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hey guys im 17 and i scooped ice cream and roofed on 120 degree roofs for over a year to buy my beautiful yellow 1995 corvette. got a deal. anyways, i want to buy mufflers(cuz i heard that its pointless to get cat back systems for the LT-1 cuz its already free flow) and i want a good sound, like not hella sound in the car while driving but sounds nice outside when idle and when i punch it. suggestions for this newbie wuld be much appreciated. thanks guys
 

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but isnt that illegal? u dont know of any good mufflers man?
Most cars with "performance mufflers" are louder than my '85.. but I wanted the deep rumble at idle and throttle that straight pipes got me.

Sure there's plenty of mufflers out there but none I was going to spend several hundred bucks for. Mufflers just alter the exhaust to make a desired sound, I wanted to hear the engine as she is and I didn't want to break the wallet.

You could use the "search" feature up in the toolbar to find lots of C4 threads about comparing mufflers and such... several too about straight pipes. Replacing the cat-converter would be a great first step. Get back the power, response and sound... then whatever mufflers you get would really wake things up.
 

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so u think that i should just replace the cat converter and then get some mufflers and that wuld be a huge difference? i dnt have lots of money considering i just spent 8500 for my car and i go to school so i dont work tons. but a new cat converter isnt much and mufflers arent bad... but replacing the cat converter and also mufflers wuld provide a great sound u think?
 

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Straight pipes are great if you are looking for some noise. I took the stock exhaust system off the 85' and replaced it with true dual straight pipe exhaust. Slapped the mufflers back on and the difference was amazing. Rumbles like none other.
 

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my step dad said that if i run straight pipes, on cold days when i start up the cold air will go thro the pipes and warp the head and valves. im just tryin to find some good sound, not hellla ****in loud ya kno?
 

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Straight pipes with stock mufflers isnt crazy loud. Theres a good rumble there that sounds great to me. As for the cold air... I've never heard of that before.:huh:
 

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oh...well he built a 440 cornet like the ground up..he know his **** so idk...but thanks for ur input man..im a just a kid wit a vette who wanna sound good ya know haha
 

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oh...well he built a 440 cornet like the ground up..he know his **** so idk...but thanks for ur input man..im a just a kid wit a vette who wanna sound good ya know haha
I hear ya, Im 20. Search the C4 boards there are tons of muffler related Posts that should get you what your looking for. Goodluck.:thumbsup:
 

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Straight pipes with stock mufflers isnt crazy loud. Theres a good rumble there that sounds great to me.
Yep. Not terribly loud by any means, just meatier.

on cold days when i start up the cold air will go thro the pipes and warp the head and valves.
The pipes and heads/valves are on complete opposite ends of the inhale/exhale cycle. You're not going to experience any difference accept a less restricted exhaust flow and the goodies that come with that (more sound and power).

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Search the C4 boards there are tons of muffler related Posts that should get you what your looking for.
Yep, took me 5 seconds and got all these results:

http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/forums/search.php?searchid=496454
 

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Well first Congrats on your new toy, and welcome to the family! I have a set of single chamber flow-masters on my car and I love them. At Idle they have a deep low pur to them then at WOT it makes a wonderful noise that turns heads. The Other nice thing about them is that on the freeway at 75 mph you can hear them pur but can still carry on a conversation. Thats my 2 cents. :thumbsup:
 

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my stock exaust is gutted from the headers back. no cattylic converter at all, running to some flowmasters with nice rectangular tips at the rear.

it has a great idol sound, and you can realley hear it when you get on it.
but from 1600 to 2100 rpm there is this awful loud drone inside the car, its pretty much un avoidable with a set up like mine. im 26 and its not loud enough for me. :devil: ( my horn quit working not so long ago, so I just thro the car in neutral and rev when I need someones attention ) so you being 17 should love all the noise.
I wouldnt be too worried about cold air sneaking back up your pipes.
 

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I've got a 1996, I started out by cutting out the dual-in/out resonator before the mufflers. That made her decent amount louder and pushed alot more air out the back. I'd do that first it cost me only $60 for a muffler shop to do it (I didn't feel like pulling the exhaust off at the time). Or you could have them throw on a X pipe for probably another $40-$50, that's give you free hp from the scavaging too.

I put some headers on about a month ago or so and while I had the exhaust off I cut the mufflers out. It sounds REALLY mean but I have to agree with 84brian about that 1600-2100rpm drone. (Maybe that X pipe would solve/help that?). My solution for the drone was 2 fosgate 10's. ;)

I never heard about that warping of the heads from the strightpipes though?
 

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hmm well i dont know much about exhaust and cutting out **** and all thats o id have to take to a shop. so as from u guys have said i should just run straight pipes? how much that cost if i wanted a shop to do that?
 

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I would not want to pay more than $150 for some one to saw out my mufflers and replace them with a piece of exaust tubing.
its terribly simple. I mean its as simple as it can get.
are you going to keep the cat? or do you want your shop to cut out the cat too and replace it with a section of exaust tubing as well?
because if your current cat is all clogged up, it will rob your performence and you probly wont notice much change in in power with the muffler delete if your exaust is choked off by the catt.
 
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