, etc.) and even at idle, while sounding "real cool", it tended to drown out the radio.

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I have 3 chamber Flowmasters on my '68 Coupe, and I may go with something quieter as well. One of the magazines (M&F I believe) did a horsepower comparison of multiple turbo mufflers, and the Flowmasters did produce the best numbers. But, does anyone remember which muffler produced similar horsepower ratings with less noise? I am ready to switch, but I don't want to loose much horsepower.

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My coupe probably makes 120 horsepower, so my flowmasters sound just right, lol =_)
 

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I noticed you posted a comment about "(removing the other poor decision - X-Pipe)." Was that a Dr Gas X-Pipe? I am considering adding an X-pipe and would be interested in you comments/experience. Sound like maybe a h-pipe is a better choice??

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