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which muffler would you choose?

  • summit turbo

    Votes: 4 11.4%
  • dynomax thrush

    Votes: 8 22.9%
  • flowtech raptor turbo

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • force pro series chambered

    Votes: 8 22.9%
  • flowtech afterburner

    Votes: 5 14.3%
  • ...other? please list

    Votes: 10 28.6%
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So, kindve like gacks poll, i guess im looking more for guidance than an actual decision.

My setup is much more conventional than gacks, single pipe, currently 2.5 into 3" maremont pipe, hopefully going to change that to 3" to 3".

anyways, i definetly dont want a flowmaster. I mocked the complete exhaust up, once with a glasspack and once straight piped, and both times the amount of resonance, just sitting in my driveway at idle, was nearly unbearable. I have no cats on the system, so its got some volume to it.

As such it obviously wouldnt make sense to use a flowmaster, so that ever popular option is off the list. To narrow it down a bit more, ive looked through summit and found a lot of attractive (looking) options, for $50 and less. The prices range from $21-$45. As you can tell, im doing this on the cheap (have $30 into my exhaust so far and want to keep it under $100 including hanging it).

Right now im leaning towards a turbo style muffler to try and deaden the sound. In the price range i am looking at here is what i found that seemed most intrigueing:


Summit Turbo, $21.99
http://store.summitracing.com/partd...906131+4294791976+4294906122+115&autoview=sku

Dynomax Thrush, $29.95
http://store.summitracing.com/partd...906131+4294791976+4294906122+115&autoview=sku

Flowtech Raptor (turbo), $35.00
http://store.summitracing.com/partd...906131+4294791976+4294906122+115&autoview=sku

Force Automotive (chambered), $35.95, (thinking it would probably be too much like a flowmaster)
http://store.summitracing.com/partd...906131+4294791976+4294906122+115&autoview=sku

Flowtech Afterburner, $44.00 (chambered, but claims right in the desc. to not have resonance problems)
http://store.summitracing.com/partd...906131+4294791976+4294906122+115&autoview=sku


So thats the five that i could find on summit, they seem to cover the general range of what you would normally want. Like i said, i need to do my best to avoid resonance... my truck has no sound deadening in it, so it can be a problem (also has a cut out in the bed for the fuel pump).

Anyone with any experiences with any of the above, please chime in and give me your impressions of the product. I will probably end up getting the cheap summit turbo if no one has any reasons not to, but right now i am not quite ready to drop the hammer and do it.
 

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Those summit turbos are pretty nice sounding, my cousin has one on his truck.
 

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i voted for the afterburners very solid sound and straight though desing like the hookers. and i hate the flowmaster anything seams like 95% of after market system around hear sound the same.
 

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I vote for Force. I have them on my Couger. They sound just like Flowmasters and they last. Ive had them on there for a few years and they still look as good as the day they where put on.
 

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so everyone that is comparing these mufflers to flows, do they get the same degree of resonance in the cab? That is sometihng i am trying to avoid as best i can.
 

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Thrushes are deeeeep. You probably don't want these if you don't want resonance. Regular Dynomax Super Turbos are a few bucks more and quieter under throttle. I have them w/ duals behind a built 350 and get lots of compliments. And they sound nothing like 2 chamber Flowmasters.
 

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Stay far away from the Summit "turbo" and Thrush products. I seriously think those mufflers are just stockers with a little less insulation....

I like the looks of the "Force" chambered mufflers. My buddy put a set on his truck last year and they sound just like Flowmasters. I would have gotten them on my Suburban if I hadnt found out that my muffler shop has "Forenza-flows" which are pretty much identical at the same price. The only difference is mine have a donkey flexing his muscles on them so mine are cooler......
 

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are all the chambered mufflers getting the same resonance issues as a regular flowmaster? Resonance is my biggest concern, like i said, no cats and no insulation in the bronco, so i dont want a loud muffler by any standards


83Bronco5.0, what makes oyuthink that the summit mufflers are stock design?
 
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