benswann at comcast.net
Thu Apr 1 11:33:13 EST 2004
Unfortunately my wallet is not so fat that I can order another center
muffler section. If I made a mistake getting the Stebro, then I'd like to
find a workaround. I feel the Stebro is a nice peice, but this one has some
resonance that I feel could/should be tuned out.
Are you suggesting that I simply remove the center muffler from the piping
and weld another in place, such as the flowmaster? I can do that, and sort
of what I had in mind, but I thought it was the resonator that is causing
the problem, perhaps not. I also have two complete 5kq systems to work
with, but was hoping not to revert to these, but if a component could be
used, without sacrificing power, then I'd do it.
Who handles the Flomaster or other good one - then I can excise the Stebro
and install a quieter substitute.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bernie Benz" <b.benz at charter.net>
To: "Ben Swann" <benswann at comcast.net>
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 11:20 AM
Subject: Re: center muffler
> > From: "Ben Swann" <benswann at comcast.net>
> > On this (exhaust) note - I am in process of resurrecting an '87 5ktq
> > Most of the goodies and best parts from the '87 pearl that got totalled
> > be going into an '88 pearl.
> > My question is regarding the Stebro cat back system that was in the '87.
> > want to re-use the system as it is fairly new, nice sound and power and
> > Stainless tip. The downside, I'd like to eliminate is it had a drone at
> > between 2300 and 2700 RPM which is where the gearing is best for Highway
> > cruising. i found this to be annoying on long trips. At higher
> > speeds, the noise would go away, but then so would my license, as that
> > have me cruising at speeds above 75 MPH.
> > I'd like to eliminate this if possible. Would it be good to install a
> > different resonator or some kind of muffler inplace of the Stebro
> > Any kind of modification I can make for quieter cruising?
> Hi Ben,
> I'd dump the Stebro center muffler and replace with a real muffler.
> Try the Flowmaster 70 series.
> > Ben
> > Details on the car:
> > http://www.homestead.com/ben_swann/PearlAvant.html
> > [From: Steven Hauptmann <hauptmanns at llr.sc.gov>
> > Subject: RE: center muffler
> > To: 'Rees Pritchard' <reesisright at netzero.net>, 200q20v at audifans.com
> > Message-ID: <490DF64C3F09B14E8EE9323C945957C6017AC5FF at llr.sc.gov>
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> > Rees,
> > Purely FYI .
> > I have heard a 10vtq with NO muffling device of any kind and I was
> > at how reasonably quiet it was. Don't get me wrong, it was a dedicated
> > car and was way too loud for the street. But since the turbo provides
> > muffling itself, it was much quieter to these ears than NA engines with
> > straight pipes that I've heard before.
> > With this in mind, and given the fact that I would not mind a little
> > sound that the stock WOOSH; If/when I'm in your situation, I will
> > be willing to try omitting the center muffler altogether. If it turned
> > to be too loud, I could always add a glass pack (which should be cheap)
> > the center muffler location.
> > There it is...my $0.02
> > Steve Hauptmann
> > South Carolina]
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