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What swayed you & Which Exhaust Choice Did Ya Make for the 3.7 L'il Animal

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Old 01-12-2014, 08:04 AM   #21
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The Magnaflows would have been OK if not for the Headers but I planned on the Shorties.
I agonized over this decision for months last year and wound up going with the Magnaflow Street catbacks in July. I selected them seeking the deeper and mellower sound because I expected to open up the flow with at least a future midpipe replacement, which most accounts seem to say further increases the sound volume while decreasing the tone.

I've been very happy with them and am now trying to decide on a highflow catted midpipe replacement.

I guess I have two questions for Siber and anyone else who's been down this path:
1. What aspect of the Magnaflows left them off the short list when anticipating the headers later - and was it specific to the shorties or would it have been the same consideration with LT's?

2. Should I expect a pretty good improvement via the butt dyno and throttle response with only the highflow cats and retune, or is it only nominal without the headers?
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My friend has the Magnaflows with long tubes and a catted X Pipe and it is too loud for my tastes. Although if you left the stock cats and only ran shorties it would not be as loud and would be deeper.
As for the Magnaflows not being on the short list for me was just because I wanted it a little quieter. So it was the Touring, either the Borla or FRPP.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:48 PM   #23
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Thanks, Siber.
Been a long week at work, but found a few minutes yesterday to get the BBK ceramic coated shorties ordered.
Gonna spice up the commute a little!
Figured I would start with those and see how long before I "need" to expand the midpipes/cats to 2.5", too.
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:49 PM   #24
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Thanks, Siber.
Been a long week at work, but found a few minutes yesterday to get the BBK ceramic coated shorties ordered.
Gonna spice up the commute a little!
Figured I would start with those and see how long before I "need" to expand the midpipes/cats to 2.5", too.
I still have the Stock Cats but do have the FRPP Cut and Clamp X-Pipe. 1 Thing I have found with the 3.7 is it needs back pressure. I had a set of Magnaflow Competitions (Muffler Deletes) on mine and it fell on its face in the lower to mid range but did pick up some on the top, it all came back after the stock mufflers went back on.
Since I do not go fast in a straight line and prefer the mountains keeping all the torque I can get out of it was important.
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:37 PM   #25
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I have Pypes Bombs with 1000 mi for $200 text if interested 814-592-2462
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I got the Borla S-type for mine. I always get compliments on the sound. It has that nice gurgle when down-revving.
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BBK Short tube headers, FRPP Cut and clamp X-Pipe and Borla Touring A/B
Borla 002 - YouTube
I did not want real loud but you can hear it coming
That sounds Great! When I change my exhaust I don't want it too loud either.
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Thanks, Siber.
Been a long week at work, but found a few minutes yesterday to get the BBK ceramic coated shorties ordered.
Gonna spice up the commute a little!
Figured I would start with those and see how long before I "need" to expand the midpipes/cats to 2.5", too.

So how did you like just the BBK shorties with the rest stock exhaust?
Have you changed it since then?
Impressions?
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So how did you like just the BBK shorties with the rest stock exhaust?
Have you changed it since then?
Impressions?
It actually got a little louder and deeper with the Stock Manual mufflers and the BBK STH's on mine. I did everything before the Mufflers, the reason I went with the Touring mufflers, but I did not want overly loud either.
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I am thinking of leaving the rest of the exhaust system stock (I do have the manual so-the manual mufflers)- but have considered the catted x pipe or the clamp on x pipe with the stock mufflers.

I do not want loud, as I already have some snotty neighbors to deal with about everything else under the sky.
But I would like a little more sub 3000rpm power- for when I tow, or just cruise around

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I hate my one neighbor and they have a couple of idiots friends in the neighborhood that just agree with anything they say
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I think I have the same neighbors,
Dog Barking at 4:00 PM in the afternoon, called the cops and they laughed at him.
Said I was breeding dogs and running a business out of your house is against subdivision rules, had a lawyer right up a nice letter for that one even with 10 members of the board signing it. All my dogs are spayed or neutered and 6 of the people including his own wife worked out of their homes, his wife had an Ebay store with shipping and deliveries 3-5 times a week. My Friend who is a lawyer asked how many of those houses I wanted, he would take the rest as payment if they wanted to push. They didn't
Here is the before and after with the BBK Shorties and the stock Manual Mufflers, I had the cut and Clamp X-Pipe on from the first month and it might be a little bit deeper than the stock Hybrid X/H ppe
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Old 10-15-2014, 01:19 PM   #32
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If you want to keep it quiet I would recommend the cut and clamp xpipe. It made mine a tad louder and deeper but still sounds nice. I wanted even more, so I added bbk shorty headers and it sounded even better. Still not loud but a nice increase in sound. I topped it off with some borla s-types and it is the perfect tone for a v6 IMO. I put some ATAKS on because I got them for cheap to see what it sounded like and it was so obnoxious and loud for a v6.. not my cup o tea. So, I was then indecisive between the touring and the stypes and this kid had a set of s-types that he traded with me for the ataks and gave me $200. I'm glad I went with the stypes because I think the touring would've been too quiet for my taste.

Here is a clip of my ride with just the cut and clamp xpipe:
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Maybe a stupid Q here....

the cut and clamp x pipe?

so it cuts where, behind the oe converters.... and I don't seem to see them- or perhaps they are called something else

maybe they are these on AM ---- Ford Racing Cut and clamp x pipe ?

Does anyone have any dyno numbers on some of this?

If I buy bbk shorties and still end up buying a x pipe, then how far removed am I from buying long tubes and a an x pipe with cats...? from a horsepower and torque standpoint?

most of the driving I do is sub 3000rpms so I would like most the improvement down there- but certainly don't want to give up anything above 3k either

Is it actuality that long tubes will be better everywhere or just up top? (over shorties)

And shorties- improvement over stock vs long tubes improvement over stock

again I would love to see some actual dyno graphs not just sales hype...
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After listening to a lot of sound/video clips, I went with the Magnaflow axle back streets. Just wanted a lower rumble. These are perfect. Not obnoxious loud but, plenty of rumble during normal acceleration. Sound real nice with my top down. Happy with my choice.
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has anyone put a pair of theses on ?/ I am debating between these and the magma flows.
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after listening to ALL the axlebacks and catbacks audios, I went with Magnaflo catback, couldn't be happier, sounds baddass
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after listening to ALL the axlebacks and catbacks audios, I went with Magnaflo catback, couldn't be happier, sounds baddass
street series that is
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I WILL check the Magnaflo catback out see how they sound and installation.. thanks for the info.
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I went with the - Bassani Axle-Back Exhaust (11-14 V6) .. mainly for the easy of installation.. plus the sound.. I have a spinal cord injury but love to turn the wrench myself .. so the easy of install was a big factor .. once I get them on I will try and video post..
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just put on my Bassani exhaust on my 2012 V6 . wow what a difference these make over stock.. install was fun and it took me a couple of hours .. really happy woth these pipes.
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