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Old 05-09-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
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Magnaflow or Flowmaster?

Well, I've decided to get the first mod for the car. Trouble is, I'm not sure which sounds better: Magnaflow or Flowmaster?

The shop I always use says Magnaflows with resonaters...but i like loud and have always gone Flows with no resonaters.

Any opinions on which may sound better TO YOU as I realize better sound is a very subjective thing.

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Old 05-10-2012, 01:23 PM   #2
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I went to a muffler shop that let me test both the Magnaflow and Flowies before they were welded on. The magnaflows have a richer sound with less interior noise. However, the flowmasters will give you a beefier, more V8 sound. I have the axle-backs on my 1LT/RS, you can't go wrong, your Camaro will sound like a beast. However, if you take long trips and don't want the heavy sound throughout the trip, the Magnaflows will be better for those long trips.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:47 PM   #3
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I did the magna flows it's quit when driving, when you step on it you will hear them. Flow master are louder. The shop I went to but 5 different mufflers so I could hear the difference between them and pick one out. If you want it loud all the time go with the flow masters if you what a quiet ride go with the magma flows..just my opinion
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:00 PM   #4
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My personal oppinion is the Flowmasters sound better. Again, this is only my oppinion and I don't have any reasearch showing peformance gains, MPG gains, or anything of that nature. My car has long tube headers, no cats, full 3" Flowmaster exhaust, and with the high lift cam I have, it is loud as hell.
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:53 AM   #5
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Magnaflow has my vote, not to loud but when you get on it a little they open up.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:41 AM   #6
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Magnaflows for sure, my tuning shop says flowmasters really don't flow all that well and have proven it on a dyno time after time, I gotta go with what they know.....
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The flowmaster axle back for our v6 is a great deal and sounds good. I added the resonated xpipe to quiet it inside but it sounds a bit deeper with my short tube headers
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:13 AM   #8
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Magnaflow on mine....love 'em and get lots of compliments on the sound.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:30 PM   #9
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A shop gave me a price of 350$ for parts and labor for flowmaster 40 series. Is this a reasonable price?
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:02 PM   #10
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Magnaflows for sure, my tuning shop says flowmasters really don't flow all that well and have proven it on a dyno time after time, I gotta go with what they know.....
It's true. Flowmaster basically has a maze the exhaust gasses have to travel through before finding their way out the tail pipe.

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A shop gave me a price of 350$ for parts and labor. Is this a reasonable price?
I vote Magnaflow all the way. $350 is not a bad price. Is that just for mufflers or does that include the resonated X pipe as well?

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Old 06-13-2013, 06:08 PM   #11
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I vote Magnaflow all the way. $350 is not a bad price. Is that just for mufflers or does that include the resonated X pipe as well?

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I believe it was just the 2 40 series flow masters. 40 each for additional tips after the initial 350...
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:21 PM   #12
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checking out flowmasters site.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:24 PM   #13
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I believe it was just the 2 40 series flow masters. 40 each for additional tips after the initial 350...
To much in my opinion. For a total of 385.00, I had the x-pipe put in, 2.25" tube changed to 2.5" and two round mufflers installed.
Some may be who you go to and locale, but I bought the mufflers and x-pipe online and they supplied the 2.5" pipe and labor.200~ for parts and 185.00 for tube and labor.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:32 PM   #15
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Also in the same boat, looking at getting the Flowmaster Axle-back, is there a reason everyone picks the Magnaflow resonator rather than going with all Flowmaster? Also I tend to have music on 99.9% of the time and at a decent volume so would opting out on getting the x-pipe really be necessary for me? Looking for opinions, I know everyone has a slightly different view.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:38 AM   #16
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Also in the same boat, looking at getting the Flowmaster Axle-back, is there a reason everyone picks the Magnaflow resonator rather than going with all Flowmaster? Also I tend to have music on 99.9% of the time and at a decent volume so would opting out on getting the x-pipe really be necessary for me? Looking for opinions, I know everyone has a slightly different view.
The MF x-pipe is there mostly to reduce rasp....but it does reduce volume as well.

If you just get the axle back you won't necessarily need the x-pipe to reduce the rasp and the volume won't be too loud. If you opt for LT's in the future that is when you'll want to look into it more.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:32 AM   #17
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:19 PM   #18
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lol i have a magna x and super 40s in the back
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Magnaflows. I had Flowmasters. the droning from the Flowmasters was HORRIBLE. The sound from the Magnaflows has a nice deep sound.
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