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Old 8/15/07, 07:18 AM
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Well after a year+ of praise on how my Flowmasters have held up, I think I have blown the baffle in the driver side.

I turned a corner and gave it a little gas (not flogging it, just enough throttle to get her moving) and as I near my shift point I hear this God awful zinging sound. I thought to myself, wtf was that. Then as I near my 2nd shift point I hear it again.

It does not happen everytime, but several times over the course of my 6 mile trip to work and usually at 3k RPM or higher.

When I got to work I parked the car, got out and punched the muffler on each side. The passenger side is rock solid, but the driver sounds like it has sand in it. Not really the loose flapping metal sound every one has talked about hearing.

So here ar my questions:

1) Do you think I have blown the baffle?
2) Do you think Flowmaster will help me out after a year plus of having them on the car?

If Flowmaster won't help me out then I think I will switch to the Stingers.
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Old 8/15/07, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by GottaHaveIt View Post
It's a beautiful day no rain no dust Great day to be out driving ! & out of the garage hint hint, ...
I'll be going out tonight!



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So here ar my questions:

1) Do you think I have blown the baffle?
2) Do you think Flowmaster will help me out after a year plus of having them on the car?

If Flowmaster won't help me out then I think I will switch to the Stingers.
Save your knuckles and tap each muffler with a rubber mallet. If you hear any rattles, you've got a loose or broken baffle.

I'd contact Flow and see if they'll replace them for you at no charge. Tell them baffles should not be breaking off just after a year.

If they blow you off, be warned that the Stingers have a considerable amount of drone at highway speeds (compared to the A/T's), loudest at 1700-1900 rpm's. Some like it (or don't mind it), but others hate it.
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Old 8/15/07, 10:44 AM
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Bill2 & Brian, you guys going tonight?
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Old 8/15/07, 03:33 PM
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Bill2 & Brian, you guys going tonight?
No I unfortunately cannot make it tonight. It's been a busy coupla days and tonight I have plans that I cannot change.
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Old 8/15/07, 05:21 PM
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It,s been 10 days in a row today that we had +100 degree heat! Man, this has been brutal. It would be so nice to walk out of the house in the morning and see 70-72 degrees. Oh, by they way, does anybody know what rain is... I think I remember something about water coming from the sky and green grass, but I am not sure.

It's bad here... we are starting to loose trees!
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Old 8/15/07, 06:03 PM
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It,s been 10 days in a row today that we had +100 degree heat! Man, this has been brutal. It would be so nice to walk out of the house in the morning and see 70-72 degrees. Oh, by they way, does anybody know what rain is... I think I remember something about water coming from the sky and green grass, but I am not sure.

It's bad here... we are starting to loose trees!
It's ridiculously hot here, but there is no shortage of water. Hot as hell during the day, rain in the evening. Typical Florida weather, but it sure does feel warmer every year.
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Old 8/15/07, 06:26 PM
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yeah it sucks out west too. I'm not on or close to the ocean so no sea-breeze to cool things off. Blech, it's the dog-days of summer for sure. I know it's pretty much gonna be like this until October for us.

Rain.... Rain.... what is this Rain that you speak of ?

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Old 8/15/07, 06:40 PM
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I know I'm far away but I return to work tomorrow so with luck a lttle rain should come soon . You see every days off for me are always nice and kinda opposite when I go back.
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I know it's pretty much gonna be like this until October for us.
I think it's that way year-round here.
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Old 8/15/07, 07:01 PM
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Looks like Kyle and I have a pretty good chance of rain coming up:

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Old 8/15/07, 07:09 PM
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Looks like Kyle and I have a pretty good chance of rain coming up:

Just in time to move on Monday.
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Old 8/15/07, 07:13 PM
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Just in time to move on Monday.
Time to break out my plywood...
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Old 8/15/07, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by pville piper View Post
It,s been 10 days in a row today that we had +100 degree heat! Man, this has been brutal. It would be so nice to walk out of the house in the morning and see 70-72 degrees. Oh, by they way, does anybody know what rain is... I think I remember something about water coming from the sky and green grass, but I am not sure.

It's bad here... we are starting to loose trees!
Sorry to hear that...
It rains here so often I hardly ever water the lawn.
If I leave the windows open at night the furnace turns on.
This weekend it may not even break 75 degrees.
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Old 8/15/07, 09:07 PM
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Just in time to move on Monday.

Yeah get out you freeloader.
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Old 8/15/07, 09:32 PM
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Up til mid July, Houston had only 7 days where it didn't rain and it was a comfortable 85, but 100% humidity. The day after it stopped raining, it's been nothing but 100+ AND 100% humidity. My car is needless to say a little steamy after work.
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Old 8/15/07, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by 89Trooper View Post
Time to break out my plywood...
So optimistic.

Hah, I just saw that on the news today. Honestly, how do these things jsut sneak up on us like this?
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Old 8/15/07, 10:27 PM
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Back from the Mustang Cafe. Big turn out this evening, met up with Bill2 there.

I took a few pics, I'll upload them tomorrow...too tired now. Bill also took a bunch.

Too bad you missed this one Brian.
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Old 8/16/07, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by TacoBill View Post
Back from the Mustang Cafe. Big turn out this evening, met up with Bill2 there.
Too bad you missed this one Brian.
Figures, I miss one of the big ones. shiite happes I guess. September is just around the corner.
You gonna be at the Jack Roush thing at Sunset Ford ?
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Old 8/16/07, 06:11 AM
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Looks like Kyle and I have a pretty good chance of rain coming up:

Id say you guys in Florida might just miss all the fun.....................

Here in Texasss we have a tropical storm moving in on us so its now raining like H E L L and now the hurricane you reference Tom seems to be headed our way as well. Once Dean crosses the Yucat√°n Peninsula and its in the Gulf Texas is fully in the cross hairs....................
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You gonna be at the Jack Roush thing at Sunset Ford ?
Probably not, unless I have nothing going on that day.

Bill2 will be going for sure.
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