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GTowner76 07-15-2013 09:44 AM

Newbie needing exhaust help
 
I'm totally new to this site, so forgive me if I am posting in the wrong area.

Anyway, in 2010 I bought a new 2010 grabber blue Mustang GT. I originally installed Pype Bombs exhaust (axle back). Was originally pleased, but they always sounded as if they gave a rattle and I could even tell it in the throttle. I took it back to Midas where I had it installed and they never could get it right. I finally determined after riding with this thing for nearly 3 years that it was just expansion of the metal. Other than that, they sounded ok, other than a little drone around 1800-2200 rpm's. But I changed those out a few weeks ago for Super 44's. The exhaust sounds fairly deep, and growls decently when you get on it, but honestly, it's not quite what I want either and it's welded in. So I have wasted hundreds of dollars in exhaust and still don't have what I want. But these two videos describe the sound I want. Something that will be obvious, but basically only upon start-up and throttle down. Is there anything I can get that will be relatively cheap?? I am tired of wasting money and want it to work. I have considered the SLP Loudmouths, but can they be installed after these others have been welded in? Sorry for my ignorance, but I'm just learning about this stuff and a late newcomer to the muscle car thing, but enjoy my car other than that! Any help is appreciated.



ghunt 07-15-2013 12:07 PM

Pretty sure those cars both have off-road midpipes...if you want loud, that'll give it to you.

YoungBlood 07-15-2013 12:21 PM

An offroad midpipe is the way to go if you want volume, and it sounds like the first one has LT headers and maybe cams to me. but offroad midpipe will really turn up the volume
offroad h plus flowmaster 40's

GTowner76 07-15-2013 12:42 PM

How much does an off-road mid-pipe cost? Can you recommend one? I want loud, but a good loud ya know? Those vehicles seem pretty close.

GTowner76 07-15-2013 12:46 PM

Also, is this meaning that the cats are deleted? I don't want to end up with a fine from the police around here. I want to be legal, but a good loud is fine lol.

GTowner76 07-15-2013 12:47 PM

Just watched that video...that's the sound! :)

YoungBlood 07-15-2013 01:06 PM

that does mean the cats are deleted.. check out americanmuscle.com and search for them. they run $200-$500 depending on if you get highflow cats, the brand etc

YoungBlood 07-15-2013 01:09 PM

http://www.americanmuscle.com/pypes-orh-0510gt.html

here is a link for an offroad H. you would also need a tuner or custom tune to turn off the check engine light from going catless

GTowner76 07-15-2013 01:16 PM

All that is out of my price range. No wonder it doesn't sound right. I'm not spending enough money.

YoungBlood 07-15-2013 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by GTowner76 (Post 8248329)
All that is out of my price range. No wonder it doesn't sound right. I'm not spending enough money.

exhaust can definatly be a money pit, and it's challenging to find the right sound!

GTowner76 07-15-2013 01:44 PM

Well, I'm screwed then. I'd be tempted to go get some SLP Loudmouths, but those are bolt on's and I just don't trust bolt on fitment anymore after the Pypes experience. Some may work well, but I don't think they all do. I don't get why the GT doesn't come that way off the factory line. Nobody buys a GT to sound like any other car. Go loud or go home I say.

YoungBlood 07-15-2013 01:49 PM

you could have an exhaust shop custom make you some muffler deletes, it would probably be cheaper than slps too

GTowner76 07-15-2013 02:36 PM

That's what the Pype Bombs were...muffler deletes essentially. They sounded ok, but the metal they were made of made it sound cannish. Cheap product from my experience. The Super 44 isn't a bad muffler, but just too quiet. I'm about tempted to just forget it, and sell this thing and go get a new v6 that looks cool and save on the gas. Just disappointing! Thanks for your response today!

YoungBlood 07-15-2013 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by GTowner76 (Post 8248379)
That's what the Pype Bombs were...muffler deletes essentially. They sounded ok, but the metal they were made of made it sound cannish. Cheap product from my experience. The Super 44 isn't a bad muffler, but just too quiet. I'm about tempted to just forget it, and sell this thing and go get a new v6 that looks cool and save on the gas. Just disappointing! Thanks for your response today!

I've heard the pipe bombs can sound like that due to the baffles in them, the SLP or any other muffler delete shouldn't have a tin can sound

Here's a clip of a 2010 with the slp's your exhaust shop could easily fab some of these up, but I've heard no complaints about the fitment of SLPs but lots about pypes

JCON 07-15-2013 10:14 PM

Check out my YouTube channel for various videos of my set ups on the car. I had Mac Boomtubes which are very similar to Loud Mouths. They were nasty sounding but way too loud for my tastes. I have Bassani Race mufflers now. Quiet at idle and normal driving but when I hammer it, you know.

http://www.youtube.com/user/MidAtlanticMustang

ghunt 07-16-2013 06:09 AM

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Originally Posted by GTowner76 (Post 8248346)
Well, I'm screwed then. I'd be tempted to go get some SLP Loudmouths, but those are bolt on's and I just don't trust bolt on fitment anymore after the Pypes experience.

Dude, do not let Pypes convince you that nothing will bolt on right. Pypes stuff is notorious for bad fitment. I've installed two different axle backs (MBRP and current Hooker one) that were almost dead on after installation with no tweaking, and fit very well.

JCON 07-16-2013 04:15 PM

My MAC and Bassani fit great without modification. Pypes is notorious for bad fitment.

Mr.Ski 07-25-2013 01:38 PM

You need to keep in mind you really cant compare the sound of the cars before 05..... They had mid car mufflers in front of the axle with a tailpipe. That changes everything sound wise.

ghunt 07-26-2013 06:04 AM

With Aerochambers and an H-pipe (with high flow cats) I got mine pretty damn close!

Torch_Vert 07-28-2013 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by ghunt (Post 8248745)
Dude, do not let Pypes convince you that nothing will bolt on right. Pypes stuff is notorious for bad fitment. I've installed two different axle backs (MBRP and current Hooker one) that were almost dead on after installation with no tweaking, and fit very well.

Bingo! Quality control at Pypes seems largely MIA. I've seen sets of their stuff that fit perfectly, and other sets where the pipes were so badly misformed the connections wouldn't come within 6" of mating up.

Don't judge the whole industry by them.


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