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This is a discussion on Best bang for buck Catback within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by Eric1987 Which is better in terms of performance? And which is cheaper? performance is going to be ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric1987 View Post
    Which is better in terms of performance? And which is cheaper?
    performance is going to be the same.
    i had a magnaflow and now have the hooker and prefer the hooker sound. it has a more old school tone to it.

    also, how cant ya like hookers?
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    Magnaflow is stainless, Hooker is aluminized.

    Magnaflow for $350-400 is a pretty sweet deal compared to any other stainless LS1 catback.

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    If you have no plans for headers (being as your in Cali) I'd go with the Loudmouth I. Nothing else will touch it in terms of sound and performance. Otherwise I'd go Magniflow.

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    You won't get duals for under $600 on an LS1 car.
    yeah, they where lt1's and v6s but i can take a look around and see what i can find

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula View Post
    performance is going to be the same.
    i had a magnaflow and now have the hooker and prefer the hooker sound. it has a more old school tone to it.

    also, how cant ya like hookers?
    good point well said...

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    hey all. other than the dual Quad tips, what is the difference between the magnaflow 16723 and the magnaflow 15684? muffler/flow/anything different?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    If you have no plans for headers (being as your in Cali) I'd go with the Loudmouth I. Nothing else will touch it in terms of sound and performance. Otherwise I'd go Magniflow.
    I have plans for headers just in the distant future being 1 year++ possibly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackSS1 View Post
    Magnaflow is stainless, Hooker is aluminized.

    Magnaflow for $350-400 is a pretty sweet deal compared to any other stainless LS1 catback.
    i agree, the magnaflow is better cuz it is stainless steel, idk which sounds better though

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    Quote Originally Posted by architect7 View Post
    hey all. other than the dual Quad tips, what is the difference between the magnaflow 16723 and the magnaflow 15684? muffler/flow/anything different?

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    nothin i believe . . . have the quad system and love it

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    I have a LM1 and love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwk93ta View Post
    I have a LM1 and love it.
    agreed the LM1 and LM2 sound great.

    I run the lm2 with a big cam and ory as I stated earlier and it sounds awesome.

    plus the lm1 and lm2 are the lightest weighting system out there pretty much!

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    Im all for the texas speed and performace Rumbler catback!!!! it sounds really nice and is very inexpensive. I only paid $225 for mine! below is a link. It has a very agressive sound with an mean bark without being stupid loud!!!

    http://texas-speed.com/shop/item.asp...d=195&catid=46

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    How much performance gain from that though Justin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric1987 View Post
    How much performance gain from that though Justin?
    All catbacks will be similiar.


    You want to make your decision based on material used, and sound.
    I will stand by Magnaflow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric1987 View Post
    How much performance gain from that though Justin?
    Honestly from just a cat back, nothign spectacular. however If you go and do the headers and ypipe in conjunction with the catback you will see a good jump in power. I installed my cat back first and was impressed with the nice sound but really didnt notice much more power untill I got the whole put in I.E. Kooks headers and TSP ypipe with highflow cats.

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    No one's mentioned anything about weight. The hooker muffler weighs A LOT, much more than a 2-chamber flow.

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    Oh yeah...


    The WORST flowing (performance) of the bunch would be the Flowmaster.
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    My vote is Magnaflow you can get it for 380.00 shipped to your door. The quality and performance is tops, they look great too. It may be a bit in the quiet side but at wot it sounds awesome and it doesn't piss the neighbors, wife or local law enforcement.
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    I just want something that makes me a presence when I drive by.

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    Then LM2 is your ticket until you get headers and ORY. The TSP rumbler is cheaper but it is also not Stainless.

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