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Just purchased 95 SWB Classic in PA, flew in and drove it home 900 miles without incident remarkably. Now in Iowa thought it was noisy, looked underneath and rear of exhaust is missing. Center box still there and looks goodish. What is the recommended approach to exhaust replacement, I see numerous options from Magna flow/Borla etc, just looking for guidance
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Congrats on the purchase. Glad it got you home without incident. Do they salt the roads in your area? If so, you may want to look into one of the stainless systems. I haven't had to replace mine yet, but it is coming in the near future. Got any pics of the Rover?

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Roads are salted, think I will try and find NRP exhaust. Pictures I have are too big to upload unfortunately
Thanks for the reply
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If you open your pics in Paint then click "image" you can resize and save the file. Just an option.
I am not sure how different the engine bay is on the 95. But I have a 92 and just put in the Hedman Headers along with a Flowmaster. It sounds really nice! And the headers fit in with no problem at all. Good luck with whatever you decide.
 

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If you open your pics in Paint then click "image" you can resize and save the file. Just an option.
I am not sure how different the engine bay is on the 95. But I have a 92 and just put in the Hedman Headers along with a Flowmaster. It sounds really nice! And the headers fit in with no problem at all. Good luck with whatever you decide.

Did you notice any performance increase with the headers and flowmaster? More low end torque? Any fuel mileage increase?

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I would go with a Flowmaster series 70 exhaust. Or you could go with the Series 40 or 50 and use a glass pack as a rear resonator. Personally a series 40 or 50 without the resonator is just too loud for me. I used the Series 40 with glass pack on my 96 Disco, and a Series 70 without a resonator on my 00 DII. Both worked well and you could tell a little extra performance. NRP and Borla just seem to be too expensive. Even if you replace your exhaust system every 5-6 years due to rust, you wont pay as much as a Borla or NRP. Just my opinion. that is of course, unless you just want a stainless steel exhaust system.
 

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I would go with a Flowmaster series 70 exhaust. Or you could go with the Series 40 or 50 and use a glass pack as a rear resonator. Personally a series 40 or 50 without the resonator is just too loud for me. I used the Series 40 with glass pack on my 96 Disco, and a Series 70 without a resonator on my 00 DII. Both worked well and you could tell a little extra performance. NRP and Borla just seem to be too expensive. Even if you replace your exhaust system every 5-6 years due to rust, you wont pay as much as a Borla or NRP. Just my opinion. that is of course, unless you just want a stainless steel exhaust system.
I spoke directly with Flowmaster regarding this topic. They recommended the Super 50 SUV muffler because of the small block V8 we have.

Super 50 SUV series on an F150: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQG8Oo1F27Q

70 Series on a GMC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h46G-ndBOI

I agree that the 40 series would be too loud without a resonator. I also agree that the NRP, Borla, and MagnaFlow systems cost way too much.
 

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crypticbcd said:
If you open your pics in Paint then click "image" you can resize and save the file. Just an option.
I am not sure how different the engine bay is on the 95. But I have a 92 and just put in the Hedman Headers along with a Flowmaster. It sounds really nice! And the headers fit in with no problem at all. Good luck with whatever you decide.

Did you notice any performance increase with the headers and flowmaster? More low end torque? Any fuel mileage increase?

Colin

Yes, there is a slight performance gain. I need to change out the OEM air filter system as the tin can simply starves the engine of air. I am routing a new system and installing a K&N filter (without the tin can). I will post pics when I get a chance to complete it. As for the MPG, it is a bit too early to make a comment on that. I planned to monitor that over the next three tanks of gas and then post my findings. It would be unrealistic for me to even guess at this point.

If you do go with the Hedman Headers, I highly recommend you spend the time stripping the factory paint off (not hard to do) and painting it with some VHT paint. I used this: http://www.jegs.com/p/PJ1/VHT-FlameProo ... 3/10002/-1

I am sure there are other options - but I have used this VHT stuff on both of my Mustangs and had no issues. I am not sure how much money you are looking to spend - but Hedman also offers the same header in a ceramic coat. http://www.jegs.com/i/Hedman/500/39806/10002/-1
Personally, I didnt see it worth the extra cash as these are small block engines with relatively low HP. Just not quite sure that is a wise additional expense.

Let me know if you have any additional questions.
 

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crypticbcd said:
NVRover said:
I spoke directly with Flowmaster regarding this topic. They recommended the Super 50 SUV muffler because of the small block V8 we have.

Super 50 SUV series on an F150: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQG8Oo1F27Q

70 Series on a GMC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h46G-ndBOI

I agree that the 40 series would be too loud without a resonator. I also agree that the NRP, Borla, and MagnaFlow systems cost way too much.

Flowmaster responded and said that the 50 SUV is perfectly fine without a resonator. They added that the 50 SUV is moderate enough to not need additional quieting. And I would agree with the statement. Good luck and let us know what you decide.
 

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Go to a mom'n pop muffler shop that does hotrods, they'll get you exactly what you want, custom, and cheaper.
 

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Go to a mom'n pop muffler shop that does hotrods, they'll get you exactly what you want, custom, and cheaper.

Its not always that simple. Different states have different regulatory factors. Meaning, not every mom and pop shop is going to be willing to custom fab you an exhaust system. However, most of them will in fact fab that new pipes to fit the other aftermarket parts you buy (i.e. muffler, headers, cats, etc). Also, most hotrod shops are far from a mom and pop shop. I recommend looking online and ordering the main pieces you want to change out. Once you have them, then search for a mom and pop shop to help get them installed. Keep in mind, depending on your state laws - some shops will restrict what they will do for you. I have even paid in cash - with no receipt - for some of my custom mods on a 93 Mustang with a 347 stroker motor.
 
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