Flowmaster VS Magnaflow

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    For all you v6 owners time to see which exhuast system acheives the deepest tone for a v6 flowmaster or magnaflow. This post is not only to help myself with ideas on which set up to go with but to help other v6 owers who are looking for a quality sounding cat back system so all your imputs are well appreciated. For those who currently have a flowmaster or magnaflow set up please share your thaughts on the flowmaster and magnaflow debate:SNSign:
     
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    i have stock headers and cats with a custom x-pipe and magnaflow mufflers. the pipes are all 2.25" and the sound is deep at idle and low rpms and as they get higher, its not just a loud drone like flowmasters, but more of a race-type sound. im installing side exhaust with 2.5" pipes and mac LT headers and h-pipe soon and im getting magnaflow mufflers for that too
     
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    2.5" pipes into two cats, into two 40 series flowmasters and out 3" tips. Never used magnaflows or heard them so I can't compare. Link to clip of my exhaust:

    http://media.putfile.com/Dual-Exhaust
     
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    Why just those two brands?

    Mac has a good tone without being trashy loud.
    Borla's the best, but costs more.

    I don't even know why Flowmaster would be considered good, honestly. They're just loud. If I'm trying to be obnoxious, I'll just put glasspacks on.

    The one I haven't heard is Ravin. Mustang Monthly tested all the different brands on one GT, and said Ravin was the most aggressive souding of them all. They're probably not as popular though cause you can only buy them at Midas.
     
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    [QUOTE='66 coupe]Why just those two brands?

    Mac has a good tone without being trashy loud.
    Borla's the best, but costs more.

    I don't even know why Flowmaster would be considered good, honestly. They're just loud. If I'm trying to be obnoxious, I'll just put glasspacks on.

    The one I haven't heard is Ravin. Mustang Monthly tested all the different brands on one GT, and said Ravin was the most aggressive souding of them all. They're probably not as popular though cause you can only buy them at Midas.[/QUOTE]

    Flowmaster and magnaflow are the only brands im farmiliar with but its good to hear other brands too, do they make ravins for the v6?
     
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    do you loose permormance with that size pining, thanks to back pressure
     
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    I don't have any numbers to back it up but honestly I can't tell much of a difference either way.
     
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    when you say more of a race sound do you mean its raspy or rice sounding? or still pretty low ?why are you going with an H pipe over you current x pipe? how does it sound with an x pipe? or does h pipe sound better with a magnaflow system. I have flowmaster 40 series and theres no drone , just gets real raspy at high rpms which is why im considering switching to magnaflows becasue ive heard good things about this brand
     
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    its definitely not raspy. as for the rice, its not rice as in a civic with a can on it. at 60-65 on the highway, its barely audible and its a low sound. an h-pipe usually has a deeper tone than an x-pipe, but the x-pipe is better performance wise. the magnaflows are a straight thru muffler instead of a chambered muffler like the flowmaster and the guy who put my system together said it would sound better with an x-pipe. i wanna switch to an h-pipe because it matches up the new headers and because together they will deepen the tone more
     
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    im sticking with the magnaflow mufflers though because i love the sound and would rather it sound good than obnoxious. an h-pipe will deepen any setup that currently has an x-pipe.
     
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    Thats just a myth.. the point of a flow through exhaust system is to allow the engine to breath better thus increasing horsepower and whenever you increase hp torque will either stay the same or increase too but never decrease.

    As for the debate between flowmasters and magnaflows, I've got flowmasters but I wouldn't necessarily say magnaflows are worse. I personally like the deep sound of the flowmasters vs the performance sound of he magnaflows but its really up to whoevers buying them.

    Also i like what 97sally's doing by puttin that H-pipe in with the magnaflows.. that should make a pretty true tone
     
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    thats interesting to know, ware are you getting your h pipe and how much will that cost, im looking for sound not performance so maybe I will go with an H pipe. Now you have just regular magnaflow muffers or do you have a magnapack? If you could provide a sound clip of your set up that would be :nice:
     
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    which flowmaster mufflers do you have. i have the 40 series true duel system but like i said it gets raspy at high rpms and im just the type who is articulate about sound and no im not trading in for a GT just for sound the insurance and gas will kill me. do you have an H pipe or x pipe? if so how does that sound with flowmaster
     
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    I'll have dual exhuast flowmasters w/ x pipes, Im not sure what type of series they are it came with the stang when I had brought it. It sounds ok, But i liek loudness on my stang, I want everyone on my block to hear me came up the block. I want the sound to be close to a GT. Im thinking in the future to buy the magnaflow to see how they will sound in my stang.If not then im going to trade it for a GT instead which will be better. For Now i'll will have to make the best out of the V6 stang.
     
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    First off a mid pipe isn't required for a V6....the midpipe is for equalization of the gas pulses on a V8 engine. secondly the Magnaflow will give you slightly more power due to its str8 thru design as opposed to the flowmasters chambered muffler. I personally like the sound of the magnaflows better as well, but if you want a loud muscle car rumble you definately want a chambered muffler like flowmaster.

    When I had my V6 I got the Y pipe cut then ran str8 pipes back with Magnaflows welded in and it sounded amazing for a V6.

    My vote is for magnaflow hands down, I currently have them on my GT right now and will never use anything but magnaflows.
     
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    how deep was the sound , did it stay deep at higher rpms?
     
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    i feel the same way bro i want it close as possible to a gt but just remember the insurance and gas sucks on gts especially if you are under 25 years of age (atleast in my state) im more for sound than performance
     
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    magnas are deep (expecially for straight thrus) and have better performance. But for the closest possible to a V8, you have to get a cam, LTs, and chambered mufflers. A cam costs some, but the install is alot of money, and if you do a cam, might as well utilize the cam and get P&P heads, intake, RRs, pushrods, springs, ect.
     
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    I'm in the same situation as bkstang lol i bought the car with the system on it.. all i know is that its a full flowmaster exhaust my guess is the 40 series. I should probably ask the guy i bought it from, i'm just too lazy. If i find out i'll let u know tho.

    Also like to say that this post has been great for the v6 forum:SNSign: most replies i've seen yet tho i shouldnt talk cuz i havent been here that long:nice:
     
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    I went with a Bassani system. I find that the sound is not LOUD until you step on it. And when you do WHOA!!! I like to equate it to a European race car type of sound.

    Doc
     
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