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12-12-2011, 12:19 AM #1
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!
12-12-2011, 10:54 AM #2
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.
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
12-12-2011, 12:01 PM #3
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:
12-12-2011, 02:42 PM #4
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.
12-12-2011, 03:10 PM #52002 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
12-13-2011, 02:33 PM #6
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.
12-13-2011, 02:46 PM #7
12-13-2011, 04:30 PM #8
I was planning on getting the same exhaust you want and I got a quote from a local shop near me for around $325, but I changed my mind and decided to go ahead run everything the same way and just get it straight piped instead of running a flowmaster muffler.Year/Make/Model: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Powertrain: 4.8L V8, Automatic, 2wd
Tires/Rims: Stock rims and tires for now
Top 5 Mods: Straight piped exhaust, Billet Grille, Color-matched bowtie/shaved moldings, 12K HID's, Two 12" Kickers with a 1,000 watt amp
Next Planned mods: Truxxx Leveling Kit, Nitto Trail Grapplers, 15% Window Tint
12-13-2011, 06:23 PM #9
Well close to 300 is what I would expect, but are you looking for a used muffler? I bought my flowmaster for 50 dollars from a friend and there is nothing wrong a used one in my mind. But my only suggestion is to get it welded when its done, I am not a fan of just bolt on.
12-15-2011, 11:25 PM #10
@ChromeSilver02, no I don't plan on buying a used muffler. I don't know where I'd get one in the first place and I haven't even given it any thought. I wouldn't totally dispel the idea though.
And so I was talking with my girlfriends Dad about my upcoming exhaust job, and he told me that I might need to get it re-done in 2 or 3 years unless I get stainless steel tailpipes and stuff, because it will go bad or something? Not really sure exactly what he said. Either way is there any truth to that? Bc is that was the case I will just say screw the exhaust job, and spiff up my interior with a touchscreen cd/aux player/gps and new speakers. lol
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