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Old 05-22-2006, 11:50 AM   #1
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Magnaflow mufflers

I must put a new muffler under my NG900s but don't want to pay 400 CDN bucks for a stock one coming from the stealership. I was thinking of putting a Magnaflow universal muffler like the ones below.

1- What are the optimum offsets for optimum output?

I don't like oversounding fartcans. I would like the same efficiency as the stock muffler gives.

Magnaflow is also selling the XL turbo mufflers.

2- Does anybody ever tried those mufflers. Are they any good?

You can see them all at www.magnaflow.com
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Old 05-22-2006, 01:59 PM   #2
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I have one of the straight through magnaflows.

Here is how mine sounds...kinda loud, but not too bad at all in the car. No crazy resonance or anything like that...I'm sure you get a bigger one, and it would be a bit more quiet.

http://media.putfile.com/myhostingingloudsaab
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same-i agree with everything palmer said

heres mine: http://media.putfile.com/Saab-turbo-back-exhaust
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I need answers for the other quetions too please. Anyone?
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yu should be good with a 2.5 cat back system...
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Old 05-22-2006, 02:55 PM   #6
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as far as the muffler itself, go with a one of THESE

as far as the offset...either get the offset/center or the center/center, or you could go with a round case muffler, they will fit damn near anywhere, but they are a bit louder than the oval case.
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as far as the muffler itself, go with a one of THESE

as far as the offset...either get the offset/center or the center/center, or you could go with a round case muffler, they will fit damn near anywhere, but they are a bit louder than the oval case.
I thought offset/offset would be better considering the shape of the stock Saab NG900 muffler. What do you think?
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Old 05-23-2006, 11:29 AM   #8
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probably, but it might need to be tilted slightly under the car so it doesn't fit the little structural frame rail thing that hangs down near the bumper. It would probably work well though, and you'll need to have a little pipe work done anyway, since the stock muffler is so much longer than any oval-case aftermarket muffler. I'd say go for it, it'll sound great...I'm happy with mine!

...and if you get the stainless one you don't need to worry much about the muffler itself rusting out!
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Is it possible to spray some rust free paint on a NON stainless steel muffler or the paint will be peeling off?
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Old 05-23-2006, 05:22 PM   #10
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Yes, but you will need to buy hi-temprature paint made for engine exhaust parts. Check an auto store.
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Old 05-23-2006, 05:40 PM   #11
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that would hardly be worth it, mufflers go to crap because of the moisture that gets caught inside of them. There is a lot of empty space in a muffler and all sorts of condensation will collect there and eventually corode the muffler from the inside out...by the time you see rust on the outside it's already been eating away at the inside for a good while.
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...good point.

I though of that on the way home tonight...
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Yeah I thought of it too but I wanna do it for aesthetic reasons only. More subtile if I paint it black. The same color as my car...

Do you know how much a welder guy would approximately ask to weld the two little metal hangers on the muffler? Is it worth it?
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Yes, and not too much.
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MagnaFlow is a good muffler that's recieved alot of press, media and televised coverage though, FWIW, what about www.borla.com/
Though they don't have an online application suggestion, they are considerably reputable in high end/high performance automotive circles.
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Borla on our cars sounds like it's being strangled.
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"Strangled"...? Low, quiet and throaty, that is, until you step on it.
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Ah, the one I heard was not pleasant.


I wonder what model it was..
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has anyone else seen the vibrant performance mufflers that are made to look stock? heres a link. its on the second page of the pdf

***edit*** http://vibrantperformance.com/produc...05/pg22-23.pdf

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Old 05-27-2006, 09:35 AM   #20
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where's the link?
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