No real V 8 sound...

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  1. Mikester

    Mikester Newbie

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    Hi,
    I'm wondering what to do to get that mean shovely (for a lack of better words) V8 sound in my 95' K1500 350 SB.
    The current setup is:
    -(Open) Edelbrock air cleaner
    -Flowtech shorty headers
    -standard 2 in 1 exhaust pipe into cat (aftermarket)
    -Cherrybomb straight pipe

    Since the cherry bomb was installed it got a little louder and it adds some bass but its still quite far from what I want. It sounds just too healthy, does not have that rather uncontrolled V8 sound.

    Its a 5 gear manual if that does anything of importance to the sound...

    Is the engine just too new being a 95?
    I did however see another gmt400 passing by which did indeed sound a lot more like I want mine...

    Could the fact that the engine is running below its temp range (see other thread thermostat issues) also be contributing to this?

    Any ideas or samples of your rides would be highly appreciated.
     
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    Try running no muffler with a cat
     
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    beardeddummy I'm Awesome

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    Sound clips will tell you more than we will. if you only want sound not performance Flowmaster super 44, if you want sound and performance MagnaFlow. I run MagnaFlow and I'm function over form friends have told me it sounds damn good on passing them with the gas on the floor
     
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    whiplash473 Tyler

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    You're not going to get too radical of a sound out of an engine without a cam, which is what I think when it comes to the sound you're talking about. I had Flowmaster Super 10s on my truck for a few years and those were pretty radical for a muffler alone.
     
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  5. TylerZ281500

    TylerZ281500 Yukon Ridin High

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    its all opinion if you want sound, if you want performance youll have to be willing to learn more than you anticipated on the subject. but the "sound" you desire is still opinion
     
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    Shorty headers, unfortunatley do nothing for sound. Best results for a true American v8 sound, long tubes, 2.5 inch or up exhaust, with no cats, and some sort of performance muffler.
     
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    GMC1994K1500SierraSL I'm Awesome

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    I also have a 95 with a 5 speed, I have no Catalytic converter and a Magnaflow oval body muffler, I can set off car alarms and people hear me from far away when I'm on the throttle, on the highway no drone, best set up in my opinion


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  8. Mikester

    Mikester Newbie

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    Thanks for all the input!
    Well no cats is impossible over here in germany...
    I think the main "problem" is that its a tbi engine not a carburator one,
    I'll definitely think about true dual/longtubes..
     
  9. df2x4

    df2x4 Domestics only.

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    Agree with most of the info in this tread, except the "shorty headers do nothing for sound" comment. The Pacesetter shorties on my red truck made a HUGE difference in sound. The factory manifolds on these trucks are so thick, pretty much anything will be louder.
     
  10. TylerZ281500

    TylerZ281500 Yukon Ridin High

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    tbi vs carb is medial at most, i highly doubt thats the issue.
     

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