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Old 05-25-2017, 02:31 PM   #1
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Exclamation HELP WITH FLOWMASTERS

I have a 2013 Camaro RS. So obviously a v6.

I recently went to a muffler shop and they recommended I get the 40 series Flowmasters American Thunder.

I stated multiple times that I was aware I had a v6, and getting Flowmasters was not going to make my car sound like a v8, but I also did not want it to sound like a rice burner.. or like I have a huge can in the back of my car.

When I first got them installed on May 4, they sounded great. Now, 3 weeks later, my car sounds like one of those Fast and Furious whiney loud cars. It sounds awful. I went to the muffler shop I had them installed at and all he said was, "that's why I was hesitant to put these in a v6." Offered no advice, just said sorry and that he agreed they sounded different.

First off, I was the hesitant one and he assured me it would sound great. He knew if he showed any hesitation I wouldn't have bought them. So now I am screwed out of $375 it looks like.

ANY ADVICE WOULD HELP. THANKS!!
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Old 05-25-2017, 02:35 PM   #2
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do you have a cold air kit on the engine? it will change overall sound as well. or, find something else and sell those after u switch..
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Old 05-25-2017, 02:38 PM   #3
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I think it should sound something like this?



assuming there isn't any muffler leaks or anything like that either. do you have a CAI or stock box? that's a factor that may influence the sound

if nothing's broken and its just the way it sounds.. i mean not much you can do about it but to replace it with another or get an x-pipe on it to dampen the sound a bit. i don't mean to sound too critical, but probably should've done your research before taking a recommendation wholeheartedly lol.

take a video and post it up maybe?
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Old 05-25-2017, 02:42 PM   #4
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also, might try flowmaster. they may honor refund.
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Old 05-25-2017, 02:47 PM   #5
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Mufflers do need a break-in period but usually they sound better afterwards. It could be a defective muffler? As noted above, check out some sound clips to see what your system might sound like.. but you have to compare apples to apples so any mods on another car will not create a perfect condition for comparison.

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Old 05-25-2017, 02:55 PM   #6
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I had the american thunders and thought they sounded good and got better with age
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Old 05-25-2017, 03:47 PM   #7
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do you have a cold air kit on the engine? it will change overall sound as well. or, find something else and sell those after u switch..
As far as I know I do not. He said he just put the axle back exhaust on it.
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Old 05-25-2017, 03:48 PM   #8
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Sorry you are not happy with the sound. BUT YOU CANNOT MAKE A SIX SOUND LIKE AN EIGHT.
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Old 05-25-2017, 03:48 PM   #9
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I think it should sound something like this?



assuming there isn't any muffler leaks or anything like that either. do you have a CAI or stock box? that's a factor that may influence the sound

if nothing's broken and its just the way it sounds.. i mean not much you can do about it but to replace it with another or get an x-pipe on it to dampen the sound a bit. i don't mean to sound too critical, but probably should've done your research before taking a recommendation wholeheartedly lol.

take a video and post it up maybe?
I actually did do a lot of research and the video you posted is one of the videos I watched many times. I read many of these forums for a week straight. My car sounded like that at first, but now it doesn't.
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Old 05-25-2017, 03:50 PM   #10
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Mufflers do need a break-in period but usually they sound better afterwards. It could be a defective muffler? As noted above, check out some sound clips to see what your system might sound like.. but you have to compare apples to apples so any mods on another car will not create a perfect condition for comparison.

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Yep, he said they would sound better after a week or so.. but it has been 3 weeks today and it definitely sounds worse. I listened to multiple videos on youtube of my car with the same Flowmasters on it and it sounds nothing like my car at all. I think it has something to do with the business I took my car to. May get a second opinion from another shop.
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Old 05-25-2017, 03:51 PM   #11
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Sorry you are not happy with the sound. BUT YOU CANNOT MAKE A SIX SOUND LIKE AN EIGHT.

I believe that was the first sentence of my post but thanks.
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Old 05-25-2017, 03:52 PM   #12
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I had the american thunders and thought they sounded good and got better with age
The same ones I have? I believe something is wrong with the installation or something. Everyone agrees with me that has heard my car says that something has happened in the past week that has made my car sound very different. Gonna take it to another shop for a second opinion.
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Old 05-25-2017, 03:54 PM   #13
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I believe that was the first sentence of my post but thanks.
Oops sorry you definitely did. Looks like my speed reading needs improvement. Sorry
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Old 05-25-2017, 04:01 PM   #14
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Oops sorry you definitely did. Looks like my speed reading needs improvement. Sorry
Lol it's ok. Nice car.
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