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I had been running Flowmaster 40 series mufflers with a dual 2-1/4" rear exit exhaust. I'm switching over to a set of purple hornie mufflers and 2-1/2" pipes, which will exit in front of the rear tires. What should I expect for sound? What do you all think of Purple Hornie mufflers? As far as a glass pack, are they really loud?

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MSD ignition system, C-4 Trans w/shift kit and B&M Megashifter, 8.8 Trac-Lok rear with 5 lug conversion
Dual 2.5" exhaust w/ equal length long tube headers

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Cain...Nice videos and car.

Since I am no longer using my T-bird as a daily driver a loud exhaust is no longer an issue. The louder the better.
 

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On 2006-05-18 08:04, BBCFORD wrote:
Cain...Nice videos and car.

Since I am no longer using my T-bird as a daily driver a loud exhaust is no longer an issue. The louder the better.
Hmmmm Open headers??
Thatll rattle your cage , and everyone elses LOL
 

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On 2006-05-18 08:04, BBCFORD wrote:
Cain...Nice videos and car.

Since I am no longer using my T-bird as a daily driver a loud exhaust is no longer an issue. The louder the better.
In that case, get some Dynomax Race Bullets. They kick ass!
 

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I forgot to add... The car still has to "pass state inspection". I remember when I drove my car about 20 minutes to the shop to have a dual exhaust put on. I ran shorty headers all the way with some short pipes, just long enough to clear the fire wall. It sounded just like what I'm striving for, but thank goodness I didnt pass any sound police.

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Another vote for the Dynomax Race Bullets. I have them on the Cougar and the sound is great.
 

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Those bullets do sound pretty good. How much do catalytic converters ruin the sound of a performance muffler like the bullets? A guy at a local exhaust shop once told me that installing cats really ruins the sound.
 

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Stock converters sure have a tendency not only of muffling down the tone, but also diluting that raunchy hot-rod-no-muffler-note and turning it more into a humming.
A friend of mine has raced a '93 with a mild street/strip 5.0
When he sold the car, he put the stock exhaust back in.
Two stock converters alone quieted things down more effectively than a dual flowmaster 40s/ dual glasspacks combo.

hi-flow cats won't alter the exhaust note as drastically than OEM cats, so if I were you and were forced to run catalytic converters, I' d take that route.
 

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My previous dual exhaust had catalytic converters. They were a generic replacement and looked very restrictive to say the least. I wish I could have tried my Flowmaster mufflers out, without the cats to compare the sound.

I'm thinking about trying a set of Dynatech PowerCat Catalytic Converters. Summit says they flow about 54% over stock. The drawback is that the run $150 a piece. Laws and such aside, I hate to ruin the sound of glass packs with cats.
 

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what a stupid name for mufflers, they dont respect them so you souldnt waste your time with them.... "dude i got a deal on some Throbbing Blue Veiners"...... see-
 

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Hooker Maxflow mufflers out flow any other muffler out there at this time. They are glass pack type and give that sound. Only 59.95 at Summit.
 

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On 2006-05-21 23:16, gchero351 wrote:
what a stupid name for mufflers, they dont respect them so you souldnt waste your time with them.... "dude i got a deal on some Throbbing Blue Veiners"...... see-



on a related note, I think I might drive the woody out to the beach for Memorial day.
 

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Regarding the name issue, I agree that purple hornies ranks right up there with the... "blue veiners". One thing I have to say is that when they were welded together, the welding really sucks. I can't stress that enough. Looking at these things, you can see that they were welded together by someone who had no idea how to weld. Theres big globs of weld hanging off the seams and no effort made at all to clean things up, prior to applying the purple paint job. The pipes are also welded on crooked on both ends. All that aside they are really cheap mufflers, like $25 a piece so you get what you pay for. Still since I already have them lying around, I'm interested in hearing what they sound like. I could always paint them red and call the "red hots" like Flowtech does.

Speaking about the "woody" thing...I had a friend that couldn't get through singing "Surfing Safari" by the Beach Boys without laughing...Twisted sense of humor he had.
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1980 T-Bird,
Warmed up 302 CI w/ ported/polished heads
MSD ignition system, C-4 Trans w/shift kit and B&M Megashifter, 8.8 Trac-Lok rear with 5 lug conversion
Dual 2.5" exhaust w/ equal length long tube headers

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