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Big Throaty Exhaust

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Blazer_Boy, Jan 16, 2001.

  1. Blazer_Boy

    Blazer_Boy 1/2 ton status

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    I'm in search of some glasspacks/mufflers. I had some Thrush glasspacks and didn't like them. All they really sounded like were straight pipes, not very defined. I just want a big, well-defined, throaty sound. Does anyone have anything that they think are the greatest? I'd love to hear what you like.

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  2. BlazerGuy

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    My glasspacks sound great! I dont know what brand they are but they are different than the Thrush design(Thrush-perforated holes inside, Brand X- looks like half of a marshmellow is sticking up around the inside, its hard to explain). You could check the Flowtech purple hornies, heard good things about them. Borlas sounds real nice especially with resonators but they're expensive as hell.

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    You can't beat the sound of 2-chamber Flowmasters!
     
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    can or can't???? [​IMG]

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  5. Bone85K5

    Bone85K5 1/2 ton status

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    Flowmaster to me is got what your looking for... got them on my K5, Dads burban, even squeaked some on the girlfriend's Tahoe:)

    Ben
    www.BenjaminBone.coloradoK5.com
     
  6. blkblzr90

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    flows are the way to go.got a set on my 90 k5 and sound very throaty.and they last a lot longer than most mufflers.
     
  7. 90K5

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    Flowmasters will be better IMHO. You don't really gain much power with glasspacks, cherry bombs and things like that, because of all the fiberglass stuff in there, and it wears out after a while. I think Flowmasters sound better too. Glasspacks are loud, but the ones I've heard have more of a cheap sound to them, and not really a nicer sound like Flows.

    90K5

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    I prefer the MagnaFlows. They have a deep throaty sound and they are straight through.
    Straight Through = Less restrictive than Flowmaster [​IMG]
    Couldn't resist [​IMG]

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  9. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i love the flowmasters on my 77k5

    s.smith 77blazer lookin 4 mud
     
  10. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Flow masters! Mine are 4 years old and still look almost new. They sound awesome, nice and throaty without that crappy noise you get with a glasspack (Just my opinion)
    They are also very well built. Before I went with the flowmasters it seemed I'd be at the exhaust shop getting new turbo mufflers every 2 years, and they didn't even sound good.[​IMG]
    When these ones wear out I will get another set, it'll be a no-brainer.

    Rene

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  11. 90K5

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    i forgot to mention...i got mine used, and they look and sound great, no telling how old they are...

    90K5

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    For all of you with flowmasters . . . I've been lookin at their site which do you have 40 series(can you hear people talking with this or too loud lol) or 50 and which one do you like?

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    I have the 50 series (3 chamber) If you want it to be loud no problem, just lean on the skinny pedal a little [​IMG] Mine is fairly loud and does cut into conversation on the freeway, but I have some huge holes in the rear floor and no carpet.
    For the most part it is just about right for me and will get better once I finish the rust repairs and get some carpet.

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    I have 40 series, and I can hear people fine, just as long as they want me to hear them.

    90K5

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  15. Blazer79

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    Check out my site. I recorded the sound of my Flowmasters.

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  16. wsudu

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    Listen..........I know what everyone else has said and frankly, I would agree with them if I didn't know what I know. I used to work in a muffler shop (Midas) and they have these mufflers called TERMINATORS....I am telling you, I almost got Flows until I heard these mothers. Look...They are throaty, load, and Totally stainless...They never never rust.....Trust me...look in to them cause it would be worth your time.....Also the cam type you have in your motor matters....I have a low range comp cam. 2 1/2 all the way out...headders and no cat....Sounds like sweet golden butter. I would have typed this post so late after I have been clubbin and drinking if I didn't think it would be worth your time. I am really happy with em... Look in to them.....See Ya
     
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    I have a three chamber Flowmaster with duals behind it and it sounds great. After adding a CarSound high flow cat. converter in front of it it really made the Flowmaster perform to its fullest potential. It's really "throaty" going through the gears, but on the open road it's smooth sailing!!

    CHEVY - "THE HEARTBEAT IS GETTING LOUDER"
     
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    <font color=blue>I agree with wsudu on the Terminators, this kid I know has them on his 95 T/A and it sounds pretty deep, almost like Borlas. SLyDog, I think you would be better off with the 50 series. I have the 40 series on my truck and theres a lot of interior noise. My dad has 50 series on his K10, it isnt as loud and it sounds a little deepr than my truck does. Also, remember, a single 3" exhaust will sound deeper than a dual 2 1/4 exhaust.</font color=blue>

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    I have to say Flowmasters too. I just ordered my 3" 2-chambers last night. I'm really looking forward to pissing off the neighbors when I head to work at 10pm and with my arrival at 6am too!! I have a glass pack on my single exhaust right now and it sounds good, but I want FLOWMASTERS!! Good luck.

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