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    Thread: ?Flowmaster dBX Muffler?

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      06-09-2012 04:49 PM #1
      So I'm currently shopping around to for a new axle back! First things first, I'm doing everything on a budget.

      My current set up is:
      81 Cabby
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      As far as an exhaust goes I've got a 2.25" exhaust
      I have a fake cat, the pipe goes right through it
      Then shortly after it's a Mk3 Vr6 glass pack,
      Then after the trailing arm I have some cheap muffler that came with the car, one of those off the shelf multi-chamber mufflers you can get at checkers/advance auto stores.


      Here's how it sounds right now:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECkrQ...hannel&list=UL

      I would keep everything except for everything after the trailing arm,
      I was looking at the Flowmaster dBX muffler
      http://www.flowmastermufflers.com/sh...oducts_id=4348




      I'm not to sure how it would sound on a my car, there are only a few videos with these mufflers, mostly on new civics and fiestas and wrx's

      Anyone have any input on this muffler?

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      06-09-2012 10:09 PM #3
      What exactly are you looking for? Personally, I don't think what you currently have sounds bad. Pretty expensive muffler for "low budget".

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      06-09-2012 10:28 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by ToddA1 View Post
      What exactly are you looking for? Personally, I don't think what you currently have sounds bad. Pretty expensive muffler for "low budget".

      -Todd
      I like the sound of it to, it can be really loud sometimes (highway). But the biggest reason why I want to try something different is that the rear section is falling apart. It keeps breaking hangers and sitting on the rear trailing arm. Which can be a really obnoxious in the lower rpms. I guess I just want to change things

      My brother, me, and some friends made that exhaust for about $50! But I occasionally spend a few extra dollars on something nice

      I hear that the dbx muffler carries a very refined sound, but I don't know if I want it to be as quiet as they advertise it as.
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      06-10-2012 02:59 AM #5
      I have to agree with Todd, not exactly a cheap muffler and at this price I'd say you can get just about anything. I think you may want to look into a Borla. It has a great sound/tone but it's not super loud. Just my 2 cents. GL

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      06-10-2012 01:22 PM #6
      I agree with you guys! That's quite pricey, but I have a friend who works at a local exhaust shop and they are getting them for $90 a piece. If you look on amazon they are selling them for $114 shipping included, and that's a lot better than the $175 they are selling them on their website.

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      12-01-2012 07:45 PM #7
      Picked the muffler up for $60
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      01-10-2013 09:56 PM #8

      I'll be putting it all in on Tuesday!
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      01-11-2013 02:54 PM #9
      Very interested in how this turns out. I have looked in to the hushpower before as I was interested in something quieter. If you do another video get some just idling, rev'ing, and the drive by too.

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      01-11-2013 09:56 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by buzzard217 View Post
      Very interested in how this turns out. I have looked in to the hushpower before as I was interested in something quieter. If you do another video get some just idling, rev'ing, and the drive by too.
      Definitely will do! I have a decent camera this time to!
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      01-17-2013 09:47 AM #12
      You have my attention.

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      01-17-2013 02:19 PM #13
      I have today off, I'll take a video later today!
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      04-04-2013 08:30 PM #14
      or not?

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      05-14-2013 12:27 AM #15
      How about now?

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      06-01-2013 12:01 PM #16
      how does she sound. i got the catback dbx kit for my mk4 2.0 .
      im finishing up my 5sp swap this weekend & adding an obx header/d.p. & the dbx catback.

      any video yet ?

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      06-09-2013 03:52 AM #17
      The car died before I could make a video, but I got her running again. I'll attempt to make a video tomorrow.
      There is a very short sound clip of the car in my friends video. I'll find the link in a second.
      It's loud. Very loud. But I like it that way!
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      06-09-2013 08:03 AM #18
      Curious to hear how it sounds compared to my Super 44.
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      06-09-2013 09:17 AM #19
      I have been considering one of these for a while. My 16v rabbit has the TT 2.25 exhaust with a magnaflow muffler, it is loud. I would really like to quiet it down somehow.

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      06-10-2013 04:22 AM #20
      Here's the little audio clip from my friend's video.
      It's a little 4k-7k pull, before my buddies 1996 Neon pulls

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...S16a_9LM#t=13s
      Last edited by danderso; 06-10-2013 at 04:33 AM.
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      06-10-2013 04:30 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Gromel View Post
      I have been considering one of these for a while. My 16v rabbit has the TT 2.25 exhaust with a magnaflow muffler, it is loud. I would really like to quiet it down somehow.
      The dbx is really really loud...
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      06-10-2013 08:08 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by danderso View Post
      The dbx is really really loud...
      Huh well that sucks, I thought the whole point of these was to be quieter than other comparable mufflers, why call it hushpower dbx if it is still loud

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      08-04-2013 06:50 PM #23
      finally got a good 5 sp tranny. got the mk4 running. installed the obx header and dp and the dbx flowmaster catback....
      Sounds sweet, love the pops. but it is loud as all hell.
      My wife always wanted a jetta, but she was ready to kill me after i made the 2.slow sound like a racecar.
      guess im going to try a resonator to quiet it down a smidge.

      although with the exhaust and the aem intake and 5 sp(vs a crappy 3 sp auto) im noticing a huge gain in MPG's

      ill post a vid when i get my s3 back from samsung this week.

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