BADPONYsc said:Yeah, tailpipes do give it that famous 5.0 "hollow","tubey" sound. Dumps will give it a bassier rumbly sound and the drone will be around the 1k RPM range.... right around idle, actually. That overbearing "WAH, WAH, WAH" drone... I'm sure you know what I mean. With tailpipes, the drone will be around the famous 2k range, but not at idle. Dumps have more of a old muscle car rumble to them, while tailpipes have more of a modern exotic sound. I've been back and forth many times between the two. I like both sounds really, but right now I'm with the tailpipes because I do like the sound and now that I have the cobra bumper, I'm digging being able to have tailpipes that show and look good.
Hope this helps.
somersdp said:First off does your car have the cats or nocats? what size are your tips? Have you ported anything(heads, intake, do you have a cam?) These all play a role. I have hooker super comp. E/L, h-pipe with no cats, 1 chamber flowmasters with turndowns. DAMN!!! Go to turndowns dude, if you want the rumble that is. Just my own opinion.
somersdp said:BADPONY, that is intersesting you said what you did about the backpressure theory. I asked a bunch of people the same thing. I was wondering I have enough backpressure in my system. Because I have absolutely no restriction. No cats, 1 chambers and turndowns. What do you think? Should I go with 2 chambers at least?
bart said:ok i went and got it done today. man it sounds totally different in loudness. it does now sound like a stang. and i can actually talk to someone now while driving. you were right about the 2k drone...but its nowhere near the obnoxious sound it used to make. i like this much better than the dumps.
now eventhough im not a subscriber to the whole backpressure thing, i can say that i DID in all honestly feel a difference down low. truck feels the same from 20mph up, but it definately had a change in the way it takes off. slow roll that is. almost like it revs up a little quicker, it got rid of that lag it used to have.
MUSTANGJOE said:Waht did you go with ..2 chamber originals with tailpipes?