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This is a discussion on how to get rid of the ''muscle car'' sound within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Yep you read that right, I hate how American cars sound. I want to make it sound more European and ...

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    how to get rid of the ''muscle car'' sound

    Yep you read that right, I hate how American cars sound. I want to make it sound more European and sporty is it possible?

    I was thinking of running a gmmg cat back and one of these mufflers in line after the Y
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    go buy a v-6

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    sorry I want good tone not just aggression. I've yet to hear a ''good'' sounding ls1. Plenty sound mean as hell but not that made me go WOW.
    I do like the way the dohc mustangs sound. Some how an American company got that one right on the sound department. Now just need the power to back it up.

    You do realize I want it to sound like a European V8 right? I deff don't want a ricer sound.

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    listen to them all and get back to us... of course everyone has their own opinion but i tihnk euro cars have 0 sportyness to their sound... and i love ferarri and lambo etc...

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    I already have, Which leads me to believe I need to work on it my self and just play around until I get it to sound right. I just wish it was possible to make this 5.7 sound like a ferrari 458 does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
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    listen to them all and get back to us... of course everyone has their own opinion but i tihnk euro cars have 0 sportyness to their sound... and i love ferarri and lambo etc...
    defiantely not getting an ls1 to sound like that thou
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    European v8s come in all kinds which you thinking of, Ferrari, Audi, bwm, mb?

    check out magnaflow cat backs the have the mellow tone and is probably what i'm going to be going with

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    I do like magnaflow a lot but I like how it sounds with long tubes and cats and I think that will be to quiet. Isn't that what slowass had?

    it's hard to explain what I want really:
    I want a more mellow smooth sound but I love the sound of the fuel burning up in the pipes when you down shift.


    I really like the gmmg and catted Y when revving but not when you let off the gas. thats why I was thinking of running a muffler before the cat back to see if I could mellow out the down rev
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    I wanted a gmmg because I thought it would give me that muscle car sound.

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    Lol if it's rasp dont want, get magnaflow, keep your cats, and stock manifolds. If you want loud, accept the rasp... It's always going to be there.

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    Get some 180* headers made.





    Also heard the Dr.Gas Frequency Mod Mufflers will give a certain exotic sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wenn_du_weinst View Post
    I do like magnaflow a lot but I like how it sounds with long tubes and cats and I think that will be to quiet. Isn't that what slowass had?

    it's hard to explain what I want really:
    I want a more mellow smooth sound but I love the sound of the fuel burning up in the pipes when you down shift.


    I really like the gmmg and catted Y when revving but not when you let off the gas. thats why I was thinking of running a muffler before the cat back to see if I could mellow out the down rev

    We run long tubes, a catted Y and Magnaflow catback on our car. No rasp, not too loud (except when the cutout is open... which happens to be quite often) and the sound is perfect imo. No way I would compare it to anything European though. Sounds like American muscle should is the only way I can describe it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    We run long tubes, a catted Y and Magnaflow catback on our car. No rasp, not too loud (except when the cutout is open... which happens to be quite often) and the sound is perfect imo. No way I would compare it to anything European though. Sounds like American muscle should is the only way I can describe it.
    Sounds like an American V8..... He probably wouldn't like my exhaust either, aye Jeff?

    Actually, the 180* headers that Deviant mentioned sound about the closest to "European" that I've heard....might be worth checking out.
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    ^^ Knight's car sounds absolutely badass! His car and cpop98ws6's are my favorite sounding F-bodies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deviant LS1 View Post
    Get some 180* headers made.





    Also heard the Dr.Gas Frequency Mod Mufflers will give a certain exotic sound.

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    http://drgas.mybisi.com/product/freq-mod-frequency-modifier-muffler

    wow that sounds waay different
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    that vette is awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by wenn_du_weinst View Post
    that vette is awesome
    You should be able to attain the same sound, or very close to it. I'm imagining it's probably very expensive though.

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    That vette sounds like shit for real

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