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09-22-2009, 12:58 PM #1
Why would a mustang sound better than my truck?
So I was sitting at a red light the other day and this mustang pulled up next to me and started revving his engine. I'm still not really sure why, but I really don't care. My question is, why would his 4.6L sound so much deeper and throatier than my 4.8L?? Is there anything that I can install that will make my truck sound throatier, but keep it street legal, I don't want anything that I'm going to have to take off to get my truck inspected.
09-23-2009, 04:23 AM #2
09-23-2009, 11:08 AM #3
its a completely different beast, a truck engine is more restricted so it doesnt rev as freely as a car engine, especially something in a mustang, camaro, corvette, GTO etc. Plus even from the factory on a mustang the exhaust is pretty throaty, a stock exhaust on a GTO is also, why? They design the exhaust at the factory to match the engine. They factor in many things even the harmonics/tone of the exhaust. I remember when the GTO first came to the US a few years back and it had a dual exhaust BUT the pipes came out right next to eachother on one side. There was an article about how much GM/holden had to work to get the exhaust to sound right and not have a horrible sound, if you can find that particular article it explains a lot about that process.99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
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09-23-2009, 01:08 PM #4
He had magnaflow and I have flowmaster look alikes. I'm not sure who makes mine, I just know they were about 100 bucks cheaper than flowmaster, and it sounds just as good.
09-23-2009, 01:17 PM #5
I have been told that things like the internals of the engine have the most to do with it. Then headers or no headers, length of pipe, type of exhaust, etc.... there is a whole list of things that affect the sound. Even one chevy truck to another has a different sound even with the same exact setup....? One of those mysteries of life! I agree with you though those Mustangs sound soooo good for some reason!Be Blessed
09-23-2009, 02:22 PM #6
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You need to remember that a Ford V8 has a different firing order. They will sound different
from our GM's even with the same exhaust type
09-23-2009, 04:00 PM #7
If you want a great sounding exhaust, try Corsa. I had Corsa on my 2002 Vette and now my 2008 Mustang and they are without doubt, the best sounding exhaust I've ever heard. Don't know what they make for trucks...check them out on line.
09-24-2009, 10:03 AM #8
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I heard that the mustang and harley davison both have a patton on the sound they make so no "nock offs" can be made.
09-24-2009, 11:34 AM #9
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