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Old 03-29-2011, 07:27 PM
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Default Flowmaster 40 not loud enough...

Just got my flowmaster 40 series installed and needles to say, Im not very pleased with it. I was hoping it would be alot louder than it is. I can barely hear it. I hear it more when my truck is at an idle.... hmm, so now what?? I want it louder and more of a rumble. suggestions??
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:28 PM
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Default Re: Flowmaster 40 not loud enough...

Get a hearing aid.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:33 PM
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Get a hearing aid.
I dont think thats the problem... im 25
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:35 PM
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Default Re: Flowmaster 40 not loud enough...

well then lets see, Is your exhaust leaking anywhere?
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:35 PM
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Default Re: Flowmaster 40 not loud enough...

its only gonna get so loud, it aint a v8 man YOURE BEAT FOR LOUD!

Or try a diff muffler?

Also theres lots of vids of mufflers on here compare yours to someone with the same setup and see if theres a difference. Or take out your cats
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:40 PM
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Default Re: Flowmaster 40 not loud enough...

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well then lets see, Is your exhaust leaking anywhere?
I checked good for leaks, none anywhere. Im A OK! maybe I was just expecting more than i got. what about the flowmaster 44????

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its only gonna get so loud, it aint a v8 man YOURE BEAT FOR LOUD!

Or try a diff muffler?

Also theres lots of vids of mufflers on here compare yours to someone with the same setup and see if theres a difference. Or take out your cats
I know its not a v8... Im pretty new at this crap, just figured an aftermarket exhaust would be somewhat louder than the stock. thats all Ill check out some more vids
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:40 PM
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a V6 isnt gonna be very loud. It will be a low rumble if anything.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:42 PM
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Default Re: Flowmaster 40 not loud enough...

yeah thats what i got, a low rumble. Its nice, just wish it were a tad louder.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:44 PM
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yeah thats what i got, a low rumble. Its nice, just wish it were a tad louder.
Yeah man idk, it may travel further than you think too. I got no muffler on mine and i like that pretty much, but i thought it was quiet too. Next thing you know people were telling damn man i heard you coming from bla bla and bla bla. Mines the 4.0 though.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:47 PM
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Default Re: Flowmaster 40 not loud enough...

I just got the flowmaster 40 too. It's got a nice rumble at start up and idle.. and during acceleration. I can barely hear it cruising down the road, my engine makes more noise honestly. But, I didn't want to be able to hear it drone anyway on long highway trips.

I don't know how much "break-in" time a muffler needs, but I've heard they get louder? I could be wrong. The super 44 is supposed to be louder. I will eventually dynomat the interior anyway, then I might try for something louder. But, my exhaust guy told me I could bring it back in a week if I didn't like it and try a different muffler, but so far I'm happy.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:52 PM
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Default Re: Flowmaster 40 not loud enough...

The FLowmaster won't really break in and get louder. That usually pertains to resonators, bullets and shotguns where the design is straight through with fiberglass packing around the outside. Flowmaster in general is not that loud, even on a V8, so I am not surprised it isn't much louder on a 3.0 v6; and that's why I never recommend Flowmaster (plus, hp gains are less because of the traditional muffler design Flowmaster uses; but that isn't a huge worry on our Rangers as aftermarket exhausts do not add much power).
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:55 PM
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Yeah man idk, it may travel further than you think too. I got no muffler on mine and i like that pretty much, but i thought it was quiet too. Next thing you know people were telling damn man i heard you coming from bla bla and bla bla. Mines the 4.0 though.
Yeah I was thinking about going with no muffler but I heard that could be bad for the truck. Loss of power?

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I just got the flowmaster 40 too. It's got a nice rumble at start up and idle.. and during acceleration. I can barely hear it cruising down the road, my engine makes more noise honestly. But, I didn't want to be able to hear it drone anyway on long highway trips.

I don't know how much "break-in" time a muffler needs, but I've heard they get louder? I could be wrong. The super 44 is supposed to be louder. I will eventually dynomat the interior anyway, then I might try for something louder. But, my exhaust guy told me I could bring it back in a week if I didn't like it and try a different muffler, but so far I'm happy.
Yeah same here... maybe needs to be broken in. I just want it a little louder. I wanna be able to hear somthing when im stepping on it lol
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:59 PM
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Default Re: Flowmaster 40 not loud enough...

i havent noticed any loss. Gas mileage is about the same too. Maybe thers a little less get up and go but my truck will still get outta there when it needs too.
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:04 PM
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Default Re: Flowmaster 40 not loud enough...

There shouldn't be any hp loss from removing a muffler. If you are talking about "backpressure" being needed for the engine, then i must inform you that it is a myth and untrue for a NA engine
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:07 PM
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Default Re: Flowmaster 40 not loud enough...

ill try and post a video i have up that has my exhaust in it its not the best sound quality and theres music playing too, but itll give you an idea. I was just filming the drive for fun. hold up gotta dload movie maker
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