I'm looking for a loud exhaust!

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by Tpryor, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Tpryor

    Tpryor New Member

    I'm not very knowledgable when it comes to the exhaust. All I can really say is that I want it to be loud. I don't have a lot of money to spend on it so I'm really just looking at a new muffler.. Probably end up doing a full exhaust set up at some point, but as for now.. I literally got in the truck the other day started it up, got sidetracked and tried to crank it again because I didn't remember it was on and couldn't hear it! That was the point when I told myself that I couldn't go any longer wih the stock exhaust. Btw it's a single cab 4.8l. I'm looking for some suggestions. Maybe flowmaster 40's or a glasspack?


    Thanks
  2. TXFireman87

    TXFireman87 New Member

    flowmaster 40 is a great sound. if u want to go really loud flowmaster has a single chamber race muffler that is very loud but there is a limit on the decebles ur exhaust can be check with ur local inspection spot
  3. Tpryor

    Tpryor New Member

    Yeah.. I live in rural Oklahoma. Not to many places or people around here are concerned with inspections. Lol I used to drive an 89' Silverado with a glasspack on it and a cop actually pulled me over to tell me how much he liked my exhaust! Lol
  4. bigbasschevy

    bigbasschevy New Member

    back in gatesville (small country place) everyone got glasspacks, then went to the carwash and revved their engine for 5 minutes and shot cold water on the glasspack and.... BOOM! glasspack is not glasspack anymore! those trucks were rediculously loud. almost like nascar kind of loud.
  5. Jeremy09LTZCrew

    Jeremy09LTZCrew New Member

    If you want loud, I don't think you could go wrong with the flowmaster 40 or their single chamber mentioned above. My dilema in selection is that I just want that old chevy rumble you hear in the V8s from the 60s. Some exhausts have the rumble I want, but quieter than I'd like and others are just too loud for my tastes. I don't live in a rural area though, so I'd definitely get the wrong attention if I went too loud.
  6. LB'07-Z

    LB'07-Z New Member

    Cherry bomb glasspacks will make it roar. Thats what I got on my truck and what I had on the one before and I love it.
  7. MTM

    MTM New Member

    Flowmaster just aren't that loud if your going for loud in type of glasspack will do the trick. Flowmaster's are over rated if you ask me
  8. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    I had cherry bomb glasspacks on my '62. Loved the sound of that.

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    Not to get off topic, but have you considered a setup like this. :) They did this at the txhouseofhotrods.com

  9. donyms

    donyms New Member

    I agree on the want to here it when it's running, myself, I have the Magnaflow because of that very problem and I wanted it to sound like a Chevy V8 should. Also it is not so loud as to disturb others when driving through a neighborhood at night but if you get into it, it will talk to you. I just think it is a good way to get a great sound, better mileage and not upset old people like me. Also, you never know when you may have to sneak away from somewhere. :lol:
  10. moogvo

    moogvo Moderator

    "Cherry Bomb. Disturbing the peace since 1968!"
  11. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator

    Flow masters can be loud. I had an issue with my 1995 silverado. I had duels with 2 3/4" pipe to and from the flowmasters. There was not enough back pressure and I lost a lot of power. It was loud, but did not move. It was hard to go places unnoticed. If you want loud I agree with the others and say Glass packs. Again like donyms said, sometimes you need to sneak away!
  12. 2000sierra

    2000sierra New Member

    I have a Magna Flow and it is nice sounding and performance is great from gains to mpg and more power to the wheels when pulling. Didn't cost much .
  13. Tpryor

    Tpryor New Member

    Thanks for all the replies everyone. I'm pretty interested in the magnaflows, they're not as popular as the flowmasters around here, and I definitely agree that it is important to be able to get out of somewhere without everyone noticing sometimes.. Lol how much would they cost? Comparable to a flowmasters price? Is there a certain muffler to choose, like on a flowmaster they have the 40 and 50 series etc? Also, I've never actually heard a cherry bomb muffler. Are they pretty loud, and how would the tone be on the 4.8?
  14. donyms

    donyms New Member

    I think my Magnaflow was $150 installed including the new chrome tips but I got a deal. All my exhaust was in great shape and all I needed was the muffler. When I went to the muffler shop I told them I wanted my truck to sound like my 94 Vette, sounds great but tame until you get into it then it will talk to you. Well, they nailed it but I don't know what series it is, all I know is it is a small Stainless Steel muffler. :glasses:
  15. LB'07-Z

    LB'07-Z New Member

    The cherry bombs are loud but I don't know what the tone would be like on a 4.8. I had the exact same setup on my '97 with a 5.7 and it was alittle louder than what my '07 with a 5.3 is.
  16. Tpryor

    Tpryor New Member

    So from looking around at different mufflers I'm starting to think I will be getting the cherry bomb extreme. I'd also really like to get it turned down and dumped under the bed in front of the axle. If I wanted to get rid of the cat, how would I go about that? I know that without it the sensors will read differently and the engine won't be able to run right.. Something along those lines at least. Lol if someone could explain it to me I would greatly appreciate it.
  17. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 New Member

    I would keep the cats but thats just me. I would gut them, and see if your CEL comes on. If it does, you can cut and space the O2 sensor a little farther from the pipe so that the CEL would go off. But down here in Louisiana if a shop sees you have no cats or gutted cats, they will report you.

    I like to be quiet so that if I have to leave early to go hunting or fishing I won't wake the neighbors (I live in the country as well but we have old neighbors close by) but since you live in the country, I'd say go with a cherry bomb extreme or glass pack.

    I had a buddy just cut his cats out of his 02 5.3 and had it tuned thinking that it would make the CEL go off for the O2 sensors...he's been riding on a failed sticker since October after it was "tuned" to make the CEL go off. Mine are gutted which I'm about to change.
  18. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    flowmaster 50s are fairly quiet unless you romp on em. regular 40s arnt bad either. I have a super 40 on my truck, sounds pretty nasty when you get on, but very managable for the most part. a few videos of it floating around on here.

    check the coffee shop for exhaust tones thread, or search youtube. lots of videos on there with people running all sorts of setups.

    Alex
  19. steved

    steved Former Member

    Do you even need a muffler? If your state inspection doesn't require it, run straight piped...
  20. SWAT13

    SWAT13 New Member

    Cut the cats off, run dual 2.5 pipes out the back, with the 30 inch cherry bomb glass packs. You will piss everybody off!! lol And to keep the light from coming on...they make a cap to put on the O2 sensors.

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