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mtucker
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From: Wichita, KS
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 12-06-2002 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mtucker   Click Here to Email mtucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey everyone, I'm wanting to add dual exhaust to my 69 coupe. It's a 302 2V but I may upgrade to a 4V later. Anyway, I want to add dual exhaust. Does anyone have anything good or bad to say about the Ravin mufflers? Should I go with the 33 series or 55 series? Should I go with 2", 2 1/4", or 2 1/2"? I don't think I need the 3". Should I go with a mail order exhaust system. Should I have an equalizer pipe welded in? Sorry for all of the questions, I'm new to this.

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1969 Mustang Coupe, a work in progress.

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indyphil
Gearhead

Posts: 1075
From: Lafayette, IN, USA
Registered: Jul 2002

posted 12-06-2002 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Im going to get my opinion in quick because I know a lot of other people in here like the 2.5 inch stuff.
I have 2 and 1/4 inch, with turbo mufflers because my car is a daily driver and i didnt want it too rowdy. They work fine, nice noise etc... I have heard the ravins and they are pretty loud. Not sure the difference between 33 or 55. The equalizer pipe will mellow it down some.

Im sure that the super high flow 2.5 inch pipes with mandrel bent flowmaster tailpipes work well but I dont believe you will notice the difference below 5000RPM on a 302.

It depends on if you want loud and wild or a soft sleeper/daily driver...

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Jeff
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From: Moore, OK USA
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 12-06-2002 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have anything good or bad to say about the Ravin mufflers? Should I go with the 33 series or 55 series?

No comment, my favorite is Dynomax.

Should I go with 2", 2 1/4", or 2 1/2"?

2.25" is perfect for street use, neither to small or too big and does not present any problems for professional installer.

I don't think I need the 3".

Fine for a 454 Chevy truck! Don't need or want it on a 302 sb Ford street driven. Too big can cause problems too.

Should I go with a mail order exhaust system.

No. Professional muffler shop can do a lot better job, a lot quicker and for generally the same cost.

Should I have an equalizer pipe welded in?

Your choice. There's a lot of debate on the benefits. Some say it provides a more mellow exhaust tone which is likely to be the only benefit for a street car.

Sorry for all of the questions, I'm new to this.

That's why we hang around here...read, chat and offer friendly advice!

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69 Sportsroof
Gearhead

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From: Valley, Alabama, USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 12-06-2002 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
2 1/4 with an H-pipe and turbos on my 69 with a bone stock 2bbl 302. Sounds goooood.

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