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  1. slow88stang

    slow88stang New Member

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    I have the stock exhaust but instead of the muffler i have a cherry bomb bottle.
    i dont really care for the sound of it that much so im thinking that i might just cut out the bottle replace it with just pipe and put a nice tip on. any ideas how this might sound?

    p.s. my buddy just bought a 99 sunfire gt he took it into the shop and got the mufflers cut out and just had 4" tips put on it sounds a little ricey but it still sounds pretty good
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    It will be loud, I kinda like the way mine sounded un muffled, especialy whil decellerating in gear. You'll probably lose low end torque, and it'll get annoying doing 50 down the highway BANHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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    I'm not sure on how it would sound , but just about anything would be better than a cherry bomb I would think. They seem like a real power stealer to me. Have you considered a Flow Master or duel turbo mufflers with a S.V.O. Y-pipe?

    In my part of the woods the only way to do run with no muffler, is to gut the muffler and place a straight pipe in it and weld it back as so they couldn't tell.
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    I'd also recomend a Flow Master over straight pipes the outta a Flow just sounds right. gives the motor more bass.

    ruuning straight off the header is best on V8s
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    if i did this my exhaust would still have the cat and resonator on it.....just no muffler. my friends sunfire has the cat and resonator with 2 tips and it is quieter than my car with the cherry bomb

    I think the cherry bomb is a power robber....my car really feels restriced by the exhaust when accelerating.
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    No mufflers = ghetto fabulous, especially on a 4 pot ;)

    You're way better off just replacing the Cherry Bomb with something (anything!).....better.....it will sound a lot better than no muffler IMO, I'm not a big fan of little engines with no mufflers. :p
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    Id break it into dual exhaust with one or two flowmasters on it. I think you will probably be much happier with that then you are with your cherry or you would be by running open exhaust right out the back.
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