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Aftermarket v-8 exhaust

Discussion in 'Modified Explorations!!' started by 86lx, December 12, 2004.

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  1. 86lx

    86lx New Member

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    I am looking for a aftermarket exhaust for my 97 v-8,I only found Gibson making one,does anyone else make one? If not how does the Gibson sound?
    Thanks,Tim
     
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  3. BBall_fan

    BBall_fan New Member

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    v8 exhaust advice

    Just so you know I have a 03 limited v8 and put on gibson single out and was not happy with it. It was a little loud in the cabin for my taste, even on the highway. I am shopping for another choice now.


    03 Explorer Limited 100yr anniversary edition
    Current mods: K&N FIPK, 20"Helos rims, new deck - clarion 745mp, focal front speakers, 2 jl 10w6 box with jl amps.
    Future mods: exhaust - magnaflow catback, apten chip, maf, throttle body, headers.
     
  4. bmxking5

    bmxking5 Well-Known Member

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    I've heard that the Gibson sounds pretty good. Most people just go to an exhaust shop and then pick out a muffler andhave the exhaust shop bend the pipes. Then you can choose where they exit and what setup you want.
     
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    local shop advice

    Is the local muffler shops using mandrel bending techiniques. That is the reason I am still sticking with catback systems. Any magnaflow comments?
     
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    bmxking5 Well-Known Member

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    I like the way mine sounds, but haven't heard any opinions from V8 guys about the Magnaflow. Do a search and I'm sure you'll find some opinions from the V8 guys.

    BTW - Welcome to the site guys :)
     
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    thanks for the help... digging the site so far. Just got to have patience in the searching for info.
     
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    any ideas on the mandrel bending with the local muffler shops?
     
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    No offense but unless your local exhaust is doing the worlds shittiest job on crimping their pipes or your driving an X with a $20k motor in it mandrel bending isn't needed man. If its a DD why spend the extra money on mandrel? Your not going to notice power gains or anything. I mean hell, unless your going to chrome your undercarriage and lift it 5' so ppl can walk under it no need for the mandrel. Ya know what I mean? Oh, I might sound like an ass, but im not.. im just being the realistic redneck that I am.
    -Cody
     
  10. 86lx

    86lx New Member

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    I don't mind the noise,I have a 11 sec street Mustang so I am used to it.How much for yours??
     
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    I could not find a v-8 magnaflow exhaust??
     
  12. celly

    celly disturber of the peace

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    Hardly ANY shops do mandrel bending. Good luck finding a shop. The equipment required is VERY expensive. The only shop I know of in town caters to the ricer crowd. I heard their pricing is astronomical.

    Mandrel bending is nice, but not 100% necessary, at least for our sort of application (from what I've heard and read anyhow).
     
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    celly disturber of the peace

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    I stumbled across a post yesterday that had a sound clip of a Magnaflow on a V8. They're obviously out there. Sorry, can't remember where I saw it. Keep searching.

    Magnaflow makes mufflers for a LOT of applications. I'm sure they have what you're looking for.
     
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    I have an 03 XLT with the V-8 and had a Flowmaster 40 put on this past August and I absolutely love the sound. I had a muffler shop put it in and they used most of the existing stock pipe. The only real change was a new piece from the flange to the new muffler and a 2 foot long 3" tip out the back to repace the small stock pipe that looked too low for my taste. I love the sound, but a few times I've been told by other people riding with me that it's a little loud in the cabin. I'm going to get some sound damping material and line my floorboard with it.
     






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