2 hours ago in News
There’s fast and there’s FAST–and then there’s this thing.
I'm considering going to side exhaust on my 5.0 to free up room for supsension and to stop melting my back bumper cover.
The way it's designed, I really need to use a 180 degree muffler (the type with the inlet and exit on the same side). I figure by going up to 3" pipe, I shouldn't loose any power with the extra 180 + 135 degree bends that'll be added over the rear-exit.
No, dumps are not an option. When I picked this car up it had dumped Flowmaster 40s and those things melted my brain at cruising rpm.
If I go this way, I'll probably use magnaflows, for whatever that's worth.
Goals for this car are 90% handling. If I do build the motor, I don't see ever pushing for more than 300whp. This is a Cali car, and I intend to stay 100% smog legal (that means keeping the stock h-pipe and cats).
Any thoughts/suggestions? Am I screwing myself out of a considerable amount of power? WIll the noise make me insane if I have to drive it up to the track (~2.5 hours @ 70mph+)?
I think Spin Tech has a muffler like what you are looking for
I figure the mufflers should be halfway common, being that's how C5/C6 Corvettes are set up:
You'll have at least 90 degrees less turns in your exhaust than the 'vette, right?
oldopelguy wrote: You'll have at least 90 degrees less turns in your exhaust than the 'vette, right?
Thanks, now I just need to talk to my muffler guy.
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