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There are those who like the sound of Magnaflow mufflers. Then there are those who like the sound of Flowmaster mufflers.

What if both brands are on the same car? One on each side. Would it produce an unique sound? It's easy to say it will suck. But let's try to be objective. How do you think this set up will sound like?
 

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Being objective, what exactly makes you think it’ll sound good? Flowmaster are chambered, Magnaflow are straight through, asides from the muffler aesthetics, they sound physically different as well.
 

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Ridiculous idea........
 

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Being objective, what exactly makes you think it’ll sound good? Flowmaster are chambered, Magnaflow are straight through, asides from the muffler aesthetics, they sound physically different as well.
Aside from good, I think some guys would want a different tone/sound. And sort of lead to this question if anyone have done this before - Challenger, Dodge, or other brand of cars.

I heard of guys using different brand in terms of Flowmaster resonator and Magaflow mufflers in the same exhaust stream, but on different exhaust streams.
 

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I've never seen/heard of anyone mixing mufflers to blend their own sound. I guess if you owned a muffler shop, you could experiment, but it could get real expensive it you didn't and had to try 10-12 combinations...

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flow characteristics would be different effecting the performance of the engine, you want an exhaust that has high gas velocity for best performance, straight thru exhaust with least amount of bends should be first priority but most don't think of this and go more for sound. Chambered mufflers restrict flow causing the exhaust gases to makes sudden changes and creates back pressure which is not wanted but their are folks who still believe in the myth of back pressure is needed- which this is not the truth, you want proper diameter pipe for volume of air being moved at peak rpm for best overall peak hp, but yet small enough to keep exhaust gases high for torque. to large of pipe slows down velocity and hurts low end torque and to many sudden changes in exhaust flow hurts torque as well as over all hp. To small of a pipe will restricted peak rpm power but will aid in low speed torque. It becomes a balance act.

With most high powered engines, it's ok to install larger pipe- enough to carry the air flow for peak rpm power because giving up a few low speed torque numbers or shifting the peak torque up slightly higher using larger pipe aids in traction. If your dealing with a smaller cubic inch engine generally running smaller pipe aids in low end grunt to get the car moving at the cost of a few peak hp numbers.

Once one decides on pipe size then one needs to pick mufflers that promote air flow, magnaflow for example carry's the same size of pipe thru their mufflers- whether you pick 2" or 3" or any size in between/smaller or larger so it matches the pipe size for which your installing it on, magnaflows are designed for straight thru design with holes in the pipe to increases air velocity.

Cheaper mufflers that are straight thru like a glasspacks might be 2 1/2" inlet/outlet but the core of the muffler might be only a 2" pipe, which will restrict flow and hurt performance. These cheaper muffler use the same core but just add larger or smaller inlet/outlet pipe to mount to what ever size of pipe for which you ordered them for.

you could have proper pipe size for a given engine, yet destroy the velocity by installing cheap straight thru mufflers that neck down slowing exhaust gases or running chambered mufflers that force gases to change direction and this creates back pressure like flowmasters for example.

So to me running two different style of mufflers creates an unbalance in air flow and forcing the engine to make different power from each bank if you was to run one side different from the other. even with an x-pipe or h-pipe with different mufflers on each bank will wreck havoc on flow, forcing one side to work harder than the other.

look at the cats, the factory has a lot of metal inside to make sure the exhaust gases fire off and burn unwanted emissions, the high performance ones use less metal to allow more air flow at the cost of allowing slightly higher emission, which generally aids in more power. cutting them off all together increase exhaust gas velocity and a bigger increase in torque and hp.

the more restrictions you can remove from the exhaust the more power you can make, picking the proper pipe size for what your looking for will aid in more hp or lower end torque and picking the best flowing muffler will enhance your goals. it about having everything work together.
 

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There are those who like the sound of Magnaflow mufflers. Then there are those who like the sound of Flowmaster mufflers.

What if both brands are on the same car? One on each side. Would it produce an unique sound? It's easy to say it will suck. But let's try to be objective. How do you think this set up will sound like?
I think it would sound horrible but I like your thought process on what your question is. Try it out and post up! >:)>:)>:)
 

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