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FISHTAIL 01-20-2010 06:18 PM

Magnaflow Catback Installed
 
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Hey Guys just wanted to share my latest project. I installed the new Magnaflow Street Series catback and it sounds great with a nice deep tone with absolutely no rasp at all.

Videos Here. Sorry it was a very windy day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRX24JWy11o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_IbcPZ8BA4

Just want to say that Jordan and the guys at Magnaflowplus.com - JDP Motorsports, took realy good care of me. They gave me a great price on this system with super fast Fedex shipping and if anyone of you is intrested, you should contact them before the end on January so they can hook you up as well.

The price is too low to post, just contact them and you'll see.

Guys If you want 0 raspiness through the whole RPM range this catback is the way to go IMO.

eynigush 01-20-2010 06:22 PM

Very nice, you went with the Street Series. I went with the Comp Series.

--Eddie

faninc 01-20-2010 09:31 PM

which are louder comp or street?

STRUT1 01-20-2010 09:48 PM

Which one is louder, comp or street? I'm on the market and want something that sounds mean both when I'm driving and when I'm just sitting at a stop light. I need something that sounds intimidating. ARG!!!

eynigush 01-20-2010 10:01 PM

Comp Series is louder and more aggressive. It's an encased xpipe leading into straight pipes, no mufflers. Sounds beautiful!

-- Eddie

TIE FIGHTR 01-21-2010 01:37 PM

FISHTAIL: was the price you paid lower than the price listed on the website?

FISHTAIL 01-21-2010 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by TIE FIGHTR (Post 1402809)
FISHTAIL: was the price you paid lower than the price listed on the website?

Yes, alot less and shipping was included.

KMPrenger 01-24-2010 09:08 PM

Thanks FISHTAIL for the videos...sounds really good!

FISHTAIL 01-26-2010 06:41 PM

Guys I paid $800 with shipping for the Magnaflows stainless steel catbacks and the rasp is 100% gone and I was left with a nice deep tone. Have not dyno the car but it does have more torque and HP that you can feel. The quality and craftsmanship is second to none with a lifetime warranty. IMO is the best bang for you buck, It’s the best money spent next to the purchase of my Camaro. "If you try to save a little now you'll pay twice later". (Words of wisdom from gramps. RIP)

KMPrenger 01-26-2010 06:53 PM

Love the sound of your cat backs...forsure! Too bad by the time I'm ready to purchase (something), these will be back up over the 1000 dollar range. The axel back version sounds close to yours from what I can gather through the video on here, but perhaps with a bit less depth to them.

Agree, I hear no rasp in your vids at all!

scrming 01-26-2010 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by KMPrenger (Post 1419680)
Love the sound of your cat backs...forsure! Too bad by the time I'm ready to purchase (something), these will be back up over the 1000 dollar range. The axel back version sounds close to yours from what I can gather through the video on here, but perhaps with a bit less depth to them.

Agree, I hear no rasp in your vids at all!

kind of hard to get an accurate feel for the sound... wind noise and perhaps overloading the mic... :iono:

FISHTAIL 01-26-2010 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by scrming (Post 1419728)
kind of hard to get an accurate feel for the sound... wind noise and perhaps overloading the mic... :iono:

Yeah I know :( I'll try to take new videos and repost.

strobi 01-27-2010 08:37 AM

Im waiting on mine , should be here first of next week...Street model 16583..paid $700which included shipping from CA.....best price I could find,the GM performance intake system is SUPPOSED to be out the 28 of January...gonna ad that at the same time.

Hope you can redo your video...wind sure detracts from it.......

FISHTAIL 01-27-2010 04:25 PM

you got the catback for $700 shipped?? :bonk:

Where?

i007spectre 01-27-2010 06:05 PM

they dont make a comp series for the v6 do they, i dont see one anyway. all i see are street series.

FISHTAIL 01-27-2010 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by eynigush (Post 1400173)
Very nice, you went with the Street Series. I went with the Comp Series.

--Eddie

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Originally Posted by i007spectre (Post 1423198)
they dont make a comp series for the v6 do they, i dont see one anyway. all i see are street series.


eynigush had installed the Comp series on his V6 Camaro before he traded it in for the SS. ask him were he got them.

i007spectre 01-27-2010 06:22 PM

the street series is fine for me, i was just wondering cause all the comp series i found were for v8 ss. hey when its not windy could you take some more video, maybe one from the inside of the car. Thanks.

FISHTAIL 01-27-2010 06:50 PM

Today I took the car on the highway and I noticed a slight drone at about 1700-1900 RPM.
Since I usually drive my Camaro on weekends and mostly do city driving I hadn't noticed this before. 1700-1900 is around 70 mph. It seams to be fine up to 67 and past 73 mph.

Doesn't bother me or the wife I just crank up the XM Lol, but figured I should mention it thought.

i007spectre 01-30-2010 05:53 PM

Im having a hard time deciding between getting just the axle back or going for the cat back, the price difference is about $300. I want better/deeper sound, but id like more power and the cat prolly gives more since it opens up more of the exhaust with bigger pipes.

FISHTAIL 01-30-2010 06:38 PM

If you can afford the extra $$ the catback is the way to go. From what I've seen from personal experience and what I've read in the forum, to eliminate the V6 raspines completely you got to replace the resonator. In this, Magnaflow and Corsa do a pretty good job, but Magnaflow seems to have the deeper sound of the two.

I love driving with the windows down and the sunroof opened just to enjoy the sound :D
I finally have the sound to back up the looks

The other day I passed an SS and the driver looked king of puzzled, probably couldn't figure out why my V6 sounded better than his V8. :laugh:

scrming 01-30-2010 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by i007spectre (Post 1432578)
Im having a hard time deciding between getting just the axle back or going for the cat back, the price difference is about $300. I want better/deeper sound, but id like more power and the cat prolly gives more since it opens up more of the exhaust with bigger pipes.

I don't think you will get any noticeable power difference going from 2.25" pipe to 2.5" with this motor... especially if you car keeping the stock cats and manifolds... and then it will probably be minimal... until perhaps you add some type of FI...

There was a LOT of testing with the 4.0L V6 Mustang which had 2.25" down pipes to a Y pipe which then goes to a single 2.5" pipe for a single exhaust. Dynos showed minimal gains going from the single 2.5" pipe to 2.5" dual exhaust... so moving from dual 2.25" to dual 2.5" would most likely show the same minimal gain...

scrming 01-30-2010 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by FISHTAIL (Post 1432681)
If you can afford the extra $$ the catback is the way to go. From what I've seen from personal experience and what I've read in the forum, to eliminate the V6 raspines completely you got to replace the resonator. In this, Magnaflow and Corsa do a pretty good job, but Magnaflow seems to have the deeper sound of the two.

I love driving with the windows down and the sunroof opened just to enjoy the sound :D
I finally have the sound to back up the looks

The other day I passed an SS and the driver looked king of puzzled, probably couldn't figure out why my V6 sounded better than his V8. :laugh:

The raspiness is the nature of the V6, not the resonators... I think the reason you have less rasp is because you've "muffled" it... Hard to tell from your video clips, due to the wind noise.. but definitely sounds like your setup has a much more "muffled" sound than other systems... Doesn't have the louder, free flowing rev sound... I'm not saying that is a bad thing, just my observation and opinion....

So looking at the diagram... the H-pipe and resonators are replaced what appears to a 3rd muffler... I know it's not... but can't think of the proper name... but I think it definitely is going to quiet things down more than the resonators.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/i...ey88/15579.png

I don't know about the mufflers but they appear to be chambered and guessing probably going to be on the quieter side...

So like I've always said, exhaust sound preference is a very personal choice and if you like your system that's great! However, I think the real reason you have less rasp is because the exhaust is a less aggressive, quieter setup... best way I can describe it is "muffled"...

Think we need to line up all the different systems at Camaro FEST.. record them all with the SAME camcorder and measure them with the db meter from the same distance...

KMPrenger 01-30-2010 11:54 PM

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Originally Posted by FISHTAIL (Post 1432681)
If you can afford the extra $$ the catback is the way to go. From what I've seen from personal experience and what I've read in the forum, to eliminate the V6 raspines completely you got to replace the resonator. In this, Magnaflow and Corsa do a pretty good job, but Magnaflow seems to have the deeper sound of the two.

I love driving with the windows down and the sunroof opened just to enjoy the sound :D
I finally have the sound to back up the looks

The other day I passed an SS and the driver looked king of puzzled, probably couldn't figure out why my V6 sounded better than his V8. :laugh:

Have you listened to the video of the Magnaflow axle back installed? Sure its just some quick revs sitting still, but thats usually when the raspiness rears its ugly head the most...but when under a load the raspiness usually isn't quite as bad (from what Ive seen). Well, I thought it also did not seem to have much rasp at all. It just didn't sound quite as low as your catback....but then again it wasn't far off, and when you take into consideration all of the variables (camera/microphone used, wind noise, surroundings, etc.) maybe there isn't much of a difference at all. :iono:

Thats what I'd like to know, but just never probably will know.

In that case, i ABSOLUTELY LOVE scrming's idea above about taking sound clips all from one source! Actually getting everyone to meet in one place and do it might be difficult to pull off, but it would make for the ultimate exhaust video comparison.

KMPrenger 01-30-2010 11:59 PM

Oh, and one other thing about the power gains...I've noticed the guys getting the flowmaster exhaust are noticing noticable power increases. While that exhaust also seems to have a nice low tone at idle and low rpms, when under a load or reving it certainly does have rasp....hence I'm guessing its a more free flowing exhaust than these magnaflows....and thus explains the power gains.

I really like the idea of getting the gains that FM guys are talking about, but I think I'd rather have a good sound than bigger gains at this point.

So my question is, have you noticed any differences in power or torque at all, or is it more of just a noise change?

scrming 01-31-2010 06:30 AM

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Originally Posted by KMPrenger (Post 1433605)
Have you listened to the video of the Magnaflow axle back installed? Sure its just some quick revs sitting still, but thats usually when the raspiness rears its ugly head the most...but when under a load the raspiness usually isn't quite as bad (from what Ive seen). Well, I thought it also did not seem to have much rasp at all. It just didn't sound quite as low as your catback....but then again it wasn't far off, and when you take into consideration all of the variables (camera/microphone used, wind noise, surroundings, etc.) maybe there isn't much of a difference at all. :iono:

Thats what I'd like to know, but just never probably will know.

In that case, i ABSOLUTELY LOVE scrming's idea above about taking sound clips all from one source! Actually getting everyone to meet in one place and do it might be difficult to pull off, but it would make for the ultimate exhaust video comparison.

I think we'll have a pretty good collection of systems at the FEST! We just all need to get together at some point...


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