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Loud or Not Loud

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bigburban383, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. bigburban383

    bigburban383 1/2 ton status

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    Just got my exhaust done yesterday at Midas. They put on these two cheapo mufflers for dual exhaust w/ I believe 2.5 tube, my truck is so quiet, like it sounds like a stock V-10 exhaust like my dads excursion. Well, when it idles it sounds like I have subwoofers cause its really bassey. Do you guys think its stupid to a grandma exhaust on a built engine? I mean I guess its nice for cruising on the highway and anti-cop, but im so use to goosing it to get peoples attention like hotties on the side of the road.
     
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    Loud is good, so long as it doesn't sound ragged out. I hate the sound of a truck when someone is getting on it and they are barely even moving, but you know they are trying like mad to haul ass. If you've got a healthy motor, a nice, deep, throaty rumble definitely sounds good!

    Kris
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    you know they are trying like mad to haul ass

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    i got cats and new header gaskets put on my duals w/ glasspacks

    before it was super raspy, but now its all basey...i like it better, doesnt sound as cheap, better not, 200$ cats.

    but my trucks seems to run better with a little backpressure anyways, so im not complaining
     
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    hey man, how much did it run ya? ive been looking to have a system bent up for my truck as well..
     
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    loud is nice. A sleeper is cool also though....
     
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    I did the Flowmaster 40 series dual exhaust. Sounds awesome!!

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    I did the Flowmaster 40 series dual exhaust. Sounds awesome!!

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    Yeah, thats what i'm planning for the summer, I just don't got the loot /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    yea but how much did it cost u to have ur pipes bent up and put in and all? im in need of a system bad, urs got any leaks?
     
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    Dual 40 series flowmasters + hooker headers + built motor + plus 5" tips to make it deeper = very loud and aggressive. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif I might go 1 chamber flows one day...
     
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    thats what i wanna run on my truck...or just some cheap glass packs for now..
     
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    Nah, the quieter the better. Easier to hear people on the trail, not as tiring on the highway....quiet is good... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Nah, the quieter the better. Easier to hear people on the trail, not as tiring on the highway....quiet is good... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] Overdrive and 4.10 gears shuts mine up really well at 65mph. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I agree. I'm running Dynomax Super Turbos behind 2.5" true duals coming out of the factory manifolds. They give off a nice throaty roar when you step on it, but are relatively mild while cruising down the highway in OD.

    There's nothing worse than sitting in a loud truck on a long road trip, and keep in mind that K5s have a tendancy to let a lot of sound in through the floor, even with insulation and carpet.

    Sooooooo.....another vote for quieter over louder. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Well, when you've run just cats(no muffs) for 2 years, you learn some things.... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Well, when you've run just cats(no muffs) for 2 years, you learn some things.... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    I did that for about a week thinking it would sound cool...sounded terrible. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    Yes the truck is very cruisable now. I don't have to blast the music to hear over the exhaust. I was thinking about those exhaust cutouts so you can get it all or nothing.

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    hmm, yea..that or those warlock mufflers that do the same thing..
     
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    Quiet can be good, just make sure the mufflers they installed aren't hurting your performance by being too restrictive.
     
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    Too quiet is bad in my opinion...I hated it when I couldn't here my motor. Most of our trucks aren't equipped with tachs(mine anyway) and I use the 2 tachs on both sides of my head. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Don't get Warlock muffs, they suck donkey dick.... /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     

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