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Old 01-30-2013, 10:04 AM   #1
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Default flowmaster or thrush muffers ???

hi all, on my 88 vert the exhaust muffers are shot.So would like to fit some new ones ?? been looking at the flowmasters muffers, which as we know are very good.But also looking at a pair of thrush muffers aswell, which seem very good.The thrush ones i have seen look very much the same as the flowmasters, but at half the cost !!! has anyone fitted the thrush ones to there mustang and do they sound the same as flowmasters???? .I have been told they are the same design ?? any comments would be good
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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I went with FlowMaster's American Thunder series. Low rumble at start up and idle and crisp exhaust notes when pushed. Easy install too.

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I got them from Jegs.
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The trush welded looks and sounds the same has the flowmaster and is cheaper. the thrush welded can be gotten at autozone, jegs and other places. the turbo one does not sound the flowmaster. plnety of info and sound clips on the trush welded but trust me they ound jsut like flows and just has nice
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I also changed the oem headers with Ford Racing headers (unequal lengtt). That was a big plus too. I was shocked how easy the old headers came off, didn't snap one single bolt. The after market is filled with so many brands that it almost overwhelming the options you can go with.
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I also changed the oem headers with Ford Racing headers (unequal lengtt). That was a big plus too. I was shocked how easy the old headers came off, didn't snap one single bolt. The after market is filled with so many brands that it almost overwhelming the options you can go with.
Nice choice John. I give the ford racing headers a top pick and bbk a middle. I have JBA I don't really bring them up often since they are really pricey. there is alot of junk on the market also, a header and even a shorty header that doesn't have a quality collector can allow gases to get sucked back up into the motor robbing power...one of the biggest at doing this are ebay cheap headers. keep this mind.
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Thanks for that, i go for thrush, because money is tight!!!! let you know how they sound
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I'm surprised David Bowers didn't chime in here! Listen to the exhaust at the opening page of the Registry: Flowmasters!!! That's what I have- and money is definitely an object for me, too. Just remember, you can't substitute quality!
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Thanks jerry, times are hard i the uk !!!! i have just purchased a pair of thrush muffers from a company in the uk, which was very well priced. Just a ?? i have seen many companies in the usa selling parts, could you tell me what costs are incurred when shipping parts to the uk. I know i will be paying shipping costs , but are there any other costs like inport duties ?? taxes etc many thanks.
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Yeah, were kinda at the mercy of having to much to choose from here in the states, I have 4 name brand auto parts store within 1 miles of my house, 3 of them are on the same street just 3 blocks apart. I tend to stick with my local family owned part store. He can get me just about anything the big 3 can if he can find it from one of his suppliers. I hate that mall type of auto part store set up , 7 or 8 isle of the same thing in each store with some goofy warranty program or rebate form you have to fill out correctly mind you. Even some home improvement and retail stores are selling auto parts. Some on-line store can be a hassle too, the same part at a different price and that awful feeling if I did it all right just before I click "check out" LOL.
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Flowmasters run the show around here...just sayin...
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Thanks jerry, times are hard i the uk !!!! i have just purchased a pair of thrush muffers from a company in the uk, which was very well priced. Just a ?? i have seen many companies in the usa selling parts, could you tell me what costs are incurred when shipping parts to the uk. I know i will be paying shipping costs , but are there any other costs like inport duties ?? taxes etc many thanks.
Dave, I have no idea how to go about finding out. You could try going on Summit, Jegs or LateModelResto (they have a link here). Try making an order and see what they'd want. You wouldn't have to complete the order, just get the prices.
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ok thanks for that advice will try it,
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Just for the sake of discussion, Walker once made a "Turbo" muffler that had a nice sound to it.
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Default What about the drone?

All the talk about the overall sound is useful, but, what mufflers have the least drone. I hate the drone that reverbs...around the interior of the car at some point. It usually falls somewhere between 55-65 mph.
Any comment?????????????
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