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anyone heard of / use ravin mufflers?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by scott87, Aug 20, 2001.

  1. scott87

    scott87 Registered Member

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    was just curious if anyone had ever heard of or used Ravin mufflers. the local midas shop was telling me about them.
     
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    They are selling them at my local midas shop. I was in asking if they are any good. They just gave that whole sales pitch thing. None of the exhaust techs. are running them though.
     
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    I asked the Midas shop owner about em when i got my Flow's installed. He said they flow real good but are very loud...
    Then i had a look at the cut away model of one and could see why it would be that loud...[​IMG]

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    A buddy of mine has them (maybe just 1?) on a '92 Yukon, sounds pretty good.

    Pete

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    I got some flowmaster 40's cheap so I didn't go w/ them, but they will be my next muff on darn near anything I own. They sound awsome and after reading up and talking a bit w/ the guy at small show a few weeks ago I'm impressed. Also gotta say the ravin muffler girls are a definete plus LOL [​IMG]

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    I really do not like the way they sound....at the higher RPM's they really tend to get raspy....sounds too much like a ricer to me....I have a buddy that put a ravin muffler on his truck about a year ago and is begging me for my flows since he knows i am about to have my whole setup redone....they sound great at idle but I really don't care for the higher RPM sound...just my two cents

    BTW - i am going back with flows but to a 50 series three chamber...i do too much interstate to deal with the two chambers....they sound great! just a bit too loud for long road trips

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    I just checked them out, and think they might be a real alternative to Flows. I haven't heard them installed on a K5, but did hear them on a 305. The system was single in/dual out and was nice and quiet at idle, but real throaty with a good rumble under acceleration. Owner of the Camaro said he felt like he got some hp gains out of em.

    Also, they're fully welded steel with a real nice looking black crinkle coating.

    Price competitive too, around $235 installed for a single pipe, cat back system.

    John<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by TwoCrows on 08/22/01 06:02 AM.</FONT></P>
     
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    The way I hear it... it depends on what you have leading up to the muffs as well. Obviously a cat will mellow it out more and quiet it a touch. Flowmaster 40's can be raspy as well... I have true duals off the manifold and they are a bit raspy at upper rpm... Headers should mellow it out some.

    My favorite sound from atruck still is headers w/ cats and no muffs... but since my cat was crap and got a sweet deal on sloowookie's flowmaster 40's i went that route. I also really like the sound of flowmaster 50's through headers...
    But to get to the point I think they are about the same as flowmaster 40's but w/ a slight bit different ring.

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    running a 3" on my 90 Sub with stock motor. Sounds and performs the same as my Tahoe did with a flowmaster but half the price.
     

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