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Chevy Silverado - Continued XVIII

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  • jaguar0027jaguar0027 Posts: 387
    Thanks for the information on the flowmasters. Is your 70 series on the quieter side?

    Oby - What is the advantage of going with Borla over Flowmaster. Also.. let me know how your new wipers are. They sound kinda cool!

    Thanks,

    Jim
  • blackmax200blackmax200 Posts: 255
    Jag...don't mean to butt in here, however, Oby has the PV system on his truck...he likes it a great deal...He will probably post the link to their site once he eradicates the worm out of his 'puter and puts on his fancy wipers...hehehehehe On a serious note the sun and heat eats up wipers!


    Dusty and I have the Flowmaster catback system on our trucks. I like the definate exhaust note without it being obnoxious and ABSOLUTLY NO in cab resonance on an xCab truck. You may check the installation on my site:

    http://home.att.net/~m.prendergast-alliedsignal/silverado.html


    If you e-mail me I will send you a couple of .wav files, but they are big...like 1meg...make sure your ISP will handle attachments like that.
    matthew

  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    I prefer the Borla simply by its tone and build quality. When I first saw a Borla system, it was built with high grade stainless. You know the system will last as long as your truck.


    We had installed a flowmaster force II system dual exhaust on an employees '00 rado with the 5.3. It performed a lot better than stock. Since I had my truck with me, we removed the flowmaster and installed the PV system on his truck. The difference cannot be measured as we do not have a dyno. I can say that the employee was looking for someone interested in a flowmaster.


    Previous to the PV system, I had a Gibson sweptside which having nothing to compare with thought it was pretty good. Quiet at idle and not too loud on WOT. However it had a horrible resonance between 1500 and 1800 rpms which is where the revolutions are at 60 mph on the freeway.


    If you do decide to go with the flows, check out the Venturi system after a few weeks. Flow owners have installed these on their trucks with very satisfying results. BTW, the venturi is made by the same people who make the PV system.


    For more info on the flows, the venturi, and the PV system, go to the Pacific Audio forum. Do a search on the PV system, flowmaster, and venturi. The search feature is on the top right when you get to the website. The forum has a lot of former flow owners who have opted to change to a PV.


    http://209.35.112.209/performance/discussion.html


    http://www.pvmufflers.com


    and Matt, you could have done the links posting for me ya know.....lol

  • minikinminikin Posts: 389
    Remember our last really great hailstorm in, what, '91 or '93? I was in DC this week and my truck was parked at DIA Wednesday night. Storm was bad enough to take out 32 UA aircraft; instant out of service. Couldn't get in the parking garage when I got to the airport so truck was out in the open in the economy lot. Guess what my hood and roof look like? At least the Access cover and Line-X saved the bed and bed rails, the glass survived, and I have a good insurance company.
    -- Don
  • jaguar0027jaguar0027 Posts: 387
    Thanks so much for the info on the muffler/cat back solutions on the Rado's. This is something I definitely want to get done, however not in haste and end up being unhappy. I talked to a local guy here (I live in NJ) and he suggested NOT putting on flowmasters but a Vortech muffler? I am not sure if that is the correct spelling. I am curious if you have heard of this brand name. Anyway I agree with you on the quality of the borla mufflers and I will have to check out the PV system.

    I am looking to get better performance (HP), gas mileage, and just that great throaty sound. You both have been very helpful and I thank you very much. I will keep you posted on what I end up doing, as Im not sure if I will get it done b4 year end or maybe even next year. I just wanted to get started on my homework... LOL

    Regards,

    Jim
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    Where did you get the toolbox from?

    I went to home depot and couldnt find any

    Ryan
  • sonjaabsonjaab Posts: 1,057
    Want one of them storage bins that go under
    the back seat. Found your site but lost it.
    Post it again please..Is it on ryans site ?
    Ryan do u know it ? Thanks.........Geo
  • blackmax200blackmax200 Posts: 255
    check: post #3481 above for the link to my site with a some 'rado info on it. Don't mean to make you work for it...just trying not to be too guilty of self engrandizing.

    Dean, you are again the man! The experience with exhaust systems you have is extensive enough that we all have an opportunity to benefit...just hope ya dont get tired of answering the same questions over and over....he he Now Ryan on the other hand is the fender flare expert...and he is tireless...hehehehehehe

    matthew
  • Maybe the Home Depot in your City doesn't carry them, but I'm sure you can order it. It is a Husky Brand, so Look by the Husky tools and you should see it.
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    home depot. So unorganized. Maybe thats why i work at menards (maybe still might not go back in august)

    Ryan
  • redsilveradoredsilverado Posts: 1,000
    then we'll see you at tim's bar party in august. WooHoo, you hear that tim, Ryan's gonna make after all.
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    to believe that one when i saw it!

    ..you getting my e-mails Mike?

    - Tim
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    http://members6.clubphoto.com/ryan392464/


    check it out


    i took a few pics of the toolbox i have under my rear seat


    Ryan

  • redsilveradoredsilverado Posts: 1,000
    just need some time between the family visit to answer them pal. he he........can you say New Castle or Guinness time a dozen or so..........
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    ....well.....It's gonna be tough....but I'll give it a try

    - Tim
  • blackmax200blackmax200 Posts: 255
    Ryan, I had a box similar to that under my rear seat, and what you have done is a great idea, but everytime I had to hit the brakes hard, which was often, it would slide out from under the seat. Now, I am not too annal, but it drove me nuts everytime one of my daughters or their friends got in the back seat, because I had to push it back under the seat. PITA! So that is why I built the fiberglass one that is pictured on my site.

    Hope it works out for you, but if not...

    matthew
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    I really like your toolbox.

    Mine was $13.99 from sears

    How much did your you made cost?

    I have zero problems. I have a blanket rolled up and i put it on top of it so the toolbox doesnt move (blanket touches bottom of bench and top of tool box)

    Ryan
  • lwittorflwittorf Posts: 96
    Saw the pictures of the box that you built for under the seat good looking set up are you selling them yet? I don't have any experance with fiberglass except as an insulation so am wondering if I can get one from you. email me and let me know please. lwittorf@hotmail.com thanks Louie [I hope it was you that had the fiberglass box under the seat I just went back 350 posts and couldn't find it what is the # of that post?]
  • tomh12tomh12 Posts: 240
    You're living dangerously! GF's mother riding in the back and you have a "concealed blanket" and a "tool box" under the back seat. LOL

    Good luck on this one now!

    Tom
  • rayt2rayt2 Posts: 1,208
    Oby, you say you prefer the Borla's (wise choice I'd have to agree) over the PV's ?? Then why did you install the PV's? I know you have had a couple different systems on, Gibson & Flowmaster.

    Blackmax,

    Nice web site, thanks for all the info on Silverado now I don't have to buy that expensive service manual for the mundane things that need doing.
    Rhode Island is a great state to visit, I went often as a kid w/family to Mantunik Beack/Point Judith/Newport, ahhhh the memories.

    Ray T.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    I like both systems. However, chose the PV based on performance increase and actually having the opportunity to talk to the person who developed the PV and reading the comments of people who had just installed them. Yes, I had the Gibson which I cut in little pieces with my torch for revenge on its resonance.
  • redsilveradoredsilverado Posts: 1,000
    what were you gonna say?
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    ..bring more beer??

    - Tim
  • quadrunner500quadrunner500 Posts: 2,728
    Don, that's terrible. Saw the pictures from DIA. That hail really bashed up some stuff. Sorry about your truck. The last big hail storm you referred to was July 1990. That one nailed me.
  • blackmax200blackmax200 Posts: 255
    Out in Los Angeles this week. Driving 2001 2wd LS Xcab Pewter 5.3 auto rental vehicle. Gas is $1.93/gal, down $.10 since I was here a month ago.

    My underseat storage bin was more in labor than materials as is was laid up by hand with quite a bit of hand finishing.

    matthew
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    $1.27 for gas here.

    I switched over to mobil gas and the truck seems to run better (quick acceleration etc.)

    Ryan
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    clean the exhaust pipe with an SOS pad. My tailpipe was looking pretty bad (dirty/tar) Used an SOS pad sunday and it is again very shiny and silver (still have tar but less than i did)

    Ryan
  • mgdvhmanmgdvhman Posts: 4,162
    You are too anal babs!

    LOL

    - Tim
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    I was bored had nothing to do. GF was at work. What else am i gonna do sit on my butt watch tv and drink beer like you? HAHA
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