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2/14/11 7:04pm - Original Message: 'KBD Targa Mufflers - Anyone used them?'
Almond81Vette
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Stanley, NC - USA

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1981, dark blue w/carmel interior. 350 stock, auto tranny, Q-jet carb, ECM box

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Thinking of replacing stock mufflers on 1981 vette and wondering if anyone has used/installed the KBD Targa Mufflers on their and what your thoughts, comments were good or bad.

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2/14/11 8:23pm - Reply: 'KBD Targa Mufflers - Anyone used them?'
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Newport, MI - USA

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1980 L-48 still in the middle of a frame-off.

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I have a 1980 corvette with true dual exhaust, no cats and the KBDs.
 
I think they sound great. Just a tad loud but that's OK.  Only one problem that I have had is rust.
 
The black paint on them is just a finish paint and not worth beans.  I painted the mufflers with a high temp paint inside and out and this helps a lot.  You need to keep an eye on the chrome tips. they need to be kept clean of rust too.
 
The sound is a deep growl at idle and seems smooth at speed.   I have a video on youtube, search for kbd corvette muffler sound.  I have a crappy camera but you get the point.
 
I give it an 8-9 for sound and performance,  a 5 for finish since I had to paint them.


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2/15/11 7:23pm - Reply: 'KBD Targa Mufflers - Anyone used them?'
Almond81Vette
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Thanks for the info. I saw the YouTube file and they do sound good, was kinda loud but good sound. If I get these I will paint them first and monitor.

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3/7/11 4:05pm - Reply: 'KBD Targa Mufflers - Anyone used them?'
johnywade14
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I have a 1993 C4. anyone has a set of Corsa mufflers is it good?. Just need the mufflers though, not the whole piping.

Would consider a complete cat back system if it were a fair price in good condition.
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