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Old 09-08-2011, 12:30 PM
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As I continue to shop around for exhaust systems for my 2door LS 2000 4.3V blah blah

I see:
Flowmaster
Magnaflow
Gibson
Dynomax
Hearthrob
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With performance being of greater importance to me than sound.

Give your opinon on these brands and whatever you suggest is the best model for the BUDGET enthusiast and WEBSITES
 
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:37 PM
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Well where to start... if you have money, then go Gibson or Dynomax...if you are on a budget then i recommend going between magna and flows...i prefer flows a little more (sound wise)...performance wise flows have been noticeable on all 3 of my trucks (6cyl ranger, 8cyl 150, and now my k5). I have a buddy with magnaflows (bullets) on his car and they sound great as well...very deep throat sound. Performance on them though...was not noticeable according to him. Both him and i have only done catback systems and only the flowmasters did we notice a difference. Now with the others, i could not give any more advice as i am in the dark on those...but word is Gibson is great on performance. Hope this helps.
 
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I currently have a Flowmaster 40 and even with it I noticed some difference. It also gives my 2.8 a nicer deep tone.
 
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I'm running OBDI on my truck so it responds a little bit different than that of the OBDII sort in reguards to exhaust - OBDI doesn't use the infamous downstream O2 sensor.

That being said, when I bough my truck, I opted for a new muffler to replace the factory unit that developed a rattle. I went with the Flowmaster 40 series delta flow. I put up with it for about six months - the drone was horrible!

I put on a Flowmaster Delta 50 series It was better, but the drone was still very much there at cruising speed. I could not hear my 18 month old, at the time, in the back seat.

Out of frustration, I consulted with one of our area's best exhaust shops. He recommended the Magnaflow set up to me. I went home youtube and google it and thought I would give it a shot. The sound is great and it's really quiet inside with pratically no drone at all. It's like, the more pressure on the engine to push, the louder it comes on. I like it, and it does have a good personality at idle too!

The Flowmaster's mufflers didn't give my truck the kick that the Magnaflow did, that's for sure... I think it might have been due to differences in system back pressures.

 
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