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Old 10-18-2008, 12:22 PM   #1
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Question High Performance Exhaust

Is there a "High Performance" exhaust option on the SS? I thought I remember from earlier reports that they'd offer a more stout, muscle car sounding set of pipes. I'm old school, probably because I'm old .. . If it's a muscle car, I want it to sound like one.
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:15 PM   #2
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I think GMPP offers a performance catback .. I for one will hold out in the xpipe / catback department until we have more aftermarket choices and then pick the combo that has the best sound ..

I may do the GMPP Shorty Headers though ..

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Old 10-18-2008, 01:53 PM   #3
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has anyone had experience with the GMPP catback as far as performance and sound? I know it may not be as favorable as a flowmaster, but hey....is it really THAT bad?
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:15 PM   #4
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give me flow master of GIVE ME DEATH
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:12 PM   #5
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almost answers my question...
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:16 PM   #6
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I did on my Vette and it was loud!
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:18 PM   #7
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GM has put a lot of effort into the exhaust tune. I would expect it to be pretty impressive.
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:57 PM   #8
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i'm not getting any thing from the dealer, right now my list is

Kooks longtubes
not sure what xpipe
and i'm leaning towards magnaflow mufflers but i wanna hear the sound first on the car though
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Old 10-18-2008, 06:01 PM   #9
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If it's a muscle car, I want it to sound like one.
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Is that better than Borla???
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Is that better than Borla???
depends on who you talk to, but it will definately be louder....
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Is that better than Borla???
It's an opinion
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depends on who you talk to, but it will definately be louder....
Cool, thanks, I want louder!!!
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Had a 1989 5.0 with no cats and with flows, it had an awesome sound.
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I hope the GMPP cat back sounds good, I really want to keep the hardware on this car all original (and under warranty!). If nothing else it'll sound better than the stock exhaust so I should be able to live with it.
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what kind of warranty problems are caused by exhaust swaps?
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Does everyone here realize that all car manufacturers have to submit their cars to federal testing for drive-by noise limits? To meet legal requirements vehicle manufacturers have to use a standard drive-by noise acceleration test conforming to relatively easily specified procedures (gear, approach speed, etcetera). The "drive-by" in this instance is the microphone used to pick up the total noise volume generated by the car being tested. This testing picks up all noise generated by the car, so a supercharged car with an audible whine component must have a quieter exhaust to stay under the maximum allowable decibels in order to pass the test.

This federal requirement limits how loud any car manufacturer can make their performance models, so those types of cars are generally tuned for a deeper sound rather than a louder sound. This is one of the reasons that aftermarket exhausts are so popular. Once you purchase a car, you only have to worry about being ticketed for breaking your local sound level ordinances.
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