V8 GT pilot
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: At the wreckers for ESP parts
Re: Exhaust advice please.
Unfortunately quiet and performance do not always go hand in hand in regards to exhausts.
More flow always equals a little more noise , it's only logical I suppose if you consider you are passing more gas. ( exhaust that is, know what I mean :-) )
Mild Clevelands LOVE a twin 2 1/4 with a merge collector or X - pipe , forget the old balance pipe , they work in principal but no one ever welds them up right.
The twin system should flow into twin straight through style mufflers , DYNOMAX or HOOKER or even manumatic.
If you want a quieter system , ask for triple flow mufflers or baffled mufflers. These are much quieter but you do lose power.
These should then flow into twin hot dog style resonators as the system exits the car. This should stop the droning that some set ups are prone to , especially if the car has mild compression and moderate airspeed through the heads. The gases tend to linger longer in the system and cause that dreaded drone.
You should try and use mandrel bends everywhere to avoid turning a
2 1/4 inch system into a 2 inch system as press bends normally do.
This set up should set you up nicely for around $900 in mild steel.
I guess stainless would probably be double that !!!!!
If all this doesn't sound right , I'm sure someone will correct me , one way or the other you'll get the best advice here on the forum.