Review 5 of 34|
from local muffler shop
Year / Model Reviewed:
1995 Ford Explorer V6
Masculine V8 rumble
Improves gas milege
Would not reccomend for people who rev their engine over 3000 RPMs for an extended amound of time.
This muffler is exactly what my explorer needed. My V6 sounds like a deep V8 and it is not an overpowering or annoying noise.
At startup, the magnaflow muffler purrs powerfully and even at idle it has the deep rumble.
At 2000 RPM you start to hear the muffler wake up, and the growling noise can be slightly heard inside the cabin with windows rolled up.
At 3000 RPM the muffler becomes rather noisy, and interior drone is heard. It is not a high pitched 'rice' noise, it is that deep V8 rumble I was looking for. I have never heard my muffler make a crackling noise that is symbolic to the 'high performance' mufflers, I find it very annoying anyways. If you were to drive consistantly over 3000 RPMs, you would probably get a headache from the noise. Luckily, I do most of my driving under 3000 RPMs so I dont hear this unless I step on it passing someone or going up a hill.
On the highway it sounds just like my stock muffler, exept of course when I accelerate quickly.
As far as power is concerned, I haven't noticed a huge difference in power. There is definitely a slight improvement in HP, but it is not that noticible. The magnaflow muffler is a strait-through muffler, so it's pretty much at the limit of muffler performance. It has no chambers, mazes, or baffles to go through, just 1 tube. Most strait-through mufflers sound VERY loud, but the magnaflow muffler really isn't annoying at all. I have heard gibson and dynomax strait through mufflers, and for that same level of performance, the magnaflow is the most quiet.
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