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Old 07-08-2010, 02:55 PM
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so i have been looking around at different shops to have my exhaust done. the only thing is i dont know if its going to sound good enough to even be worth it...

i went to a midas store and they unbolted my exhaust to show me what it would sound like without the mufflers, it sounded only a fraction louder... so what im asking is if you other sixxer owners that have put on exhaust like the sound of your car and if you can definitely notice the exhaust when you start up and when accelerating...
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:21 PM
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a cars alot louder when accelerating cause theres pressure against the engine.

Take ur stock pipe off, and put a flowmaster 40 in place of it.

Then get a cold air intake.

And you'll be happy trust me. Dont go dual, dont change anything but the muffler itself!!
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why shouldnt i go with duals? just for the expense issue or what?

and i got a cold air intake and installed yesterday. love it
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:54 PM
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going duals won't gain you anything in performance. duals on a v6 is strictly looks. if you want the look go ahead. don't think dual exhaust will gain you any performance. if you just want sound, you can get a good sound with a flowmaster and stock setup without the duals.

don't let anyone tell you what not to do on your car, but always listen to what other people have to say and do the research. i have mac dual exhaust catback because i like the way it looks(it sounds really nice too). if i got another v6 i would get another dual exhaust. read the exhaust sticky.

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Old 07-08-2010, 03:57 PM
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ok well thats good to know... i think what ill do is just put on a flowmaster 40 with the stock y pipe, and get a nice stainless tip, that should accomplish what i want. if what you are saying is correct.
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:59 PM
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if you are only concerned with sound then yes, it will work. if you want the sound and the looks go with a dual exhaust cat back system but plan on paying around 300.00
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ok the only thing that concerns me now is that i have called a local muffler shop, and he said that with the duals it will make it louder, but then i called a midas and the guy there said that no matter what i do i will not get it to the sound that i want and putting a muffler on isnt going to help anything.

so who is right? midas or local guys?

and also what will putting on the do to the sound? make it louder and deeper, just louder, just deeper, or just quieter all together?
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:41 PM
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no matter what you do you will not get it to sound like a v8. you can get it louder with a different muffler but it really is a matter of what you are looking for. if you want it to sound like a gt, it will never happen. i would imagine that dual exhaust would be just a little louder because you will have two mufflers that are creating sound instead of just one. you can still get a nice sound with a flowmaster and single exhaust. the real sound comes from the muffler type. check out youtube and listen to v6 exhaust. sometimes it can be misleading if the guy has a crappy camera/mic he is uploading from but you can get a general ideal of the way you want to go.
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:43 PM
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it isn't something you can decide without some research. listen to other cars. if you have some local car shows/meets, go to them and talk to the other mustang owners who have v6 and listen to what their cars sound like.
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alright thanks will do
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:38 PM
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Both Sand and Kregion must be smoking something. Trust me you will feel a difference if you go with True Dual. I went True Dual with a custom H-pipe. it is worth it and you can indeed feel a performance difference. CAI is not necessary just buy a K&N air filter and call it a day.

Here is a video clip of my exhaust set up. and Yes it is a v6.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GZTTlTgB5U
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:47 PM
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hahahah, everyone has their own opinion. i put a dual catback and i thought it felt a little better. but nothing too noticeable, and i have seen thousands of posts about how it doesn't do anything for performance. i still have the y pipe on mine. i don't have "true dual" so i am going by what i have been told a thousand times. it is funny i feel the exact opposite as you mustsee on the cold air intake theory. i went from stock filter to k&n drop in then cold air intake. i noticed a difference from all three and the cold air intake is the best sound and has slightly better throttle response. i know this from personal experience.
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You all wait till i can get a video of my exhaust. Im serious. My car has no rasp to it at all. Has that nice mellow sound a 5.0 has. 4.6 is more raspy and loud.

I'd say dual are louder, but they seem to be less of a controlled sound and it makes it sound bad. Almost camaro/firebird 3.8 bad. I promise you I promise you.

I would advise not going with the tip out back because it will look out of place and everyone will look at it because it looks out of place. I reccomend while you have the exhaust shop working on it, either...

A. make them dump the exhaust right there at the muffler and cut the rest of the tailpipe off.

B. Cut the little stub black tip off that stick out of the back, but make sure the exhaust is directed to where it doesnt hit your bumper cover, to avoid melting.

I'm going to dump my exhaust soon. I figure it would increase the loudness inside the cabin, and make the inside of the cabin rumble a little better.

Yes duals are more expensive, But I won't ever be going dual unless I turbo/supercharge my car.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:00 PM
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You all wait till i can get a video of my exhaust. Im serious. My car has no rasp to it at all. Has that nice mellow sound a 5.0 has. 4.6 is more raspy and loud.

I'd say dual are louder, but they seem to be less of a controlled sound and it makes it sound bad. Almost camaro/firebird 3.8 bad. I promise you I promise you.

I would advise not going with the tip out back because it will look out of place and everyone will look at it because it looks out of place. I reccomend while you have the exhaust shop working on it, either...

A. make them dump the exhaust right there at the muffler and cut the rest of the tailpipe off.

B. Cut the little stub black tip off that stick out of the back, but make sure the exhaust is directed to where it doesnt hit your bumper cover, to avoid melting.

I'm going to dump my exhaust soon. I figure it would increase the loudness inside the cabin, and make the inside of the cabin rumble a little better.

Yes duals are more expensive, But I won't ever be going dual unless I turbo/supercharge my car.
You keep saying your going to post a video but I have yet to see one. Right now its all talk and all I hear is blah blah blah. Post up a video to back up your claims.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:49 PM
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I know! Im dying to post a video. But I dont have anything suitable to reproduce the sound..

I'll try it with my netbook tomorrow and see what happens..
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:28 PM
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I have an h-pipe dual magnaflow setup with a cai. My car sounds great and I get nothing but compliments about it. It sounds better than most GTs I see on the road, stock of course. You WILL love the sound of duals. You WILL be missing out on a better sounding muffler if you go with flowmaster. They're the cheap fallback play it safe muffler. You WILL be disappointed if you do what krenogin is saying, trust me. I've heard his setup on a 3.8 and it will just sound like a loud annoying V6. Flowmaster has no tone in the sound.
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Come on guys, post up some vids of your exhaust and have a battle of the sixers. Must See, you really do have a good sounding car, I have never heard a v6 sound good around town.
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Come on guys, post up some vids of your exhaust and have a battle of the sixers. Must See, you really do have a good sounding car, I have never heard a v6 sound good around town.
Thanks, I get alot of people thinking its a v8. I know it doesn't sound like a V8 or insanely loud but im happy with it. Glad I didn't end up with flowmasters.
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Thanks, I get alot of people thinking its a v8. I know it doesn't sound like a V8 or insanely loud but im happy with it. Glad I didn't end up with flowmasters.
Your right it isn't that loud, but its really smooth and mellow. I never have liked the sound of a raspy exhaust. I heard a termi today with LM1's and it sounded like someone farting through a pipe.
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Thanks, I get alot of people thinking its a v8. I know it doesn't sound like a V8 or insanely loud but im happy with it. Glad I didn't end up with flowmasters.
Im actually liking your exhaust more now, although when i do mine, ill add some LTs, not sure on cats yet. But it sounds better than most v6s, i like the idle.
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What's so wrong with Flowmasters?
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:47 AM
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Im actually liking your exhaust more now, although when i do mine, ill add some LTs, not sure on cats yet. But it sounds better than most v6s, i like the idle.
I was going to get some long tubes, but realized it was way to expensive and wasn't worth it for the price.
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I was going to get some long tubes, but realized it was way to expensive and wasn't worth it for the price.
Really? I know longtubes change the sound a good amount, as well as add around 10ish hp/tq right?
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well i think im going to take it to the shop, have them slap on a flowmaster 40. then if i chose later they can easily make it a dual with an h-pipe
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Iv heard alot of 3.8s with just a glasspack on then both duals and singles and they sound pretty mean. duals are a lil louder but wouldnt spend the money on it since its just a v6. would stay single and cut off stock muffler and replace with a glasspack. may be cheap but puts out a nice rumble.
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