: Magnaflow exhaust owners



Jagillac
12-25-12, 03:04 PM
Hi guys. I'm looking for any ontario cts owners that have a magnaflow exhaust on their cars. I want to buy one for my coupe but would really like to hear it in person first. Thanks

Also I'm in southern ontario so if anyone in bordering states want to let me come check out their cars that would be great too.

Thanks!

gr8fred1@rcn.com
12-28-12, 08:23 PM
yo jagillac i installed the magnaflow 15136 exhaust kit. It is to loud, droany, i put it on thursday took it off friday. a waste of effin money. also i am very hard of hearing. Those performance are made for muscle cars .

Jagillac
12-28-12, 09:48 PM
Really! That sucks it sounds good online. I really was hoping to get it.

X E Ryder
12-29-12, 09:11 AM
Oh No! It had Drone? Damn that is the main reason to not just go to a muffler shop - avoiding cruise drone. So it was annoying loud all the time?

Thanks for the heads up.

mikesul
12-29-12, 11:06 AM
I also have the Magnaflow catback exhaust on my coupe and I like the sound. I don't notice the drone much at all. At WOT it sounds terrific!

Jagillac
12-29-12, 02:30 PM
I also have the Magnaflow catback exhaust on my coupe and I like the sound. I don't notice the drone much at all. At WOT it sounds terrific!

I wish you lived near by! I want it on my coupe and want to make the call for my self! I know everyone has different tastes and ideas of what they want.

futurectsbuyer
01-02-13, 11:40 PM
what exactly is drone? Is that you can hear the muffler in the car? If so won't all cars ahve that? How do you eliminate it? I have magnaflow mufflers only and I can hear them, but I could hear the factory one as well. This one just a little deeper.

X E Ryder
01-03-13, 09:57 PM
what exactly is drone? Is that you can hear the muffler in the car? If so won't all cars ahve that? How do you eliminate it? I have magnaflow mufflers only and I can hear them, but I could hear the factory one as well. This one just a little deeper.

The Dreaded DRONE is when you have a system that sounds great when you stand on it, but when you are cruising around town or the highway it has this horrendous resonant sound frequency that buzzes/basses you out, loud enough you to have to raise your voice in the car to talk to a passenger.

eborunda
01-04-13, 10:05 AM
I have magnaflow on my sedan, theres a little sound that gets into the cabin at low RPMs nothing that bugs me, i love the sound, it sound like a real car also when you punch the gas it sounds amazing. Go for it you will not regret it. I deffenetly have no issues wispering in the car. One more thingyou can only hear the drone at very low speed ( while the car is in 1st gear) once it shifts to 2nd the drone is gone !!!!!

X E Ryder
01-04-13, 10:47 AM
OK so I see we have replies from 2 Coupe owners and 1 Sedan owner saying Aye!

There is one reply saying he pulled it in 2 days - but no indication of which body style.

What we need now, is any one of you happy Magnaflow Owners to take video with: Idle, Rev, Inside Cabin, and Drive By; video on you tube and post us the link! PLEASE! :cool2:

Thanks for the replies!

gr8fred1@rcn.com
01-04-13, 10:31 PM
i installed the 15136 magnaflow cat back system on thursday took them off friday . 2011 cts awd 3.0. sedan. bad drone didn't think it would be that loud with the 3.0. you need to hear it on the car not sound clips.

Jagillac
01-04-13, 11:46 PM
That's why I am praying there is someone within driving distance of me so I can go check out their car!!

Is there really no one around here with it?

ajazolino
01-06-13, 05:35 PM
Where is here?

Jagillac
01-06-13, 05:55 PM
Where is here?

I live around Hamilton, Ontario. But I would honestly drive anywhere with-in driving distance to see one on cts.

X E Ryder
01-13-13, 09:50 PM
Hey man,

I went with the Borla 11824 rear section.

Soon as it is on I will get some video clips for you, and maybe some sound bits with my Tascam audio recorder for better quality.

Borla guaranteed it would not drone, have a docile idle and cruise, but rip on hard acceleration - system is classed as "touring"

More to come.

Jagillac
01-13-13, 09:58 PM
X E Ryder, that would be great!! That was the other kit I was looking at. I couldn't find anyone with it on. Can't wait to see your clips.

Crippler
01-14-13, 12:34 AM
X 2 !!

X E Ryder
01-14-13, 06:51 PM
X E Ryder, that would be great!! That was the other kit I was looking at. I couldn't find anyone with it on. Can't wait to see your clips.


X 2 !!

Ok it is in the mail guys! Coming soon!!

btlfedcts
01-16-13, 10:15 AM
You should get more information from the people on specific's of their CTS ... There is a difference in exhaust design in the last generation that has 2 emissions certs so one vehicle has 4 cats the other has 2. Sound will vary based on which vehicle its installed on.

I have a 2012 Coupe and can say the sound is great and experiences no drone. The note is clean with very little noise change observed inside.

Jon
01-18-13, 11:03 PM
I have it on mine... And I used to live in Ontario too. I don't really have a problem with the drone as mine's a stick so I just keep it out of the "drone zone". It's really not that loud.

X E Ryder
01-19-13, 09:53 AM
.......I have a 2012 Coupe and can say the sound is great and experiences no drone. The note is clean with very little noise change observed inside.

The LFX configuration is much different in a number of ways granted. For instance, we have no exhaust manifolds! A large pipe off the integrated head, and longer duration cams advanced at idle, then retarded later with variable valve timing controls - this is SURE to alter the output sound, and reflected in the exhaust note!

My Exhaust Is On Now! The Video is in my 2012 Performance thread...
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2008-cadillac-cts-performance-mods/278638-2012-performance-thread-lfx-3-6l.html#post3198710

snafu
01-21-13, 10:35 PM
STAY AWAY from Magnaflow!!! :gg:I installed #15754 cat back on my Silverado Z71 june 2005 mileage at install 42,757, the exhaust rusted thru at muffler and the saga starts on Nov 16th 2011- mileage at rust thru 96,901. I had to pre-purchase the replacement exhaust then the lifetime warranty was denied for "not being in original box" (I should have kept that since 2005- what was I thinking:banghead:), I took pictures prior to removal (this was my only proof- and good thing I did) as they still didn't want to cover the exhaust, lifetime warranty but not covered for rust thru????, I finally got my credit on March 6th 2012. The replacement Magnaflo is allready covered with surface rust. I realize there are different grades of stainless, spend a little more and save the headaches that Magnaflow will cause you.
We had Borla on another car cat-back 8+ year, still looked great when we sold car (no rust at all).

Jagillac
01-21-13, 10:58 PM
X E Ryder, hey thanks man. I just saw the Video. Sunday amazing. You are leaning me towards it for sure. I wonder if it would sound different on my 2011 :-S hmm

X E Ryder
01-22-13, 10:13 PM
X E Ryder, hey thanks man. I just saw the Video. Sunday amazing. You are leaning me towards it for sure. I wonder if it would sound different on my 2011 :-S hmm

I'm very happy with it - quiet for sane driving but it demands attention when you floor it!

It's especially fun when some Melonhead tries to box you in on the freeway and you plant it to get out first - people look at me like " holy $hit! What just happened?" Hehe

Jagillac
01-22-13, 10:28 PM
I'm very happy with it - quiet for sane driving but it demands attention when you floor it!

It's especially fun when some Melonhead tries to box you in on the freeway and you plant it to get out first - people look at me like " holy $hit! What just happened?" Hehe

Hahaha I'm glad to see you liked it. I am for sure leaning toward the borla now over the magnaflow after seeing your video. Btw I love that blue. Very few cts' have that colour.

btlfedcts
01-29-13, 08:36 AM
I will put together a video of the 2012 Coupe with MagnaFlow if you like ... video never accurately represents exhaust as the camera is always playing with the gain changing the relative volumes and most audio on non-professional recording devises is not the greatest.

Jagillac
01-29-13, 09:07 AM
Btlfedcts, thanks. I would appreciate it as well. Good way to compare. Thanks

renasanz
02-06-13, 08:51 PM
Hey guys,

So I currently have a 08 CTS AWD 3.6L sedan, I'm looking to stand out from all these senior driven caddys in my neighborhood. I've searching for a Borla exhaust system, however I can't seem to find it online. Do you know the specific size or part number that fits my 08? The Borla website only has it up to 07 than skips 08 and goes onto 09. Why is that?

-Thanks

btlfedcts
03-02-13, 11:18 PM
Sorry it took so long but here is compilation of some video clips I shot of the exhaust.

2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe Performance 3.6L

MagnaFlow 15216 Performance Exhaust System

http://youtu.be/MZFygszi1z4

Jagillac
03-03-13, 08:34 AM
Btlfedcts, thanks for the video now you really got me torn! Haha I like both but one thing I'm sure about is that you can't go wrong with ether.

Also I need a GoPro! Lol.

btlfedcts
03-11-13, 12:13 AM
GoPro might be for sale getting some new Replay XD's with remote mics. Audio is too important to me and the GoPro size and poor quality microphone just isn't cutting it.

ajazolino
04-11-13, 08:31 PM
So amazon sent me a 25% off any magnaflow product coupon, which was all the incentive I needed to purchase the full cat back system. Normally $970, I got it for $728 with free shipping. It will be here Monday and I should have it installed by the end of the week!

ajazolino
04-17-13, 11:21 PM
Ok. The videos that were posted DO NOT do this exhaust system justice. Day one of driving with the magnaflow exhaust system and it sounds amazing.

RandyG
04-20-13, 05:33 PM
Ok. The videos that were posted DO NOT do this exhaust system justice. Day one of driving with the magnaflow exhaust system and it sounds amazing.

Hi ajazolino, I'm thinking of the same exhaust but am reluctant to make the plunge fearing It may be too loud. Can yo explain what you mean by amazing. Would you happen to be in the NY, NJ, PA area?

ajazolino
04-20-13, 11:03 PM
Well. The only problem is the system is for RWD only. It doesn't fit the AWD

RandyG
04-21-13, 09:49 AM
Well. The only problem is the system is for RWD only. It doesn't fit the AWD

Oh, is that positive? Because I read some where here that it will fit the AWD. Any body know for sure?

ajazolino
04-21-13, 09:57 AM
I'm pretty sure it's RWD only. Maybe someone here had mufflers only? I could be wrong though. But anyway it has a bit of a cabin drone around 2k rpm but I don't mind it. Keep in mind I am 28 so I am of the generation that likes the sound. It may not be to everyone's liking. I will try to make a few videos of how it sounds for you. I am in the Cleveland Ohio area actually not too far but not close either.

RandyG
04-22-13, 02:13 PM
OK Thanks..would love to here the recordings you make.

gr8fred1@rcn.com
04-22-13, 07:17 PM
The 15136 magnaflow fit my 2011 cts 3.0 & also fits the 3.6 AWD 4 dr. sedan .It fit perfect,i posted this before. I put it on on a thursday took it off friday (next day) could not stand the drone. It was horrible.Wasted my money. The reason i put them on was i didn't have dual exhaust, the 3.0 luxury comes with single .Still have the setup brand new 1 day old

Crippler
04-23-13, 03:46 AM
Are you located ..

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Are you selling the old exhaust ? If so where are you located ?

ajazolino
04-23-13, 04:01 PM
http://youtu.be/fAvS7UYu8O4

Just a little ride along getting onto the highway.


http://youtu.be/kgjq6nKAJkc


And this one is cruising at highway speeds then deciding to get on it!

gr8fred1@rcn.com
04-23-13, 06:15 PM
i am outside of phila. pa.

Bog Man
11-28-13, 09:11 PM
Nice sound. I think I'll get it for my 08 cts 3.6 DI.

OceanLad
11-28-13, 11:18 PM
Think you could do a video of just cruising and not getting on it?

I put 3 inch exhaust on my old XJS and it really took a lot of the fun out of that car for me. Leary of doing that again.

C "T" ess
11-29-13, 10:38 AM
If it''s just sound you are looking for, try just taking the sound silencer out. It's a 15 minute job and makes the car sound like it has a nice aftermarket exhaust. This mod will do nothing at all but give the car a great growl

Rerodz
12-01-13, 04:11 PM
Does anyone have sound clips of it at idle.. I'm thinking about getting a customs 2.5 inch exhaust with an x pipe ,resonators, and some magnaflow muffler or flowmaster Am I correct in saying the magnaflow 15136 kit is a 2.25 in??

mcaruso
02-25-14, 12:57 AM
How do you go about taking out the sound silencer? Any Advice/direction? Thanks


If it''s just sound you are looking for, try just taking the sound silencer out. It's a 15 minute job and makes the car sound like it has a nice aftermarket exhaust. This mod will do nothing at all but give the car a great growl

Panzer Leader
02-27-14, 04:13 PM
How do you go about taking out the sound silencer? Any Advice/direction? Thanks

I would be interested as well.... Any chance of posting some videos with it out? Thanks...

Saggio
03-04-14, 12:48 PM
We had the Magnaflow 15136 Kit installed on our 2010 3.6 Wagon, and it sounds great! Slight drone at 65-70mph only when on an incline.

It's made for the Sedan, but we had in custom installed to fit our wagon.

The system might be for sale soon if anyone is interested for their Wagon, or Sedan.

We have a lead on a CTS-V we might be buying, so no need for this Catback soon.

LMK!

-Thanks!

CrashGuy2016
04-10-14, 12:44 PM
Just had mine installed today. Nice sound. Added to the CAI installed yesterday - wow. The 3.6 sounds pretty mean!

KensCTS
04-03-15, 07:54 PM
A while back I installed flow master 40s at the rear of my 3.6 performance caddy CTS and flow master HP-2s where the stock resonator was. This set up resonated in the car like crazy. Today I installed a Magnaflow 15136 exhaust kit. It doesn't resonate in the car. Could be a little louder but I love it compared to my old set up. I recommend it.

http://m.magnaflow.com/02product/shopexd.asp?zone=all&id=13

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dvssclf1ndv4wup/file%20apr%2003%2C%204%2048%2029%20pm.jpeg?dl=0