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AHHHH......... FLOWMASTERS

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bablazer73, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. bablazer73

    bablazer73 1/2 ton status

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    Finished putting "true" duals on the 89. 2 high flow cats and some series 40 flowmasters. I love the way they sound!! Just wanted to share
     
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    I git some on mine to and I have to say they sound sooooooo sweet /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    I don't have flowmasters but I do have 2.25" duals through 30" bottles and I think it sounds pretty sweet.
     
  4. tRustyK5

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    Finished putting "true" duals on the 89. 2 high flow cats and some series 40 flowmasters. I love the way they sound!! Just wanted to share

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    I ran a pair of 2.5" 50's a few years back, then swapped in a pair of 40's. I was surprised they weren't much if any louder. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif One thing for sure is the 50's had a nicer tone at the upper rpm's than the 40's. It sounded a bit too raspy with the 40's at anything over 4000 rpm.

    Either way, I really like Flows. I run a single 2.5" 50 on my 6.2 riight now (it was just laying around and I was broke /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif)

    Rene
     
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    I personally hate mine, they're not loud enough for me and too high pitched. If I ever get some money I'm going to try something else.
     
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    Bout time you got an exhaust setup on my ex wife! did u get the super 40s? or regular 40s? and what about the headers man!?.

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    I personally hate mine, they're not loud enough for me and too high pitched. If I ever get some money I'm going to try something else.

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    I've got a Flowmaster one chamber for you to try.. The body is 6.5" long /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    I have dual 1 chambers on my Mustang and it is pretty loud /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif but im debating on going flows or magnaflows on the K5, just finished swapping in the TBI 350, now need to concentrate on exhaust.
     
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    You get the performance with MagnaFlow, I sell both. Currently I have a MagnaFlow on mine, been there for four years, time for a change. Gonna sacrifice the performance for something new, going with the Super 40s this time around. Adding headers though so it should even out /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    BTW.. give me a shout and I'll work ya up a good deal.
     
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    I personally hate mine, they're not loud enough for me and too high pitched.

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    What kind of pipes do you have on it? Small pipes or a lot of bends really kills the sound. Based on all your other posts, you must have headers, which is the other important factor.
     
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    I personally hate mine, they're not loud enough for me and too high pitched.

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    What kind of pipes do you have on it? Small pipes or a lot of bends really kills the sound. Based on all your other posts, you must have headers, which is the other important factor.

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    Yes I have headers, dual 2 1/4". That's the reason my sound isn't very deep, but it was much deeper with the glasspacks.

    I'm likely going to put Dynomax bullet race mufflers on my truck or something. I don't drive it on the road anymore and I can hardly hear it. The backpressure from the flows keeps killing my collector gaskets too, which never happened before I got the flows.

    Flows do sound good on big engines with big pipe and lots of cam, but I personally think mine sound like crap.

    Yes they're 40s, and yes they're mounted the correct direction.
     
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    So Flow's don't flow as well as Magna's? I'm about to buy 50 series delta flow on 3". Is there a better choice?
     
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    So Flow's don't flow as well as Magna's? I'm about to buy 50 series delta flow on 3". Is there a better choice?

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    Yes, Open Headers or a Straight 4" pipes.... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    It's a DD as well...
     
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    Perhaps that may be a little extreme..... /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    Yes, Open Headers or a Straight 4" pipes....

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    Your curve will dramaticaly change when doing this. With the tune on my truck engine it lost power when running open headers......
    For my money Flows/Magnas are awesome.
    The collector gaskets might be blowing from using different hangers? I use ball style joints and will be putting flex joints behind the collectors very soon.
     
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    With the tune on my truck engine it lost power when running open headers......

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    If you lost power with open headers it was due to your fuel mixture being too lean, not from opening up your headers.
     
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    So Flow's don't flow as well as Magna's? I'm about to buy 50 series delta flow on 3". Is there a better choice?

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    Nope, MagnaFlow's are the best flowing out there, they even dyno better then straight pipe. If you want a good rumble about the same volume as a 50, I would say go with a 5x8 oval about 18" long.
     
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    Headers?? no way. Not gonna mess with them! in my opinion, NOT worth the trouble on a daily driver that see's the snow! They'll rot out in a year or 2! I went with regular 40's.
     

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