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Old 04-19-2010, 11:39 AM   #1
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swapped stock mufflers for flowmasters today

I think the camaro should sound like a muscle car. I wanted loud. The exhaust place told me the flowmaster 40s I wanted them to replace my stock mufflers with would be too loud and tried to sell me the magnaflows so they'd be quieter. No thanks fellas, I want LOUD, put the flowmasters on.

So that's exactly what they did. I simply replaced my stock mufflers with flowmaster original 40 series.

I gotta say, the car sounds like a four cylinder with a fart can inside. Outside, there isn't much change in tone at idle. I'm not a fan. What's the deal? I've had 40s on my pickups for years and loved them.

Should I cut out the factory resonators? Will that change my sound to get what I want? I want the loud rumble of a V8 that I'm used to in my pickups.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:42 AM   #2
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what did it cost you inc. labor.i am also wanting to replace mine.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:49 AM   #3
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$300. I bought the mufflers there so I didn't have to wait. Could probably have saved a bit buying them somewhere else though. It is not the sound I had hoped for.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:52 AM   #4
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do you have an automatic? the stock resonator plays a huge role in overall sound.

ditch the resonators for an x-pipe and disable AFM with a tune or programmer.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:59 AM   #5
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Yep, it's an automatic. If the resonator delete will change the tone, I'll get that hacked off tomorrow morning. Don't want to void my warranty with a tune.

Honestly, the car sounds better turned off right now than when it is running.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:02 PM   #6
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well after you remove the resonator, i guarantee the AFM will annoy the crap out of you enough to get a tune!
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:04 PM   #7
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Good gravy. Guess I just burned $300 then. I'd rather go back to stock than have what I have right now. It seriously sounds like a 4 banger w/ a fart can.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:09 PM   #8
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Good gravy. Guess I just burned $300 then. I'd rather go back to stock than have what I have right now. It seriously sounds like a 4 banger w/ a fart can.
You can try running around in M mode and paddle shifting. I avoid AFM 98% of the time this way on mine. Even on the freeway. It doesn't engage unless I move the shifter to D! Plus I love the paddles!!
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:09 PM   #9
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just wonder how the cherry bombs would sound?
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:12 PM   #10
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Should of bought the American Thunder system by Flowmaster my sounds Bad Ass!!
http://www.flowmastermufflers.com/index.php?page=86


Check out the Video!!
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:35 PM   #11
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should of just gotten straight pipes, it sounds mean and it was only $150
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:36 PM   #12
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Will be trying the American Thunder system if I can't get this thing sounding better. Seems like it's just a straight through from the cat converter back to two flowmaster mufflers. Looks like I'm just missing a resonator delete. Round straight pipe is round straight pipe.
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:58 PM   #13
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Should of bought the American Thunder system by Flowmaster my sounds Bad Ass!!
http://www.flowmastermufflers.com/index.php?page=86


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I have the same system on mine, and makes me all giddy !!!
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I have the American Thunders on mine and I love the sound. I plan on uploading a video in a couple days.
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