Last post on Oct 12, 2009 at 11:02 PM
You are in the Speed Shop Tuning and Modification
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Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series, Performance Mods
#4 of 9 Re: 97 Silverado 5.7 with Flowmaster50's [tbdomenz]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 30, 2008 (5:08 pm)
Well sure by all means try it out. I've done that a couple of times. I do find though, that low speed resonance and high speed resonance are two different things. I remember when I put one exhaust on my Porsche 928 it sounded great on the rack but at 75 mph it was boomin' in the passenger compartment. So I switched to an Ansa, which sounded fairly tame on the rack but just right on the highway. Then one day I heard this other 928 go past me---I know the guy---and later on called him up and asked him what HE had on his. So then I went BACK again to my friends who installed the Ansa and asked them to swap out this new unit. Well, it was different AGAIN...sounded BAD on the rack from the get go. Go figure.
#5 of 9 Re: 97 Silverado 5.7 with Flowmaster50's [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 31, 2008 (6:56 am)
Yup, it's always an interesting adventure looking for that perfect sound! And what you think is cool may not be what the next guy is lookin for! The only issue I will have is how loud will it be on those winter mornings when I remote start it at 6AM and it's "burbling" outside. Will the neighbors get pissed?
#6 of 9 Re: 97 Silverado 5.7 with Flowmaster50's [tbdomenz]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Feb 01, 2008 (10:51 am)
Yeah, they will, but then, he has a dog that I fantasize about detonating into sub-orbit with a simulated artillery device they use in basic training in the Army.
But seriously, it's important to test the sound/resonance at highway speeds. You might actually like the new sound for the first two weeks and then slowly--it becomes more of an annoyance on the highway.
One tip I can give you is to test the new mufflers while hill-climbing a slight incline in high gear. That's when things get most annoying.
Feb 03, 2008 (7:59 am)
Look into SLP and see if they make something for the truck. They have an exhaust setup called the Loudmouth which is intended to imitate the old muscle-car sound. I have them on my Mustang....not sure if they make it for a truck.
It is insanely loud w/o cats. I have high-flow cats on mine rather then stock.
#8 of 9 ??? about Transmission
Mar 04, 2009 (7:23 pm)
it time to change tanny fuild and last time chevy did it and my brakes and my shock and used really cheap produces and so im going to do it my self and i need to know how much tranny fuild i need thanks