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Old 08-10-2013, 06:05 PM   #1
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Muffler delete, then Straight Pipes with a v6??

I live in a fairly rural part of Pennsylvania so I am not required to get a yearly emissions test. I wanted my car to sound more mean, plus I hate the looks of those huge stock mufflers under my car.

Has anyone deleted their stock mufflers and done straight pipes from the muffler back? I have a v6, so I don't want it to sound like a rice burner.

If the straight pipe would not be a good set-up, what would be a good, yet inexpensive, muffler to replace my stocks ones with...and maybe do it myself? I hate paying so much extra for shop fees.

Would cherry bombs sound cheesy with the 6?

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Old 08-10-2013, 06:54 PM   #2
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Replace the H pipe with a resonated X-pipe. Remove your mufflers. Consider removing your resonators also. Drive it a couple weeks and see if you like it. If not, put in a couple dynomax bullets. Drive a couple more weeks and see if you like it.

Otherwise you can go with the standard favorite answer on this site of resonated x-pipe and MRT V2.0. Would cost more than the above and would have you sounding like a lot of the Camaro's on this site, but proven sound liked by many.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:21 PM   #3
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I've heard that no mufflers on a v6 don't sound that great, either go with a nice axelback like the mrt, or go with a full catback system like a the ark n2. You could always remove the mufflers and see how it sounds, and if you don't like it then put them back on with clamps.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:23 PM   #4
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:56 PM   #5
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Near the State College area...just far enough east of there not to need the emission test. Mifflin county. I'm leaning towards going with cherry bomb extremes or manga flows.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:29 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=skirush;6883010]I live in a fairly rural part of Pennsylvania so I am not required to get a yearly emissions test. I wanted my car to sound more mean, plus I hate the looks of those huge stock mufflers under my car.

Has anyone deleted their stock mufflers and done straight pipes from the muffler back? I have a v6, so I don't want it to sound like a rice burner.

Check this link out: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=298266

He has done some more to it than you have listed but sounds really mean for a V6.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:36 AM   #7
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I have the cheery bombs and get a lot of compliments on them. If you want loud and deep bombs will give you that. I've also seen a bunch of deletes that are good too. Only thing with deletes is you'll need someone to put the straight pipe in.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:37 AM   #8
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i have deleted my mufflers and replace it with a straight pipe. everyone says my car sounds really mean. doesnt sound rice at all
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:51 PM   #9
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i have deleted my mufflers and replace it with a straight pipe. everyone says my car sounds really mean. doesnt sound rice at all
I have done the same... kept the resonator and catalytic converter and took out the two boat anchors from the back. It sounds mean; others like it as well; most importantly I like it.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:07 PM   #10
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if you guys wanna know what your LFX sounds like not a LLT with cut muffler and X pipe let me know and I will post a video up. send me a message I have muffler delete and magna flow x muffler
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:39 AM   #11
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I'd like to see/hear the video
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:56 AM   #12
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Ok, thanks guys. I think I'm close to getting those cut out. Might be a dumb question but, if I have a shop cut out the stock mufflers and either put in straight pipes or cheeries, can the old stock mufflers be saved and reinstalled if say...I don't like how it sounds? Or, will cutting them out make them unusable?

Also, I am worries that the shop guy will try to cut corners and cut them out in a dumb way or cut the pipe in the wrong place...is there a certain way they should be cut out or is there a certain measurement or place they should be cut?


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Old 08-13-2013, 08:20 AM   #13
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One more question. I've been reading past posts on the forum about replacing the H-Pipe with an X-pipe. Can someone please help me understand how this helps? From what I've seen with the x-pipe its nothing more than 2.5" inch pipes in the shape of an X...it seems so simple that I can't understand why this is needed or how it can make much difference.

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Old 08-13-2013, 12:42 PM   #14
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The X-Pipe is the Magnaflow Resonated X-Pipe, not an X-Pipe that is just in the shape of an X.

You can have the muffle shop cut out the old in a way they will leave enough piping on the mufflers in case you want to go back. Just tell them you want to be able to re-install the stock mufflers if needed and they should understand.

As to how done, I really have no clue, but if you are not sure if the muffler shop has a clue, find a different place.

What I did with mine was to remove the H pipe back. Put in the resonated X and 2.5" piping to magnaflow round mufflers. I love how mine is quiet at idle and with barely getting on the gas. Goose it and get the RPM's up above 2K and it opens up and sounds great.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:16 PM   #15
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:34 PM   #16
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i have deleted my mufflers and replace it with a straight pipe. everyone says my car sounds really mean. doesnt sound rice at all
If you don't mind me asking...how much did it cost you to have a shop cut out the huge stock mufflers and run straight pipes? I want to make sure I'm getting a fair price...I'm guessing that shouldn't cost much; under $100?
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If you don't mind me asking...how much did it cost you to have a shop cut out the huge stock mufflers and run straight pipes? I want to make sure I'm getting a fair price...I'm guessing that shouldn't cost much; under $100?
Each State is Different. but I pay 200 for the for the Delete and the X Muffler add on. it shouldn't be more than 2 hours for the work. if you go to a good place
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:15 PM   #18
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From the people who have straight piped their LFXs, it didn't cause any issues that caused your car to throw any codes or have any warning lights come on?
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