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Unread 10-23-2008, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default 1997 Intrepid 3.5L ES Muffler help!!

I'm looking to put a new flowmaster on, but I dont know my mufflers offset. I looked under the car and took a pic..



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looking to install this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Flowm...mZ380072605310


I guess some would say I need a C/O muffler, but how is this possible??
It can also be an O/O??

My muffler's offsets are on the sides of the muffler, unlike the flowmaster, which has the offsets on the ends of the muffler?

Am I going to have to have curved pipes welded?
Or does the muffler get installed vertically?


someone help! I have been trying all day to find out my offset!!

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You won't find a FlowMaster to fit the car without reworking the pipes. You will have to have a muffler shop cut and bend pipe to make any offset work.

You will have to have some idea of how the pipes can be reworked before you know what off set to get.
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Are you sure a flowmaster wont fit? Not even vertically? Isnt that they way they are meant, a straight flow?


Having a garage do all that bending is gonna be like $300!!!

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You can get dimensions off the Flowmaster website and crawl under the car with a tape measure.

It won't simply bolt on! These are generic fit mufflers, with a bend toward "old school" cars; front engine rear drive. The exhaust travels pretty much straight back.

Your not likely going to get it on yourself without some bending and welding!
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You can get dimensions off the Flowmaster website and crawl under the car with a tape measure.

It won't simply bolt on! These are generic fit mufflers, with a bend toward "old school" cars; front engine rear drive. The exhaust travels pretty much straight back.

Your not likely going to get it on yourself without some bending and welding!
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you will be better off getting a muffler shop to do it...

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Mommy....

Well, I just put an Intake on, and I'm amazed the difference it has made performance wise, I want that Mean car sound with better flow..

So I think paying a shop to do it is the only way to go ='(


With a new muffler, will I need to do work to the resonator?

I want it to sound MEAN, but not arrest me loud.

Will leaving the stock resonator on be ok?

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You can leave the resonator on.

The Flowmaster 50 is louder than the 40

If the 50 is used it IS loud. With the resonator still on, the 50 may be quite enough. Some cars are almost quite enough with just the resonator and no muffler. In that case I would go with the 50

You would need to run it with the muffler off to judge this.
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Today I went to the muffler shop, I asked about putting a flowmaster on.. The guy said it wasnt possible... I dont know if I believe him, but what ever..

So I ended up having the muffler cut off and a straight pipe welded to my resonator.

Now, I like the new sound of the car, but it just isnt as loud as I wanted it to be.

What can I do to the resonator to make the car a bit louder?

Do i have to get a new resonator, with higher flow?

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If you remove the resonator it WILL be too loud!

Manufacturers use a resonator to take the raspyness out of the exhaust. You don't normally swap the resonator.

You might have room to replace the resonator with a Flowmaster.
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well thats a great idea to install a flowmaster in your car!!!!!!!!!
thats really cool i think u should do it...........
and try to put vertically or may be you should do the curved piped welded.......
thats a pretty cool idea....

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