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Hey,
I just purchased a 95 3.3L Intrepid, with Flowmaster exhaust. My first question is, do you guys think the Flowmasters sound too ricey on the V6 3.3L Intrepids? I can't decide. Sometimes I think it sounds pretty good (it certainly sounds better than a lot of the Civics you hear with big exhaust tips), but at the same time sometimes (especially at higher RPMS) I think it may sound kinda ricey and I'm afraid people will just file me in the same categoy as all the ricers. What are all your opinions?

If you guys do think it is a little ricey, what kind be done to tone down the noise just slightly, while still being noticeably different (perhaps a resonator pipe, or will that cut it down too much?).

My other question is that I've noticed at partial throttle sometimes that I heard a sound that I can best describe as rushing air when I'm accelerating...Kind of a quick "phhssstt" sound. Does anyone know what this could be? My first impression would be maybe an exhaust leak. But I can't find anything wrong, could it be a bad muffler? Sometimes it's there, sometimes its not, it seems pretty random.

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It could be coming from your intake system, if the air pipe from the cone filter is quite short. (I am assuming if you have a flowmaster, you have an open-air cone intake)
 

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mine does the same thing, it's the rush of air coming in thru a less-restrictive-than-stock intake. it was a nice surprise when i put my k&n in....first this whoosh, then if the revs get high enough or you give it enough stick (or both) then this sick sounding throaty (4-barrel style) growl overpowers the whoosh. then the sound of a screaming 4 banger going past your door as it struggles to keep up....

damn, i just chalked a kill from my computer. time to go take a drive.
 

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A good way to tone down the sound is to use a good sized glasspack. Performance wise, effects, ? But the sound will turn deeper and quiter. I am doing that same thing ( FLOWMASTER 40 series w/o resontator )
Also a catalatic converter from RANDOM TECHNOLOGY make a great converter for deepening the sound and add performance! :rolleyes:
 

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Nope, it doesn't have the cone filter, only the factory replacement K&N. Could that still cause that sound that I've been hearing? That could definitely explain it. Would you recommend getting a cone filter, would I get any more noticeable performance out of my wimpy 3.3L?

Glasspacks, I'll have to look into those, that sounds like what I'm looking for. Are they similar to resonators but they just cut down on the noise a little less. Any recommendations as far as which manufacturer to go with?
 

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One more thing,
I see a lot of these exhaust tips with resonators, would they perform a similar function as the glasspack, or does the glasspack actually help create a deeper sound?
 

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these glasspacks act like a resonator. They come in different length sizes. My understanding is " the longer they are, the less noise they have" . Especially when using one of these flowmasters, the sound will deepen and not be so loud. I would do a 2 1/2' aluminized tubing from the cat back, then re-place that stupid, big-ass resonator these Intrepids have with a good sized glasspack, then the flowmaster. I think that if you have the 3.5 ltr, maybe you can go with a 2 3/4' or 3' piping all the way out. With good aftermarket intake, the car should sound like no other. :D
 

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hey,
ive got a 3.3 95 trep and I was wondering is there a specific flowmaster 40 series muffler I need to get or are they all the same. Im new to the customizing thing im only 16, so this may sound stupid. Also how much would one cost.
 

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oh yeah, i have a 40 series...sounds much different riding inside the car than it does outside...inside, may sound a little ricey (i dont think so though) outside, not at all. i dont think the 3.3 would sound much different than the 3.5.

pretty much all aftermarket mufflers are the same (when talking about this car...). i have a 40 series...flowmaster makes a delta-flow 40 series, which is basically the same muffler with a few more baffles inside that make the exiting exhaust quieter...that one costs more...i paid around 60 for mine, but they can be anywhere from 90-110, 130 for the deltaflow...oh yeah, depending on where you take the car to have it installed (unless you do it yourself,if you have tools/parts/etc...) expect to pay anywhere from 80-140 bucks on installation. any old exhaust shop is fine.
 

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First, Veery ancient thread. Actaully thats fairly cheap for an exhaust. When I got mine done last year it cost me 400 out the door. Then again, I had everything from the downpipes-back replaced. The Magnaflow I put on was 200 bucks alone.
 

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lol....my bad man. im new to the site so i was readin thru old posts and have replied to a couple of em. ill keep in mind some of these threads are really old and that pricing has changed since...but thanks for answerin my question also
 

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Haha, its no problem. Best advice, shop around and see whats out there.Keep in mind that you want a shop that will also do a quality install since there is no aftermarket exhaust for an LH. Everything will be custom made.
 

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will a set of dual flowmasters sound good on a 3.3L engine? like i said im not wantin it to sound like a big truck, i wouldn't mind if it sounded a bit ricey. i cannot find any audio clips of anyone with the 3.3L engine that has duels. i guess i just gotta get em installed and hope i like it...unless you know where i could go to hear how it will sound...
 
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