1994 SHO Replacement Muffler Recommendation

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  1. Edward Birdsall

    Edward Birdsall SHO Member

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    Dear SHO Forum members. Thank you for taking the time to read my posts. I truly appreciate your help and hospitality in replying. I have another post looking for parts. If you have, I'm willing to buy on spot.

    This post however is related to mufflers. I had recently purchased and installed from Summit racing 2" OFF/OFF FLOWMASTER DELTA FLO MUFFLERS on stock pipes. Problem is, they sound terrible. Too raspy when I rug it like those imports I hear and cringe. It sounds as if the baffles are bad and I have playing cards clipped to my wheels like spokes on a BMX rim.

    I'm going to cut them out and install new mufflers and tips, but need a recommendation that will fit and sound right. A low soft tone is what I'm looking for at idle and when ruggin' it! I don't know what factory sounded like, but I may be OK with that too. I just don't want loud and raspy. I have been told the Dynomax Super Turbo may be what I'm looking for.

    Your thoughts and feedback are greatly appreciated.

    P.S. The flowmasters I'm cutting out may be for sale at a discount if Summit won't take them back. Brand new as of last week. Lmk if interested.

    Kind Regards,
    Edward
     
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    I have heard flowmasters are loud. I have had Magnaflows before and I thought those were a bit on the loud side as well. There was a little rasp during warm up. I have read good things about Borlas, but have not actually heard them on a car. I keep hoping to find an old MTX car with a full borla exhaust on it
     
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    Hey Zoom. There are a few video's of my SHO generation with Borla mufflers. For my taste, they also sound raspy and almost like the car has no mufflers on it. I prefer hearing the sound of the motor as the rpms climb up to near redline over the mufflers. A low bass exhaust note would compliment well I think.

    A lot of these more expensive popular brands I have found don't sound well on this application. Trying to think outside of the box.

    Btw, would you happen to know what was the original OEM style muffler that came with the car?
     
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    zoomlater SHO Member Supporting Member

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    I don't know what Ford used back then, but they are pretty quiet. Did you listen to ones on the Shosource site
     
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    I have Flowmaster Series 40 Stainless mufflers and there is no rasp whatsoever.

    Plus they are 14 years old and no sign of rot or any other failure.

    If you are solving a rasp issue, my bet is you no longer have a resonator. I swapped out a resonator for a flow through, small diameter muffler in the same location years ago on another project and it worked out great.
     
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    That's fantastic. I have had them on my Mustang for about 10 years and they sound and work great! However, I have the Delta 40's, a totally different muffler than the 40 series. I have the stock resonators and the cats have been deleted, no leaks.

    My guess would be the deflectors inside the muffler are causing this type of sound as intended or they are compromised somehow.
     
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    I would recommend the Magnaflow Mufflers for no rasp and a good mellow sound.
     
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