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Old 02-17-2012, 12:26 AM
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So i want an upgraded exhaust that has a v8 sound,so i want thrush welded mufflers,but i also want this to add horsepower too,i dont care about gas millage too much,want the power:p What else will i need to be adding to get to this,i plan on doing an air intake also!

Heres a videoof what id like to get neer,its on an 06 SS,and i know it will probaly be different cause i dont have the v8 lol

2006 Chevy Monte Carlo SS ... with Thrush Welded series mufflers and res delete - YouTube
 
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:09 AM
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Quiet is honestly the best on these cars.

If you want horsepower, don't even bother touching anything in the cat-back, that just changes the sound.

Power will come from freeing up the exhaust at the choke-points, which are the front exhaust manifold and the downpipe.

With that said, my exhaust setup has honestly sounded the best to me out of all the 3800s that I have heard (besides the quiet stock setup, because honestly everything sounds pretty bad after 3.5k rpms)

I have a ZZP SS Front Powerlog, ZZP 2.5" Stainless Downpipe with cat, and GMPP Cat-back exhaust system (which is really just a 2.5" stainless piping, 18" magnaflow resonator, magnaflow mufflers and 4" magnaflow tips)



 
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:08 AM
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Yeah your front manafold & DP is where ull gain power, but if u want exhaust just have a local muffler shop make u a 2.5" setup with mufflers, thats what i did, got rid of my res & u bend & have 2.5" running to stock mufflers for now till i get tips for my Borla mufflers
 
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:09 AM
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so what i should do is get a 2.5 down pipe,then get my thrush mufflers, resonator,and tips i want(bowties maybe).I will need to replace the whole thing and i want it to rumble! lol
 
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by 03JGMonte View Post
Yeah your front manafold & DP is where ull gain power, but if u want exhaust just have a local muffler shop make u a 2.5" setup with mufflers, thats what i did, got rid of my res & u bend & have 2.5" running to stock mufflers for now till i get tips for my Borla mufflers
alright,how much did it run you about to have them set up the 2.5 set up?
 
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:15 AM
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It cost me $40 for normal exhaust pipe if i woulda done stainless it woulda been $80 but ikn the owner of the shop so he cut me a deal
 
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Originally Posted by 04chevyboy View Post
tips i want(bowties maybe)
Please don't. I have never seen a vehicle with the bow tie tips look good. BUT, there are lots of awesome tips out there. Magnaflow for one (that did the GM Performance exhaust) sells awesome looking tips.

FYI - THe Butt Dyno noticed some extra power when I got rid of the resonator on my Monte. I did not notice much change in exhaust sound either. This could be due to factors of I have:
- PLOG
- 2.5 ZZP DP stainless with high flow cat
- Stock dual mufflers

I'm perfectly happy with the exhaust. Granted, the tips a previous owner put on are nice, I could see changing them in the future. But bigger things in the making for me.
 
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:30 PM
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Yeah dont put bowtie tips on, they dont look good
 
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:03 PM
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Theres another yellow monte around here with em and i like it!
 
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by 04chevyboy View Post
Theres another yellow monte around here with em and i like it!
If you have seen them and still have your heart set on them.... I can't argue that (lord knows I've done what was not popular many times, but I did what I thought was right).
 

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