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Flowmaster 2 in and 2 out
one pipe from each header into the 2 in and 2 out flowmaster muffler and two out to the tips

also got the tips straight
has a nice rumble
no drone on cruise top up or down
Flowmaser Superflow 44

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here is a burnout and drive by after i left the shop
its in HD so it may load slow and you can turn it off and go regular

i just did a nice take off. i really didnt go all out and i did get a nice lil scratch in 2nd in my 05 w the phoenixed tranny and Trifecta Performance tuned

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Installed a Magnaflow 12588 then a 12288

This is a stock 2005 Auto with Mike in AZ 5" tips, a K&N dropped into the stock air box, and a couple different Magnaflows using stock tailpipes.

I really like the stock muffler sound, not to loud not to quiet, but I wanted to get rid of the choke points in the exhaust and tailpipes right at the muffler, you can see at the end of the video.

I used Torca clamps, no welding, and did it all myself using a floor jack. I didn't take it to a muffler shop here in town because none of them have Stainless Welders. I bought a 5' stick of 3" od 14ga Exhaust Pipe and cut out the 2.75" Exhaust pipe just behind the converter pipe flange. It's a nice straight shot to the 3" ID Magnaflow mufflers. The Magnaflow muffler outlets are 2.5" ID so the 2.5" OD stock tailpipes slip right in. The 3" OD stainless 14 ga exhaust pipe I bought slips right over the 2.75" OD Exhaust Pipe ahead of the muffler and clamps down nicely.

The 12588 is quieter but deeper and smoother sounding than Stock. The 12288 is louder but still deeper and smoother than Stock. While Crusing both are fairly quiet and no drone. On acceleration you can hear the 12588 but not if the radio is on at much above a low level. The 12288 on the other hand you can hear even on slight acceleration, it will drown out the radio even at moderate volume, and you can really hear it on heavy acceleration. Like I said the 12288 is quiet on cruise but the sound is very noticeable even on slight acceleration.

Hope this helps some of you thinking about a fairly inexpensive exhaust system upgrade.


 

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This is a stock 2005 Auto with Mike in AZ 5" tips, a K&N dropped into the stock air box, and a couple different Magnaflows using stock tailpipes.

I really like the stock muffler sound, not to loud not to quiet, but I wanted to get rid of the choke points in the exhaust and tailpipes right at the muffler, you can see at the end of the video.

I used Torca clamps, no welding, and did it all myself using a floor jack. I didn't take it to a muffler shop here in town because none of them have Stainless Welders. I bought a 5' stick of 3" od 14ga Exhaust Pipe and cut out the 2.75" Exhaust pipe just behind the converter pipe flange. It's a nice straight shot to the 3" ID Magnaflow mufflers. The Magnaflow muffler outlets are 2.5" ID so the 2.5" OD stock tailpipes slip right in. The 3" OD stainless 14 ga exhaust pipe I bought slips right over the 2.75" OD Exhaust Pipe ahead of the muffler and clamps down nicely.

The 12588 is quieter but deeper and smoother sounding than Stock. The 12288 is louder but still deeper and smoother than Stock. While Crusing both are fairly quiet and no drone. On acceleration you can hear the 12588 but not if the radio is on at much above a low level. The 12288 on the other hand you can hear even on slight acceleration, it will drown out the radio even at moderate volume, and you can really hear it on heavy acceleration. Like I said the 12288 is quiet on cruise but the sound is very noticeable even on slight acceleration.

Hope this helps some of you thinking about a fairly inexpensive exhaust system upgrade.


2005 Chevy SSR Muffler Replaced w-Magnaflow 12588 then 12288 - YouTube
I appreciate the sound clip thank you. Also the before and after sound clips are great along with the installation tips.
 

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2005 With a StainlessWorks True Dual Exhaust System (Long Tube Headers, Hi-Flow Cats, Piped Mufflers and Tips).

I tried a few mods to the factory setup then I replaced the whole system.

 

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Thanks; it is a little more aggressive than some R owner's want; but I would run with just the headers and open side pipes if I could. Texas isn't too crazy on the state inspections but they do check for cats and mufflers.
 

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In picture or frame #17, Olaf Erickson's Blue 05. It says it is straight pipes, is that after the catalitic converter? If so where did he get the 24" chambered exhausts. I liked the sound of his SSR, and would like to get my 05 to sound like that. At this time I would only be working the exhaust. Could someone e-mail me with more information on his system.
Thank you
G. Schleich @[email protected]
 

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05 Chevy SSR first start after Comp 232/232 .59, Magna charger 2300 7-7.5 psi, Kooks 1 7/8" headers, Magna flow 3" cats, dual in/out magna flow muffler


‪05 Chevy SSR first start after Comp 232/232 .59‬‏ - YouTube

Olaf Erickson's 2005 Six speed.
That cam, headers and the straight pipes
In picture or frame #17, Olaf Erickson's Blue 05. It says it is straight pipes, is that after the catalitic converter? If so where did he get the 24" chambered exhausts. I liked the sound of his SSR, and would like to get my 05 to sound like that. At this time I would only be working the exhaust. Could someone e-mail me with more information on his system.
Thank you
G. Schleich @[email protected]
If your talking about the above post #5 I dont know. I hope someone else here will.
 

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I installed 2 glass pack mufflers on my 05, it now has the sound I was after. A good tone and roar on heavy acceleration. At 70mph (1600rpm) it has a mellow tone, and you can hear the radio, and tald to your passanger. Love it, but of course I'm an elderly HOT ROD, from the OLD SCHOOLL. HAHAHAHA.
 
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