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Old 03-01-2008, 05:36 AM
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Turn Muffler Around?

I have a FBD flowthru muffler (everything else straight) and I really like it but I`m not getting the loud turbo sound I wanted. I can replace the muffler w/pipe but what about turning it around. (trying to save $). Would that work/or help it. Seems like it would but don`t know. TIA
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Old 03-01-2008, 05:47 AM
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Some mufflers are bi-directional and have different sound dampening qualities both ways.

I'm not sure if that muffler is like that. Does it have inlet marked on it? You may have to ask FBD. Also, most of the glass-packed mufflers I have heard tend to quieten everything down, unfortunately the turbo sound is part of it.
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Old 03-01-2008, 05:50 AM
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I have this same setup and mine said inlet on one end. I am also gonna turn mine around when things warm up outside. There are cups in the muffler for sound deadening and right now the way its supposed to be they are cupping the exhaust so if you turn it around the exhaust would flow over the little cups and maybe increase some sound. Let me know if you do switch it and what it does!
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Old 03-01-2008, 05:57 AM
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Thanks guys, yes, mine says inlet and has the cups also. I don`t think it will be that much louder and maybe more turbo whistle. I`ll let you know how it works out. Also I think I`ll call Gus at FBD to get his opinion as well. Thanks again.
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Both you guys will just be better off going with a straight pipe and ditch the muffler. Turning it around will not give you the desired effect your looking for.
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:33 AM
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YOU KNOW, I`LL BET YOU`RE RIGHT BECAUSE THE EXAUST WILL STILL ENTER THE CHAMBERS WHERE THE MUFFLER IS LARGER. THANKS FOR THE INPUT. TO GET WHAT WE WANT IT WILL JUST HAVE TO BE A STRAIGHT PIPE.
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Old 03-01-2008, 10:15 AM
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A delete pipe is only 60 bucks or so, I'd save the hassle and just punt the muffler.
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shoot go to your local hot rod shop and get some exhaust tubing the same size as your exhaust and weld it in. (or slightly larger) for 2' of tubing it should only cost a few bucks.
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:18 PM
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YOU KNOW, I`LL BET YOU`RE RIGHT BECAUSE THE EXAUST WILL STILL ENTER THE CHAMBERS WHERE THE MUFFLER IS LARGER. THANKS FOR THE INPUT. TO GET WHAT WE WANT IT WILL JUST HAVE TO BE A STRAIGHT PIPE.
it isn't as loud as a gasser with no muffler, incase your worried about the noise.
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:20 PM
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theres a guy selling a pipe out here some wheres it was just posted up i wuld check into it it seemed cheap
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