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Old 03-06-2013, 04:18 PM   #26
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Lots of good suggestions here, but I'm not sure if your fully understanding them.

It sounds like what you may be experiencing is what is known as drone. Drone can be minimal or it can be loud. Drone is like a low humming sound, and when it is bad if sounds as if it is resonating throughout the entire cabin and can be very annoying. Drone mostly occurs when traving at certain speeds and RPM ranges....the most common of which is at around 2,000 rpm (give or take) cruising on the highway. It will get even worse if you are crusing, and have to go up a hill and engine lugs a bit. If you feel the incabin sound gets better when your rpms climb to say closer to 3,000 rpm, then this is surely drone. If it is just always too loud, no matter the rpm, then it may simply be that the exhaust is just to loud.

If you think it is drone, but are very happy with the sound of the exhaust on the outside of your car, the best bet it J pipes, also known as Helmholtz pipes. You can't just weld them in place and be done...they have to be the proper length so keep that in mind. See the SOLO catback exhaust for this V6 for example. J pipes are the best at killing drone at whatever rpm range you set them up for.

Otherwise, if you wouldn't mind toning down your exhaust, and helping drone, do the resonated X from Magnaflow. It is a very easy, and relatively in-expensive change. Just add the new resonated X muffler around the same point in your exhaust where the stock H pipe would be. In my opinion, it would improve the sound overall, making it less raspy with a lower tone.

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:19 PM   #27
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Would the resonate x-pipe actually help and make a difference or would it just help a little. I don't want to spend the money and then only get a little result.

Also, x-pipe of j-pipes?!
I think the solo j pipe would do more good for a muffler delete system, just do a search on here for j pipe in the titles and you can read a lot about them.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:33 PM   #28
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A set of J-pipes will help the interior drone. A resonated X-pipe can cut down on some drone and reduce the volume some. Another easy idea is a swap to the LM2 mufflers. They should just swap right in......Give us a call and we can go over some options.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:43 AM   #29
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I was just thinking that maybe if I just added a muffler it would help? Would it? Instead of adding j or x pipes could i just add a mangaflow muffler or something?

Or would it still be better to do a j or x pipe?
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:46 AM   #30
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Sorry if I sound newbie but this exhaust stuff is still fairly new to me..
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:49 AM   #31
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Adding a muffler would definitely help but that would mean removing the loudmouth 1. If you're fine with that, and want a quiet exhaust, borla or magnaflow are the way to go. Everyone suggests the magnaflow x-pipe (which is basically a muffler) or the j-pipes because that's what you can do without removing the slp lm 1
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:51 AM   #32
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Alright so I'm thinking maybe ill just add the magnaflow x-pipe... You guys sure this will help with the drone and vibration?
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The x-pipe will eliminate any rasp you may have and help drone some
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:00 AM   #34
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If its anything like the MRT V2 let it season in for a couple hundred miles and see if the droning lessens enough that you can tolerate it. Then decide on either The resonated X pipe or the J pipes.
He got a muffler delete. No mufflers at all.

To the OP. The best thing to do is to get a new axle back. Even with a resonator of any kind unless you add a bunch of then its still gonna be bad. If you get a new axle back it will be alot simpler and lighter.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:02 AM   #35
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He got a muffler delete. No mufflers at all.
I know that now it's been mentioned several times since I posted that reply.....
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Alright so I'm thinking maybe ill just add the magnaflow x-pipe... You guys sure this will help with the drone and vibration?
11386 is the magnaflow part number you want. It is a dual in dual out muffler with a perforated X inside. Intall it far up the exhaust closer to where the pipes come out of the cats. Basically where the stock H pipe would be.

This will help a lot....it has been done many many times.
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I would have simply gone with the LMII. There are mufflers and while there is a slight drone at highway speed, it's nothing compared to the muffler delete. Love my LMII. Loud when I want to get on it, and not obnoxious when I want to be a bit more covert.
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New idea. (cant remember if I've said this before) What about LM2 Mufflers with the Magnaflow x pipe?
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New idea. (cant remember if I've said this before) What about LM2 Mufflers with the Magnaflow x pipe?
If you're thinking about using the magnaflow x pipe anyway, why not buy that first and put it on your current setup if you don't like it then, then spring for the LM2. But I think the LM2 and the x-pipe might be exactly what you're looking for
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If you're thinking about using the magnaflow x pipe anyway, why not buy that first and put it on your current setup if you don't like it then, then spring for the LM2. But I think the LM2 and the x-pipe might be exactly what you're looking for
Yeah maybe..any idea how much it would cost to install an x-pipe? Just the axle-back alone cost me $95. I would do it myself but I do not have the tools or the knowledge.
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The x-pipe would probably be 1 to maybe 2 hours of work tops. It's really just 4 cuts and weld. Not that hard at all really.

I'm sure if a shop really wanted to get it done quickly, they could do it in 30-45 minutes since they have the right tools
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What about the mufflers? What would those cost to install. Also, I can't seem to find the mufflers online. I need them for the V6 2010 Camaro.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:41 PM   #44
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Seems like I might just be better off selling this exhaust and getting a quieter one...
Get the Resonated Xpipe first before making any other decision. Even in the end if you decide its still too loud, the xpipe will compliment any exhaust. I bet once you got the xpipe installed, you wont go back.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:16 PM   #46
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This one? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...vptwo=&hvqmt=b I'm pretty sure that's the right part number. I'd rather get it off Amazon becuase I have gift cards but If I have to I'll order it somewhere else.
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I have slp lm1 I got annoyed with the cabin noise too. I went to a exhast shop and they installed 2 18" magnaflow resonator s. Let tell you it is perfect. Loud when I want it to b and quite when I want it to be. The drone is pretty much gone. I have a video of it on youtube. My user name is dickerson58 or you can type in my name Ricky Oliva
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Okay I think i'm going to order the Magnaflow 11386 that everyone keeps saying to get. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...vptwo=&hvqmt=b How come it says this is a muffler though? I though it was an x-pipe?
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