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Old 08-02-2016 Thread Starter
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Dual exhaust vs Single exhaust

So okay I've familiar with the dual exhaust sticky, but no one seems to really compare dual to single. I've heard from exhaust shops that honestly dual exhaust is a waste on a v6 due to only having 3 cylinders feeding into each pipe rather than all 6 meeting into one. From my own research unless you put some good money into mufflers, they sound really bad. I've seen plenty of videos with v6's running gt mufflers and they have a very bad popping sound.

Has anyone here just stuck with the single exhaust and put a good muffler on? Or has anyone done that, then go dual exhaust that can give me a good idea about it?

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Sourced an X-pipe, drivers mid-pipe and a pair of GT mufflers for my V6. Fitted the single GT muffler and am very happy with the improvement in sound and (IMO) slight power.

I will likely be selling the rest of the parts with no desire for even more noise nor cutting my bumper.

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I just feel like the gt mufflers, same for the stock ones too, make too much of a poppy noise when you are revving the engine.
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Can't say I've ever seen that in videos. Certainly not the case with just one fitted. Maybe worth getting a cheap take-off GT muffler and see how you feel? 20 minutes to fit and worst case scenario is you sell it on for as much as you paid.
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I'd get duals instead of just getting a good single muffler
i managed to get 2 borla stingers off ebay for 300
I also put a bama tune on it and the new shift points really enhances your exhaust
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For sound and looks, you can't go wrong with a dual exhaust.
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Best route, exhaust shop.
Custom H and downpipe for $150.

Then add mufflers.
60 series Flows sound pretty good IMO.

I'm sure you could snag a set for around $150
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never heard of this gt take off popping, i have gt takeoffs and love them, has a slight drone around 68mph till you shift up gears
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It cost more getting a custom set-up from a shop but worth it. Agree with the above: H-pipe and Flowmasters. They make a good, low sound. No popping.

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I tried in vain to find someone with duals on a V6 who i could discuss the pros and cons and actually listening to a set.

After resorting to all the sound clips i could find i reached the decision they didn't really replicate the real sound. Rather than dump hundreds into trial and error i elected to go with a GT talk-off and never regretted it.

I cant say there was a big bump in HP due to the muffler swap alone. But combined with the CAI/tune package it added some power and made an improvement in sound.

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It cost more getting a custom set-up from a shop but worth it. Agree with the above: H-pipe and Flowmasters. They make a good, low sound. No popping.
Location plays into that.
Sorry should have said "here it was $150"
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Thanks for the opinions guys, haven't been able to get on due to work. I might try to figure something out
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cutting my bumper.
Cutting into a bumper for a second exhaust is rather irritating, it's never exactly the same as the stock exit/opening. With duals/especially H-pipe configurations, you can fabricate hidden exhausts easily. For example I didn't want to cut into my rear diffuser at all, so I've got my dual system hidden up under the car. There are plenty of places you can get "Complete Bumpers/No Cutouts", even some stock ones for the V6. Less piping to deal with too in combination with no cutting.

Usually those resonator styled exhaust are the only way you can pull off hidden duals though.
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On my first (06) I installed pypes true duals with GT takeoffs. On my newer (09) I left stock single but added FRPP Borla touring muffler. Sounds great, probably better than the duals sounded. I'm not sure if still available though from Ford.
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I had the FRPP Borla touring mufflers on my 07 Mustang. Got lots of compliments on the sound. The Tech did a great job of cutting the bumper, and installing the trim moldings.



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