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    Which cat back with headers

    I am trying to decide what catback to go with when i do my exhaust i will be putting on lt's high flow cats then a y pipe with a single 3 inch cutout. What are some catbacks that sound good with headers and cats (looking to keep it under 250 so borla is out of the question unless someone has just the catback for sale not the system)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Magnaflow
    how loud will that be compared to stock?

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    Have you done a search on here?

    There are probably 100+ existing threads asking this same question now.

    Here is one listing loudest to quietest...

    Exhausts loudest to quietest

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidz28 View Post
    how loud will that be compared to stock?
    www.ls1sounds.com

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    a lot of guys are going to say magnaflow because a lot of cars here are running there system and i havent heard anything bad about them. But me personally, when i do my exhaust will be gonig with a hooker catback. 2 reasons, 1) i have heard it was a little bit louder at idle and even louder then magnaflow at WOT which is what i want and is a little bit cheaper.

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    Corsa is not anywhere near his budget...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    strongly dislike this website there are too many aspects that effect what you actually hear my lm2 sounds nothing like some of the clips i heard

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    Why do a cat back? True duals produce the most power...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    Why do a cat back? True duals produce the most power...

    Another MagnaFlow fan here.
    Because theyre too loud for some areas/people. I Just went from my Td's back to a magnaflow catback because I was tired of attracting the bad attention. (police, neighbros, etc)

    Either way theres no right answer. Pick something you like and call it a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000 View Post
    Because theyre too loud for some areas/people. I Just went from my Td's back to a magnaflow catback because I was tired of attracting the bad attention. (police, neighbros, etc)

    Either way theres no right answer. Pick something you like and call it a day.
    HAHA! Remember, "If it's too loud then you're too old!"

    This is a quote from (formerly LA FM station 105.5 - now KNAC.com)...

    <---- Yeah. I'm that old and I still prefer to listen to metal...

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    Since I have no cats I wanted something only loud at wot for $600 and tried the slp power flo when it 1st cam out and love the sound deep.with no raspty and loud at wot. My tune said it sounds great at idle with the new ms3 with a 113 lsa. Can't wait till he finishes the tune tomorrow so I can pick it up and see how it sounds as compared to before. Forget corsa if you have that money better getting the gmmg . I have heard both and the gmmg sounds deeper and.less raspty. My friend actually sold his corsa for a magnflow after less than a yr.

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    Just installed the corsa and it is a little louder than stock at idle. Looks nice but weighs a ton. I found it used online at a fair price. I guess i'm gonna have to put headers on or do you think HI-FLO cats will make any difference in the sound. Thanks

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    Hooker or magnaflow would be the best bet if your looking for a better sound and neighbor friendly. Also not a bad price for eithor one but for $250 I think you might have to look around the for sale sections for a good used set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    Why do a cat back? True duals produce the most power...

    Another MagnaFlow fan here.
    true duals would be too expensive to run over the axcle and i want something mild for around town and have the cutout to make it loud when i want

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    does anyone know if you can buy a borla catback anywhere? not the system just the single catback muffler?

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    You want tame....but are looking at Borla??


    If you want tame until the cutouts are open....just throw up a stock catback. Or go Magnaflow. Otherwise you won't be all that tame.

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    have had magnaflow and loved it. it's not real loud at idle but at WOT it sounds good. I personally don't like when i drive my car for an hour and have a headache after because the exhaust is too loud. if you have the same thoughts then magnaflow is for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    HAHA! Remember, "If it's too loud then you're too old!"

    This is a quote from (formerly LA FM station 105.5 - now KNAC.com)...

    <---- Yeah. I'm that old and I still prefer to listen to metal...
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