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95 Fleetwood mufflers: keep it caddy BUT:

But I wouldn't mind a mild rumble at WOT.

Deleting the resonators is out. I need new mufflers since the old ones are rotted out.

So what do you think? And by mild I mean MILD. I wanna keep it caddy but with a little kick
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I've heard Borla and they're quiet. But $1,200! I loved the Hooker Aeros on my last FWB (the FTSS), but I'm hunting something a teensy quieter on my 'new' '96. You know the stockers are 19" long. No panic on timing, but I'll be researching something longer than the usual 13-16" o.a. aftermarket length. Maybe a couple of big SUV/pickup muffs - 2 1/2" in and 2 1/4" out? And resonators. And FattMatt under the carpet.

Finally, I hear good things about the Dynomax VT (the one with the strong spring) (i.e. "sounds stock until you tromp it...."). But there's a giant gulf between people's definition of terms so I'll wait for personally hearing myself.

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The muffler you're looking for in stock size and look is at Wadron's Exhaust up in Mich. I like quiet as well,and want stock look but with a touch more sound at WOT.

I've had 4 sets of their Imposter Turbo Muffler, my favorite set of mufflers by far over last 40 years in this hobby.Waldron's is a big oem supplier of stock systems in the antique car hobby.

I currently have stock original exhaust pipes with a pair of their Imposter mufflers on.I recently cut off the orig resonators and replaced with a straight piece of pipe with stock orig tips put back on.Love the look and mild sound.No drone at all.This is on my 94 LT1 B4U Caprice.I also run a stock drilled airbox w/ drop in K&N,and a hockey puck in the elbow but for visual I kept home plate on.Again keeping with my stock look preference.These mild intake and exhaust mods combined make for an excellent sound and feel to me.

Good luck with your FW! Jim
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I checked the site and called them. The tech John was tied up but a woman semi-helped with questions. Answer first was they use fiberglass, then she called back saying just baffles and perforated tubes. Also flexible on sizing (ht./width/length) and 19" is doable she says. She said they also have a '1/2 Impostor' (not on their site) which is supposedly quieter than the full on model, but no material or design differences available. Worth getting more intel on when getting closer to pulling the trigger, thanks.

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If you're running stock cats like I am get the regular Imposter mufflers.That's what I have.With cats,they are quiet.
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