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ok, so i put flowmaster super 44's on my car a couple months ago with 3 inch pipes, and everyone said they would give the loudest meanest sound i could get away with, but the only loud sound i get is the [email protected] drone, it dousnt bother me or anything, but whenever its outside of that 500 rpm range it hardly sounds like anything, what could be causing this? i mean yea i know with our cars u have to do headers an mids an cai and stuff to get a real muscle car sound, but its down right embarassing sometimes, my old car was an 03 vette that i saved for a long time and dumped some serious cash into(that was when my car was my only bill, didnt pay rent yet :grin: ), but it had the same engine size as my r/t and even when i only had exhaust on it, it sounded like something outta satans @$$hole when i would get on it, i mean roaring like all hell, what should i do to get outta this delima??? eventualy im gonna get headers and everything i can of course, i just cant afford anything right now, but is thier a chance that something could be wrong with the mufflers? im so puzzled and sad about this, i just turned 20 and i had to save up for a damn long time to get the exhaust, for it to not sound like anything special :(
 

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cmon guys, please help me :alien:
 

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Are you still running the factory resonators?
 

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Aftermarket exhaust tend to have drone due to the MDS on the R/T'S. Try driving in autostick to get rid of it, as far as I'm aware the only aftermarket exhaust that doesn't have drone is zoomers.
 

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Are you still running the factory resonators?
um, to be honest i dont even know what resonaters are :smoke: :grin: haha, but i dont think so, i put my car on a rack after to examin the job, makin sure everything was welded properly and stuff, and all there is from the flowmasters back is pipes



ps. are resonaters the things that makes the cab noise qieter? ive heared of people having stuff like that, and what would they look like if i had em?
 

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Aftermarket exhaust tend to have drone due to the MDS on the R/T'S. Try driving in autostick to get rid of it, as far as I'm aware the only aftermarket exhaust that doesn't have drone is zoomers.

yea, but its not the drone that bothers me, its the fact that my car dousnt sound like it has exhaust when its not droning, i mean to someone that hasnt heared the before and after it sounds like it could practicly be stock, the only time i catch people looking is when its droning, and if its the mds that makes it sound sh!tty like this, is thier some way to disable it, cause im getting pissed enough to not care about saving a couple miles per gallon, i just want it to sound like a car with that engine size should
 

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wow, 60 views, and 2 comments haha, im goin crazy in anticipation over here guys :dead:
 

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you need high flow cats, or remove the cats, also the manifolds are crap. There really isnt anything you can do at this point. The car has an x-pipe which works best with a straight-through design muffler, your chambered muffler sounds best with an h-pipe. Also, the standard 40 series would have been the one to get for all-out loudness.
 

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you need high flow cats, or remove the cats, also the manifolds are crap. There really isnt anything you can do at this point. The car has an x-pipe which works best with a straight-through design muffler, your chambered muffler sounds best with an h-pipe. Also, the standard 40 series would have been the one to get for all-out loudness.
ah, yea i figured the cats would make a big diff, thanks for the responce by the way. oh and exactly what manifolds are you talking about? and i dont think i have an x or an h pipe, cause isnt that between the cats and mufflers? from what i remember everythings just straight back, from the stock headers
 

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bro get some exhaust cutouts. either manual or electric. I had the stock exhaust on my R/T with dual manual cut outs and with those things open I would be willing to bet it would be louder than your old vette. The drone sucked so bad though I had to use auto stick whenever they were open. do a search, I'm sure you can find some video, but ask anyone who heard my old RT and they will tell you it was LOUD!!!! oh yeah and it only cost me 100 bucks installed!
 

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Thats what I had to do, get an h pipe

you need high flow cats, or remove the cats, also the manifolds are crap. There really isnt anything you can do at this point. The car has an x-pipe which works best with a straight-through design muffler, your chambered muffler sounds best with an h-pipe. Also, the standard 40 series would have been the one to get for all-out loudness.
 

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ah, yea i figured the cats would make a big diff, thanks for the responce by the way. oh and exactly what manifolds are you talking about? and i dont think i have an x or an h pipe, cause isnt that between the cats and mufflers? from what i remember everythings just straight back, from the stock headers

I am referring to your exhaust manifolds. You should have an x-pipe, there should not be just straight pipes from the manifolds back.
 

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I am referring to your exhaust manifolds. You should have an x-pipe, there should not be just straight pipes from the manifolds back.
stupid question.... i thought we dont have exhaust manifolds????

isnt that where all the exhaust ports come together in 1 place... then go to the cats? like all out into one pipe?
i thought we have true headers, not a manifold.
bro get some exhaust cutouts. either manual or electric. I had the stock exhaust on my R/T with dual manual cut outs and with those things open I would be willing to bet it would be louder than your old vette. The drone sucked so bad though I had to use auto stick whenever they were open. do a search, I'm sure you can find some video, but ask anyone who heard my old RT and they will tell you it was LOUD!!!! oh yeah and it only cost me 100 bucks installed!
and secondly, what do manual cutouts consist of? like crawl under the car and open a lil hatch deally on your pipes? can you hook up some pictures or brief explanation or link? what materials are needed? id love if you could shed some light on this as it is something id be interested in doing :) thx
 

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Hey guys, I am sorry to ask a dumb question like this but i am not a wrench and I will be buying new pipes for my RT/RT this week....What do you mean by "drone"?

Thank you all for your patience....I am learning...lol

ROOSTER
 

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Drone is the near buzzing noise a certain rpm ranges. Due to a lack of insulation and dampaning material in our cars, this is more noticable on aftermarket exhaust where the resonators are removed.

As for the weak sounding mufflers..... somethings not right. Did you verify the part numbers to make sure the installer didnt put a more restrictive exhaust on? My v-6 sounds mean with its magnaflow.
 

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bro get some exhaust cutouts. either manual or electric. I had the stock exhaust on my R/T with dual manual cut outs and with those things open I would be willing to bet it would be louder than your old vette. The drone sucked so bad though I had to use auto stick whenever they were open. do a search, I'm sure you can find some video, but ask anyone who heard my old RT and they will tell you it was LOUD!!!! oh yeah and it only cost me 100 bucks installed!
X2...Cutouts is the way to go if you want loud.
 

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I am referring to your exhaust manifolds. You should have an x-pipe, there should not be just straight pipes from the manifolds back.

ok so i just took a peek up her royal whitness' skirt and i dont see any place where the 2 pipes are connecting, i had cross pipes on my vette, and im not seeing anything like that here, unless my eyes are failing me


btw thanks a lot guys for the suggestions
 

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bro get some exhaust cutouts. either manual or electric. I had the stock exhaust on my R/T with dual manual cut outs and with those things open I would be willing to bet it would be louder than your old vette. The drone sucked so bad though I had to use auto stick whenever they were open. do a search, I'm sure you can find some video, but ask anyone who heard my old RT and they will tell you it was LOUD!!!! oh yeah and it only cost me 100 bucks installed!
yea ive been playing with the idea of getting the electric cut outs, but i want something that sounds good all the time, not just when im trying to raise the dead u kno? then have those to really fly some skirts up :tongue: yea and i cant find any vids of r/t's with cutouts either :(
 

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Thats what I had to do, get an h pipe
did it really help any? and how did u go about getting that, what was the final cost?
 
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