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I know exhaust threads like this get annoying but I am really torn. I am looking to upgrade my 14 bighorn with a bolt on exhaust. From the vids ive seen of the flowmaster 50 HD bolt-on, the sound is pretty nice. I also like the sound of the mufflex 18inch. Just wondering what people think of flowmaster here.
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I'm sure you'll hear this often, but mufflers are very personal. It depends on what you want. I chose the Flowmaster 50 because I wanted a deeper sound without waking the neighbors or announcing myself down the road. For the record - it actually MAY wake the neighbor on my driveway side, but it's not considered "obnoxiously loud" (I live in a somewhat dense development where houses are only about 60 or 70 feet apart). My startup in the early am does have a noticeable difference in sound compared with an average car but that's what I want.
I spent hours on youtube listening to various models and finally chose the Flowmaster 50. It gives me some cabin hum at lower rpm's but that's to be expected when you want a deeper exhaust note. I only did a one-to-one swap of my stock to the 50. I'm happy with it but again it depends on what you're looking for.
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So are you happy with the sound. Does it sound much better than stock? How about the drone? I like the flowmaster sound and the fact its a bolt on.
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I've had both, both sound good but they both have very different tones.

FM50- waaaay more throaty at idle and lower rpms, kind of dull at high rpms. Overall id say it is louder than the 18" magnaflow. Magnaflow is a nice 'clean' sounding muffler, consistent throughout the rpm range.
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Yes - I am happy with the sound. Gave me the deeper pitch I was looking for without it being over the top. The drone is more noticeable at lower rpm's and diminishes as you increase rpms' - but again that should be expected when wanting a deeper exhaust note. While driving, there is a slight drone but not enough to where you can't have a conversation or hear the radio.
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I've had both, both sound good but they both have very different tones.

FM50- waaaay more throaty at idle and lower rpms, kind of dull at high rpms. Overall id say it is louder than the 18" magnaflow. Magnaflow is a nice 'clean' sounding muffler, consistent throughout the rpm range.
So do you have the Magnaflow now? Which one did you like better overall?
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