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Which exhaust sounds best on the V6

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Old 03-03-2009, 09:40 AM   #1
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I m looking into doing a full exhaust in the near future. Although i m having trouble first of all finding long tube headers for my 1996 v6 5sp. Does anyone know any sites that have these for sale?

Also as far as from header back what would be my best bet to get that V8 sounding exhaust. I hear to many 6's that sound like a Civic and I hate it I want a deep muscle sounds not a ricer sound. What will give me the best sound and where can I get it from?

I had an 02 GT for a while and I had the SLP Loudmouth on it which was amazing but I dunno if that will be nice on a 6. So what you guys think is best to go with and where can I get it from
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:47 AM   #2
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Well the only to get a V8 sound is to have a V8, a V6 will always sound different.

That said, when looking for exhaust for my car I checked out several systems and found IMO that Pypes with an X pipe produced the best tone.

Not sure where would be best to get headers from, It has been a long time since I bought mine.
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Well the only to get a V8 sound is to have a V8, a V6 will always sound different.

That said, when looking for exhaust for my car I checked out several systems and found IMO that Pypes with an X pipe produced the best tone.

Not sure where would be best to get headers from, It has been a long time since I bought mine.

Yea I know I won't get exact V8 but at least near it. I seen the Pypes system your talking about on AmericanMuscle.com so maybe Ill just have to check that out. I just wonder if it will bolt on with long tube headers
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:13 AM   #4
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It is a bolt on to the stock headers, so you will have to do some cutting and modifying to fit the LT.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:18 AM   #5
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A V6 will always sound like a V6!
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:43 AM   #6
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A V6 will always sound like a V6!

Yes but but some systems give it a nice sound and other make it sound like a Civic. I dont want the Civic exhaust I want it sounding more muscle I know not a V8 but like a built V6
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MAC LT's, MAC H-pipe with magnaflow cats and a magnaflow catback, then you'll have good sound and an actual performance gain.
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MAC LT's, MAC H-pipe with magnaflow cats and a magnaflow catback, then you'll have good sound and an actual performance gain.

Any clue where I can get the Mac LT's from?
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Try stangmods.com thats where I got mine.
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flow 40s no cats
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True duels, Force Flos, with 3 1/2 SS tips....sounds great to me....I know thats what I have....

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yeah true duals sound nice and will only run you like $200 plus mufflers. But the lt's sound better and just mean for a V6 plus like Ryan said, they will have real performance gains. Speaking of lt's. How well will they pull without a real dyno tune, like if I just retune my engine with my diablo tuner will they still be alright?
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I found everything I need at Stangmods.com. They have the Mac LT's and the shorty mid pipe and the cat back system like someone said is the best to do. Should cost about $1k for everything so hopefully I can get it soon
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Don't forget install if your not doing it yourself. I was thinking about gettin lt's and the midpipe and installing them myself and then just driving it to an exhaust shop and having them mate my tailpipes and mufflers I have now to the midpipe.
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Yea i m sure that install won't be cheap either. I got a guy that can do it real cheap though. I do his pc work he cuz my car work so it won't be bad. As long as it bolts up fine which I think with the shorty mid it will
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RATnnJ5R3A

There's a video with full exhaust/Flowmasters. That's on a split port car.

Here's one with the same bodystyle as the OP's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxJYC...eature=related

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This is essentially what my car sounds like... of course it sounds better in person. =]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2tFl7O8k1U
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