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    Default Getting a new exhaust put on for Christmas! Any tips/suggestions?

    So I have decided my next mod for the truck will be a new exhaust! I have watched dozens of Youtube exhaust videos searching for the perfect sound and I feel like I know what I want to get put on. My Silverado has the 4.3 and I am thinking of getting a single in dual out (2.5" both ways) muffler with dual straight pipes coming out the back. (With 3.5" chrome tips). I am debating between going with a Cherry Bomb Extreme or Flowmaster Super 44 series muffler, can't make up my mind as they both sound awesome. Also, would adding a high-flow cat sound/perform any better? Any tips or suggestion regarding my soon exhaust job would be much appreciated guys. Thanks!
    09 Sierra SLT
    - Denali grille, black HALO headlights, smoked tails & brake light, 20% tint, Carbon fiber interior
    - Top Gun Customz 2.5" leveling kit, 305/55/20 Toyo Open Country AT's on GMC 20's
    - K&N 77 series cold air intake, Flowmaster super 10 series exhaust
    Next up: Smoked fog lights


    2000 Silverado Z71
    - 4" body lift, 315/65/16 Mastercraft Courser AT2 tires
    - Stainless steel Excalibur catback exhaust
    - Lots more to come!

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    some say high flo cats help, some say they dont make a difference. i have a super 40 on mine, liek how it sounds... cant say as ive ever listened to a cherry bomb.

    go with what you like the best.

    Alex


    2011 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 Z71 4X4 Stealth Gray Metallic / 2004 Chevy Impala LS 3.8 Cappuccino

    Tow mirrors - Diablew Tuned - Flowmaster Regular 40 - Ready Lift 2.5' lift - BFG LT A/T K/Os - Carr Light Wing - TruckLite LED lights - Optima Red Top - 50% Front Window Tint - Line-X bedliner - Airaid MIT - Tekonsha P2 - ARS Billet Grill - Fia custom fit seat covers

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    Corsa Performance http://www.corsaperf.com/ is the best. They make the exhaust for the high end Vette's for Chevy factory. I had on my 1996 Vette...quiet while cruising or idle===can still here stereo or passengers. But nice and nasty when you punch it or revvvvvvvv it. Close second and cheaper would be Magnaflow http://www.magnaflow.com/ Due to finances I will probably look to Magnaflow after Christmas. Need to check into seeing if adding a bolt on cat-back exhaust system will affect/void my factory Chevy warranty?? Anyone know??

    Just my $0.02

    2011 1500 Silverado LT, 4x4/Z71
    K&N, Chrome Nerfs, Run Lucas Oil fuel treatment,
    DB-CORSA cat-back system (received). :great:

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    Your stock cat flows plenty for your 4.3 engine. Flowmaster has a muffler made for the 6-cylinder trucks. I can't remember the model number but I saw it on there website a few years back. It makes a V-6 sound like a V-8. Becareful some V-8 mufflers installed on a V-6 sound like a big fart!!
    :cool:

    2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
    6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
    17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
    4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
    Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
    B&M aluminum deep transmission pan
    Warn brush guard w/Warn 9.5 XP winch, PIAA bulbs, Line-X bedliner, AWS Black tool chest, Extang tonneau cover
    Weather Tech floor mats
    Cover-Craft seat covers
    Dash mat cover
    Formula One window tint
    One black Lab in rear seat.
    :glasses:

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    Quote Originally Posted by silveradotrailblazer View Post
    Becareful some V-8 mufflers installed on a V-6 sound like a big fart!!
    True Story, sounds pretty good at idle but higher rpm's sounds like azz
    2002 Chevy Silverado & 1995 Ford Bronco

    02 Silverado: 50K miles, 20" Motto Rims, Flowmaster 50 Series
    95 Bronco: 160K miles, 4" Superlift, 33/12.5/15 Mickey Thompson
    01 Civic: 75K miles, DD
    -Erik



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    So I think I'm gonna go with a Flowmaster Super 44 single in dual out muffler, with dual 3 inch tips out the back. Does anyone have a guess about how much this is gonna cost by the time its all said and done? I don't know much about exhaust so I don't know if they are gonna have to bend the pipes or weld a lot of stuff, etc.
    09 Sierra SLT
    - Denali grille, black HALO headlights, smoked tails & brake light, 20% tint, Carbon fiber interior
    - Top Gun Customz 2.5" leveling kit, 305/55/20 Toyo Open Country AT's on GMC 20's
    - K&N 77 series cold air intake, Flowmaster super 10 series exhaust
    Next up: Smoked fog lights


    2000 Silverado Z71
    - 4" body lift, 315/65/16 Mastercraft Courser AT2 tires
    - Stainless steel Excalibur catback exhaust
    - Lots more to come!

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    Magnaflow bolt-on kit for $400-500. Just need few wrenches and about 2 hours.

    Quote Originally Posted by VictoryRed View Post
    So I think I'm gonna go with a Flowmaster Super 44 single in dual out muffler, with dual 3 inch tips out the back. Does anyone have a guess about how much this is gonna cost by the time its all said and done? I don't know much about exhaust so I don't know if they are gonna have to bend the pipes or weld a lot of stuff, etc.

    2011 1500 Silverado LT, 4x4/Z71
    K&N, Chrome Nerfs, Run Lucas Oil fuel treatment,
    DB-CORSA cat-back system (received). :great:

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    Thumbs up The Rumble in the Jungle.

    I finally pulled the trigger. After much research and debate I ordered a "DB Exhaust System", made by CORSA. A rather new subsidiary of CORSA for trucks and Jeep applications. Best part=== NO DRONE, like all CORSA systems. I should receive around the 24th. I'll post pics then. Here is their website and the part# I ordered for $485.00.

    Website: http://www.dbexhaust.com/
    Part# 24905

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    2011 1500 Silverado LT, 4x4/Z71
    K&N, Chrome Nerfs, Run Lucas Oil fuel treatment,
    DB-CORSA cat-back system (received). :great:

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    Quote Originally Posted by audible View Post
    I finally pulled the trigger. After much research and debate I ordered a "DB Exhaust System", made by CORSA. A rather new subsidiary of CORSA for trucks and Jeep applications. Best part=== NO DRONE, like all CORSA systems. I should receive around the 24th. I'll post pics then. Here is their website and the part# I ordered for $485.00.

    Website: http://www.dbexhaust.com/
    Part# 24905
    Can you shed some light on why you chose to go this route as opposed to Magnaflow (which you had been considering)? I'd like to benefit from your research in the off-chance that I elect to change my exhaust system. (I bought the truck used and the Flowmaster was already on it...)

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    $280 is not abad price at all for a full system. I paid $400 for mine from the cat back. I wouldn't waste your money on high flow cats either in the future. Unless of course you go all out and get headers too, which I still wouldn't waste money on.
    2005 Chevy Silverado W/T
    4X4|4.8 with some mods (has only slightly more pull than a 5.3)|Auto|4 door ex cab|Cooper Discoverer AT/3's in 285-75/17's on Helo 842's|Cooper Discover M+S 265-75/17's on Devino DV349's|Flowmaster 40 Single in Dual out with custom bent pipe from the end of the cats back|2" Procomp leveling kit|Custom made center console|Custom dyno tunes|Air Raid CAI|Air Raid Throttle Body Spacer|Apex brand topper|Kenwood Head Unit with Kenwood speakers|Painted mirrors/grille|Debadged except front emblem|Bilsteins front and rear
    Planned mods not in order
    2 inch lift|Custom front/rear bumper|hitch tire carrier|roof basket on topper, bars on cab|finish center console build|install Midland CB|Power options|Tint|Custom made raised bed in the bed of the truck|Lund LunarVisor
    Also have a 1992 Ford Ranger with a lot of stuff done to it. Currently waiting for a bit of a rebuild.


    "The only woman I'm pimping from now on is Sweet Lady Propane. And I'm tricking her out all over this town."

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