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    I hate the way my 74 sounds. I am running the stock Falcon stainless system. It sounds very "tinny" to me and just doesnt have that good sports car sound. I would love to get that deeper bass sound. I do own a Monza system but Im looking for other alternatives. The Monza sounds good but its loud and gets a little annoying on long highway drives. Any suggestions, Thx.

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    You may have to give it time. These sound a lot different now than when they were new about 8000 miles go.
    It might take a while depending upon how much you drive but they'll carbon up inside and loose that tinny resonance...Other than that,come to the TRials. You'll have the opportunity to see and hear at least 60 TR6 exhaust as the blast out of the parking lots on the drives Kevin has planned.
    Driving a 1973 TR6
    Doing ZS carb repairs
    email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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    • #3
      yeah i probably have about 3k miles on my existing stock system. I wish i could do the trials, but St Louis is just to darn far for me as i live on the jersey shore. I did the 14 hour drive to Fontana last year, thats about my limit. Hoping its a little closer next year.

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      • #4
        Ansas are my favorite, Ed. But they are hard to find.

        My stainless strock falcon system sounds tinny too. I hope PB is right and it looses that tinniness after a while.

        And I removed my MOnza system two years ago and don't regret it. At 3k rpms it was deafening. (although i think the earlier style with the angled tips sound better, imho)

        Edit: forgot to say that those Big Bore single pipe and muffler systems sound good and deep too.
        1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

        1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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        • #5
          Along the line of carbon build-up, you may want to try and rich the mixture up a bit and see if there is an improvement in sound. Try 1/4 turn first as always. Most of us that have had the cars for years can hear a the effect by a deeper, heavier sound at cruise rpm's. It may run better, too.

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          • #6
            My '72 had a Monza setup when I bought it. I tolerated the noise for a few years, and I even had new larger mufflers installed, but in the end I opted for a whole new mild steel stock system (there's really no need for a stainless system here in NC - winters are pretty mild and I hang the '6 up when they salt the roads). I'm pretty happy with the sound - it's loud, of course, but not oppressively so (although it did set off the alarm in an adjacent BMW once, when I was starting it in the parking lot - I was very proud of my little Coventry plugger, even if its bark is significantly worse than its bite). Has anyone noticed any difference in sound quality between similar mild steel and stainless systems?
            Last edited by Litespud; 09-16-2019, 10:14 AM.
            Dave C
            '72 Sapphire #CC82360UO
            Chapel Hill NC

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            • #7
              The OEM mild steel one is the way to go in my opinion.

              The sound is just right, it's not too loud, and the joints won't leak (like stainless will)

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              • #8
                yeah I agree about the stainless joints leaking. I had a hell of a time getting my falcon system to seal. I think I remember Tush telling me he had the same problem.

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                • #9
                  Attached is a video clip of my Bell Sport Exhaust....
                  http://trippstr6.blogspot.com/2016/1...et-song_9.html
                  Jim / NW Ohio
                  "Tillie"... a '74 dressed like a '69 / CF14608U
                  Blog: www.trippstr6.blogspot.com

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                  • #10
                    wow thanks Jim, thats the sound i,m looking for,

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                    • #11
                      Mine is a Magna Flow muffler mated to exhaust tips from a Pontiac Fiero GT. Link below is the audio running through first to fourth.

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mtn74ZSZG4

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                      • #12
                        I get alot of exhaust note compliments with my setup which is stainless pipes and the stock steel muffler. Sounds great on the highway too.

                        For what it’s worth, I doubled up on band style JEGS clamps to prevent leaks...
                        1974 TR-6 Logic Overdrive

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ChandlerEast View Post
                          The OEM mild steel one is the way to go in my opinion.

                          The sound is just right, it's not too loud, and the joints won't leak (like stainless will)
                          I totally agree. I played around with dual exhaust using three different aftermarket mufflers and finally gave up not ever getting the sound I wanted. Went back to a mild steel system and life is good.

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                          • #14
                            I installed mild steel and coated the pipes with rattle can high temp clear to ward off corrosion.

                            Good so far except for the tranny juice now staining it....
                            '74 TR6 CF13007U aka "Mr. T"
                            Custom Blue (Delft-Like) and New Tan (Formerly Mallard and New Tan)
                            Points, Ballast Bypassed, Bosch Blue Coil, Moss Cobalt Wires, Champion RN12YC plugs.
                            Peaks and tweaks, but the spirit of Original
                            Redlines always.
                            My wife is the Driver, I'm just the Mechanic....

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