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2/25/2004
09:32:17

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i'm not sure if they have a custom system for the dakota,but the hooker aerochambers have good flow an sound,but ain't real loud



Timberwolf
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2/25/2004
09:37:15

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You have to remember that "Best sound" is a subjective term. Do you remember how popular Milli Vanilli was? Personally I hated their sound. Mufflers are the same way. If you go to Flowmaster's website, you can hear what they sound like. I personally have had Gibson and Flowmaster and I like Flowmaster better. Someone else may like Gibson better. That's why both companies stay in business. Hear them first and make your own decision. It's the only way to know for sure you've made the right choice. Oh, by the way, you won't be able to tell any performance difference between them.



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2/25/2004
17:53:02

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I had the post from yesterday and Now i am wondering if i need the whole system or just a muffler to get a nice deep throaty sound. Again, i looked at gibson, flowmaster, and magnaflow. I have looked at the 50 series flowmaster, that looked good, but wasn't sure if i need the whole system or just the muffler to get the sound i wanted. I would like to get the whole system, but not sure if i want to spend the money, so was thinking of just a muffler if it would work. Any advice is greatly appreciated



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2/26/2004
22:25:52

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I was going to go with a Gibson cat-back, until I saw the price on Summit. It was about $295 in comparison to the Flowmaster which was about $165. Personally, I think you'll get good things from either one. I just hope the Flowmaster don't make my truck sound shi**y.



Nate
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2/27/2004
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50 series are not loud at all. only at high rpm and load can you here it in the cab.

I have a gibson system and a casound 94000 cat on the way for my 94 5.2 and from what I have heard it should be a bit more agressive than the american thunder (50 series) setup on my budy's 5.slow ford f150.

I'm also curiouse to see how the exhaust will compliment my mopar computer and open air filter system.

Next mods will be 180 stat and IAC relocation.



Robbie
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5/15/2004
11:25:44

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Hello
True Duels vs Catback system?


I was wondering where I could get some advice. I have a 1994 Dakota w/ a 318 2wd and currently running True duels from the

Manifold pipes back. It’s great on the highway…but I found I lost a lot of bottom end in city driving.

It’s time to replace the entire system, and would like to make some change’s…I have considered the Magnaflow’s

Two in two out w/ the built in X…..possibly installing header’s, budget permitting.

Any Experience or Advice?

P.S. The current system is a 2 ½ pipe w/ 2 cat’s and two Flowmaster’s …40 or 50 series I believe sounds great !

Regards Robbie




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5/15/2004
15:16:34

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I finally made a few quick clips of the FLOWMASTER 40 series sound from my Dakota.

Here's what it sounds like driving down the parking lot

And this is what it sounds like when I stomp on the gas to pass a Civic.



MBRP
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5/15/2004
19:23:56

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Hello people, uh MBRP all the way! Why get a Flowbastard and lose bottom end? Glad I got rid of mine, ugh!



Spali
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5/16/2004
19:40:18

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Hasn't anyone heard of the Spintechs???..........Geez, they blow the doors off any Flowmaster or Gibson.



Jeremy
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5/16/2004
21:41:07

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hey Graphite, have you noticed an increase in power with your 40 series? and did you notice a loss in the bottom end at all?



Todd
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5/17/2004
22:09:46

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I have been looking into this for a little while, and I have come to the conclusion that Magnaflow is the best for my truck. I am just looking for some insight on what u guys think of the Magnaflows. I want something with a good rumble on the outside, so people can hear me coming. I was looking into flowmaster, but feared it would rust out within 3 years or so. Please let me know what u think. THanks a lot and sorry bout the long message.



aj
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5/19/2004
22:59:48

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I am using the magnaflow on a 2004 CC 4x4, sounds great. You can cruise in quiet if you like. I am using single in and out, also replace the intake box snorkle with the fennco 4" no hub plumbing fixture. That will be the best 7 dollar mod you can do. That also makes the truck sound great.



GraphiteDak
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5/20/2004
21:48:28

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Jeremy. I don't think the Flowmaster lost any bottom end. I don't think it added any either.



nolan
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10/15/2005
18:12:02

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OK heres the deal... sorry to bug you guy on your own site but i just want to know more about magnaflow b/c no one really talks about it...im 15 and i want a bad ass truck with bad ass sound so i was wondering what will give me the best low end tourqe and power and a good and loud sound with that??
thanx




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10/16/2005
08:35:03

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i havent had much experience with the gibson, but i do have a flowmaster on my 99 R/T. it is a shorty flowmaster and is only about 5 inches long. look funny but i havent heard a dakota yet louder than mine. this is just the muffler, not the whole system.



GraphiteDak
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10/17/2005
01:44:19

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You will never get everyone to agree on one or the other as far as Magnaflow vs. Flowmaster goes. However for it to be loud, AND sound GOOD I'd say you should get something with a V8 for starters :)

Everyone and their brother has some sort of an exhaust out here. And on V6 trucks, a loud exhaust just makes them sound kind of goofy, not too mention make sure everyone knows you got a V6 and not an 8. There is just soemthing about a V8 that it sounds the best. Even BETTER than V10's. Must be the cycle rate or something but V8's have the best sound.

I'm sure someone will flame me for this...
But hey. I've put exhaust systems on everything. From I4's to V8's. I'm not just saying it because I have a V8.



04 Dak
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10/17/2005
16:53:20

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I now have from the ypipe back to the muffler 3" pipe into a 3"in and dual 2.5"out 50 series flowmaster sound is not real loud but you can hear it in the cab out side it has a nice sound kinda like a 5.0 mustang stock I gained everywhere I went from not being able to climb the barge canal bridge in 5th to being able to accelerate up it in 5th. That being said what ever muffler I went with on a 4.7 I would go with 3" exhaust any smaller other than duals is just making noise and wasteing money.



01Motorsport
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10/18/2005
11:13:46

Replace The Y-Pipe!
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To maximize the exhaust gains on a 4.7 with high-flow catalytic converters, mufflers, and larger diameter pipes, you HAVE to trash the factory Y-pipe with its sub-2" bottleneck interior dividers. My '01, after the manifolds, includes: 2 1/2" pipes/ Magnaflow 2 1/2" into 3" Y-pipe/ Carsound 3" cat./ Flowmaster 70/ 2 1/4" duals/ 3" stainless tips.



04 Dak
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10/18/2005
12:22:46

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My 04 only had the two cats by the manifolds and I'm telling you I had signifigant gains through out the RPM's. Do I believe the factory ypipe is restrictive, yes but you do gain from going to 3".



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