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Old 02-28-2010, 11:59 PM   #1
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V6 Flowmaster American Thunder axel-back kit

Who has installed the Flowmaster AMT axel-back kit on their V6 Camaro? Do you like the sound? Is it too loud, or not loud enough? Generally, are you happy with your purchase? I see a lot of people happy with their exhaust kits/systems from Borla, MRT, Corsa, GMPP, Magnaflow, and even Flowmaster 40 and 44. I really liked this Flowmaster video on Youtube:



Does anyone have the V6 Flowmaster American Thunder axel-back kit? Let us know what you think?
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:06 AM   #2
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Brownhornitt,
This is the kit I was thinking about installing before I went and seen my muffler guy. I went with single chambered flows and they sound pretty good. The kit from what others have said here has a good sound and tone. It is, as you already know, is bolt on. if you get it and like it, welding it on changes it's tone. Some say for the better. Just FYI.
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:29 AM   #3
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That's kind of my point. Why did you go with single chambered Flowmasters? I'm familiar with this stuff, but far from an expert.
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:33 AM   #4
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Mine should be on my door stop by tomorrow evening. Hope to get them installed within a week.
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:44 AM   #5
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That's kind of my point. Why did you go with single chambered Flowmasters? I'm familiar with this stuff, but far from an expert.
Due to he said he put a set of mine on a SS the day before and he said it sounded good. I took his word for it and he was right. I have to call him and see if there 40's or 44's because I'm sure you will ask that next. I told a guy earlier, my wife says "she can't hear herself think when driving it" They are loud under accell. I told her she will feel better when she gets over it. I'm going to the Treasure Island meet next Saturday, if your there you can decide for yourself. Check the California Meets section for details. Oh by the way, I have a White 1LT/RS
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:59 AM   #6
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I have this system installed and really like it.
If I were to do it over (and I might ) I would be using the Stainless Works system
http://www.stainlessworks.net/cart/p...oducts_id=1861
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:32 AM   #7
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After watching and listening to so many videos on YouTube.com since Dec.5th, and talking to people with various systems I pulled the trigger on the Flowmaster AT axle back and I'm glad that I did. I'm 52yrs old and though I like to be hip and love muscle cars, I don't like to announce my coming and going.
The Flowmaster AT was an easy install! Just like the video explained is the way that I did it. I'm very happy with the sound and the quality of the product.
The sound upon start gets your attention until the idle kicks in and then it tones down. When you give it gas it sounds much better than stock but it's not obtrusive in that it doesn't prevent you from having a conversation with someone riding with you nor does it interfere with your music. Now when you get on it, it lets you know that you have something special and it will put a smile on your face but settles down to a low rumble once you've brought your foot back through the firewall. I love it and also you can't see the cans from the back of the car like the OEM's. Flowmasters are black STAINLESS STEEL cans. Some might try to tell you their not stainless but they are. I think for the money, and I got mine on Autoanything for around $431.00 I think it was and that included free shipping, you can beat it. I've also been in touch with Flowmaster as they called me after I registered the product and asked how I liked it, any problems with install and let me know that there is a 10yr warranty on the product that will cover anything. I was impressed with their contact!

I didn't get my product for free or reduced price for being a test mule for them so I have no dog in this fight, and I don't get any kick backs for anyone I push towards Flowmaster but I think you'll be happy with the product. They all sound different so it depends on what you really want but I know for me, this is the sound I really want. I have a buddy in Socal who wanted to hear it and over the phone he loved the sound, plus I love the exhaust tips, they really look good!
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:12 AM   #8
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I have this system (I uploaded a few videos of it on YouTube do a search for 01pewterz28) I decided on this system for the sound I heard on the internet, plus the price. I like it the sound is nice not too loud. I was not ready to spend $1000 on an exhaust system right now but if I was I would order the new redesigned V6 Stainless Works system I really like the way that one sounds but like I said I am not ready to dump $1100 into and exhaust system for my V6.

If you buy it I feel you will be very happy I am

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Old 03-01-2010, 09:49 AM   #9
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I have this system (I uploaded a few videos of it on YouTube do a search for 01pewterz28) I decided on this system for the sound I heard on the internet, plus the price. I like it the sound is nice not too loud. I was not ready to spend $1000 on an exhaust system right now but if I was I would order the new redesigned V6 Stainless Works system I really like the way that one sounds but like I said I am not ready to dump $1100 into and exhaust system for my V6.

If you buy it I feel you will be very happy I am

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Hmmmm. I checked it out on Youtube. Did you switch your system to the Flowmaster from something else?
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:32 AM   #10
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Chozn4service,

Your post is invaluable. Thank you so much. I am an old soul. So it brings a smile to my face when you when you say this:

"The sound upon start gets your attention until the idle kicks in and then it tones down. When you give it gas it sounds much better than stock but it's not obtrusive in that it doesn't prevent you from having a conversation with someone riding with you nor does it interfere with your music. Now when you get on it, it lets you know that you have something special and it will put a smile on your face but settles down to a low rumble once you've brought your foot back through the firewall."

That is perfect.
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:45 AM   #11
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just an observation, but i pulld a clip of a new challenger v6 3.5l to see what the flowmaster system sounded like and it was sick...just don't understand why our motors to yield the same sound,i mean i understand theyre quite different designs...being that of similar size...anywho chk it out>>



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Old 03-01-2010, 06:52 PM   #12
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I have the Flowmaster Axle Back exhaust installed (kit #817483) and ditto Chozn4service's comments. Sound is just what I was looking for and is very controllable by how much throttle is used. Tips look good, they get a little sooty on the inside but no problem to clean. Smaller black cans really clean up the view from behind. The stock cans are huge. My Flowmaster kit is welded vice clamped but I can't imagine how that would affect the sound as long as it was clamped tightly. Welding was for integrity of pipes, not sound. Price is very reasonable. I had mine installed by a local exhaust shop. $504 complete including welding the pipes and tips.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:06 PM   #13
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Always keep checking Autoanything.com . They always run 10%, 15%, and 20% off. A few of us got the flowmaster system for under $400 shipped . As soon as they run another sale I will order a cargo mat from them .
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:28 PM   #14
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Is there any drone with this system?
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Brownhornitt, I had to change from my single chamber flows to super 40's, because it had a drone so bad it vibrated the mirror at about 1900 RPM. My muffler guy at Valley Muffler here in Yuba City only charged me 80 bucks to do it. I thought the single chambers sounded good till I took a 40 mile ride to work in Sac. Was not good and I think a dual chamber will be better. Here is a pic of the install. They are basically the same as in the kit for the V6. I still have to touch up the paint from the install. Lower tone and not as raspy. The trip to treasure island will be the first cruise with these. Looking at putting on a X pipe next.
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Excellent info, Landshark. I wish I had my ride to meet up with you guys in the City. I'll have to catch you next time. Let me see if I have this correct.

1. You had the single chamber Flowmaster mufflers, and they didn't do it for you. So you switched to the dual chamber super 40 Flowmaster mufflers.
2. The V6 Flowmaster kit has classic 40 dual chamber Flowmaster mufflers, which are similar to the ones you like now.
3. You are going to be cruising with your new dual chamber super 40's soon, so hopefully you are going to update us with how this went.

That about the size of it?

And about the X-pipe... who are you ordering that from? How much will they run you? What power gains are you expecting to see?
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Old 03-06-2010, 02:29 AM   #17
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That's about the size of it, the X pipe install will cost about 200 bucks, but I want to see how the 40's sound on the trip to TI Saturday. The reason I was told about the X pipe was to help with interior drone due to it helps "tune" the exhaust. My muffler guy said it might lower it about 5DB. I not sure who makes the one he showed me. So we will see how she does. I'm not looking for big HP gains, just want it to sound good. I look at it this way, if I wanted more power I should have bought a SS. The car should sound like it looks, V8 or V6. There is also allot of discussion about V6 HP gains right now, with particularly the Airaid CAI. I, as most likely you have been are watching it closely. Sorry for rambling, trying to answer your questions. Also the dual exhaust now on the V6 has a H pipe already installed. . I'm learning all of this like you...........Oh by the way, you don't need your car to show up there, come on up from SJC and will go for a ride!
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Ahhh... So the x-pipe is about sound and helping with drone. That's very interesting. I would be willing to invest in that if you recommend it. Let me know how it goes for you. What's the difference in performance/sound of the H vs. the X pipe? Also, let me know how your system performs (as is) on your cruise to Treasure Island today.

I had a '92 and '94 Firebird, and the V6 2010 Camaro has plenty of power for me to drive daily. Plus the car looks fantastic. I'm going to wait for the aftermarket to catch up before I start modding it out. Plus there is the whole warranty thing.

You aren't rambling when this is all of the information I want to hear about. And I'd feel weird not having my car, yet. I'll be there for the next Northern California meet up. Especially if it is during the summer. Looking forward to it.
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The ride to TI was good, still some drone, but not as bad as the single chambers. I'm calling my muffler guy Monday and have him order the X pipe. I'll keep you informed. You missed some modern day hot rods today. And some from the past (Gen 1-4).
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That's awesome. I'll be on the lookout. Keep me updated. I can't wait for my new ride! Ahhhhh!

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Old 03-06-2010, 11:40 PM   #21
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Brownhornitt,

Just installed the Flowmaster American Thunder axle-back kit (part no. 817483) on my car today and I couldn't be happier. I've not experienced any drone or vibration so far. The sound is louder than I thought it would be but the car has a real presence now and I've been driving around with the stereo turned off just so I can listen to it!

I'll post video when I get a chance.
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Love that sound!

To those who have installed it, what;s the weight difference between the stock mufflers and the Flowmaster ones? Anybody actually bothered to weight them?

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Old 03-07-2010, 09:59 AM   #24
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Bourgui,

Didn't actually weigh the old mufflers but they felt MUCH heavier than the Flowmasters!
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Thanks. Looking forward to a new video, Yoog.
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