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another muffler question
« on: April 02, 2016, 08:18:45 PM »
hey all, any recommendation s for a muffler for the 2.3 ?   I am looking for something deep, mellow and not too loud.  Certainly not the megaphone and raspy sounding cans the rice burners use.  how does a flowmaster sound on a pinto? 

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Re: another muffler question
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2016, 08:34:50 PM »
2 chamber Flowmaster sounds good although might be 2 loud for daily driver.  Straight through designs are to buzzy for me as engines likes 3k rpm.  That seems when exhaust goes straight through.  Imho. 

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Re: another muffler question
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2016, 07:01:22 PM »
thanks for the input Robert, I have a straight thru but never put it on the car ...was afraid it might be a bit loud or buzzy with the 4.11 rear end at speed.  I will be checking with the muffler shop to see what they recommend. 

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Re: another muffler question
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2016, 09:07:59 PM »
I HATE the chambered Flowmasters.  I have the 50 series, three chamber on my 318 Valiant and it is a sonic warfare device between 1,900 and 2,600 RPM. The resonance is so intense it affects me more than annoying, it disrupts my ability to function (normal).  I have a Turbo 2.3 in my Pinto, there I have a Dynomax that was a replacement in the T-Bird Turbo Coupe donor car. Pretty quiet muffler. Sorry, don't know the model number but I'm not a big spender so I assume it was a general, universal part. Here is a picture of the box..., and my daughter. She's 22 now. So is the muffler.  :)

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Re: another muffler question
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2016, 10:06:17 PM »
Wow that's strange, I had the Delta 50 series 3 chambers on my dually and it didn't matter what rpm it was running at, you could just about carry a conversation whispering, and when you got on it just had a nice tone to it not very loud at all... BTW, very cute kid. 8)
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Re: another muffler question
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2016, 06:53:33 AM »
looks like the Dynomax works well on small kids, too!!  Really quietens them down!! 
Dynomax is still around and i see they have several models of mufllers and is more in my price range. thanks