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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-24-2001 06:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've started researching exhaust systems for my truck. I started an Excel sheet, and I'll be comparing many brands, such as Bassani, Borla, BBK, DynoMax, Edelbrock, Flowmaster, Gibson, Hooker, Pacesetter TFX, Summit, and whatever brand I come across.

I'm looking for: {in order of preference}
*Best Performance increase
*Best materials
*Best looking
*Best sound
*Best value for dollar

If you guys will find it helpful, I'll make a page with my results.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
"Ford! The closer YOU look, the better WE look!"

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Stewart
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posted 02-24-2001 08:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Please do, Steve! Could you also include flow characteristics and numbers for each muffler? I remember reading a post around here (I think Tim touched on the subject) that said Flowmasters didn't flow as well as other brands.

It got me wondering...

TIA,

Stewart

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-24-2001 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok, but it will be specific to my 5.8L truck.

The data should still be helpful.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
"Ford! The closer YOU look, the better WE look!"

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MLariviere
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posted 02-24-2001 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've seen the Gibson tips,and they look hokey. They are square tubes.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-25-2001 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think you are thinking of Borla. The Gibsons are round.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
"Ford! The closer YOU look, the better WE look!"

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MLariviere
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posted 02-25-2001 10:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The guy that did my alignment last spring had a Gibson exhaust on his Dodge truck. They exited in front of the rear wheel and looked like two receiver hitches coming out.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-26-2001 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh yeah! Those are called 'Super Truck' tips:
I wouldn't even consider those.

They also have 3" single tailpipes:

...and 2 1/2 duals:

I like the duals.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
"Ford! The closer YOU look, the better WE look!"

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tomslo
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posted 02-26-2001 09:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tomslo   Click Here to Email tomslo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would not recommend the Flowmaster. It lasted less than 3 years on my truck. First the after muffler portion rotted off, then a couple of months later, the back of the muffler decided to go, too. Now I have just a turbo muffler and locally done exhaust. Had it put on about 2 years ago, and it still looks like new.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-26-2001 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One thing I'm finding out is that nobody is very generous with the performance results, everyone seems to sell the sound.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
"Ford! The closer YOU look, the better WE look!"

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