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How exactly do tips affect the sound????

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddin4fun, Dec 4, 2001.

  1. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    I'm thinking about putting some tips on my exhaust pipes. I want to get some tone in the sound. Would long tips do this? I think they would, but I'm just double checking. Right now, I have headers to 2 1/2" true duals with two flow 50-series then out the side.

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    think of the megaphone effect. Longer tips and wider tips are more mellow and deeper. I think it should work something like that. I had 18" long 3 1/2" echo tips and they really brought out my 40series flow. That was behind a carbed 350 and dual 2 1/2" pipes before the tips. I used to ride aroudn town spicifically to hear my well tuned 350's heart beat. I think I will run a similar setup on my blazer when I do the exhaust. Right now its glass packs on 3" tips sounds nice and deep

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  3. Emmettology 101

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    A tip wont change the sound much. We added one of those Megaphone tips onto a friends S-10 a few years back thinking it would change the sound, but we never noticed a change.. :(

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    ya...but that's an s-10 and not a rip roaring mighty k5 [​IMG]

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    LOL, true! :) But at least it had the 4.3! [​IMG]

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  6. tRustyK5

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    My previous exhaust system was 50 series 2 1/2" Flowmasters with 20" long 3 1/2" boom tube tips...it was louder than my new system which is also 2 1/2" but 40 series with no tips...routing is almost identical too. I'm gonna chuck some shorter tip on this system soon. I found it mellowed out the choppiness of the exhaust note too as well as making the tone deeper.[​IMG]

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