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    Yes, I read the entire exhaust page on the old forums and still need to determine which muffler I'd like better. I narrowed it down to Flowmaster and Dynomax. I'd like a throaty sound and/or burble to it, but not to loud. Do you think this is possible with stock piping? I say this cause I don't want to spend to much at one time, so I can change it if I want to later. If I was to find a SVT cat-back locally, I'd just delete the mufflers and add tips. But no luck so far.

    Also, whats the diameter of the stock piping? 1.75?

    Need some input. Thanks. -KJ
    1995 Contour GL, Zetec, ATX, 118k - Sold
    2012 Mitsubishi Lancer GT, 2.4L, CVT and it begins again.

  • #2
    i personally think Borla gives a much better tone. you could also just remove the muffler and put on a Monza big bore resonated exhaust tip.
    TZT Performance http://www.tztperformance.com/
    officially a troll. '93 3000GT VR4 #2229/2595

    '00 Black SVTC - sold 5/1/10
    '97 GL Turbo Zetec - gone

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    • #3
      whatever you do keep the resonator! if you don't you will have a really ricey (raspy) exhaust.
      98' Contour SVT #2037- 132k, (blk/mnb) 04' 3L ported w/ SVT cams
      01' Chevrolet Blazer- 115k, mostly stock

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      • #4
        The only problem I have w/ Borla is cost, but you do get what you pay for. I've never heard about Monza res tips before, any sound clips?

        The res is staying unless I decide to replace it also.
        1995 Contour GL, Zetec, ATX, 118k - Sold
        2012 Mitsubishi Lancer GT, 2.4L, CVT and it begins again.

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        • #5
          MAGNAFLOW......trust me when I say this. I have tried just about every different muffler except for Borla.
          2008 Mazdaspeed3 Sport "The Angry Goose"
          1979 Mazda Rx7
          2000 SUPERCHARGED Ford Contour Zetec- sold 10/20/05

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          • #6
            Would Magnaflow sound nice with a stock setup though? And I see too many people w/ Magnaflow mufflers, but if it sounds good... maybe.

            When did you have the magnaflow on Hector? Pre-headers or post?

            Stock exhaust is 1.75", correct?
            1995 Contour GL, Zetec, ATX, 118k - Sold
            2012 Mitsubishi Lancer GT, 2.4L, CVT and it begins again.

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            • #7
              I had headers when I had the Magnaflow. BUT we have a Magnaflow catback on our Mazda 6; perfect sound....

              With Magnaflow you can't beat the price and especially the quality. You will not be disappointed with it.

              Trust me, Flowmaster sounds like crap on the Zetec. It was on my car literally like a week. Dynomax made a nice race muffler that fit where the resonator resides.;)
              2008 Mazdaspeed3 Sport "The Angry Goose"
              1979 Mazda Rx7
              2000 SUPERCHARGED Ford Contour Zetec- sold 10/20/05

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              • #8
                I guess I'll try out magnaflow then. Any suggestions on which one? Round, oval, dual tip, etc. I'll order it from the main site.

                Damn, I'm up late.
                1995 Contour GL, Zetec, ATX, 118k - Sold
                2012 Mitsubishi Lancer GT, 2.4L, CVT and it begins again.

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                • #9
                  I had this one... I loved the look.

                  https://www.justmagnaflow.com/cgi-bi...&key=CARQ14816
                  2008 Mazdaspeed3 Sport "The Angry Goose"
                  1979 Mazda Rx7
                  2000 SUPERCHARGED Ford Contour Zetec- sold 10/20/05

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                  • #10
                    i still think the look of the Big Bore Res tip would look real good. i dont like the dual outlet on one side

                    http://www.pacesetterexhaust.com/tips.htm

                    heres a place that has them for about $30

                    http://www.brandsport.com/pstr-95-9326.html

                    you can get them to fit the stock tailpipe diameter. thats just a bookmarked page i have as my exhaust is 2.5"
                    TZT Performance http://www.tztperformance.com/
                    officially a troll. '93 3000GT VR4 #2229/2595

                    '00 Black SVTC - sold 5/1/10
                    '97 GL Turbo Zetec - gone

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                    • #11
                      I agree w/ striker about the dual tip on one side. One exit would be best.

                      Now the big bore res tips, do you just add it to the existing exhaust or cut the muffler out. I like how cheap it is, so if I don't like it I can try something else. How does it sound?
                      1995 Contour GL, Zetec, ATX, 118k - Sold
                      2012 Mitsubishi Lancer GT, 2.4L, CVT and it begins again.

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                      • #12
                        Sorry, that is really, really ugly. Looks real cheap too.
                        2008 Mazdaspeed3 Sport "The Angry Goose"
                        1979 Mazda Rx7
                        2000 SUPERCHARGED Ford Contour Zetec- sold 10/20/05

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                        • #13
                          The dual tips on one side is a European look. It looked really good on my Tour....doesn't look like I took pics.
                          2008 Mazdaspeed3 Sport "The Angry Goose"
                          1979 Mazda Rx7
                          2000 SUPERCHARGED Ford Contour Zetec- sold 10/20/05

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                          • #14
                            A few questions before I buy:

                            1) Do I get 1.75" or get a bigger diameter so an upgrade(pipes) is easier later on? If so, what size?

                            2) Should I try ebay for better prices? I don't know if they have fake mufflers out there.

                            3) Bolt on or weld on? I'd take it to a shop if I should weld.
                            1995 Contour GL, Zetec, ATX, 118k - Sold
                            2012 Mitsubishi Lancer GT, 2.4L, CVT and it begins again.

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                            • #15
                              mine is a modified V6 exhaust 2" over I4's 1.75
                              then it goes in to a 2 1/4 dynomax super turbo muffler and a bosal brospeed tip

                              quiet at idle and has a healthy grunt during acceration
                              1995 Mystique GS
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