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Old 05-22-2009, 11:53 AM   #1
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Anyone plan on replacing the mufflers?

I've been giving a lot of thought to the sound of the V6 exhaust and, quite honestly, it's not the right sound for me.

I had Flowmaster Hushpower (HP-2) mufflers on my old '56 Chevy and loved the sound of it. I'm considering going with them again on my 1LT. At $140 each, they aren't cheap but they'll tuck up under the car a lot better than the stock ones.

Anyone else planning on exhaust system changes?


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Old 05-22-2009, 12:09 PM   #2
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The stock V6 exhaust sounds pretty good for a V6, but that flowmaster on the Avenger definitely makes it sound more like a V8. For $280 it may be worth it.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:21 PM   #3
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The stock system w/ the x-pipe is going to produce a very odd effect w/ a chambered muffler like the flowmaster. I'd personally go the magnaflow route... got to unbolt mine and figure out which ones to order.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:29 PM   #4
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I don't like the way the factory mufflers are vissable from the back and I've been considering making a change, but i'm not sure what brand would produce a sound I will like. I love the sound of my 94 Z28, so the v6 sound will take some getting used to, needs to be a little deeper.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:32 PM   #5
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The stock system w/ the x-pipe is going to produce a very odd effect w/ a chambered muffler like the flowmaster. I'd personally go the magnaflow route... got to unbolt mine and figure out which ones to order.
The HP-2 mufflers are different than the typical Flowmaster design. The HP-2 is a straight through design, rather than a chambered design.



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Old 05-22-2009, 12:48 PM   #6
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When I get my 2LT RS I am going to do exhaust. I hope by then a lot of V6ers have videos of how theirs sounds so I will have real examples to choose from instead of blindly choosing.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:54 PM   #7
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Heard a 2lt this week. Changing Mufflers - YES!
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:30 PM   #8
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At idle, the 6 sounds very raspy and tinny. Under load, it's a different story.
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:51 PM   #9
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At idle, the 6 sounds very raspy and tinny. Under load, it's a different story.
It's also damn near silent too unless you really get on it. I had 50 v6 Camaros drive by within 10 feet of me and barely heard only a handful of them.

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Old 05-22-2009, 02:14 PM   #10
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I've got some youtube clips from my phone of the car at idle, and up underneath the chassis...

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Old 05-22-2009, 03:49 PM   #11
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The exhaust definitely needs an upgrade. I would like to hear it @ around 6000 rpm =)
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:58 PM   #12
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I like the V6 sound, besides I need to not be so loud when I go into "Stealth" mode.
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:43 PM   #13
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I'm looking into magnaflow replacement mufflers at the moment... we'll see.
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:22 PM   #14
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I like the V6 sound, besides I need to not be so loud when I go into "Stealth" mode.
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:30 PM   #15
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I've been giving a lot of thought to the sound of the V6 exhaust and, quite honestly, it's not the right sound for me.

I had Flowmaster Hushpower (HP-2) mufflers on my old '56 Chevy and loved the sound of it. I'm considering going with them again on my 1LT. At $140 each, they aren't cheap but they'll tuck up under the car a lot better than the stock ones.

Anyone else planning on exhaust system changes?


Stock 2010 Camaro v6 exhaust:



Dodge Avenger 3.5L v6 with Flowmaster HP-2 mufflers:
Check out Performance Peddler. Should save you some money if that's the route you decide to go. I prefer magnaflow.
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:33 PM   #16
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Definitely......


When they wear out. GM put a lot of time and effort into getting these cars to sound just right. I defer to their wisdom.
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:24 AM   #17
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I'm looking into magnaflow replacement mufflers at the moment... we'll see.
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:17 AM   #18
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I was going to go with Borla XR-1's.
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:36 AM   #19
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I'm looking into magnaflow replacement mufflers at the moment... we'll see.
I have magnaflow too and love it, you can usually get a used one on ebay or cragislist. I wanted a valid warranty so I got it here. Magnaflow 23862. Also some of the forum sponsors selling magnaflow usually have a sale going on. Either way its a great cat, sounds great, and very easy to install.
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:48 PM   #20
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I have magnaflow too and love it, you can usually get a used one on ebay or cragislist. I wanted a valid warranty so I got it here. Magnaflow 23862. Also some of the forum sponsors selling magnaflow usually have a sale going on. Either way its a great cat, sounds great, and very easy to install.
I had the exhaust changed on my 2LT RS manual and the change in sound was night and day. The stock was very quite and tinny. I went with the Solo Performance exhaust and was suprised how deep a sound they were able to get from the V6.

For those considering other options be careful when listening to sound clips or other cars. Make sure if you have a manual you hear the exhaust on manual vs. an automatic. Believe it or not even though they are both V6's the exhaust sound is very different.
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NECROTHREAD IS UNDEAD!

Back on topic - did you ever end up putting the hushpowers on? If so... how did it sound?
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P.S. - Hushpower mufflers are not chambered - they are perforated core.

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Old 11-11-2009, 02:45 PM   #22
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If your response was directed at my post then I don't see how talking about changing my exhaust is off topic. The original post was about changing the exhaust, not a specific muffler type.

Just trying to offer some insight from my own experience.
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:55 PM   #23
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NECROTHREAD IS UNDEAD!

Back on topic - did you ever end up putting the hushpowers on? If so... how did it sound?
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P.S. - Hushpower mufflers are not chambered - they are perforated core.

No kidding on the thread being back from the dead...

I did not end up with the Hushpowers. I had a few conversations with the R&D guys at Flowmaster and they basically came to the conclusion that it wasn't the right solution for the V6 sound. They said it would work "alright" if I went with the 3" Hushpower Pro axle back setup they sell for the SS but in the upper RPMs it would get harsh and tinny sounding so they didn't recommend it.

I finally gave up on Flowmaster altogether because I got tired of waiting for them to release something for the V6. Heck they even had a full-page ad in Hot Rod with a part # for the V6 kit but they don't have it on their website (still).

I ended up ordering the Mach XL cat-back from SOLO Performance. It's the same one that Grim Reaper has installed. Mine is on a UPS truck right now and is supposed to be delivered tomorrow.
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No kidding on the thread being back from the dead...

I did not end up with the Hushpowers. I had a few conversations with the R&D guys at Flowmaster and they basically came to the conclusion that it wasn't the right solution for the V6 sound. They said it would work "alright" if I went with the 3" Hushpower Pro axle back setup they sell for the SS but in the upper RPMs it would get harsh and tinny sounding so they didn't recommend it.

I finally gave up on Flowmaster altogether because I got tired of waiting for them to release something for the V6. Heck they even had a full-page ad in Hot Rod with a part # for the V6 kit but they don't have it on their website (still).

I ended up ordering the Mach XL cat-back from SOLO Performance. It's the same one that Grim Reaper has installed. Mine is on a UPS truck right now and is supposed to be delivered tomorrow.

I want to hear this when you get it installed. If you or I aren't at the next club meeting, I want to meet you some where so I can listen to the Solo Exhaust in person. I'm still on the fence between the Solo and the MRT ver.2.0 and the $400.00 or so difference.
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No kidding on the thread being back from the dead...

I did not end up with the Hushpowers. I had a few conversations with the R&D guys at Flowmaster and they basically came to the conclusion that it wasn't the right solution for the V6 sound. They said it would work "alright" if I went with the 3" Hushpower Pro axle back setup they sell for the SS but in the upper RPMs it would get harsh and tinny sounding so they didn't recommend it.

I finally gave up on Flowmaster altogether because I got tired of waiting for them to release something for the V6. Heck they even had a full-page ad in Hot Rod with a part # for the V6 kit but they don't have it on their website (still).

I ended up ordering the Mach XL cat-back from SOLO Performance. It's the same one that Grim Reaper has installed. Mine is on a UPS truck right now and is supposed to be delivered tomorrow.
Congrats on getting the Mach XL cat back.

Look forward to seeing your comments once you get it installed.
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