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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by jkav110, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. jkav110

    jkav110 New Member

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    G'day, my 08 SSVE Ute LH Muffler has broken at both inlet & outlet flanges.

    Pipe OD Dia into muffler is 55 and from flange to tip is 65mm

    the exhaust note is pretty mild, and whilst I would mind more of a louder note don't want to attract too much attention...

    question I have is has anyone installed the muffler eliminator pipes, and if so how much louder is it? Or would the redback pipes be better? Or the rapid sports mufflers..any advice experience feedback much appreciated

    Cheers James
     
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    Not_An_Abba_Fan Exhaust Guru

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    Exhaust note is subjective, some people like the J pipes, some don't. Personally I don't, I like the smooth note of a decent cat back.
     
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    I bought a set of muffler eliminator for $180 off eBay. Loud and raspy as hell. Fun but they came off after a week. Too loud for round town.
     
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    I'm pretty happy with my J-Pipes, the volume is spot on, you can hear it now, sounds like a 6 litre should but.... there is a slight bit of drone between 1800 and 2200 rpm
    It's at its worst when on cruise going up and down gradual hills so I usually put it in manual (active select) and keep it in a lower gear.
    I don't mind but the little miss in the passenger seat mentions it ha ha.
    Depends too on the rest of your exhaust system, Mine is AFM and I think it has extra mufflers.
     
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    no extras for afm models, cats, centre, two rears
     
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    My 2010 Calais has cats, centre muffler, 2 hotdog looking mufflers (1 on each pipe) then the rears (which I replaced with J-pipes)
     
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    standard, except for j pipes (had those) not bad, picked up a gts 2.5" vf stainless for $150, then fitted rear mufflers $250
     
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    I've got Rapid "Marriage Saver" mufflers on my SSV. Wanted to hear the V8 more but was trying to avoid unwanted attention and drone in 4cyl mode. I ended up ditching AFM anyway (got a new cam etc). I kept the Rapid's on... I'm happy with how they sound, haven't noticed any drone in 8cyl and the dyno figures are fine (running TRI-Y 1 3/4" headers and stock middle section).

    Noticeably better sound over stock mufflers on cold start and when you put the foot down, cruising around they sound pretty mild. Seems like a good muffler despite the odd design.
     
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