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Exhaust Noise

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bking, Jul 5, 2001.

  1. bking

    bking 1/2 ton status

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    I have an 85 K5, pretty much stock, cept for the 350.
    It sounds totally 'tame' laike an astro or something....Can I get it to sound better? 'Deeper' Throaty sporty sound? Anyone recommend a good exhaust / tailpipe or whatever, for a 'real' chevy sound.
     
  2. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    I run Hedman Hedders with 40 Series Flowmasters - It sounds like God and GM intended. Pretty mellow at idle, loud and throaty under throttle.

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  3. StageZ

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    go flowmaster... and if you don't mind spending a buck or two... get a "good" high flow cat and some headers... that will make your K5 sound damn good... I'd stick with a 2 chamber 40 series... you will like... check jegs.com...
     
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    Hey there
    Well since ya are in AK and prolly don't have to deal with the smog Nazis..
    Go with a duel exhaust and flow masters.
    Oh and headers. some will tell ya that they are a lot of maintenance but I run them on BBC and SBC and I have no problems with them.
    I am running Dynomax on all of mine.
    No fancy locking bolts just the run of the mill headerbolts.
    The ones on the 73 have never gave out in 3 years!!!


    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint
     
  5. Espen88k5

    Espen88k5 1/2 ton status

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    Probably the most fun mod after lifting it !! I am doing it to my 88 diesel 6,2 now, replacing the original muflers with some flowtech afterburners + using 3" pipes the rest of the way out.. Have one side completed (original dual set-up) And I almost giggle to myself when I get the echo from driving next to a building or fence.[​IMG] It is not easy to do yourself if you want it to look alright and dont ratle or vibrate. Get lots of diffrent bends to play with, have a person that can weld with you. Dont weld where you can use clamps (imposible to get it apart again later)

    You'l love it when you get a litle base in your exhaust.[​IMG]



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  6. shawnboy

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    Magnaflows without the cats sound great until the fun police tell you otherwise.
    Shawnboy.
     
  7. BlazerGuy

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    I have duals with 16" glasspacks and no cats. It's pretty loud(like I can't hear myself think when the skinny pedal is huggin' the floorboard!). The popping gets annoying sometimes and I'll probably go with dual chamber flowmasters when these glasspacks burn out....

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  8. 90K5

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    Before you spend any money, I suggest you unbolt the muffler, so it leaves the cat and a little pipe. This makes them sound awesome, and its free. If you decide to leave it that way, get some turn downs though, cause the floor will get hot and melt that stuff under the carpet.

    90K5

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  9. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Get the Dynomax kit from Jeg's. It's $100 or so. Throw on some painted Dynomax headers or Jet-Hot coated ones ($90 or $206, you choose, I chose the latter). Add two mufflers of your choice, bolt it on, and enjoy the rumble!

    I've got 12" glasspacks, I love them! $16 each and LOUD, but not quite as loud as a straight pipe.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     

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