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    Can the kooks true duals hook up to tsp headers? Ive heard so many conflicting statements on what they will connect to with no issues. The 2500 came from if I had to do a full kooks system headers back. And 1500 plus miscellaneous stuff still adds up fast when I can start with the a basic system and have it fully customized for less then a grand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raynor139 View Post
    Can the kooks true duals hook up to tsp headers? Ive heard so many conflicting statements on what they will connect to with no issues. The 2500 came from if I had to do a full kooks system headers back. And 1500 plus miscellaneous stuff still adds up fast when I can start with the a basic system and have it fully customized for less then a grand.
    I don't know if it can, what type of connection do TSP headers have at the collector? Is it a slip fit or a flange style? If it is slip fit it is likely they will fit since that is what Kooks are.
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    since where talking exhaust my friend had taken off his cats and also did a y pipe the car already had flow masters on it now with the extra exhaust flow it blew out something in the mufflers making it sound very raspey sound.people are telling him its a common problem.idk

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    Quote Originally Posted by jodmari View Post
    since where talking exhaust my friend had taken off his cats and also did a y pipe the car already had flow masters on it now with the extra exhaust flow it blew out something in the mufflers making it sound very raspey sound.people are telling him its a common problem.idk
    Sounds like the baffles in the muffler broke. Also taking the cats off of certain systems will make it sound much more raspy which is another possibility as well.
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    Flowmaster mufflers utilize a series of internal baffles. Magnaflow mufflers have a perforated pipe core and a glass mat packing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jefff82 View Post
    i got my muffler installed on Monday ad I have to say im a lil disappointed. it does sound better but sounds like a lot of stock ss and trans am's on the internet. Found a smoking deal on a lm2 system. how much louder than my magnaflow muffler would it be. the muffler sounds good just a lil quiet for me.
    My WS6 came with a Magnaflow when I bought it. I actually thought it was the stock muffler until I got it on a lift and examined it closer. Don't get me wrong, it did sound good for what it was, but it was just extremely to quite for my taste.

    I eventually ended up ditching it and running a straight pipe set-up(basically a LM system, but with no resonater at all, and a piece of pipe where the muffler originally was)in its place, while still retaining dual exit outlets with my original dual/dual tips. I love it!

    The sound difference is night and day. It's noticeably louder both at idle and of course WOT, even with stock manifolds and my stock y with cats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badass WS6 View Post
    I eventually ended up ditching it and running a straight pipe set-up(basically a LM system, but with no resonater at all, and a piece of pipe where the muffler originally was)in its place, while still retaining dual exit outlets with my original dual/dual tips. I love it!

    The sound difference is night and day. It's noticeably louder both at idle and of course WOT, even with stock manifolds and my stock y with cats.
    Ha, the only way you get away with that is the fact that you still have your stock manifolds and stock Y with converters in place.

    If you would have went the other direction and installed headers and off road Y and left the magnaflow in place, you may have been very pleased with the sound, and pick up some HP to boot.

    If you removed the cats now, you'd be looking for a muffler to put back on that thing pretty quick Or the noise police would be following you around.

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    I have a Magnaflow catback on my Formula, and I get wood every time I start it up.

    Yes, it's not loud at idle, but when it sounds amazing when you get on it IMO.

    It's exactly what I wanted in terms of sound. It sounds mean when I want it to, but I can be quiet when rolling by cops and I can have a conversation in the car while doing 80 on the highway.

    I've gotten a lot of compliments on it too.

    Just add a cutout to it for when you want to be obnoxious.

    Oh, and I bought mine used (with e-cutout installed) so I can't speak to it getting louder over time.
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