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dduartejr 08-23-2011 05:45 PM

Newbie from texas - "flowmaster vs. Magnaflow" question????
This weekend I'm going to have a muffler put on but I'm still not sure which one would be a better choice??? I love the sound of Flowmaster 40 Series but have heard that the 14" Magnaflow is better performance wise. Any input would help. Thanks!

snrusnak 08-23-2011 06:18 PM

Magnaflows are straight through, meaning no restriction to exhaust flow. Flowmasters are chambered so have some restriction to the exhaust flow. This is why magnaflows perform better. Also, I think all magnaflows are stainless steel and have a lifetime warranty, so they will last, whereas flowmasters are not (they may offer stainless but their regular mufflers are mild steel). Sound is up to you, it's an opinion, I personally like the maganflow sound better.

old hot rod 08-23-2011 07:04 PM

Welcome to Forum Z
Great to have you with us!!!
Magnaflow sounds great and if you decide to go with Magnaflow you should check out
Mufflex they take Magnaflow and weld on extensions to make it a one piece direct bolt-on
verry nice piece you can bolt it on with a lil help from a friend in about 45min.
And I payed about 230 bucks. I figure a muffler shop would charge at least that.
Hope this helps!!!
Dont forget to post pics of your ride.

ORT 08-23-2011 07:15 PM

I've had magnaflows and flowmasters on my trucks over the years. The magnaflow will give you better performance since it is a flow through design while the flowmaster is chambered and is somewhat restrictive to your flow.

You also need to consider construction materials. I believe flowmaster makes stainless models now which is probably what you want if you go with flowmaster. I have had a few of their regular aluminized flowmasters and they all rusted pretty fast. My current magnaflow is stainless and looks as good as new under my truck.

BlueJet 08-23-2011 07:17 PM

Hello and welcome! :wavey:

Good to have you with us, I hope you enjoy the board!

916Timmy 08-23-2011 07:40 PM

Great info above ^^^^^^

I am also a Magnaflow guy!

Welcome to the forum!

RedRam10 08-23-2011 09:22 PM

Hi and a warm Carolina welcome to the best RAM ForumZ on the web. I'm not the first and won't be the last to ask ~ How about posting a few photos of your truck?:Hey:

ramer48 08-23-2011 11:36 PM

I vote spintech. its not as restrictive as flowmasters and sound great!

brad12kx 08-24-2011 12:29 AM

Welcome to the forum, :Hey:
This forum is full of great looking trucks; packed with great mod ideas and there are loads of knowledgeable and experienced people here.

AND - We all like pix! Got any to share?

Enjoy the Z!

platinuminjected 08-24-2011 12:58 PM

welcome to the forum...glad to have ya aboard!!!

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