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Old 05-22-2012, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default Y-pipe options for quieting Trans Am

I've decided to quiet down the TA and clean up some of the exhaust racket. Current setup is Kooks 1 3/4 headers with Kooks ORY into Magnaflow catback. I'm looking for input from owners and possibly sponsors to see what's the better choice and if I'm missing any options.

Option 1: Have Magnaflow bullet cats welded into existing Y, and flowmaster merge to replace Kooks merge. Parts are $250 plus fabricating costs.

Option 2: Texas speed (TSP) catted Y pipe ($350+shipping) Unknown fitment on Kooks Y and it's aluminized steel. Has bullet style cats and much better merge than the Kooks crappy merge.

Option 3: ????? Any other options to quiet down the car? I like the idea of cats to get ride of the exhaust smell. It was nice for a few years but I want to be able to take the car somewhere nice and not smell like unburnt fuel.
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:15 PM   #2
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I've got a true dual 3" on my car and it was just too loud when I got it. I had some bullet style cats put in. They got rid of the gas smell and quieted it down. It's still got some sound to it, but it's no where near as bad as it was.
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A turbo charge helps to quiet down the exhaust
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I have a pacesetter LT's into their ORY into a magnaflow. Just bought a magnaflow 3in bullet muffler and had it welded into the Y.
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I would go with option 1. I have had a flowmaster merge welded in my old TA, cost was like $200. With the cats it should sound good. I got ARH catted Y in my new TA and a magnaflow cat-back and its quiet.... Actually too quiet for me so I find myself running with my cutout open more often then not. This is just a bolt on car though, idk if ur cammed or what im sure that makes it much louder.
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ill swap ya my stock manifolds and ypipe!

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Awesome. Thanks for the input guys.

Yes to turbo, no to stock cats and y
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Bru, to be honest, I thought my buddies LT+ORY+Magnoflow was high pitched and raspy.

ever think about true duals with single chamber flowmasters?



i agree with the smell of exhaust though....i have these 10 series mufflers out back and i still stink........
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I like the high pitched sound of the Magnaflow. Otherwise it sounds low and bassy like a Mustang, which sounds good on its own right but I like the more exotic high pitched sound.
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Single chamber flows sond nice but they drone soo much in the car. I had them dumped then ran them out the back and it was still killig me. I went to sweet thunders instead. they don' have a low bass rumble that sets off off car alarms but they will not not kill you with the painfull drone at 2600 rpm like the single chamber Flows do. With a 4000 stall in he car it sits at 2500-3000 a lot.
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Can you post a current video of your exhaust?
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I have the same setup and think that its too quiet
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I have the same setup and think that its too quiet
Which setup is that?
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Which setup is that?
Kooks lt's, off road Y to magnaflow cat back. Sounds nice at idle but Im not a huge fan of the cruising tone
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Ah, gotcha. WOT sounds great but I agree the cruising tone isn't ideal. Especially with a stalled auto. At least with manual you have better sound control.
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