center muffler

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Wed Mar 31 15:04:53 EST 2004

I have two glasspacks welded in place for my center muffler.  Exhaust shop
guy cut the curved openings off the fronts so he could weld in some
straighter pipes to match up with the piping the OEM center had.  The
outlets were straight.  Don't recall the brand of muffler they were, but
the shop got them after measuring OEM.  Cost me ~$170 for new piping, new
glasspacks.  The rear was OK for now, and the system sounds quiet.

At 06:04 PM 3/30/2004 -0800, Rees Pritchard wrote:
>Just got back from the Flowmaster approved muffler shop. No go. I had talked 
>to the factory, and on paper everthing seemed like it would work, although, 
>both shop and factory are not at all familiar with these cars. The dual 
>in/out 70 series, would be the choice, as it is the quietest of the bunch. 
>But it is too long, (although the 50 series is shorter), and too thick. The 
>main problem is that on the right side top, the stock muffler has a large 
>indentation that barely clears a brace on the car. The Flowmaster would ride 
>too close to the ground. The best the shop could come up with, was 
>installing 2 small glass packs, which they say won't do much, or replace the 
>center muffler with straight pipes; using only the rear muffler. The rear 
>looks like it's on the way out, too.
>What has anyone else done? The only thing in the Knowledge base not about a 
>200, and a general search brings up 4000 mufflers. Everyone running stock at 
>$775.00 plus labor?

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