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Old 08-24-2011, 07:35 PM
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Hey guys, I am new to the forum and have recently purchased a 2000 chevy blazer sport 2d 4x4, with the 4.3 vortec. I am wanting to put a new muffler and muffler only. I was thinking about thrush welded or glasspacks. Any recomendations and sound clips would be nice. I would like to keep exhaust stock with chroome tips. Also I am wanting to put some subs in it. I would like to keep the whole package cheap. My spare is to the side of my back trunk, so i would like to keep it small for the space. I was thinking maybe just one 12? Any suggestions would be great! Thanks guys!
 
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:38 PM
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Personally, I love my flowmaster 40 series muffler. It makes a good rumble but is not obnoxiously loud. As a plus, it doesn't make an annoying drone at highway speeds.

I'll try and get you a sound clip.
 
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:14 PM
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flowmaster 40 series is the loudest muffler you can get for it to still sound ok, glasspacks and all the loud cheap exhausts make the 4.3 sound like a tractor. as for subs imo 10" subs sound better. you can get a 10" sealed box and still have a lot of space in your cargo area. I'd go to best buy and check out what they have on display to hear all the different brands see what you like best. I wouldn't recommend buying from best buy, their prices tend to be higher than what you can find on the internet.
 
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This is one of the best sounding 4.3s ive heard, but he has duals, dont know if there true, but it makes a difference, but he has a flowmaster 40 on it like everybody else said
FM40 w/ Magnaflow Cat - YouTube
 
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:22 PM
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If you run a 40 series single in, dual out, with no cat, it will sound like the one in the vid.
 
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I have mine dumped right after my high-flow cat it sounds great (Really loud) i just have a turn down pipe bolted to the cat where the muffler used to be bolted.
 
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i am running a super 10 series single chamber flowmaster but i do have 5.7l v8 i have owned both a 40series on a 98ranger 3.0v6 and a super 10series on my 01 F150 4.6l v8 and now my 89 k5...it is tremendous. When you drive the drone is not there, but when you get on it it is incredibly deep. Flowmaster themselves dont recommend the muffler for street use due to the sound. Here is my 2 cents
 
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Flowmaster 40 series is deffinently one of the most popular and for a good reason. I have one and love it. Here is mine befor I added the high flow cat. There isn't that much of a difference with the high flow just a little throatier sound. (only brought it up to 2000 rpm in vid) and for sound 1 12 inch sub in a really well built enclosure designed for the sub will sound amazing, it's the enclosure that makes all the difference. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1afed7V5sc
 

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Sorry if that link doesn't work I'm on the mobile site and that link was for the mobile YouTube. If it doesn't work search "97 blazer flowmaster 40 series muffler" and it's the red blaze 3rd down I think.
 

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Personally, Flowmaster is the way to go. Ive used all kinds of mufflers but none compare. Its like when you buy a battery you buy a Optima dry cell, When you buy a muffler get a flowmaster.
 
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