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Pypes Violator vs Flowmaster American Thunder

I'm leaning towards the Pypes Violators for a couple reasons, they're cheaper and I've already had Flowmasters on a Mustang before. I did like the sound but I want to try something else. Going by the sound clips, I really seem to like the Pypes Violators but I wanted to get some more opinions on them. Who here has them and what do you think? Also, how do they sound in comparison to the American Thunder?


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I'm leaning towards the Pypes Violators for a couple reasons, they're cheaper and I've already had Flowmasters on a Mustang before. I did like the sound but I want to try something else. Going by the sound clips, I really seem to like the Pypes Violators but I wanted to get some more opinions on them. Who here has them and what do you think? Also, how do they sound in comparison to the American Thunder?
I had Pypes Violators. They were alright but a slight drone at highway speed. I replaced them with Mac Boom Tubes. The Boom Tubes are a lot louder (I like) but they don't "drone" like the Violators (or Stingers). You can definitely hear them at highway speeds but I don't find them as annoying as the violators...

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I have pypes violators on my 08 gt I didn't like them at first they were to quiet for me. But after I put my steeda cai and tune on the car it really woke the mufflers up. I would recommend for the price. But I like my car louder so when I get some extra money im going for something different. As far as the drone its not bad at all.
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Hmm, I do have a K&N CAI on my car already. Wondering now if I should just stick with the Flowmasters since I already know I like how they sound?

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I had flowmasters on my 02 GT when I bought it a few months ago. I checked out the AM Videos and settled on the Pypes Violater axel back kit, I love it It's a great sounding system.

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I went with the Violators to save the ~$100 over the Flowmasters. Construction seems to be a bit weaker compared to the Flowmaster, which is to be expected I guess. I like the sound. The clamps for the over-axle pipe are junk, had to get them spot welded to hold.
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I'm considering Pypes Violators on my car. I've listened to the sound clips but it hard to tell on the internet. My car is all stock except the CAI and tune. How loud are violators compared to stock mufflers? I don't want my exhaust to be obnoxiously loud or drone on the freeway. I'm just want it to be a little more aggressive than stock.

...also keep in mind I have a vert.

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I run the Violators and have zero drone..they are actually very quiet in the car..but outside they sound amazing. Kinda surprized how quiet they are in the car compared to outside..... I get compliments on them all the time...very good sounding mufflers..especially for the price...maybe the polished Violators are different(less droning) then the non polished?? I have the fully polished pair....

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Just to update this because it's an old thread, I got the Pypes Violators and thought they sounded terrible. Got rid of them after a week. They sound almost too low and they drone at highway cruising speeds. They have no growl to them at all. The Flowmasters sound MUCH better in every way to my ears.

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That's 2 totally opposite opinions on these. Anyone else?

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I have had my Violators for 5 years now. I get compliments all the time. I love them. They are the deeper sound than some. WOT sounds awesome. I have C & L CAI and headers so that adds to it.

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That's 2 totally opposite opinions on these. Anyone else?
I found the same thing when I was trying to decide to try the Pypes. Some reviews said they were great, others said they drone and sounded awful. I think you're going to find that same thing with all exhaust setups. You just have to try and hear it in person if at all possible. I think you get what you pay for and there's a reason the Violators are so cheap. I live in an area where I see (and hear) Ferrari's, Aston Martin's, Maserati's, Jaguar's, Lambo's, etc driving through my neighborhood every single day. I know a good sounding exhaust when I hear one, and the Pypes Violators do not sound good.

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I would not choose either. Violators sound a little cheap and the flowmasters are just to tin canish. Get something deep, you get what you pay for.

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I am not sure which Pypes you heard but mine sound bad @ss. I get constant thumbs up on mine all the time. Maybe the headers make a difference but I would not change a thing.
I know it is very subjective but for the money I think they sound great.

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Every axle back is going to sound different when you add an off road x or h pipe or headers or hi- flow cats. Find an axle back that will should good if you plan on adding in the future.


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