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Old 05-21-2012, 08:17 AM   #1
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On a b230ft with 3 inch straight piped all the way back what mufflers are people running that they like? For now just on the stock turbo and downpipe. I was looking at magnaflow because there readily available and somewhat cheap. But also vibrant. I am looking for 3" inlet 3" core and 3" outlet straight through. Can be bigger core and outlet but at least 3". I have been running an open downpipe for a few months now which I like but the sound isn't quite what I want anymore. I don't mind if its loud clearly I just want it to sound better.

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Old 05-21-2012, 08:56 AM   #2
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I'm using this
Sounds good, some what stealthy. Vibrant 1148
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:16 AM   #3
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I have a cherry bomb vortex at the stock location and a Jegs 3" glasspack at the end, still too loud IMHO. All 3" turbo back.

I am going to try the Dynomax VT with the exhaust flapper deal to see if it shuts the thing up until I am boosting, or just go with a damn 16V head so I don't feel like I'm driving a Deere to work everyday.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:32 AM   #4
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I was rocking a Borla on my 3in side exit when I still had my 240T. It sounded mint..

Very quiet idle, quiet but mean sounding midrange, and a very menacing growl up top and in boost.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:47 AM   #5
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But seriously, I've heard people having good luck with a couple straight through magnaflows.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:06 AM   #6
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a ran a straight through dynomax 3" SS muffler and it sounded really nice.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:07 AM   #7
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flowmaster has a great beefy tone. Way quieter than a straight through. Never had any problems with that "flowmaster bad for turbos crap" either.

The 16v car sounds great with the borla xr1
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:03 PM   #8
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I've got a 2.5"DP do pipe back straight piped to a 30$ thrush turbo muffler and it sounds great. its not loud at all. I love it!
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:58 PM   #9
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I use a single magnaflow and it is perfect
It gets quieter when you hammer it
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:33 PM   #10
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I'm using this
Sounds good, some what stealthy. Vibrant 1148
Do you have a pic of this installed???
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:47 PM   #11
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I'm runninbg a stock Turbo (Walker) muffler on 2 1/2 pipe, and have a Pacesetter Monza twin 2 1/2 glasspack resonator tip.
Of all the combo's I've used the Pacesetter resonator gives the exhaust note a sweet rumble like a fine Euro sportscar, especially if you've got an engine to back it up with big cam. It does come in a 3" single glasspack resonator tip, had one on a built B20 in a 144, nice sound!
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:57 PM   #12
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I've got a 2.5"DP do pipe back straight piped to a 30$ thrush turbo muffler and it sounds great. its not loud at all. I love it!
My set up exactly, sounds beastly.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:09 PM   #13
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magnaflow straight threw
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Do you have a pic of this installed???
Not on me, but I will get one and put it up.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:58 PM   #15
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I've got a 2.5"DP do pipe back straight piped to a 30$ thrush turbo muffler and it sounds great. its not loud at all. I love it!
Ditto - I'm running the same set-up - its pretty quiet over all. Not very aggressive, most people actually think my car is a turbo diesel cause you can hear the spool over the muffler
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:52 PM   #16
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That video was super helpful... anymore? For now we left the stock downpipe and went 3" stainless back to a 3" straight through magnaflow thats 18" long. Right now I don't like it, too quite not throaty enough for me. We will see when it packs out. I might just like 3" straight piped, I just wanted to get rid of some of the rasp hopefully with the muffler but it got rid of everything basically.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:55 PM   #17
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That sounds pretty awesome! I wouldn't mind a throaty mild sound like that
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:57 PM   #18
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940guy yours sounds real nice. I don't know where I went wrong.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:50 AM   #19
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I use a full 3" JT exhaust system (cat + 2 mufflers), it make a very nice sound, very deep but not too loud. I'm very happy with it!
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:36 PM   #20
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I run a 3 inch exhaust with a magnaflow center inlet center outlet with stainless tip sounds great
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:55 AM   #21
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Magnaflow straight through

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This gives you a better sound of regular driving
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:03 PM   #23
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i have full 3", no cat, straight through 18" magnaflow, i freekin love it.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:10 PM   #24
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i have full 3", no cat, straight through 18" magnaflow, i freekin love it.
Thats basically exactly what I have but I still have the stock 2 1/2 downpipe. I might just like it straight piped or maybe just a small resonator or something. This 18" magnaflow I have takes all the sound out of it, in the first two gears I hear my fan over the engine noise out of the back. Ha which brings me to want to get a e fan.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:27 PM   #25
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I'm using this
Sounds good, some what stealthy. Vibrant 1148
^^^ i can vouch for this one looking/sounding good.

i also like the dynomax ultraflow strait through, it sounds great and throaty on the 8v.
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