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Unread 07-17-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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Hey guys! I just joined. I'm gonna start off by saying I don't know much about cars or mechanics but I'm ready to start learning! I've got an 06 Chevy Cobalt that I'm "fixing up". Rather than going for looks first I'm going to try and beef up performance. It's just a 4 cyl so I'd like to give it some more oomph without making a silk purse out of a sows ear. I've replace the stock wheels with some DR 34's and Falken road tires. Next I'm going to put an exhaust on. I've done a bit of research and it seems everywhere I look people are using Magnaflow and honestly... I'm not impressed.. I don't want it to sound like a ricer, but I don't want the classic musclecar either. Maybe somewhere between. Any recommendations? (I'm also wanting to spend less than 500)

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Unread 07-17-2012, 03:06 PM   #2
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Magna flow would be the best option it doesn't sound like either. Welcome!
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Magna flow would be the best option it doesn't sound like either. Welcome!
I appreciate the welcome man! Now is Magnaflow a model or a brand? Meaning are there several different "types" of magnaflow?

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Magnaflow is the brand.
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Yeah Magnaflow makes an entire line of mufflers and they sound great. My Thunderbird uses their 18inch DISO muffler and its very smooth, low and powerful sounding for a V6.
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On that I'd keep it as quiet as you can. 4 cylinders just dont sound that great. Maybe a high flow cat or something.


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Well I'm a tad disappointed. The "tone" of the muffler is perfect! It sounds great and is exactly how I wanted it. However the volume is awful.. It's about the same volume as the stock muffler.. The work on it was pretty bad as well. The "tip" was a cut piece of tubing that was cut with a circular saw (burrs all around the inside) and jammed into the muffler and tacked in with a welder. My bill only ended up being 150 but it still was far too expensive for the work put into it.. (By the way thanks for all the welcomes, I'm loving it!)

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