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9/12/11 6:10pm - Original Message: 'Side Exhaust options'
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I installed hooker side's and the 4" glass pack mufflers (with the larger diameter)
 
I am interested in getting a deeper bass sound from the exhaust and wondering if anyone has experiance and can suggest an insert?  I like the car loud, I want it loud but I would like to get a deeper rumble.
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9/12/11 11:01pm - Reply: 'Re: Side Exhaust options'
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Take the mufflers out.....LOL

Sorry...someone was gonna say it....might as well be me!LOL

Can you get chambered inserts for the pipes? Those would prolly give ya the sound you're looking for. IF this is a stock engine, tho...might be a bit tough to get a really good "rumble" out of it.....


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9/13/11 7:21am - Reply: 'Re: Side Exhaust options'
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Take them out? As in run straight pipes? That would certainly be loud, but probably not the bass I am looking for I would imagine that resulting in a sharp pitch? No, not stock. I build an aggressive 350 with a comp cam lots of overlap and long duration, its an aggressive sounding car that people can hear coming. The volume with the glass packs is ideal but its a deeper bass I would like to get at this point. Chambered? Such as Sweet Thunder ? or the Classic Chamber? Do you have experience in hearing these in comparison to the super comp glass packs? What would be a reasonable expectation from making a switch to one of these over the packs ?
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9/13/11 7:44am - Reply: 'Re: Side Exhaust options'
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One other question.  What is your take on the STS - these: http://www.spiralturbobaffles.com/corvette.html

looks like they are going to be loud - but would the pitch be sharp or more bass that I would prefer ?
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9/13/11 8:08am - Reply: 'Re: Side Exhaust options'
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The original Corvette sidewinders had chambered pipes, and they sounded great. However....the small block cars had more of a "cackle" sound, whereas the big blocks had the deep rumble sound. Same pipes, different displacement engines....that makes a big difference in the end result, as far as sound. Big blocks rumble, small blocks scream.
I've never done a side by side comparison of different muffler systems myself, but usually, a big cam like you have would normally give a deeper tone thru chambered pipes.


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9/13/11 6:33pm - Reply: 'Re: Side Exhaust options'
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I have the chambered mufflers from sweet thunder and they have the deep sound I was looking for. They are not in sidepipes though, but they do make the 350 sound good.
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