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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?


Stock 2010 Camaro v6 exhaust:



Dodge Avenger 3.5L v6 with Flowmaster HP-2 mufflers:
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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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