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Old 01-29-2011, 01:41 PM   #1
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Question 2SS exhaust Vs Mustang GT sound...

OK- sorry if this question sounds rediculous... and even more sorry I'm actually trying to emulate Ford... but, hey- they've been doing this one detail right for years!

I'm looking for an exhaust to best replicate that deep, compressed bass sound that Ford Mustang GT's are famous for. Everyone who has any interest in muscle cars can pick out a GT exhaust from miles away, it just has that bad a$$ sound...

That said, my 2SS LS3 is being built next week, I've listened to all the sound clips on C5, you tube, etc... but an amateur video clip broadcast through computer speakers doesn't quite represent the real-life sound, so I'm looking for someone who's personally heard the different exhausts and can best guide my purchase.

So far, from what I've heard, I'm leaning heavily toward the Flowmaster American Thunder... I'm about to purchase, but I wanted one last shot at input.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:58 PM   #2
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I personally think the Camaro's stock exhaust is louder than the GT's and it has a deeper idle rumble. Even the stock exhaust is music to my ears. I want to upgrade, but if you haven't had a chance go listen to the SS exhaust before you make your choice.
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:06 PM   #3
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I personally think the Camaro's stock exhaust is louder than the GT's and it has a deeper idle rumble. Even the stock exhaust is music to my ears. I want to upgrade, but if you haven't had a chance go listen to the SS exhaust before you make your choice.
I have heard a few stock, and I just don't hear much coming from them (personally.) I've also heard a 2SS L99 equipped with a Corsa and still didn't notice much difference.

Perhaps the GTs I'm thinking of do have some type of exhaust on them (as I'm sure most do)- but they all seem to sound similar, and like I said, I can recognize them long before I even see it drive by. It's very unique.
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:09 PM   #4
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The older GT's I would agree with you. The new ones, not so much.
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:15 PM   #5
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The older GT's I would agree with you. The new ones, not so much.
Yeah, your probably right, im thinkin circa early-mid 2000s. Although I had a 2008 stock v6 for work for awhile, and although it didn't have that huge aggressive sound, it was still a much.lighter version of the sound im talkin about.
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:27 PM   #6
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I have heard a few stock, and I just don't hear much coming from them (personally.) I've also heard a 2SS L99 equipped with a Corsa and still didn't notice much difference.

Perhaps the GTs I'm thinking of do have some type of exhaust on them (as I'm sure most do)- but they all seem to sound similar, and like I said, I can recognize them long before I even see it drive by. It's very unique.

You'll need to listen to lots of exhaust clips. There's so many exhaust options available. But in my opinion an L99 or LS3 needs long tube headers. There's a special quality (exhaust sound quality) you get from long tubes that you just can't get from a catback or axle back exhaust.

And I agree with you about the stock Camaro exhaust. I've never been impressed with the stock exhaust on the L99 or LS3. At least the LS3's exhaust is a little louder/aggressive vs the L99s (which is ridiculously quiet stock).
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:51 PM   #7
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Having own both 2010 Camaro 1SS L99 and 2011 Mustang GT 5.0, I can tell you, with little money for moddings (Axle back and K&N air filter), the Mustang 5.0 sounds really mean. For the Camaro, you have to put in a lot of money (headers, HFC, Catback system) to get an aggressive sound.

The 5.0 has a faster rythm and high tone rumbling V8 sound while the L99, with all mods, has a slower rythm and lower tone rumbling V8 sound. I like them both because everything about them are uniquely different in a car.

I believe the fast rymths and high tone exhaust sounds from the Mustang allow you to pick up a Mustang car from a far distance away. However, with the right exhaust mods, my wife can tell my Camaro coming home from 1/4 away.
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All I did is put on high flow cats and the car got quite loud. It growls quite nicely now.
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:39 PM   #9
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All I did is put on high flow cats and the car got quite loud. It growls quite nicely now.

got a sound clip or a vid ? lol
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You will never get the same sound as the mustangs, unless you buy one. The heads are totally different, and that's where they get that "Stang" sound ...
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the new 5.0L for sure have a better stock exhaust IMO. looks better and sound better BUT i feel the camaro sounds better with a exhaust over a 5.0L with a exhaust
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:01 PM   #12
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You will never get the same sound as the mustangs, unless you buy one. The heads are totally different, and that's where they get that "Stang" sound ...
Im sure i'll never hit the exact tone, just looking for the closest avaliable right now...

Again, anyone with any recommendations?

Anyone with a AT can give me a comparison from experience?
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I personally think the Camaro's stock exhaust is louder than the GT's and it has a deeper idle rumble. Even the stock exhaust is music to my ears. I want to upgrade, but if you haven't had a chance go listen to the SS exhaust before you make your choice.
Really? I find the stock exhaust way too quiet. And have to say the stock 5.0 exhaust is much better.
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:01 AM   #14
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Really? I find the stock exhaust way too quiet. And have to say the stock 5.0 exhaust is much better.
Well maybe it's because I have the LS3 as somebody else mentioned. the L99 is quieter. I never payed attention to the L99s because I was drooling over the MT Camaros
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