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Old 03-18-2021, 08:37 AM   #26
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so basically itís a small glass pacts thanks sounds like a solution
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Old 03-20-2021, 02:27 AM   #27
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just wanted to share some pics of me ditching my DroneMasters and going with some Magnaflows, honestly still loud without cats, these were hacked out of some GTO

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I built my dual exhaust out of stock Tahoe and Suburban exhaust pieces from Pick N Pull by reversing the passenger side to the driver side, here is a link to the build post if anyone wants to take a peak

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Old 03-22-2021, 03:53 PM   #28
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I have the cast manifold that came with the motor which is from a Pontiac G8 I believe similar to the Camaro cast manifolds from there is 2 1/2 inch exhaust back to the mufflers and then exit behind the rear wheels I did not use an H Or X pipe driving down the highway it really isnít that loud but going through the gears itís louder than I wanted I am considering installing two small glass packs behind the mufflers in a straight area about a foot and a half from the end I also wondered if it was because I did not install an H or X pipe ????? I also wondered if it was the brand I bought and maybe I should have bought magnaflows but if youíre having the same problem thatís obviously not it if you figure out something before I do post it Iíll do the same
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Old 03-23-2021, 02:10 AM   #29
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Here is how mine is routed. Are your mufflers this far back? I am using 2.5" pipe as well.Attachment 2090869

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beautiful exhaust, and I don't want to be a dingleberry but I would question your O2 sensor placement you want them pointing down to avoid moisture and sediment not up, I know sometimes there is interference and we have to get creative
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Old 03-23-2021, 12:13 PM   #30
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Gregski,

You are talking about the part that goes inside the pipe right?
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Old 03-23-2021, 12:52 PM   #31
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Gregski,

You are talking about the part that goes inside the pipe right?
yes, and where the bungs are welded, I have circled them here in this pic

NOTE: The oxygen sensor should be mounted in such a way that the condensation in the exhaust tubing will not enter the sensor. Mount the O2 sensor in the upper half of the exhaust tubing, with the angle “x”, shown above, being greater than 10į. The diagram below indicates that the sensor can be mounted on either side of the exhaust tubing.
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Old 03-23-2021, 05:58 PM   #32
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Sweet, thanks! That is how the muffler guy had them positioned when I picked it up and I didn’t think twice about it but what you said makes sense. I just realized he screwed me because it is welded now and I can’t rotate the bung!
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Old 03-23-2021, 07:06 PM   #33
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Re: Exhaust/Mufflers

I have Magnaflows similar to these on my '51 (LS1) and it sounds pretty good.
https://www.magnaflow.com/products/1...rmance-muffler

When I had the exhaust made, they recommended two things.

1: Keep the mufflers close to the headers. They said this would reduce the drone because the further you let the exhaust travel before passing through a muffler the more drone you will have. Due to the sound waves bouncing around in the pipes.

2: Run the pipes all the way to the back. This way, even if it's a little loud it will be further away from you.

Adding a resonator before the muffler may be a good fix for this problem.
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Old 03-24-2021, 11:57 AM   #34
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Thanks for the info jweb. My issue isn't really drone, it is that it just sounds like crap. I think nsb29 doesn't like the sound of his either.
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Old 03-24-2021, 11:59 AM   #35
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I have Magnaflows similar to these on my '51 (LS1) and it sounds pretty good.
https://www.magnaflow.com/products/1...rmance-muffler

When I had the exhaust made, they recommended two things.

1: Keep the mufflers close to the headers. They said this would reduce the drone because the further you let the exhaust travel before passing through a muffler the more drone you will have. Due to the sound waves bouncing around in the pipes.

2: Run the pipes all the way to the back. This way, even if it's a little loud it will be further away from you.

Adding a resonator before the muffler may be a good fix for this problem.

Jweb, Do you have pics of your exhaust system?
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Old 03-24-2021, 12:59 PM   #36
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Jweb, Do you have pics of your exhaust system?
No, I don't have any pics. It's fairly simple though. I have an H pipe then the mufflers are near the back of the cab. After that the pipes run to just behind the bumper with turn downs.

I also added electric cut outs but I never use them, it sounds terrible when they're open.
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Old 03-24-2021, 01:07 PM   #37
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Are you happy with the sound?

I was just on the phone with tech help at Magnaflow. I explained what I had before with my old system and what I have now. He said not having an X or H pipe has a much more significant impact on the sound than muffler placement does. He said the H pipe has a deeper tone and the X pipe has better scavenging. I am going to have an H pipe installed and see how it sounds then.
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Old 03-24-2021, 06:10 PM   #38
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Thanks for the info jweb. My issue isn't really drone, it is that it just sounds like crap. I think nsb29 doesn't like the sound of his either.
You got that right
Iím about ready to replace them with a pair of glass packs LMAO
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Old 03-25-2021, 08:17 AM   #39
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You got that right
Iím about ready to replace them with a pair of glass packs LMAO
Before you replace the mufflers, consider installing an X or H pipe. The tech guy at Magnaflow said it would make a huge difference in sound. It is a cheap thing to try too.
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Old 03-25-2021, 05:00 PM   #40
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Just kidding around but I am seriously thinking about putting cats or glass packs in front of the mufflers as I do have a lot of straight pipe before the mufflers for the sound to rattle around in as well as An H pipe we put flowmaster 40s on my buddies 64 283 El Camino had a decent sound they advertise their 50s series as quieter I guess the big difference is a 6.0 LS isnít a 283 with a mild cam
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Old 04-22-2021, 11:29 AM   #41
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H-pipe will give it a deeper sound, X-pipes sound similar to a 2-into-1 exhaust. Both help it sounds "better".

OP, I would suggest 18" bodies if you don't want it super loud. 2.5" exhaust pipe would be plenty, and I would go with an H or X after the transmission/xfer case. Skip the Magnaflow premium, and buy Jones/AP/Cherry Bomb copies. The 5x8x24 would be a great option as well, that would keep it super quiet until you smashed the go pedal.

If you end up with drone, you can use Helmholtz resonators on the tailpipes. @aknovaman, has done some write-ups on it, great guy and very helpful!
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