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Old 08-08-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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how to make my exhaust louder !!!

whenever i bought my car it came with the gm performance exhaust but im not satisfied with it . what can i do to make it louder , some ppl suggested an x pipe what does that exactly do?and what about a muffler delete?does it void my warranty? heres a pic of my exhaust and a video
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:15 PM   #2
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What kind of loud are u looking for cause loud can mean drone on the highway as well. I opted for the Flowmaster outlaw full catback exhaust its a 3in and its loud and deep sounding but it does have a tad bit of drone but i dont mind drone as some people do. There are other exhausts out there that dont drone and are loud as well more people will chime in im sure also try and check out the Bolt on section they have Video clips to give u a slight sample of alot of different exhausts.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:18 PM   #3
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push the peddle further to the floor. lmao
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If it has resonators ... I dunno if the gmpp exhaust does or not .... get rid if them and it will sound louder. May drone some but if it does just add a set of j pipes. Just my .02 worth.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:21 PM   #5
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Well I recently cut off my mufflers

That sure did the trick. Highway drone is almost unbearable, but for now I'm liking it.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:26 PM   #6
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Doing a muffler delete or a aftermarket cat-back such as Borla, Flowmaster, Solo Performance won't void your warranty. If any of the above options still aren't loud enough for your liking, then you will want headers which will void your warranty. Keep in mind, if you go with headers and a full 3 inch exhaust, you will eventually need a tune to get full benefit and to get rid of an engine light.

I have 1 7/8 long tube headers with no cats and a full 3 inch exhaust and it is loud with wide open throttle. I started with a muffler delete system but the exhaust popping got old and annoying quickly. I then did a cat-back system and it was better, but, I was like you and wanted loud like a muscle car should be. Then I added headers, with cat less down pipes and a dyne tune. Now I am very happy but my warranty is shit. Then again I don't care about the warranty since I practically rebuilt the entire top end of engine (cam, intake, injectors, custom fuel rails, springs, rods, ported heads, CAI, and a custom tune...etc).
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:31 PM   #7
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freeing up the flow always increases volume...for example adding headers, removing cats, delete mufflers/resonators, upgrading cam will all add up to the loudest possible exhaust. Changing the h to an x pipe would help increase flow as well but not noticibly louder. If you want depth to your exhaust note then you need to tune it with a good muffler, otherwise, the exhaust drone will be unbearable.
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man theres so much to this lol i want a good start up sound and want that good growl when i press the gas
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:34 PM   #9
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i have a low budget and was looking at an axel back , i hear the borla atak exhaust sounded good . is the difference really big from a cat back to axel back ? and im not trying to void my warranty so headers is out of the list
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:03 AM   #10
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You can chop the mufflers for free. Worse case you sleeve them back on. Granted you'd have to physically cut them up, which is too much for some.

The SS sounds much better muffler free than my V6. For the V6 it makes a HUGE difference especially at idle. It just sounds louder and deeper. At full throttle it gets a bit raspy.
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i have a feeling you'll love the muffler delete on your v8. i know i do.

you should be able to get a shop to cut your mufflers off, put in straight pipe and reuse your stock tips for $80-120.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:08 AM   #12
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i have a feeling you'll love the muffler delete on your v8. i know i do.

you should be able to get a shop to cut your mufflers off, put in straight pipe and reuse your stock tips for $80-120.
What he said, muffler delete is working like a champ. Had straight pipe put in it's place then some 8" resonator tips. Sounds alive at start up and incredible when you mash it.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:24 AM   #13
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some videos of yalls cars would be convincing :p just saying haha
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:30 AM   #14
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:46 AM   #15
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some videos of yalls cars would be convincing :p just saying haha
As others have said, muffler delete; its cheap, its loud, and warranty friendly. Here is a before and after comparison.
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As others have said, muffler delete; its cheap, its loud, and warranty friendly. Here is a before and after comparison.
Convinced yet lol. If that doesn't do it I don't know what will
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:52 AM   #17
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alright that sounds badass! i wanna hear them in person !
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:05 AM   #18
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Cam and cutouts did it for me
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:23 AM   #19
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alright that sounds badass! i wanna hear them in person !
Highly recommended. Definitely will suffice until you start with your major mods like headers, cam, etc.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:38 AM   #20
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my friend has a borla atak cat back , do you think the borla will sound louder ? or the muffler delete
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:57 AM   #21
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As others have said, muffler delete; its cheap, its loud, and warranty friendly. Here is a before and after comparison.
Some questions: any possibility of a check engine light after cutting out the mufflers? any significant loss in gas mileage? i noticed smoke coming from your exhaust in the "after" video, is that typical, or was it just cold that day? if they smoke, is it smelly? is there a drone at highway speeds?
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my friend has a borla atak cat back , do you think the borla will sound louder ? or the muffler delete
My best guess is that it would be close, but muffler delete will probably be louder. ATAK catback is my fav so far, but it isn't as aggressive as straight pipes. Until I get headers and an ATAK catback, the muffler delete does the job! It gets lots of attention, and I love to see the intimidated looks from others when they hear the demon roar!
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Some questions: any possibility of a check engine light after cutting out the mufflers? any significant loss in gas mileage? i noticed smoke coming from your exhaust in the "after" video, is that typical, or was it just cold that day? if they smoke, is it smelly? is there a drone at highway speeds?
The smoke is not typical, it was just because it was newly installed. No engine lights, no noticable change in mileage, and no problems at all. There is some drone, but it's not bad at all, and I like it, but some don't. If youre on the fence, just try it. Keep the stock mufflers in case you change your mind you can put them back on, but I'm sure once you lose the cans, you will never go back!
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:29 AM   #24
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My best guess is that it would be close, but muffler delete will probably be louder. ATAK catback is my fav so far, but it isn't as aggressive as straight pipes. Until I get headers and an ATAK catback, the muffler delete does the job! It gets lots of attention, and I love to see the intimidated looks from others when they hear the demon roar!
yeah i think ima go for the muffler delete right now , ima do some research on auto shops . man cant wait to get this done most likely over the weekend i get paid on friday so i should have enough. and what exactly is the process of the muffler delete ? anything i should know before going into shops ?
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:29 AM   #25
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I think I like the idea of muffler delete before going full out with a new exhaust from flowmaster.
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