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Post by The Dude on Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:35 pm

I went through the internet & found a slew of info for you guys thinking about buying some new mufflers. I think we now have the most extensive list out there, LoL!

The first one has been around the net everywhere, so why not here too?

The results in HP order:
1.Flowtech Warlock (open) 374.2 hp/ 333.1 tq
2.Bassani Real Street 373.7 hp/ 333.8 tq
3.Hooker Maxflow 373.5 hp/ 333 tq
4.Borla XS 373.3 hp/ 332.6 tq
5.Magnaflow 372.8 / 332.5 tq
6.MAC 372.3 hp / 331.5 tq
7.Flowtech Afterburner 372.3 hp/ 330.1 tq
8.Hooker Aerochamber 372.1 hp/ 330.4 tq
9.Bassani 372 hp/ 333.5 tq
10.Spintech 371.6 hp/ 332.2 tq
11.Edelbrock Performer RPM 370.9 hp / 331.3 tq
12.Borla XR1 370 hp/ 334 tq
13.Flowtech Terminator 369.5 hp / 331.3 tq
14.Dynomax Ultra Flo 369.4 / 333.2 tq
15.Flowmaster 369.4 hp / 331.8 tq
16.Flowtech Warlock 366.3 hp / 325.3 tq
17.No muffs 365.2 hp / 330.1 tq

Sound Off in Quietest to Loudest (Decibels):

1.Borla XS, 80db at idle, 90db at 2,000 rpm, 110db at WOT.
2.Hooker Maxflow, 80db at idle, 90db at 2,000 rpm, 120db at WOT.
3.Magnaflow, 82db at idle, 91 at 2,000 rpm, 114db at WOT.
4.Flowmaster, 82db at idle, 93 at 2,000 rpm, 115db at WOT.
5.Flowtech Warlock, 83db at idle, 92 at 2,000 rpm, 112db at WOT.
6.Dynomax UltraFlo, 83db at idle, 94 at 2,000 rpm, 113db at WOT.
7.Borla XR1, 83db at idle, 96db at 2,000 rpm, 118db at WOT.
8.Bassani Street, 83db at idle, 96db at 2,000 rpm, 120db at WOT.
9.Edelbrock RPM, 84db at idle, 93db at 2,000 rpm, 118db at WOT.
10.Bassani Real Street, 84db at idle, 96db at 2,000 rpm, MAX. (120+db).
11.Flowtech Afterburner, 86db at idle, 94db at 2,000 rpm, 115db at WOT.
12.Flowtech Terminator, 86db at idle, 94db at 2,000 rpm, 119db at WOT.
13.Hooker Aerochamber, 87db at idle, 94db at 2,000 rpm, 114db at WOT.
14.SpinTech, 87db at idle, 97db at 2,000 rpm, 116db at WOT.
15.MAC, 87db at idle, 98db at 2,000 rpm, 119db at WOT.
16.No Muffler, 91db at idle, 103db at 2,000 rpm, MAX. (120+db).


http://forums.stangnet.com/archive/index.php/t-392314

The Hooker Maxflow made the best power while still being very quiet at idle/2000rpm, but nice and loud at WOT. The Bassani Real Street also made nice power without being too loud. Anybody have any feedback on these mufflers?


This test I also found while surfing, but it's my first time seeing it.

I have listed here a muffler shootout test done by CAR CRAFT, they show the best bang for the buck, and show the db's

The Mufflers
MAKE MODEL Part No. COST
SUMMIT Turbo 630125 $14.75
THRUSH Magnum Glasspack 24214 $16.50
THRUSH Boss Turbo 17718 $23.95
HOOKER Competition 21006 $25.95
DYNOMAX Super Turbo 17733 $28.50
DYNOMAX Race Magnum 24215 $31.95
HOOKER Super Competition 21106 $35.95
SUMMIT Fully Welded 630325 $38.69
FLOWTECH Afterburner 50322 $39.95

MUFFLER FLOW TEST


MUFFLER Flow at 28-in H20
DynoMax Race Magnum 528.64 cfm
Thrush Magnum Glasspack 507.40 cfm
Summit Fully Welded 343.38 cfm
Flowtech Afterburner 342.20 cfm
DynoMax Super Turbo 333.94 cfm
Hooker Competition 232.46 cfm
Hooker Super Competition 320.96 cfm
Summit Turbo 331.16 cfm
Thrush Boss Turbo 297.36 cfm

MUFFLER Idle dB WOT dB
DynoMax Super Turbo 89 123
DynoMax Race Magnum 94 133
Flowtech Afterburner 92 124
Hooker Competion 92 122
Hooker Super Competion 90 125
Summit Turbo 89 124
Summit Fully Welded 92 125
Thrush Boss Turbo 90 123
Thrush Magnum Glasspack 92 128

DYNO TEST

All mufflers were dyno-tested on a 355-cube SBC with 10.0:1 compression, Air Flow Research 190 aluminum heads, a CompCams 292 hyd. a Victor Jr. intake, a Holley 750-cfm double-pumper, and 1 5/8 Headman headers.


MUFFLER HP TORQUE 2,500-6,000rpmAverage
Hooker Competition 397.4 381.1 286.8hp/351.9 lb-ft
Thrush Boss Turbo 407.1 384.9 292.1 hp/357.5 lb-ft
DynoMax Race Magnum 409.5 394.3 298.8 hp/366.9 lb-ft
Flowtech Afterburner 409.7 391.2 294.8 hp/361.7 lb-ft
Thrush Glasspack 409.5 389.8 297.7 hp/365.3 lb-ft
Summit Turbo 411.5 386.3 291.5 hp/357.4 lb-ft
DynoMax Super Turbo 412.7 387.2 292.6 hp/358.6 lb-ft
Hooker Super Comp 413.8 387.2 292.8 hp/359.0 lb-ft
Summit Fully Welded 415.4 390.7 295.6 hp/362.4 lb-ft


All tests via an independent lab
All tests @ 15 wc


2 Straight Pipe 283 CFM
2 Straight Pipe 365 CFM
2 Straight Pipe 521 CFM

2 Typical Bent tailpipe 268 CFM
2 Typical Bent Tailpipe 417 CFM

2 Inlet/Outlet_ Glass Pack Tips- No Louvers- Smooth 274 CFM
2 Inlet/Outlet- Glass Pack Tips-Louvered 133 CFM
Same as above set for reverse flow 141 CFM
2 Cherry Bomb 239 CFM
2 Cherry Bomb 294 CFM

2 Inlet/Outlet Dynomax Super Turbo 278 CFM
2 Inlet/Outlet Ultraflow Bullet 512 CFM
2 Inlet/Outlet Gibson Superflow 267 CFM
2 Inlet/Outlet Flowmaster ( 2 Chamber) 249 CFM
2 Inlet Outlet Flowmaster ( 3 Chamber) 229 CFM
2 Inlet/Outlet Thrush CVX 260 CFM
2 Inlet/Outlet Maremount Cherry Bomb 298 CFM
2 Inlet/Outlet Hooker Aero Chamber 324 CFM
2 Inlet/Outlet Hooker Max Flow 521 CFM
2 Inlet/Outlet Borla Turbo 373 CFM
2 1/2" Inlet/Outlet Magnaflow 284 CFM


Standard OEM 2 Inlet/Outlet 138-152 CFM
Standard OEM 2 Inlet/Outlet 161-197 CFM

Here's one, but not very detailed:

Muffler....................................................................Flow
OEM..................................... ..................................225
Gibson SuperFlow 788200.................................. .........311
TTS Bullet Cat Converter............................... ............324
Flowmaster 40 series 42540................................... ....352
Flowmaster 50 Series.................................. ..............362
Flowmaster 40 series 43040................................... ....392
Dynomax Super Turbo................................... ............410
Flowmaster 62631................................... .................435
Carsound Cat Converter............................... .............436
FLP Cat Converter............................... .....................440
Edelbrock Victor 5535.................................... ...........562
Flowmaster 40 series 435409.................................. ...576
Edelbrock RPM series 5511.................................... ....579
Flowmaster Delta Force Racing 54040-10......................634
Edelbrock 304 series 5560.................................... .....640
Edelbrock Gen App 5505.................................... .......708
Dynomax Race Magnum Welded 17216.........................711
Borla XR-1 40600................................... .................836
Borla XR-1 40615................................... .................854
Dynomax UltraFlow SS 17263............................. .......1000
Dynomax Race Magnum Welded 17218.........................1000
Borla XR-1 40575................................... .................1100
Dynomax UltraFlow............................... ...................1133
Edelbrock Victor 5537.................................... ..........1400
Borla XR-1 40450................................... .................1400
Borla XR-1 40741................................... .................1450
Dynomax UltraFlow SS 17296, 17268...........................2200
Dynomax Race Magnum Welded 17220, 17224...............2200
Dynomax Race Magnum Welded 17225.........................2600


Another decent one, but I don't feel like copying & pasting all of this:
http://racetruck.tripod.com/muffler.html
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Post by TWBouska AKA Wooderson on Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:52 am

cool list...more info than i can take in at once..but i def. wish i would have had something like this before i put the flowmasters on...they sound good..but everyone and their mom has a set on their car


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Post by pila on Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:37 pm

Nice list. I'm gonna use stainless mufflers, and the whole system if I can, so I'll have to see which brands have what I can use.

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