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Old 04-01-2008, 09:52 AM
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Hey all!

Just re-posting this question for one of our new members, Greg.
This question was originally posted in a thread that has been closed.


Originally posted by: DEI Monte SS 04
Has anyone tried to just take off the exhaust pipes off a stock 3.8 SS. Just install straight pipes. Not interested in performance just the sound: the car is way to quiet. My other car is a 07 SS and it sounds fine just the way it is. Performance is not bad either.



I believe cowboy6622 (Duane) has done this on his 03 SS. Please correct me though, if I'm wrong Duane.

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Old 04-01-2008, 11:47 AM
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Thank you TAZ I worded my question wrong though I think you know what I was talking about. I should have asked has anyone just removed the mufflers of of the exhaust system: on a 3.8 SS stock engine. If so how does it sound by just putting back straight pipes.
 
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I know a while ago something was posted about someone doing this.... one major problem came up: emissions. are you in a state where they do not test? also, that is going to be VERY loud, check with noise ordinance with your town and towns in the area.
 
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I've done it, and lasted 2 days before I found another solution.... search "lav74" on streetfire.net. You'll see/hear my videos... though I'm heavily modified in terms of engine mods that will affect the tone and depth and lope of the exhaust (cam, headers, ported heads, etc...) On a stock 3800, removing your mufflers is not a good idea. It will be ungodly loud, raspy, farty, unbearable, install a advil dispenser if you plan any journey longer than 10 minutes.

What type of sound are you looking for? Muscle car sound? Forget it... we drive a 3800 V6.

What I did was keep the straight pipes, but installed a huge resonator after the cat... this helped remove all the rasp, and farts, and kept the depth that I was looking for. It's about as close as I'll ever get to making it sound like a V8.

So, I'll ask again... what type of sound are you looking for?
 
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:53 PM
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my monte is kind of straight piped. it has a stock cat and a glass pack right at the catalytic converter. here is a link to a sound clip. the camera that took the thing was crappy, but it might give you an idea of what you're getting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq19vwlx4ss
 
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I was looking for as close to muscle car sound as possible. If I have to buy mufflers are there a direct install. I don't want to chop up this car it is 04 SS DEI Legacy car from Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet. There was only two made and the other one is in Maine.
 
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The car only has 3000 miles on it and has never seen rain or snow yet. But having an 07 SS the car has a nice sound to it stock where as I can not even here this o4 Monte when it is running.
 
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Cowboy I watched your you tube it did not sound bad at all. That is the sound with just the two mufflers removed and straight pipe extensions?
 
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not exactly. i wish you could hear it in person.. i've tried to get better sound clips to no avail. that was oringally a $400 dynomax cat back. it sounds similar to that now, but MUCH louder. the dynomax comes with a glasspack to go in place of the resonator and 2 back mufflers to replace the stock ones. All i did was half the two back mufflers cut off and 3" tips installed. I love it... it resonates alot inside the cabin. My dad says he coudln't stand doing a long trip in it. A few friends say it's hard to ride in the back. But to me, I grew up on the road every summer with my dad in an 18 wheeler. I am used to loud vehicles. my brother has had some loud music before. i'd say try to find a friend or something with straight pipes before doing it yourself. Some people don't like the popping... and I admit mine pops a little, but the glasspack took alot of it out compared to a lot of cars with straight pipe. I'll admit they probably aren't for everyone. I woudln't take anything for the sound my car makes now.
 
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I think I will try it with straight pipes first if it is to loud I think I will go with the flow master 40's
 

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