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Old 06-06-2002, 08:26 PM   #1
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I really enjoy the sound and look of Stromung's system, but not the $340 price. I'm thinking about going to a local exhaust guy and having a flowmaster and custom mid put on. It would be over $100 cheaper and probably flow just as well or better. So, my question is how do these flowmasters sound? On their website they have a sound file with an Acura and it actually doesn't sound too bad, so I would imagine the suby would sound better. I'm looking for the Stromung kind of rumble. Anyone know?

Also, anyone know of anywhere to get a nice tip that would look like the Stromung type?

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Old 06-06-2002, 10:40 PM   #2
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Hope I can help. My sons Impreza has a Borla system, but My nissan frontier has a Flowmaster 50 series. If I were to do it again I would get the Flowmaster with "Delta Flow" as I have too much interior resonance (sp) So if you get the Flowmaster be sure and get it with the Delta flow.

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Old 06-06-2002, 10:58 PM   #3
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When I had my stromung installed at Midas(had to get the bolts torched off) they had a muffler that looked just like mine. I was surprised how close they really were. I don't remember the name but it is "their" brand. It has a lifetime warranty and is quit a bit cheaper. You may want to stop buy and see what the have.
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Old 06-07-2002, 12:02 AM   #4
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Scott, how many resonator do you have? or you are using stock mid-pipe?
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Old 06-07-2002, 08:00 AM   #5
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I was recently at a midas location buying a flange gasket for my exhaust. The guy their was pushing Flowmaster mufflers. He showed me the Delta Flow. It looked good but man that thing was heavy. I mean over 20lb heavy. I believe it would last forever the way that thing was built. However if your main goal is performance, I can't see how that would flow very well with all those little fins and chambers in there.



I know these sound great on Mustangs and other V8s I wonder how they would sound on our scoobies.

I know i have heard of a couple people running flowmaster mufflers on their Imprezas. Try posting a thread in the NA forum asking for information from these such people.

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Old 06-07-2002, 10:45 AM   #6
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I had my exhaust shop weld together a midpipe and rear section with a $90 Arospeed dual tipped muffler on it. Sounded mean as hell!!!
Just sold it to a friend with a 1998 Legacy GT, had a longer section of pipe welded in and damn, it sounds like a hopped up BMW.
For under $200 I had an extra 7 HP at the wheels and a sweet sweet sound
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Old 06-07-2002, 08:44 PM   #7
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Any one have this set-up or ever heard someone's who did?

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Old 06-08-2002, 11:41 AM   #8
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Flowmasters are great long lasting mufflers but they are LOUD. Almost like having a straight pipe.
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etam, I just have the stock resonator on the truck. The rep at Flowmaster told me to ONLY get the muffler for "Import trucks and small SUV's" needless to say I didn't. The place the put the muffler on said the guy probably just wanted me to purchase a more expensive muffler. Most people on the Frontier forum install the Flowmaster 40 series with Delta Flow technolagy
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Old 06-09-2002, 02:18 PM   #10
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i had a Flowmaster 60 series on my 98' Altima and it sounded mild and noticable at 2500k rpm. only bad thing is that thier not SSteel. i had a gain of about 5hp, not bad for $40
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