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Old 06-22-2013, 09:37 PM   #1
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Muffler delete - newbie questions

I really like the youtube clips of muffler deletes and want to get them. Is this just something I tell a muffler shop to do? Or do I have to buy some pipes and/or tips for them to weld on?

Crazily enough, when I move back to philly for school in the fall I might want the mufflers put back on because it's a bad area... is this something that can be easily done once they're taken off?

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Old 06-22-2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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Just about any muffler shop should have the pipes on hand to be able to do it. Took about 1 1/2 hrs. for me and that was a hobbly older guy and his wife. Best $150 I've spent!
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Just about any muffler shop should have the pipes on hand to be able to do it. Took about 1 1/2 hrs. for me and that was a hobbly older guy and his wife. Best $150 I've spent!
Ok cool thank you. Did you just use your stock tips? Since it's possible I'll need to have the mufflers put back on, it might be easier to get different tips and keep the mufflers all in one piece. Does anyone know where I would be able to buy just 4" tips? Thanks and again sorry for the new questions.
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:53 PM   #4
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Yes, you can buy 4" tips or 3" to 4" adapted tips.
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Ok cool thank you. Did you just use your stock tips? Since it's possible I'll need to have the mufflers put back on, it might be easier to get different tips and keep the mufflers all in one piece. Does anyone know where I would be able to buy just 4" tips? Thanks and again sorry for the new questions.
Yep, they reused the stock tips.
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Ok cool thank you. Did you just use your stock tips? Since it's possible I'll need to have the mufflers put back on, it might be easier to get different tips and keep the mufflers all in one piece. Does anyone know where I would be able to buy just 4" tips? Thanks and again sorry for the new questions.
You can reuse your factory tips, but they will have to be cut off and welded back on. If you think there is a chance you will go back to stock, I would find other tips and keep your stock tips on your old mufflers. Borla sells there tips individually. Pricy but nice.
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Magnaflow sells their tips.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:48 PM   #8
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Thanks guys, I'll look at borla and magnaflow for tips. Question though - I want 4" outlet tips but what size inlet would I need? Would that depend on the size of the pipe the muffler shop is going to use? Or can they generally weld any size tip inlet to the pipe they use? Any recommendations? Thanks!
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Stock exhaust size is 2.5 so look for that size inlet.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:25 AM   #10
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You might also want to look at the solo performance tips
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I'm still back and forth on the muffler delete... I called the muffler shop and he said cutting the mufflers off would sound more like a weed whacker than a muscle car. I understand just cutting the mufflers off after the resonators won't sound like a muscle car with headers/cam, but would it sound bad? The youtube clips seem to sound fine but you can't really tell on a computer. What's everyone's honest opinion of cutting the mufflers off after the resonators?
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I'm still back and forth on the muffler delete... I called the muffler shop and he said cutting the mufflers off would sound more like a weed whacker than a muscle car.
He is wrong.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:02 PM   #13
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The whole "how does it sound?" discussion is really impossible to get a definitive answer on because everyone's ear and what they like is different.

Having said that, if you are completely stock then I don't think a muffler delete buys you much in the way of a change in sound. If you like the way it sounds now, a muffler delete will just be the same sound; only louder.

Changing the sound involves a different exhaust (axle or cat-back), or headers, or both. All of that though is way more expensive than just a muffler delete.

Something else to consider is your long-term goals for your exhaust. For example, if you plan on doing headers within the next year or so, I strongly suggest waiting and doing that first. It changes the sound pretty dramatically.
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I'm still back and forth on the muffler delete... I called the muffler shop and he said cutting the mufflers off would sound more like a weed whacker than a muscle car. I understand just cutting the mufflers off after the resonators won't sound like a muscle car with headers/cam, but would it sound bad? The youtube clips seem to sound fine but you can't really tell on a computer. What's everyone's honest opinion of cutting the mufflers off after the resonators?
I just had my muffler and resonator delete and man WOW!!!
Heads are turning YEAH BOY..... lol

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The whole "how does it sound?" discussion is really impossible to get a definitive answer on because everyone's ear and what they like is different.

Having said that, if you are completely stock then I don't think a muffler delete buys you much in the way of a change in sound. If you like the way it sounds now, a muffler delete will just be the same sound; only louder.

Changing the sound involves a different exhaust (axle or cat-back), or headers, or both. All of that though is way more expensive than just a muffler delete.

Something else to consider is your long-term goals for your exhaust. For example, if you plan on doing headers within the next year or so, I strongly suggest waiting and doing that first. It changes the sound pretty dramatically.
Do you know? Have you done a muffler delete?
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A muffler delete would sound very very nice. I have heard two SS Camaros with muffler delete and the sound... is well worth the $150.00 price tag. Just think if you did headers and a muff delete... You could be your schools alarm system. Wake everyone up.

Having stock mufflers on an SS is like a Its only fun if its the other guy.
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I'm still back and forth on the muffler delete... I called the muffler shop and he said cutting the mufflers off would sound more like a weed whacker than a muscle car. I understand just cutting the mufflers off after the resonators won't sound like a muscle car with headers/cam, but would it sound bad? The youtube clips seem to sound fine but you can't really tell on a computer. What's everyone's honest opinion of cutting the mufflers off after the resonators?
I agree.

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He is wrong.
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The whole "how does it sound?" discussion is really impossible to get a definitive answer on because everyone's ear and what they like is different.

Having said that, if you are completely stock then I don't think a muffler delete buys you much in the way of a change in sound. If you like the way it sounds now, a muffler delete will just be the same sound; only louder.

Changing the sound involves a different exhaust (axle or cat-back), or headers, or both. All of that though is way more expensive than just a muffler delete.

Something else to consider is your long-term goals for your exhaust. For example, if you plan on doing headers within the next year or so, I strongly suggest waiting and doing that first. It changes the sound pretty dramatically.
+1

A good aftermarket system makes the car sound more powerful, and adds volume. A muffler delete just makes it louder without any real depth.

I know these statements might hurt some feelings, but my opinion is mine.
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My feelings are fine...

Its just I that I have a muffler delete and disagree with people that do not have it.
And yes they are opinions...
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Do you know? Have you done a muffler delete?
Yes. I said "think" because that is my impression of how it sounds. That is why I said this is a very difficult subject to give advice about.
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My feelings are fine...

Its just I that I have a muffler delete and disagree with people that do not have it.
And yes they are opinions...
All I know is I'm at shows with all types.....
And the muffler deletes are show stoppers....
People turn around....

I have the muffler and resonator delete and can't stop turning it off and on LOL.....

I know I won't be able to park backed up to the building anymore.....
The cops gave me a thumbs up....

A few mustangs looked over from the other lane and `backed off like they didn't want any LOL

The last part of the transformation will sound like this.....

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All I know is I'm at shows with all types.....
And the muffler deletes are show stoppers....
People turn around....

I have the muffler and resonator delete and can't stop turning it off and on LOL.....

I know I won't be able to park backed up to the building anymore.....
The cops gave me a thumbs up....

A few mustangs looked over from the other lane and `backed off like they didn't want any LOL

The last part of the transformation will sound like this.....

That video is like that more so cause of the headers than the Muffler Delete. Have a muffler delete on mine and no where NEAR that loud. If anything the muffler delete is alot quieter than i anticipated. Although definitely louder than stock
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It's a combination of both but to each his own.....
The question is more between mufflers and muffler deletes....

So what each sounds like with and without headers is in play....



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Good point compare....
And when you do remember the muffler delete cost half the price of just buying the muffler....
But the muffler delete is half the price of the muffler for that installed....

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This is a good idea listen back to back see what you think works best for you........
This time both are with Kooks headers and you can go online to hear more......

KOOKS HEADERS AND MAGNAFLOW



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I just had my muffler and resonator delete and man WOW!!!
Heads are turning YEAH BOY..... lol

Can't wait to hear it John!!
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