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post #1 of 17 Old 08-14-2013, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
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Muffler delete questions

Hello all, I'm new to the forum!

I have a 2013 LS with the LFX V6. I have been doing some mods and I was interested in making it sound better. I have a few questions that hopefully you can help me with:

1) From the searching I did online, there seems to be some disagreement with the sound of an LFX with a muffler delete. Some people say it's "ricey", while other swear it sounds as good as a v8. I was either thinking of going with straight pipes after I cut the old mufflers off, or putting say...a cherry bomb extreme in their place. What's your take?

2) Is the muffler delete something that I can do myself? I've read that
this tool this tool
works well cutting the pipes. I guess the question is, I can probably manage to cut off the stock mufflers, but what then? Will I be able to put straight pipes, or even a cherry bomb? Or, is there too many necessary curves that would prevent a diy'er from installing the new pipes?
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post #2 of 17 Old 08-14-2013, 06:45 AM
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IMO, v6's all sound ricey like a buzz saw. The only thing you can really do is get something that absorbs a lot of the high frequencies to get rid of the tingy sound. ..turbo inline 6's on the other hand...sound like sex.
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on the v6 i would add a high perf. muffler.. to help with the noise the v6 makes.. high pitched saw sounds about right..

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Some of us like to sleep in...lol. IMO no V6 with a muffler delete sounds anything like a V8...those comments are coming from V6 owners that are doing some wishful thinking. With some headers a V6 can obtain some depth of sound but that isn't doable with the LFX motor so you should definitely put something in it's place. Here's a couple of videos...the first one is staged in a parking garage so with the echo the sound IS VERY MISLEADING (and I still don't like it), the second one doesn't rev the engine much and when he does it sounds really bad so I think the third one is probably the best representation...but a lot of drone inside the car will always be a problem and you'll get sick of it very quickly.



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on the v6 i would add a high perf. muffler.. to help with the noise the v6 makes.. high pitched saw sounds about right..
I'm assuming you mean nothing like a cherry bomb or other muffler under $100. What's some good examples of what you mean. I'm asking because I'd like a better sound but don't want to spend $400 on a kit.
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Not sure I'd ask a V8 owner that question because according to most of them "all V6s sound like crap". I don't think you can do anything worthwhile with your exhaust on a $100 budget...PERIOD! And you're NEVER gonna find a Cherry Bomb axle back exhaust for that price...they start at well over $300.
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Not sure I'd ask a V8 owner that question because according to most of them "all V6s sound like crap". I don't think you can do anything worthwhile with your exhaust on a $100 budget...PERIOD! And you're NEVER gonna find a Cherry Bomb axle back exhaust for that price...they start at well over $300.
not so.. im a big v6er fan.. i grew up loving the grand national.. i would go magnaflow..? any exhaust shop should have these.. and they are cheap.. imo, i would not take the cats or resonator off.. its when you start deleting cats and all the other stuff that makes them sound horrible. just replace the stock muffs for something else and leave the rest of your exhaust system alone.. that should give it a throaty sound.. always remember you can always change it down the road.. an exhaust system is never set in stone for ever..

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I want to know how you all get away with any of this? Virginia inspects cars once a year and I am pretty darn sure that you cannot pass without the resonators, cats, or mufflers. I have not totally confirmed this, but I have a semi-reliable source that says so. I'll confirm next month when I go for my inspection.

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I want to know how you all get away with any of this? Virginia inspects cars once a year and I am pretty darn sure that you cannot pass without the resonators, cats, or mufflers. I have not totally confirmed this, but I have a semi-reliable source that says so. I'll confirm next month when I go for my inspection.
I live in a fairly rural county of PA...no emission test required
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