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02WhiteGTVert 02-03-2012 08:07 AM

O/R H installed... now car sounds horrible!
 
Hey everyone. I recently installed my Pacesetter O/R H pipe on my 2005 GT which already had flowmasters welded in when i purchased it..after the install the car sounds absolutely HORRIBLE. I've ran this set up on all the mustangs i've ever owned and they all sounded great...at ~2500 it gets extremely loud and raspy...it's comparable to a car with straight exhaust and an O/R H pipe...i've watched videos on youtube and none of the ones with a similar setup sounds this way...i'll try to get a video later this evening (i'm at work right now)..anyone ever had this issue? there's no exhaust leaks just sounds like the mufflers are gutted..i've "read" about broken baffles in Flowmasters but i've never seen/heard one in person...could this issue cause it??...any help is appreciated!

02WhiteGTVert 02-03-2012 08:30 AM

Just figured it out...took a flashlight and looked into the tailpipe, and can see all the way to the inlet of the muffler. Looks like the previous owner had the 3 Chamber flows GUTTED! Why some people are allowed around cars, i'll never know. Thanks for the views anyway people!

Franchi 02-03-2012 08:44 AM

Sounds like time for a new catback then! :-)

HxCGuitars 02-03-2012 09:56 AM

Haha what's the point of buying a flow to have it gutted?? If you don't like them that much take them off and sell them. Jeez haha.

onederful100 02-03-2012 11:51 AM

a few of my friends had flows on a S197 and the baffles blew right out within a year.

02WhiteGTVert 02-03-2012 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by HxCGuitars (Post 7826735)
Haha what's the point of buying a flow to have it gutted?? If you don't like them that much take them off and sell them. Jeez haha.



exactly my point! It's not like they're cheap either!

One chambers are getting welded in a few days from now...hopefully i won't throw up between now and then lol

Acerbus 2.0 02-03-2012 02:21 PM

Do yourself a favor and throw those Flowmasters right into the trash. Get some pypes mid mufflers or some Borla stingers. I know the flows sounded great on the 2valves, but they sound horrible on the s197.

02WhiteGTVert 02-03-2012 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Acerbus 2.0 (Post 7826975)
Do yourself a favor and throw those Flowmasters right into the trash. Get some pypes mid mufflers or some Borla stingers. I know the flows sounded great on the 2valves, but they sound horrible on the s197.



Never been a fan of straight-through style mufflers. I've always been a fan of the chambered. I heard a guys setup on here with 1-chambers (which is what I have on my Cobra) and they sound awesome. It'll sound really good when I do cams here in a few weeks. Thanks for your input though!

808muscle 02-03-2012 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by 02WhiteGTVert (Post 7826919)
exactly my point! It's not like they're cheap either!

One chambers are getting welded in a few days from now...hopefully i won't throw up between now and then lol

Good luck dude....the 3v exhaust is tough to get right. I'm still working on mine.

Diabolical! 02-03-2012 03:35 PM

They weren't gutted. They rotted out. Same thing happened to mine.

Rocket254 02-03-2012 04:32 PM

Let me cast my vote for IMCO Extreme axelbacks. (Sold under the Cherry Bomb brand)

Though I don't have an O/R H on my 08 GT, the sound is incredible...

02WhiteGTVert 02-03-2012 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Diabolical! (Post 7827038)
They weren't gutted. They rotted out. Same thing happened to mine.


You think??? the only thing I can see on the inside of the muffler is the bottom of the where the chambers were...the whole thing looks completely empty...I guess it's a possibility, I've never seen it before though...especially on a car that was made in '05!

02WhiteGTVert 02-03-2012 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Rocket254 (Post 7827096)
Let me cast my vote for IMCO Extreme axelbacks. (Sold under the Cherry Bomb brand)

Though I don't have an O/R H on my 08 GT, the sound is incredible...

The cherry bomb extreme's?? those are the same design as what i'm getting...actually the ones i'm getting aren't even Flowmaster brand..they're some knock offs but I've had two sets before and loved em

madmann26 02-03-2012 05:24 PM

I love my Pypes Violaters, headers, xpipe w/ minicats.

Diabolical! 02-03-2012 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by 02WhiteGTVert (Post 7827141)
I've never seen it before though...especially on a car that was made in '05!

My Flows were installed in April of '06. They were rotten by June of '11. Only had about 11,000 miles on them.

Rocket254 02-04-2012 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by 02WhiteGTVert (Post 7827143)
The cherry bomb extreme's?? those are the same design as what i'm getting...actually the ones i'm getting aren't even Flowmaster brand..they're some knock offs but I've had two sets before and loved em


Yep Cherry Bomb Extremes. You are going to love those. Though they have noticeable drone between 1.8 to 2.2K RPM, the sound is fantastic. Really throaty and sounds like the car is about to fly off at WOT. That said, my favorite part is the note under deceleration. You'll see what I mean :icon_razz:

02WhiteGTVert 02-04-2012 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Rocket254 (Post 7827816)
Yep Cherry Bomb Extremes. You are going to love those. Though they have noticeable drone between 1.8 to 2.2K RPM, the sound is fantastic. Really throaty and sounds like the car is about to fly off at WOT. That said, my favorite part is the note under deceleration. You'll see what I mean :icon_razz:


From the ones i've heard on the web i think they sound great...drone has never been an issue for me, and i've been using Flowbastards since I got my drivers license almost 10 years ago. lol.


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