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Old June 22nd, 2008, 10:01 AM   #1
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How can you tell if your muffler is on backwards? The only markings are a A<----->B .
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 11:14 AM   #2
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Maybe stands for ass backward?
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 11:21 AM   #3
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or back asswards ?????
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 12:09 PM   #4
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"A" is normally front. what no directions?
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No directions! The old muffler came in in the middle and exit in the side and the new one comes in side and exits in the middle the opposite according to the a and b. They may have put the cover on backwards???? I found a picture so I'm going to see if I can check it that way.
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The inside of the muffler looks just like the picture so the cover must be backwards. so B is the inlet???????
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 01:03 PM   #7
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a inlet b outlet
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prolly sold ya the wrong muffler
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i work at a muffler shop and here is your answer. a<--->b means its "bi" and goes both ways. usually if it's "straight" it will say inlet on it. like a flowmaster.
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cut the exhaust off before the cat, call it a day and drive off
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i work at a muffler shop and here is your answer. a<--->b means its "bi" and goes both ways. usually if it's "straight" it will say inlet on it. like a flowmaster.
X's 2. and you can order diffrent inlet and outlet locations just FYI so the direction of flow has nothing to do with location of the pipes...
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A or B that is the Question????? The Picture says B the muffler says A??? I think A
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Thank you for contacting Maremont.



The muffler in question can be installed in either direction, it is known as a non-directional muffler.
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The muffler in question can be installed in either direction, it is known as a non-directional muffler.
WTF do you think i told you?
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Old June 24th, 2008, 08:41 AM   #15
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Good Man!!!!!! After Headers ,Cat and new exhaust I have a loss in power what do you think Caveman???
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crappy mufflers
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what are you working on and what all did you do? i mean did you run a full 3 inch system on a geo with a 3 cylinder? need more info. is the cat on backwards? i have seen some that only flow 1 way
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kind of a thread HI Jack.. and stupid ass question but i need a muffler that's dual 2.5 in and single any size out..CHEAP ive seen some for 40 that are what i need but they are backwards of what i need.. theyre 3" in and 2x 2.5 out ! it will KILL my performance to run them backwards correct ?
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A comes before B if you know your abc's, So a is inlet and b is outlet.
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what are you working on and what all did you do? i mean did you run a full 3 inch system on a geo with a 3 cylinder? need more info. is the cat on backwards? i have seen some that only flow 1 way
350 tbi headers y then 3" all the way ,cat is bi directional.Sounds like maybe a plug wire may be on wrong but I marked them?????? How can you check back pressure?
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