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Technical Need Recommendations For Ideal Mufflers

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Gilbybarr, Mar 22, 2021.

  1. Gilbybarr
    Joined: Sep 11, 2020
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    Gilbybarr

    We are making progress on the '34 Ford High Boy build....time to pick a muffler system. We are using a 350 SBC crate motor, nothing fancy or exotic with 700R4 trans. Fiberglass body. I don't need and don't want loud....I'd prefer just a nice mellow performance tone and I'd like to avoid a lot of highway drone. For fit and space, we'd like avoid larger turbo style oval muffler systems. Based on your real world experiences, what would the best round (generally round anyway) type muffler be? At one point I was thinking Hushpower, but the internet seems to indicate that these are noisy. Actually, it seems very hard to get any actual trustworthy info or suggestions from all the videos and tests on the internet. So, what does the real world of users think? Thanks in advance for your input. (Pic below is from early February.....frame is now the focus).
     

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  2. squirrel
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  3. Bursonaw
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
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    I like Porter mufflers. Check out some of there UTube videos. No highway drone and nice mellow sound.


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  4. SS327
    Joined: Sep 11, 2017
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    SS327

    I like the tone of regular old cherry bombs the longest they make with 2 1/2” inlet and outlet. Sound good going down the highway behind a mild sb and no annoying drone.
     
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  5. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    Another vote for the Porters. I plan to put a pair on my 48.
    Truthfully I like my hotrods or customs to sound like what I remember from the 50's and 60's when they all ran glass packs an not like a 70's super car with turbos on it.
     
  6. Mufflers are over rated
     
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  7. Running Smithies on mine. 2 1/2 out the back.

    Ben
     
  8. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    as you know, there is not one perfect muffler for every ride - like paint colors, there is not one color that is best for every car - this is because everyone has their own idea what is best - unless you are going with a polished stainless steel system, at some point bite the bullet and install a system - can be changed but, if not perfect - back to drawing (sound) board

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  9. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
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    From experience to avoid the drone, run tail pipes all the way to back of car
     
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  10. Dusty roads
    Joined: Nov 29, 2016
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  11. TCATTC
    Joined: Oct 12, 2019
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    Jones Turbo Tubes
     
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  12. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
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    The Dynomax Super Turbo #17749.. Its a 2-1/2" in and out. If you were to look inside each muffler you would see why these are so popular. Every turn has a smooth transition into the next straight away... The Walker Dynomax is the only muffler with these.. What's nice is every turn has them and they seem to get better and better. I wish you to hear the ones on my car after 2000 miles or so...
     
  13. kabinenroller
    Joined: Jan 26, 2012
    Posts: 715

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    I am using Vibrant SS oval mufflers with Vibrant SS tube resonators, the car has a deep muscle tone and no drone at speed. I prefer the oval shape of the muffler.
     

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