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Offline sharkattack91

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Thrush Welded vs Flowmaster?
« on: December 13, 2010, 02:57:11 AM »
I'm currently in the process of buying bbk shorty headers and an o/r x pipe. I was planning on getting the super 44 series flows however I am hearing that the Thrush Welded mufflers have the same sound, maybe alittle more deeper and aggressive. The price difference is huge, so does anyone have any reviews on these Thrush Welded mufflers? Thanks

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Re: Thrush Welded vs Flowmaster?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, 03:08:30 AM »
Yup we've been running them for years, same classic sound, WAY cheaper.  I ran them behind my 418" Windsor in the blue car

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Re: Thrush Welded vs Flowmaster?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 12:52:27 AM »
cheaper but the flows will last longer they do sound good though

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Re: Thrush Welded vs Flowmaster?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 01:05:18 AM »
jones full boar at 50resto is also the same things. pretty cheap iirc, but i run magnaflow
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Re: Thrush Welded vs Flowmaster?
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2011, 07:00:55 AM »
The thrush welded sounds like the flowmaster 40 series and are cheaper but they don't sound better than the super 44 flowmasters. They sound deep like flowmaster 40s but the 44s have a different tone than the 40 series and the thrush welded. But for the money the thrush mufflers wins every time.

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Re: Thrush Welded vs Flowmaster?
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2011, 01:54:35 PM »
cheaper but the flows will last longer they do sound good though

I'm not sure I agree with this.  You can get a FULL Stainless Thrush for $69.  It WILL outlast a flowmaster at the same price.

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Re: Thrush Welded vs Flowmaster?
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2011, 02:12:39 PM »
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Re: Thrush Welded vs Flowmaster?
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2011, 02:36:12 AM »
cheaper but the flows will last longer they do sound good though

I'm not sure I agree with this.  You can get a FULL Stainless Thrush for $69.  It WILL outlast a flowmaster at the same price.
Thats just my opinion from testing them out. I maintain a fleet of outside all terrian diesel forklifts which I know is more severe use than a car but have run the thrush, flowmasters, magnaflows and glasspacks on 15 different lifts and the thrush always break at the welds from the vibration within a month and the flowmasters and glasspacks lasted the longest but the glasspacks are to loud. So just my opinion the thrush do sound good and I have bought them for customer cars that I have built in the shop and they were all happy with them.

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Re: Thrush Welded vs Flowmaster?
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2011, 02:06:25 PM »
Good to know!  I didn't look at it from that angle...I was comparing more material.  Flowmaster in aluminized steel are $70 (ish) and the thrush is stainless for similar money.  I really wasn't thinking about thickness of material or quality of weld.
Good point man, thanks for the comparison!

FWIW, on my '84, I'll be installing top 10 shoot out series Flowmasters...3" - 1 chamber. 8)

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Re: Thrush Welded vs Flowmaster?
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2011, 02:12:13 PM »
Good to know!  I didn't look at it from that angle...I was comparing more material.  Flowmaster in aluminized steel are $70 (ish) and the thrush is stainless for similar money.  I really wasn't thinking about thickness of material or quality of weld.
Good point man, thanks for the comparison!

FWIW, on my '84, I'll be installing top 10 shoot out series Flowmasters...3" - 1 chamber. 8)


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Re: Thrush Welded vs Flowmaster?
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2011, 02:38:37 PM »
^^^ Did I mention it will be dumped? LOL

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Re: Thrush Welded vs Flowmaster?
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2011, 02:55:18 PM »
Yes for sure will be loud, Im runnin a mac prochamber mid pipe and old 40 series flows with dumps all in3 inch with long tubes, I can tell you there is no need for the stereo lol

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Re: Thrush Welded vs Flowmaster?
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2011, 04:07:37 PM »

FWIW, on my '84, I'll be installing top 10 shoot out series Flowmasters...3" - 1 chamber. 8)

Brother Lou using Flowdisasters AND going to an automatic in the SAME YEAR ?!?!?!?!?! The world is too upside to me right now...I think I need a tall drink LOL !!!
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Re: Thrush Welded vs Flowmaster?
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2011, 04:10:05 PM »
LMAO...there is a reason for everything!

On the Auto...well you know that one.  At least its a BAD-MO-FO auto...(fully rollerized, Full Man reverse VB, brake, etc).
As for the mufflers there are tracks around here that specifically state "Chambered mufflers only" on street night.  I think too many people brought cars with bullets on them and killed it.

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Re: Thrush Welded vs Flowmaster?
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2011, 04:11:39 PM »
I just had to bust on ya a little LOL !!!
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