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Mufflers for stock 289 V8...which sound best?

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Old 05-17-2008, 05:24 AM   #1
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Default Mufflers for stock 289 V8...which sound best?

Hi guys. I bought a 68 coupe last week from an older gentleman in town, he had a few stangs and he took care of all ofthem really well. It is completely original, in excellent condition with only around 100k original miles. luckily this nice old man was more concerned with making more space in his garage than getting top dollar for it, because i know i paid maybe half of what its worth.

Anyways, i would like to know what a good set of mufflers would be for this little 289. i am more concerned with sound than performance, it's going to be my daily driver and i just want it to have a meansound. I wont be racing it at all, thats what mycamaro is for

That being said,i was wondering if some of you could post some soundclips of your 289with whatever mufflers you have. or just tell me from experience which sound better on the 289s.it seems like everyone and theirmother has flowmasters these days, and i dont knowif thats just because theyhave better marketing or if they are actually better qualitythan everyone else, but i am curious to find out.

thanks in advance for any replies.
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Old 05-17-2008, 05:35 AM   #2
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Default RE: Mufflers for stock 289 V8...which sound best?

when push comes to shove the flowmaster series is always a win the 40 series or the new super 44 are nice. if yiou want a more 60's authentic sound there are the original glasspacks on the market still.

i gonna run glasspacks on my 65
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Old 05-17-2008, 08:43 AM   #3
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Default RE: Mufflers for stock 289 V8...which sound best?

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I have flowmaster 40s on my 351 and they sound awesome, there is a link to sound clips in my sig under the picture. I know it is not quite the same but the sound I get from them is awesome!

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Old 05-17-2008, 10:20 AM   #4
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Default RE: Mufflers for stock 289 V8...which sound best?

I have Flowmaster Hushpower II's on my 67 and I absolutely love them. They give more of a mellow 50's tone at idle, much less raspy than the 40 series (or any non-fiberglass packed chambered muffler, for that matter), and they absolutely scream when you get on the gas. They're pretty expensive though, so not for everyone.

I hate flowmaster 40's. They're obnoxious, raspy,and they tend to drone inside the cabin, and everybody and their grandmother has them. 50 series are at least much tamer inside. I usually prefer Magnaflows, though.
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Old 05-17-2008, 10:39 AM   #5
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Flows sound agressive, but they also sound like every other car on the road. They're also pretty restrictive unless you run the open chamber race mufflers(which I have no idea why they call it a muffler, it's really just a square shaped exhaust pipe that does nothing to reduce noise).
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:32 AM   #6
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I have a 67 289 mustang that i just put all jba exhaust and headers, incase ur looking for something other than flowmaster which i would love to have but...everyone has them, i just put them on last night at 10pmand started it up and it sounded awsome, some neighbors came out and over. 1650 ezhaust
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:51 AM   #7
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Default RE: Mufflers for stock 289 V8...which sound best?

if you dont want flowmastr than i highle recommend magnaflow.

but for my exhaust im using dynamax mufflers and have someone i know modfy them top secret though so dont try it at home [:-]
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:58 AM   #8
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Hooker Aero Chambers FTW. At least I can tell people I have a set of hookers under my back seat.
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Old 05-17-2008, 12:36 PM   #9
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Default RE: Mufflers for stock 289 V8...which sound best?

Are you just replacing the mufflers or looking to replace the entire exhaust system?

The 2 big companies would be Flowmaster and Magnaflow which are what most people go with. Flowmaster pipes and mufflers are Aluminized and have Stainless Steel extensions. Magnaflow systems are all Stainless Steel. Both are mandel bent.

I'm likely going with the Flowmaster exhaust and the 40s. Sound clips of each Flowmaster muffler can be heard here. I prefer the Super 40s myself but she says she likes the 40s better.
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I don't see any reason to buy a full pre-bent exhaust system. Any decent muffler shop can fab something up for you in an afternoon, and some of the better shops even have mandrel bending tools.
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i had a 10ft peice of 2-1/4" tubing and a ubend that i brought along with my flowmaster 40 2 chambers for the guy to a shop and he only charged me $200 for the whole system. pretty cheap imo. and i picked it up the next morning. idk if he used the tubing i brought him or not but it was sorta in trade since i gave him the stuff.
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Old 05-17-2008, 06:14 PM   #12
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Default RE: Mufflers for stock 289 V8...which sound best?

when it comes to mufflers its a matter of personal taste, period! what muffler sounds good to one person may sound horrible to someone else. a muffler will also sound drastically different on 2 different cars with different engine combos. i went through several sets of mufflers over the years and wasnt satisfied untill i installed a set of super 40s, these mufflers truly gave me a seat of the pants(my dyno) change, better throttle response, deff more power and a nice rumble at idle, at cruising speed there really not bad at all. as far as flows being restrictive, uh no. proof is in the pudding. as far as everybody having them well then i guess they work and the people are happy with them. but as i said its a matter of taste,
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:11 PM   #13
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i have a 68 with a 289 also, hooker headers and flowmasters. the most beautiful sound in the world...
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:40 PM   #14
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Cherry Bombs, You cant get any more 60's than that...
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:44 PM   #15
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when it comes to mufflers its a matter of personal taste, period! what muffler sounds good to one person may sound horrible to someone else. a muffler will also sound drastically different on 2 different cars with different engine combos. i went through several sets of mufflers over the years and wasnt satisfied untill i installed a set of super 40s, these mufflers truly gave me a seat of the pants(my dyno) change, better throttle response, deff more power and a nice rumble at idle, at cruising speed there really not bad at all. as far as flows being restrictive, uh no. proof is in the pudding. as far as everybody having them well then i guess they work and the people are happy with them. but as i said its a matter of taste,
Well really unless any of us have flowed and dyno'd a set of super 40's nothing has been proven. There are alot of mufflers on the market these days that will not flow great because they are built for sound, not power gain. If you want some mufflers that flow, DR.Gas Boom Tubes, but none of use have a Cup engine in our cars so maybe not.
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Old 05-18-2008, 01:31 AM   #16
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i dont know about you guys but i like to have something a little diffrent. personaly to me flow masters and magnaflow just suck to me. i dont like the sound and when you are in the car it just resoniates horribly. i love to hear my scream, but not that way. i went with my dads friends shops mufflers, spintech. i know most of you probally havent heard of them but they made headers and mufflers for sprint cars. these are the coolest sounding mufflers i have ever put a car. they have a good clean crisp sound and you know when u are on the gas. the good thing i like about them is they dont resoniate. that is my opinion, but hey if you want to go with the flow then go. it your choice.
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Old 05-18-2008, 01:37 AM   #17
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there needs to be a few more uploads into the exuast sticky...the ones there are cool, but we should try to get a complete list/clips of what everyone has on here, make it a bit easier to compare even if its through crappy comp speakers...
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:47 AM   #18
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Here's a clip of my 302 with headers, an H-pipe and dual Flowmaster 40's.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ab8VBjggIDM

I really like them, but I also miss how loud my glasspacks were.
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289 with hedman longtube headers, no crossover pipe, and a pair of flow 40 series

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-9o3t0EP3I

and yeah i know the car looks like sh*t [8D]
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:43 PM   #20
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If you want sound, I dont know if they are still made but thrush round steel mufflers sound awesome, there also a similar muffler called "smithys", otherwise magna flows or if you can afford them borla's, as far as flowmasters, I think they sound aweful, very tinney, droney and annoying. If you want loud you want a straight thru muffler, you can get some 12" long glass packs too, they will be nice and loud. after a while you will get tired of the noise though......
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