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Muffler of choice?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by WheelinK5, Oct 19, 2001.

  1. WheelinK5

    WheelinK5 Registered Member

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    I run a 350 with headers to 2 chamber flowmasters. I am going to be running my Blazer as a commute vehicle for a while and am looking for a muffler that is both somewhat quiet and has good flow.

    I have heard a little about the "Delta" Flowmasters and wonder if they are quiet?

    What do you guys run for mufflers?

    Mark

    1986 K5
    All stock except a 330HP crate 350 and Ranchos!
     
  2. Dip Stick

    Dip Stick Registered Member

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    I'm running super turbo mufflers on mine. They sound real good and not to loud until you get above about 2500 rpms. Just listen to an old stock muscle car and they are about same.

    <font color=red> Hey yall, watch this. . . </font color=red>
    1986 K20
     
  3. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    I like my 40 series. I am thinking of going to 50" coffee cans...then switching out to a four cylinder engine along with some really big and stupid looking performance stickers. Those mods alone should cost me $4000 and should allow me to out run a stock '89 ford Festiva [​IMG]!!!!!!!!!! You realize that the asian symbols mean stupid white boy poser with empty wallet dont you?

    Honestly if you spent the money for new exhaust on your truck...adding up install and part cost...you could be better off just going and getting some dynamat or other brand of sound deadener/insulation and do the install in a weekend. My $0.02

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  4. WheelinK5

    WheelinK5 Registered Member

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    OK your thinking dynomat? I was thinking of that too.

    My exhaust is brand new from the headers back, I just want to pull the two chambers in favor of a quieter muffler.

    Anyone have any suggestions?

    Mark

    1985 K5
    All stock except a 330HP crate 350, Ranchos and 31X10.5 on Rallys!
     
  5. Dip Stick

    Dip Stick Registered Member

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    fr8train, you must be thinking that super turbos are rice burner mufflers. Theyre not.

    <font color=red> It's not what you drive, it's how you drive it</font color=red>
    1986 K20 & Lots of Rust
     
  6. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    No, I dont, ease up man. I used to run them on mine...check out my pic page... the close up shot of my rear...look in the background..thatt red colored swiss cheese piece of metal....should be a ST muffler in the 2.25" variety. Re-read the post....its not directed to you.

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  7. WheelinK5

    WheelinK5 Registered Member

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    "No, I dont, ease up man. I used to run them on mine...check out my pic page... the close up shot of my rear...look in the background..thatt red colored swiss cheese piece of metal....should be a ST muffler in the 2.25" variety. Re-read the post....its not directed to you."

    Who is it directed to then???


    1985 K5
    All stock except a 330HP crate 350, Ranchos and 31X10.5 on Rallys!
     
  8. fr8train

    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    its a funny haha post read the, re:wheelingk5 not re: dipstick , the last part of the post is the only serious part directed to wheelingk5.

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  9. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    goto a 50series 3 chamber....I do lots of commuting and thats my cadidate....or I will be running a 70series 5chamber Bigblock muffler on my 350 with a single 3" pipe all the way back

    What? You think the hole is too deep? Lemme see...
    1985 GMC C-10 Shortbed
    1984 Chevy K-5 Blazer
     
  10. Dip Stick

    Dip Stick Registered Member

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    Re: fr8train

    I see, sorry bout that.

    <font color=red> It's not what you drive, it's how you drive it</font color=red>
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  11. RedDwarf

    RedDwarf 1/2 ton status

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    Re: fr8train

    I have $16.95 turbo mufflers on mine from Discount Auto.
    They're okay.

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
  12. Dip Stick

    Dip Stick Registered Member

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    Re: fr8train

    Damn dude, seems like we got some things in common

    <font color=red> It's not what you drive, it's how you drive it</font color=red>
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  13. '73 K5

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    Sounds like you should just switch to some 3 chamber Flowmasters. They make the same cool sounds as the 2 chamber ones...just a little quieter. I have 2 chamber ones now and used to run 3 chamber ones on a V8 Jeep I had a long time ago. I like them both for different reasons. When I install some headers on my truck I'll probably go to 3 chamber so I can drive fast and not attract as much attention.

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  14. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    when you get new mufflers give me your 2 chamber ones

    donate to the "Build Scott's Suburban Foundation"
    scott,
    1989 GMC suburban 3/4t 4" lift soon to be rollin on 36" swampers, tbi350, th350, np241
     
  15. Dip Stick

    Dip Stick Registered Member

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    Your probly the only one who would say that to him :)
    I'm just mad i didn't think of it first :P

    <font color=red> It's not what you drive, it's how you drive it</font color=red>
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  16. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    I would go w/ Dynomax Super Turbo's They flow better than flowmasters, are a bunch quieter, and are only $30each.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  17. WheelinK5

    WheelinK5 Registered Member

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    They flow better? How do they sound?

    1985 K5
    Built 330HP crate 350, SM465, NP208, 10 bolts, Ranchos and 31X10.5 on Rallys!
     
  18. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I run the Super Turbos as well........Really mellow at idle, but they roar quite nicely when you hammer the pedal.

    When I tow long distances, I actuallt find them a little loud, but in OD on the highway they sound sweeeeet....



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  19. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> Super Turbos are great !

    L8r,
    . Riz . <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/rizmonkey>www.geocities.com/rizmonkey</a>

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  20. talison79

    talison79 1/2 ton status

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    I just got the 3" Hooker max flow put on and it out flows the Flowmasters, it is a straight through design, and is just slightly louder than stock. Its not as loud as my holey stock muffler. It has just a low growl. I think I paid about $50. They are very well built to, the walls on this thing are very thick, shouldn't have to worry about putting extra holes in it. I probably won't run anything else ever again.
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