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straight through mufflers?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by svdevon82, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Dec 30, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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    svdevon82

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    I've been looking at mufflers from different manufacturers and alot of the mufflers they sell are straight through design. Is that best way for performance? I'm no mechanic, but would that be losing backpressure and just for sound?
     
  2. Dec 30, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    I properly sized straight flow muffler will not hurt performance. Magnaflow's mufflers are straight flow.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    whats the reason for a straight flow? is it pretty much a straight pipe with the mffler around it to look stock or legit?
     
  4. Dec 30, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    They are mufflers that are literally straight flow. You can see right through them. In the muffler there are holes in the pipe and some of the sound is absorbed into the muffler material. You get maximum flow without the sound of a gay Chokemaster.

    Here is a pic of the muffler of the Magnaflow catback I had on my ranger:

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  5. Dec 30, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    there are perforations in the pipe. the pipe is surrounded by an acoustic material that cuts down on sound. This allows less backpressure but will be louder than stock
     
  6. Jan 1, 2011 at 9:20 PM
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    BAMFTACO

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    Its also depends on wat sound your looking for flowmaster has an agressive tone and the usually the straight through design are more of a mellow sound
     
  7. Jan 1, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    Aero Turbine is another straight through
     
  8. Jan 1, 2011 at 9:25 PM
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    Looks like a giant gun silencer.
     
  9. Jan 1, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    Aero turbine and also wicked flow mufflers are pretty good mufflers that I think give a good sound
     
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