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What muffler recommendations do you have? I hate the huge stock muffler just hanging down in the rear, so I want something that will look good, but also sound good too. Any thoughts? And also: would it hurt to ditch the resonator and straight pipe that section?
 

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im in the same boat.....waiting for my bonus from work before i swap out the huge muffler....ill be going with a black flowmaster...probably a 40 series delta flow, smallest footprint i can find.....ideally i want one small enough to go straight out the back...less bends the better.....and sure you can remove the resonator.....removing that alone might give you the sound your looking for.....but im getting the muffler outta there....wayyy to big...like a bimmer muffler...
 

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I like the straight out the rear idea. I want to remove the resonator for 1) because its lame and messes with flow, and 2) because it has a huge ding in it from the previous owner trying to drive over a curb or something. I like the straight out the back idea...not bad!
 

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I think I'm gonna go with the Flowmaster 44 Series, its SS and a good size to run it out the back. That, with a chrome tip and straight pipe for the resonator and I should be good.
 

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If anyone has put an exhaust would you be so kind as to post sound clips. I want to run a magnaflow single inlet dual outlet on my sport and just don't want it to sound like garbage.
 

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if you have a 4 banger it will sound retarded on a suv.......
 

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I've heard too many 4-6 cyl cars with aftermarket mufflers and don't care for the sound. If I want that sound, I drive my '64 GTO or '67 Mustang. ;)
 

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if you have a 4 banger it will sound retarded on a suv.......
Is there a low restriction muffler for a 4cyl that doesn't sound like a ricemobile?
 

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The stock muffler sounds nice on the cobalt SS/TC, not sure what it would sound like on the I4 in the Terrain but it might be something I will try if I can find a takeoff.
 

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Is there a low restriction muffler for a 4cyl that doesn't sound like a ricemobile?
my mazda with an HKS hipower exhaust sounded nice.....most cars you hear on the road are 1.6l hondas with ebay exhausts....
 

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The stock muffler sounds nice on the cobalt SS/TC, not sure what it would sound like on the I4 in the Terrain but it might be something I will try if I can find a takeoff.
it sounds that way cause of the FI on the SS
 

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as far as exhaust goes on the nox, the only thing i don't like is the rinky dink tip that hangs down... if you all are looking for quality, non ricey, exhaust, w/o it being stupid loud, leave the resonator alone, and change out the muffler w/ a CHAMBERED non straight thru exhaust... i4 or v6, it's not gonna grumble too hard... i can see the i4's sounding very raspy and fart canish...


stock exhaust on the ss/tc is not bad... it doesn't drone, and has a nice mellow tone to it bc the turbo. ( i have one) i opted for a 3" down pipe w/ no cat, and the hahn 3" catback system, and i couldn't be happier... it has a nice mellow tone, no rasp, no fart can tin sound...
 

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gar187er said:
it sounds that way cause of the FI on the SS
Well the terrain is DI FI too.
;D

And I know tha the turbo helps with the sound. :p
 

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Well the terrain is DI FI too.
;D

And I know tha the turbo helps with the sound. :p
ummmm there is not a FI terrain.... (forced induction)

i know its fuel injected, find me a car built in the last 10(20 even) years not fuel injected.....

im 28....FI to me means forced induction....FI to some old school muscle guys means fuel injection....but as i metnioned, all cars now are fuel injected, so in my mind FI now is forced induction seeing at injection is just common practice...
 

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FI to some old school muscle guys means fuel injection....
Thanks for the compliment - I knew I was "old school", but never thought of myself as a "muscle guy".
 

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ummmm there is not a FI terrain.... (forced induction)

i know its fuel injected, find me a car built in the last 10(20 even) years not fuel injected.....

im 28....FI to me means forced induction....FI to some old school muscle guys means fuel injection....but as i metnioned, all cars now are fuel injected, so in my mind FI now is forced induction seeing at injection is just common practice...


Being in a third gen camaro I have a lot of friends that are in their 20's (OK I'm 50) and I asked them what FI means to them and they all said fuel injected.
:eek:
 

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ok...maybe its cause i am into the import scene.....

maybe ask them what FI on a cobalt SS was we were talking about.... ::)
 

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Well just to clarify, the Terrain is not fuel injected either. :)
Fuel injected vehicles have the fuel introduced to the air for mixing prior to entering the cylinder head/combustion chamber.
Direct injection the fuel is introduced directly into the cylinder head/combustion chamber where it then mixes with the air to ignite. It by-passes the intake plenum. [ intake manifold for us 'old school' gear heads 8)]

And I would agree that, FI today would emphasize forced induction over N/A [naturally aspirated]

What I would like to know is; perhaps a new thread may be in order.

Has anyone removed the third 'CAT' along with the resonator while keeping the OEM muffler??? What's the sound like?? I'm thinking a little louder, for the V-6's anyways, and possibly a little deeper throat to it. Hopefully no drone though.


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ummmm there is not a FI terrain.... (forced induction)

i know its fuel injected, find me a car built in the last 10(20 even) years not fuel injected.....

im 28....FI to me means forced induction....FI to some old school muscle guys means fuel injection....but as i metnioned, all cars now are fuel injected, so in my mind FI now is forced induction seeing at injection is just common practice...
 

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gar187er said:
ummmm there is not a FI terrain.... (forced induction)

i know its fuel injected, find me a car built in the last 10(20 even) years not fuel injected.....

im 28....FI to me means forced induction....FI to some old school muscle guys means fuel injection....but as i metnioned, all cars now are fuel injected, so in my mind FI now is forced induction seeing at injection is just common practice...
Its DI ...direct injection
 
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