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Old 06-27-2018, 06:44 AM
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Hello,
I have a pair of flowmaster 40s on the old 392, which sound great,
But sadly i now live in a place where i actually am disturbing the peace.
(Had a issue with a neighors barking dogs but thats another story)
So now i have to be careful when i start and run the car which is a drag.
I am looking for a decent muffler that sounds good, doesnt reduce performance and is not too expensive.
Any ideas? Thanks
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:35 AM
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Way back when we would use corvair turbo mufflers. Pretty quiet till you put your foot in it.
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:54 AM
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Way back when we would use corvair turbo mufflers. Pretty quiet till you put your foot in it.
That and I put a set of 2 1/2" x 18" round glass packs on my 37 that have a nice mellow sound until you rap it then it sounds great.
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:44 AM
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they better be glad i'm not their neighbor. i like the thrush red bullets, they seem to rattle the windows. i'm with the other two, the turbo's may be your best bet.
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:49 AM
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Hello,
I have a pair of flowmaster 40s on the old 392, which sound great,
But sadly i now live in a place where i actually am disturbing the peace.
(Had a issue with a neighors barking dogs but thats another story)
So now i have to be careful when i start and run the car which is a drag.
I am looking for a decent muffler that sounds good, doesnt reduce performance and is not too expensive.
Any ideas? Thanks
40's are my fav muffler but Mrs Tripper says I won't be sneakin' up on anybody! Maybe Flowmaster 50/60/70's? For price... I think Speedway/Jegs make Flowmaster ripoffs.

https://www.autoanything.com/exhaust...mparison-guide

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Old 06-27-2018, 01:32 PM
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Get new neighbors. I don't think it was the noise that bothered them, it more likely the burnouts on their lawn. Some people just don't appreciate the finer things in life.
Run it with open headers for a week. Then they will love your 40s.
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Old 06-27-2018, 04:16 PM
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I have / had my share of crap with neighbours.... Two things I learned during the process :

- Neighbours are overrated
- When your mufflers are done, there will be a next thing.

So, if you want my advise... as long as it`s within reason and legal what you do, give em the bird and do what you like.
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Old 06-27-2018, 08:46 PM
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Default Turbo mufflers would be a wee bit quieter...

But I'm not sure that it will pacify someone who doesn't appreciate the sweet sound of those 40 flowmasters....
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Old 06-28-2018, 06:18 AM
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Some of the exhaust websites have sound bites on them. Youtube is also a good place to hear exhaust tones. Jim
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Old 06-28-2018, 08:03 PM
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I got super 44ís on my 56 but I havenít fired it up yet
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