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Good evening all. I am installing new cats (old ones broke) and welding new mufflers on my truck. They are 2 12” flow through mufflers and after the cats all 2.50” dia. The cats should be fine, might be a PITA to remove the old ones but it’s a drop in replacement unless I’m missing something. But for the mufflers, is there any change in sound or performance or anything between the two layouts? (Attached pics) thanks 😁
 

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I'd go with the mufflers close to the Y. I'd also want more muffler than that behind a V6, between the size of those mufflers and splitting the flow through 2 of them, they aren't going to muffle it much.
 

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Here's mine. Y is attached right on the cat. No muffler at all. Plates in the ends are to tune the back pressure. Took a lot of fiddling to get it right. Take those out, it's LOUD! Leave them in, it's bearable. LOL!! I actually hear more intake noise than exhaust. Hood has heat extractor vents, intake makes a lot of racket due to the holey hood.

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The people have spoken, I guess the mufflers are going closer to the Y. I attached a picture of what I have now, same brand but it’s a 36” single, which makes it deeper and slightly louder not much. I guess if it’s too loud, I can always go back.
 

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Whatever difference in sound the placement makes will sooner than later be rendered null... the packing in those 'mufflers' (glasspacks) will relatively quickly deteriorate.. leaving you with essentially a straight pipes.
 

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The people have spoken, I guess the mufflers are going closer to the Y. I attached a picture of what I have now, same brand but it’s a 36” single, which makes it deeper and slightly louder not much. I guess if it’s too loud, I can always go back.
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Here's mine. Y is attached right on the cat. No muffler at all. Plates in the ends are to tune the back pressure. Took a lot of fiddling to get it right. Take those out, it's LOUD! Leave them in, it's bearable. LOL!! I actually hear more intake noise than exhaust. Hood has heat extractor vents, intake makes a lot of racket due to the holey hood.

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Those are basically homemade Supertrap mufflers you're showing us. They change the sound by adding plates to the end instead of inside the pipe and they cost a lot more than you spent getting the same result.
 

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Those are basically homemade Supertrap mufflers you're showing us. They change the sound by adding plates to the end instead of inside the pipe and they cost a lot more than you spent getting the same result.
I know it. I am a bike rider. Have been since 1976. Never owned a Supertrap though. Never cared for the look of them. Always preferred Yoshimura. My 2008 Suzuki GSX-1300 B-King has them.
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The people have spoken, I guess the mufflers are going closer to the Y. I attached a picture of what I have now, same brand but it’s a 36” single, which makes it deeper and slightly louder not much. I guess if it’s too loud, I can always go back.
You "guess" it's too loud? Sometimes I wear ear plugs when I drive mine long distances. The seven miles to work and back are fine though. LOL
 

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Whatever difference in sound the placement makes will sooner than later be rendered null... the packing in those 'mufflers' (glasspacks) will relatively quickly deteriorate.. leaving you with essentially a straight pipes.
What is relatively quickly? Mine is one year old, it’s packed with glass and it’s nowhere near a straight pipe level of sound.
 

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“Tune the back pressure”

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What is relatively quickly? Mine is one year old, it’s packed with glass and it’s nowhere near a straight pipe level of sound.
How often do you drive it? Ive had glass packs go from """"""muffling"""""" to being nothing more than a swell in the pipe In the matter of a few months on a daily driver..
 

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How often do you drive it? Ive had glass packs go from """"""muffling"""""" to being nothing more than a swell in the pipe In the matter of a few months on a daily driver..
Daily driver, 1,000 a month.
 

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Right on. Not bad... I've seen some spew out the perforation and the packing it holds in a pretty short amount of time after install lol.
 

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Can I get a keyword search on those mufflers?
Like a part number for the mufflers? I got them on Summit.
Cherry Bomb Glasspack Mufflers 87522CB
Part Number: IMM-87522CB
Image is grey but it’s red.
 

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