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Old September 21st, 2011, 08:10 AM   #1
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I have a 95 F150 with the 5.8L and looking for a Flowmaster muffler thats not gonna be extememly loud since its my daily driver. Will be gutting the cat converter too. From what I've heard the Flowmaster 40 and 44 are very agressive and loud (not what I'm really looking for) and the 50 is toned down a bit but still loud when you get on the gas (what I am looking for). Anyone ever try the 50 and how loud is it really? Or any other suggestions on what muffler would be good for me?
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Old September 21st, 2011, 09:12 PM   #2
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anyone?
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Old September 21st, 2011, 10:38 PM   #3
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depends on if you are keeping both converters. I had a buddy with a 95 f-150 with 5.8, he left both converters on and put a 40 series on. It wasnt much louder than stock.
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ive had alot of mufflers on fords

44 and 40 series equal loud without converters.
the 50 was nice, it was quiet and mellow until you stood on it and then you could tell it was there. i like loud and obnoxious so to me a super 40 is perfect. but thats just me haha. also think about the dynomax welded the are nice mufflers as well i believe they flow better than the flowmasters and still have good sound
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ive had alot of mufflers on fords

44 and 40 series equal loud without converters.
the 50 was nice, it was quiet and mellow until you stood on it and then you could tell it was there. i like loud and obnoxious so to me a super 40 is perfect. but thats just me haha. also think about the dynomax welded the are nice mufflers as well i believe they flow better than the flowmasters and still have good sound
Nice I'll probably wind up going with a 50. Have you ever hollowed out a cat before? Was thinking about doing it to mine since its as easy as jamming a rod through it, but would it be better to just remove it or get a high flow cat?
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Ive seen people try to hollow them out. For the ammount of work THAT took, just put a straight pipe in it's place. It was a serious pain in the ass to get all the junk out of the cat.
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Ive seen people try to hollow them out. For the ammount of work THAT took, just put a straight pipe in it's place. It was a serious pain in the ass to get all the junk out of the cat.
Yeah its probably a good idea to keep the stock cat anyway incase I gotta put it back on. Is there any advantage to a high flow cat instead of just a straight pipe?
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