: Magnaflow 12909 Muffler



Ran-Dom32
06-04-13, 02:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_E5417xFVo

saw this on you tube, anyone else running one of these? I noticed the outlets are not in the same location as the stock muffler, but I'm sure it could be made to fit, I think it would sound good with the dual exhaust bumper I recently installed, & its cheap!

shore
06-04-13, 04:55 PM
I think the stock sounds pretty good, take the resonator out and that might be good.

Ran-Dom32
06-04-13, 08:11 PM
I'm running no resonator now, still very tame

quattrotman
06-05-13, 02:57 AM
I had this exact muffler installed on my EXT. Love it. It's almost a direct fit so install is easy (and cheap) for a muffler shop and sound is really nice. I have the resonator removed as well and replaced with a Volant twin stainless tip (it replaces the resonator section). Not crazy loud and no drone. Best of all it was only $120 on eBay.

blackex
06-05-13, 08:36 AM
I had this muffler installed. Only issue I had was when they removed the resonator they said they couldn't bend 3.5" pipe so they had to run 3" pipe out the back. Well then I wanted to have this nice looking 4" magnaflow exhaust tip installed which said it fit a 3" pipe size. Well it didn't fit on the end of the 3" pipe coming out the back so they had to reduce the end of the exhaust down to 2.5"to be able to fit the exhaust tip on which kind of made me concerned that my entire exhaust is 3.5" until the end where it becomes reduced down to 2.5" and then it opens up to the exhaust tip which is 4".... kind of wish I went with a nice 3.5" resonator delete setup from volant or somewhere, but in total I spent about $200 with installation.

Cadsrfun
06-06-13, 03:44 PM
I had this muffler installed. Only issue I had was when they removed the resonator they said they couldn't bend 3.5" pipe so they had to run 3" pipe out the back. Well then I wanted to have this nice looking 4" magnaflow exhaust tip installed which said it fit a 3" pipe size. Well it didn't fit on the end of the 3" pipe coming out the back so they had to reduce the end of the exhaust down to 2.5"to be able to fit the exhaust tip on which kind of made me concerned that my entire exhaust is 3.5" until the end where it becomes reduced down to 2.5" and then it opens up to the exhaust tip which is 4".... kind of wish I went with a nice 3.5" resonator delete setup from volant or somewhere, but in total I spent about $200 with installation.
Wow. It takes approximately (2) 2-1/2" diameter pipes to get the same or slightly more cross sectional area as (1) 3-1/2" diameter pipe. That one short reduced to 2-1/2" section of pipe would have me concerned.

blackex
06-06-13, 04:05 PM
Yeah it has me concerned also. I might go to Midas to see if they can do a 3.5" pipe and cut off what muffler man did.

Cadsrfun
06-06-13, 04:32 PM
Yeah it has me concerned also. I might go to Midas to see if they can do a 3.5" pipe and cut off what muffler man did.

You probably didn't get a chance to save the 3-1/2" section the muffler man cut off huh? It is nicely formed over the rear end and a nice crease over the track bar. Looks like in the video that started this thread the muffler shop removed about 2" from the rear of the 3-1/2" tail pipe and welded it in just after the slightly shorter magnaflow muffler which made a very clean installation. You may have to find some 3-1/2" mandrel bent pipe and take it to the muffler shop. Most shops don't deal with 3-1/2" pipe much.

Ran-Dom32
06-20-13, 03:52 PM
Well I just picked up one of these 12909 Magnaflow's off ebay $125, ever since I removed the resonator & put in a Y pipe I have this annoying whistle noise at a certain RPM, drives me nuts... hopefully this solves the problem :)

Ran-Dom32
07-03-13, 10:36 AM
Had this muffler installed last week, has a little more rumble .. I would say just about right for an esky, I still get a whistle noise around 2k rpm, I think is has to do with the Y pipe midas had fabricated, 3 1/2 pipe goes down to 3" & y's 2 2 1/2 dual,

blackex
07-03-13, 10:38 AM
Where did they have the dual exhaust exit from on your escalade? Any pics?

Ran-Dom32
07-03-13, 12:47 PM
I have the dual exhaust bumper

Ran-Dom32
07-03-13, 12:55 PM
y pipe

Ran-Dom32
07-15-13, 11:20 AM
I had this muffler installed. Only issue I had was when they removed the resonator they said they couldn't bend 3.5" pipe so they had to run 3" pipe out the back. Well then I wanted to have this nice looking 4" magnaflow exhaust tip installed which said it fit a 3" pipe size. Well it didn't fit on the end of the 3" pipe coming out the back so they had to reduce the end of the exhaust down to 2.5"to be able to fit the exhaust tip on which kind of made me concerned that my entire exhaust is 3.5" until the end where it becomes reduced down to 2.5" and then it opens up to the exhaust tip which is 4".... kind of wish I went with a nice 3.5" resonator delete setup from volant or somewhere, but in total I spent about $200 with installation.

have you noticed any reduction on fuel mileage since the exhaust changes? I'm still not happy with the way midas fabbed up the y pipe & I think it chokes the flow going from 3.5 down to 2.5 , I'm going to have it redone using 3.5 tubing all the way & I would think this should solve my issue [/I]

blackex
07-15-13, 11:27 AM
I haven't noticed much but it still is a concern and I think i'm just going to go with a corsa exhaust or borla full cat back exhaust when I have the money for it.

Ran-Dom32
07-25-13, 11:15 AM
So, I went ahead & purchased a true 3.5 Y collector that turns into 2 2.5 & cut out the single section that was 2.5 & the truck sounds & performs much better, The truck had noticeable power & fuel mileage loss prior to correcting this problem, I would strongly advise anyone looking to split into duals for the bumper conversion save the headache & $$ & buy one of these

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Jay793
08-07-13, 12:44 PM
Ill be honest, I thought this muffler would be a little quiter then it is. I almost put my resonator back on becouse of the noise inside thw cab, but it's growing on me. Now if I could leave the house without waking my wife up I'd be golden. The you tube video is deceiving, definitely louder in person

blackex
08-07-13, 12:58 PM
Yeah i'm thinking of going with a corsa or borla exhaust.