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I know everyone has opinions on this subject. Here is the setup; 1974 2002 stock with a weber 32/36 carb. Going to electronic ignition (petronix probably). I have a tii exhaust manifold. Now the question: What exhaust system should I run to reduce back pressure and still not wake all of the neighbors in the morning or late at night (not that this is a determinig factor of mine but of the wife). I look forward to everyone's thoughts.

I searched the board and saw comments on Supersprint, Ansa and even stock exhaust. No kittens killed her!

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if you are gonna do a center exit, you should check out Gibson, they make some nice, fairly quiet, canister type mufflers, that will fit up in the stock location. (between the as tank and spare wheel well) I am running a Supertrapp and the ability to balance back pressure against noise level is nice, but even with a resonator its still not exactly inconspicous.

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...with good and bad results. I bought it because it was so

inexpensive (for a "performance" exhaust) and I really like dealing

with Ireland. I had a reputable shop do the installation (it's not

bolt-on). Seemed terrific, the car felt a little quicker, and the

sound to me is PERFECT. It's a nice smooth, deep tone that is just

a little louder than stock without any buzziness at all.

THEN after having it on for about 2 months, the center resonator (I

think it's the Dynomax section) started buzzing loudly at certain

revs. I had it cut out and sent it back to Ireland. The new

replacement unit they sent back to me developed the SAME BUZZ

after about another 2 months. Upon hearing this Ireland told me

that these were the first 2 center resonators they have ever gotten

back after years of selling the system. I guess it's possible I got 2

rare defective units... The muffler shop (known for doing many

local 2002s) put on a generic center resonator after the second

one went bad and it still sounds great after almost 5 months now.

I have to say that the customer service at Ireland is excellent and I

will buy from them again when I redo my suspension soon. They

credited me for the resonator returns without hassle. However, it

still surprises me that I had 2 of these resonators go bad in a


My $.02



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