Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22

exhaust setup

This is a discussion on exhaust setup within the V6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; i am new to this board and i drive a 1999 firebird . i want to mod it . i ...

  1. #1
    Junior Member Svt killa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    leesburg va
    Age
    28
    Posts
    43

    Red
    1998 Camaro Z28

    exhaust setup

    i am new to this board and i drive a 1999 firebird . i want to mod it . i was thinking of doing exhaust and intake first . i want my intake from slp ( cold air intake and lid) , but my question what exhaust ? i was first thinking about get flowmaster 80 series and putting a dynomax or slp buillt muffler. but i want to make my 6 to sound like a beast and like a v8 . what do you guys think ? And i heard that if i get the bullet muffler that replaces the cat , is that true?

  2. #2
    Member dreaded_hope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Age
    34
    Posts
    121

    Black
    97 Firebird

    You wont make your car sound like an 8. There I said it. Lower RPM range you can make it sound nice and deep, similar to an 8, however, higher RPMs you'll always sound like a 6, there is no way around it. That said, I HIGHLY reccomend if you want to mod your six, to get a catback exhaust, not just a muffler. You won't see all that much gain from a muffler as compared to a catback exhaust. If you're looking for something throaty and obnoxious, try SLP loudmouth catback, if you want something a little more quiet, try an edelbrock catback. There are some soundclips on firebirdv6.com's message board stickied in the exhaust section if you want to have an idea of what they sound like. And just for reference, I dropped 3 tenths of a second when I installed my catback. You can't go wrong!
    1997 Firebird 3.8L
    A4,WS6 Ram Air Hood, Edelbrock Catback, SLP CAI, 85 Dry Shot
    1981 Firebird Trans Am
    http://members.cardomain.com/dreaded_hope

  3. #3
    Junior Member Svt killa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    leesburg va
    Age
    28
    Posts
    43

    Red
    1998 Camaro Z28

    no i wanted th catback to , but an extra muffler on top of that. so the flowmaster fmuffler and the bullet one too.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Westminster, Md
    Age
    32
    Posts
    167

    NBM
    '99 Z28

    why do you want to buy an extra muffler?? I used to have a '99 v6 camaro with Borla the 3" adjustable. It sounded nice at idle and low but if you stepped on it you got the v6 sound. No way the 6 will ever sound like 8.

  5. #5
    Member dreaded_hope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Age
    34
    Posts
    121

    Black
    97 Firebird

    Yea I was kinda confused at what you ment as well. If you want 2 mufflers, your best bet would be to have true dual exhaust all the way back, otherwise, you'd probably just be hurting flow with more than one.

  6. #6
    Junior Member Svt killa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    leesburg va
    Age
    28
    Posts
    43

    Red
    1998 Camaro Z28

    is tsp cat-backs any good?

  7. #7
    Member dreaded_hope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Age
    34
    Posts
    121

    Black
    97 Firebird

    TSP rumblers flow good, all aftermarket setups are quite close in terms of gains, however I haven't heard one in person before so I can't really say how it sounds.

  8. #8
    Junior Member Svt killa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    leesburg va
    Age
    28
    Posts
    43

    Red
    1998 Camaro Z28

    is b&b exhaust any good? i like the 4.5 inch tips but does it sound good? and do you think it really gives you 17 rwhp ? thats what they say.

  9. #9
    I swear it's just a v6!
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Westwood, NJ
    Age
    41
    Posts
    127

    Silver
    1997 Firebird V6

    Best sounding:
    BB tri flow
    SLP ss take off
    edlebrock

    Worst sounding:
    flowmaster

    Ricey:
    TSP rumbler
    SLP loudmouth

    I run rk sport headers, 3 inch catco, slp loudmouth. Mine sounds like a weedwacker

    I had and STILL love the sound of edlebrock. Summit racing sells it for under $300. Best bang for the all around gain's

    BB tri flow has gained the MOST rwhp/ rwtq than any other cat back out there for the v6 BUT is the MOST expensive and HEAVIEST
    nitrous et & mph: 12.168 spinning, 110.95 mph
    n/a et & mph: 13.746, 96.38 mph
    Best 60 ft w/ et streets 1.584 spinning!
    check me out at www.bbbracing.com
    Beater - 2006 Mercedes E350 A7

  10. #10
    Junior Member Svt killa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    leesburg va
    Age
    28
    Posts
    43

    Red
    1998 Camaro Z28


  11. #11
    2000pontiac6
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by 12secondv6
    Worst sounding:
    flowmaster
    thats what i've heard to too and it doesn't flow as well.. thats why i got the magnaflow setup. I love it and some people have said its a lot like the borla just less expensive... I've been told mine sounds great for it being a 6

  12. #12
    Junior Member Svt killa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    leesburg va
    Age
    28
    Posts
    43

    Red
    1998 Camaro Z28

    isnt like 300 or 400 for it

  13. #13
    2000pontiac6
    Guest
    $400 for magnaflow $934.99 for the borla on thier website

  14. #14
    Junior Member Svt killa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    leesburg va
    Age
    28
    Posts
    43

    Red
    1998 Camaro Z28

    and bb is 800

  15. #15
    Junior Member Svt killa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    leesburg va
    Age
    28
    Posts
    43

    Red
    1998 Camaro Z28

    do u have a sound clip

  16. #16
    Alcohol Injected PaganEgyptian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Knoxville,Tn
    Age
    41
    Posts
    139

    Black
    1999 Pontiac Firebird

    stay away from Flowdisasters, I run Off road pipe to a 3" Summit Glasspack then 3" into exiting dual 2.5" outlets. Sounds good with mine but not for a stock setup. I personally think Magnaflow sounds best for near stock setups. Stay away from traditional tube chambered mufflers, they wont give you the sound like a low restriction will. Hooker Aerochamber, Dynomax UltraFlow round, Spintech will all give good flow results. I have been eyeballing the Flowtech Warlock muffler, its a traditional muffler that you can uncap. Havent heard it through the chambered part though. -Tim

  17. #17
    Junior Member Svt killa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    leesburg va
    Age
    28
    Posts
    43

    Red
    1998 Camaro Z28

    ok thinks for all your guys help

  18. #18
    JHenley17
    Guest
    So... I've got a stock 3.8, and I'm looking to upgrade my exhaust... more for sound, but I definately don't want the thing any slower. Is it possible for me to get a good muffler and take it to a muffler shop for the pipes (2.5 inch would be good?) without going much over $300? It's a birthday present, so I don't want to make them spend too much. I definately don't want a ricey sound coming from a Firebird, but if I can't afford the better guys, are there any other options?

  19. #19
    Member dreaded_hope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Age
    34
    Posts
    121

    Black
    97 Firebird

    Edelbrock Catback is $283 at jegs, I dropped .3 tenths of a sec just from installing it on a completely stock car. I am totally satisfied with this setup, not insanely loud, sounds good, and a great price. Just my .02

  20. #20
    kraze1144
    Guest
    go with magnaflow. its $400, and the tips look great. took me and my pops 3 hours to install and the hardest part about it is lining everything up. if you want a sound video ask for my email or something because i cant post on here yet.
    -derik

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. New Exhaust Setup!!
    By Benner in forum External Engine
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-23-2008, 12:07 PM
  2. best exhaust setup?
    By getcha01 in forum External Engine
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 10-02-2008, 04:35 PM
  3. New exhaust setup
    By buswwa in forum External Engine
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 10-06-2007, 09:05 AM
  4. How will I like this Exhaust Setup????
    By 79Cutlass in forum External Engine
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-26-2005, 12:57 PM
  5. Exhaust setup
    By drock608 in forum External Engine
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-30-2005, 03:57 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •