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Hi all, My 99 Z71 has some type of split duals rear exiting exhaust on it now, not sure what brand. I really like the way it sounds, real smooth, nice sound as it revs up. Problem is that its showing signs of coming apart near the muffler. I might take it to a shop and see if they can weld it, but if not, its gonna be time for a new system. I was wondering if anyone could give me a description of the way different brands sound. I heard Gibson was pretty loud and aggressive, but it is one of the cheaper ones. Magnaflow? Borla? Edelbrock maybe? I looked at my muffler but it doesn't have anything on it. It doesn't snap crackle or pop, just a good aggressive tone.

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Gibson is the exact opposite. Very quiet. Was too quiet for my taste. I originally bought a Borla cat-back. The muffler it has was dam near 3 feet long. Sounded good but was too quiet. Yanked that big muff out of there and replaced it with a 12" XR-1 oval. Much, much louder and great tone. Just dumped the cats a while back and it got a good bit louder and raspy. Magnaflow would be my second choice. But I like the Borla rasp!!! I wanted to attain the sound that the f-body had running a Borla setup with the plate fully open and no cats. I got what I wanted and im happy.

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Yea, my Gibson's not the loudest, that's for sure, but it does have a decent tone. It's held up pretty well for the 4 or 5 years that I've had it on there. Next time around, pobably look at a Magnaflow or Borla. Wanna do the Dynatech's up front first and ditch the shorties.

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Hi all, My 99 Z71 has some type of split duals rear exiting exhaust on it now, not sure what brand.  I really like the way it sounds, real smooth, nice sound as it revs up.  Problem is that its showing signs of coming apart near the muffler.  I might take it to a shop and see if they can weld it, but if not, its gonna be time for a new system.  I was wondering if anyone could give me a description of the way different brands sound.  I heard Gibson was pretty loud and aggressive, but it is one of the cheaper ones.  Magnaflow?  Borla?  Edelbrock maybe? I looked at my muffler but it doesn't have anything on it.  It doesn't snap crackle or pop, just a good aggressive tone.

 

 

 

 

I had the 40 series flowmaster dual exhaust put on my 99 Z71 that sounded fantastic. I got so many compliments, even from the dealer sales people when I traded it in for my 2004. Soon as I get some money saved up, I may consider it on my 2004 as well. Good luck in the decision. Its a tough choice. A shop here used to hook up different systems to your vehicle and let you hear the difference. I dont think they do that anymore unfortunately.

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Yea I also have a Trans Am with full length headers and Borla, which sounds absolutely awesome. So I kinda just wanna stick with the low and mean tone for my truck. I'll have to hear a Gibson, I'd definetly go with it if it sounds good. Thanks for the replies.

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Yea, my Gibson's not the loudest, that's for sure, but it does have a decent tone. It's held up pretty well for the 4 or 5 years that I've had it on there. Next time around, pobably look at a Magnaflow or Borla. Wanna do the Dynatech's up front first and ditch the shorties.

 

 

 

 

Oh yea, I would love to get that full header system from Dynatech. Its actually a really good price at $1295 for what you get. How else would you change the d**n factory cats on these things anyway? They're stuck way up by the manifolds.

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Yea, my Gibson's not the loudest, that's for sure, but it does have a decent tone. It's held up pretty well for the 4 or 5 years that I've had it on there. Next time around, pobably look at a Magnaflow or Borla. Wanna do the Dynatech's up front first and ditch the shorties.

 

 

 

 

Oh yea, I would love to get that full header system from Dynatech. Its actually a really good price at $1295 for what you get. How else would you change the d**n factory cats on these things anyway? They're stuck way up by the manifolds.

 

 

 

 

 

You dont have to go with the Dynatechs to keep cats man. Magnaflow makes a great cat at 80 bucks a pop. Not like the ones in the Dynatech setup are special or made of gold. Plain old set of coated long tubes will last longer than you will keep your truck. I got the Pacesetter long tubes and y-pipe at a hell of a price... And had money left over to buy my cam, pushrods, Crane dual springs, LS6 cover, Cometic head gaskets AND update my LS1Edit cable. Choice is up to you. If you really want to spend 1300 dollars on a set of long tubes. You can get a y-pipe fabbed up at any exhaust shop for under 150 bucks with some Magnaflow or Carsound cats. So waht aluminized tubing wont turn blue after you drive for a while like stainless. But you will have a lot of money left over.

 

If you really want stainless headers. Dont buy the Dynatechs. Buy some StainlessWorks long tubes!! $699.. And they dont have the nasty hump in the primary like the Dynatechs do on the drivers side. StainlessWorks will make the headers with any size collector you want also.

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Yea, my Gibson's not the loudest, that's for sure, but it does have a decent tone. It's held up pretty well for the 4 or 5 years that I've had it on there. Next time around, pobably look at a Magnaflow or Borla. Wanna do the Dynatech's up front first and ditch the shorties.

 

 

 

 

Oh yea, I would love to get that full header system from Dynatech. Its actually a really good price at $1295 for what you get. How else would you change the d**n factory cats on these things anyway? They're stuck way up by the manifolds.

 

 

 

 

 

You dont have to go with the Dynatechs to keep cats man. Magnaflow makes a great cat at 80 bucks a pop. Not like the ones in the Dynatech setup are special or made of gold. Plain old set of coated long tubes will last longer than you will keep your truck. I got the Pacesetter long tubes and y-pipe at a hell of a price... And had money left over to buy my cam, pushrods, Crane dual springs, LS6 cover, Cometic head gaskets AND update my LS1Edit cable. Choice is up to you. If you really want to spend 1300 dollars on a set of long tubes. You can get a y-pipe fabbed up at any exhaust shop for under 150 bucks with some Magnaflow or Carsound cats. So waht aluminized tubing wont turn blue after you drive for a while like stainless. But you will have a lot of money left over.

 

If you really want stainless headers. Dont buy the Dynatechs. Buy some StainlessWorks long tubes!! $699.. And they dont have the nasty hump in the primary like the Dynatechs do on the drivers side. StainlessWorks will make the headers with any size collector you want also.

 

 

 

 

 

I'm just starting to figure this out...I like the looks of the StainlessWorks headers that moregrip has at ls1tech. Gotta start savin my pennies. Wonder how much an exhaust shop would charge me to fab up a y-pipe with the cats if I install the headers myself...I want something with collectors or clamps so I can remove it when necessary. Or, I wonder if StainlessWorks would make a y-pipe?

 

Post #12 has pics of grippy's headers

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Yea, my Gibson's not the loudest, that's for sure, but it does have a decent tone. It's held up pretty well for the 4 or 5 years that I've had it on there. Next time around, pobably look at a Magnaflow or Borla. Wanna do the Dynatech's up front first and ditch the shorties.

 

 

 

 

Oh yea, I would love to get that full header system from Dynatech. Its actually a really good price at $1295 for what you get. How else would you change the d**n factory cats on these things anyway? They're stuck way up by the manifolds.

 

 

 

 

 

You dont have to go with the Dynatechs to keep cats man. Magnaflow makes a great cat at 80 bucks a pop. Not like the ones in the Dynatech setup are special or made of gold. Plain old set of coated long tubes will last longer than you will keep your truck. I got the Pacesetter long tubes and y-pipe at a hell of a price... And had money left over to buy my cam, pushrods, Crane dual springs, LS6 cover, Cometic head gaskets AND update my LS1Edit cable. Choice is up to you. If you really want to spend 1300 dollars on a set of long tubes. You can get a y-pipe fabbed up at any exhaust shop for under 150 bucks with some Magnaflow or Carsound cats. So waht aluminized tubing wont turn blue after you drive for a while like stainless. But you will have a lot of money left over.

 

If you really want stainless headers. Dont buy the Dynatechs. Buy some StainlessWorks long tubes!! $699.. And they dont have the nasty hump in the primary like the Dynatechs do on the drivers side. StainlessWorks will make the headers with any size collector you want also.

 

 

 

 

 

I'm just starting to figure this out...I like the looks of the StainlessWorks headers that moregrip has at ls1tech. Gotta start savin my pennies. Wonder how much an exhaust shop would charge me to fab up a y-pipe with the cats if I install the headers myself...I want something with collectors or clamps so I can remove it when necessary. Or, I wonder if StainlessWorks would make a y-pipe?

 

Post #12 has pics of grippy's headers

 

 

 

 

 

Those pics are from GMHTP's write up they did on a Silverado they decked out. I dont think SW will make a y-pipe. Dont use clamps. Get some ball/socket connections welded to the y and the headers. I want the SW headers. But I got the Pace LT's at price that was to good pass up. Along with the y-pipe, which is coated too.

 

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The ProXS is a plain old turbo muffler. Kinda like Dynomax's UltraFlo muffs. Should sound ok.

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