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Old 05-19-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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For those of you wondering about the muffler delete...

After much debating on an exaust upgrade, I finally decided to go with the muffler delete. 80 dollar mod and took some rear end weight off the car. The tone is great and the volume is less than I expected, as I worried that it may be too loud. Its a most tasteful volume and she purrs at idle. So, for those looking to upgrade exhaust tone and volume and not break the bank, consider a muffler delete. 80 bucks and took him like 45 minutes. Oh and the new exhaust tips look cool too.
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:59 PM   #2
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keep in mind that a muffler delete will be much louder on a manual car than an auto
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:09 PM   #3
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Yeah I know, I have the l99, but I still love it...
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:23 PM   #4
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Do either of you have long tube headers with that muffler delete? I LTs and cats with the stock mufflers and want to get rid of those garbage cans but not sure if it will be too loud or what mufflers I should replace them with?
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:31 PM   #5
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i don't have a muffler delete, just adding insight
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:38 PM   #6
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can the original tips be used...i'm seriously considering this.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:39 PM   #7
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can the original tips be used...i'm seriously considering this.
the muffler delete comes with its own tips
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:48 PM   #8
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they can use the stock
tips but I went with new ones
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:52 PM   #9
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I don't have long tubes. The only thing still keep the volume in check is the stock resonators.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:52 PM   #10
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Can you post a pic of the rear end?
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:53 PM   #11
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I just had the muffler shop weld the stock tips back on.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:55 PM   #12
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I don't have long tubes. The only thing still keep the volume in check is the stock resonators.
and cats
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:26 PM   #13
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Get rid of the resonators and put on an X pipe while its on the lift! Yes you can use the stock tips if you want but it's a good opportunity to get a different set put on.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:42 PM   #14
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I'll get a pic on here asap
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:10 PM   #15
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Do either of you have long tube headers with that muffler delete? I LTs and cats with the stock mufflers and want to get rid of those garbage cans but not sure if it will be too loud or what mufflers I should replace them with?
I have LTs with a muffler delete, and it is loud! I wouldn't have it any other way tho
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How does the sound compare with a muffler delete with an xpipe to a muffler delete with stock resonators? Did the delete about two weeks ago and love it.
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:35 AM   #17
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Do either of you have long tube headers with that muffler delete? I LTs and cats with the stock mufflers and want to get rid of those garbage cans but not sure if it will be too loud or what mufflers I should replace them with?
I had a muffler delete on my LS3 and completely loved it execpt for the fact that i lost bottom end power (Noticible). Other than that its a great mod! Higly recommend if u want to save some cash! Prior to that muffler delete i had a Borla Atak catback which i absolutely loved. I now have a Corsa ZL1 catback with Kooks Long tubes and HF cats and the car is very loud even at idle! It sounds Bad Azz but since headers are not legal in Cali i rather keep.it.in the quieter side. (not quiet but not as loud as it is) i've just turned the car on twice but have not driven it yet as i just installed the LT's and im waiting for the car to get tuned. I have an appointment on saturday for that! If i could do it again i will keep it the same but put a Borla Touring catback as its quieter than what i currently have. The corsa! When i 1st installed (Corsa catback) i didnt really like it as it was too quiet in my opinion but now with the long tubes its a whole different sound. I really dig it. If u want a nice sound with Long tubes but that it wont be too loud i would recommend the Borla Touring again. Its still loud but not as LOUD as other. Just right in my opinion!!
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:45 AM   #18
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How does the sound compare with a muffler delete with an xpipe to a muffler delete with stock resonators? Did the delete about two weeks ago and love it.
The X pipe will make the car louder than ur current factory H pipe. Thats my opinion especially because ur factory H pipe has the resonators which are there to quiet the car down especially if u have an L99. The L99 comes with a huge resonator that is there to cure some of that AFM form factory compared to the LS3 resonators which have 2 small ones.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:36 PM   #19
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I had a muffler delete on my LS3 and completely loved it execpt for the fact that i lost bottom end power (Noticible). Other than that its a great mod! Higly recommend if u want to save some cash! Prior to that muffler delete i had a Borla Atak catback which i absolutely loved. I now have a Corsa ZL1 catback with Kooks Long tubes and HF cats and the car is very loud even at idle! It sounds Bad Azz but since headers are not legal in Cali i rather keep.it.in the quieter side. (not quiet but not as loud as it is) i've just turned the car on twice but have not driven it yet as i just installed the LT's and im waiting for the car to get tuned. I have an appointment on saturday for that! If i could do it again i will keep it the same but put a Borla Touring catback as its quieter than what i currently have. The corsa! When i 1st installed (Corsa catback) i didnt really like it as it was too quiet in my opinion but now with the long tubes its a whole different sound. I really dig it. If u want a nice sound with Long tubes but that it wont be too loud i would recommend the Borla Touring again. Its still loud but not as LOUD as other. Just right in my opinion!!
How does a muffler delete take power away on the bottom end? Forgive my ignorance.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:58 PM   #20
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Freeing up exhaust flow will increase HP at higher rpm's while sacrificing some TQ down low. A good tune will fix it and even add some throughout the band. It's basically tune related IMO. Also, there's not much to be lost or gained after the cats :\
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:03 PM   #21
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Stock car, muffler delete, it will sound better, but wont be that loud, manual or auto.

I have LT's, HF cats, srock resonator, and SOLO axle back, which is basically the same as a muffler delete/straight pipes.

Its is very loud after 2k rpm. Under that, its definitely louder, but not all that much louder than a stock SS with just a muffler delete.
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Muffler delete gets ridiculously loud with long tubes. Be prepared for NASCAR loud if you get long tubes.

But you got rid of those big, heavy, and ugly mufflers (just the weight savings alone is worth a couple RWHP).
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:28 PM   #23
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I have an L99 with muffler delete and Kooks LTs w/ hi flow cats and stock resonator box. Cold starts are loud as heck so let that be known. At idle its awesome rumble as well as cruising around town. Now, cruising on the highway may be annoying, especially with AFM. Its all about what you want to deal with. In my 2011, i replaced the stock l99 resonator with a glass packed resonator - it sounded better on highway cruise but still had some loud drone. Remember those L99 mufflers have j pipes inside to tone down drone. Still awaiting HOA letter complaining about startups
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:33 PM   #24
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I love my straight pipes but they are loud. I also have gutted cats

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Old 05-26-2013, 05:10 PM   #25
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found this great sound with muffler delete , very clear

http://youtu.be/LPMKxH_6C80
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