Monte Carlo Exhaust Question

5

Asked by Sep 30, 2014 at 03:42 PM about the 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS

Question type: Car Customization

I have a 2004 Monte Carlo LS 3.4L V6 and I recently put a dual Magnaflow system on
it. It is not loud enough to meet my requirements and it sucks because I put a lot of
money into it. I think that the guy put the quietest mufflers on that is not stock. I was
wondering if I put a Magnaflow or Flowmaster catalytic converter instead of stock that it
will make a big difference or maybe I should just put different mufflers on it. Any advice
would be appreciated!

6 Answers

238,105

Putting high flow cats on will make it sound different, possible not louder. See if the shop that sold you the magna flows will swap out the old mufflers for new ones. I like flow masters.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
4,715

MagnaFlow exhausts are great. They deliver good performance but if you want noise, they are not the right choice. Other manufacturers like Flow Master tend to be noisier if that is what you want.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
3,855

You do realize that even with different mufflers, that v6 still won't sound lie a v8? Also, noise does not equal power, it's just noise.

5

Yes. I know that it is a v6. I have a friend that has a Mustang with a 3.8 v6 and he put flowmasters on and it sounds pretty good and is louder. Just because it's a v6 doesn't mean that it can't sound good. Obviously a v8 would sound a lot better but I have a v6

1,535

Try Thrush or Cherrybomb glass pack mufflers. They are loud.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
13,705

Your mufflers come in three noise levels. I put the middle on on my Corvette (V-8) and inside the cabin they are quiet, but behind they are loud. Not race track loud, but motorcycle officers don't follow me anyway. As trying to compere your Chevy V-6 with that of a Mustang, don't. Everything is different, including the firing order. Chevy changed the firing order of the newer engines and I noticed they are all a lot more quiet. Stand next to a generation 2 or 3 Corvette and then next to a newer generation 4,5, or 6 Corvette. BIG difference. For better sound, try the low flow cats. Cherry bomb mufflers are almost straight pipes with spark arrestors. Your Chevy never will sound ike a Mustang my friend.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Monte Carlo

Looking for a Used Monte Carlo in your area?

CarGurus has 1,408 nationwide Monte Carlo listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Monte Carlo Questions

Chevrolet Monte Carlo Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 520
#2 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 460
#3 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 400
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
521 Great Deals out of 31,725 listings starting at $1,450
Used Ford Mustang
472 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Malibu
950 Great Deals out of 79,654 listings starting at $1,500
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
30 Great Deals out of 2,871 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Corvette
120 Great Deals out of 20,753 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
550 Great Deals out of 29,235 listings starting at $1,699
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,718 Great Deals out of 175,751 listings starting at $1,250
Used Buick Regal
117 Great Deals out of 10,863 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chrysler 300
415 Great Deals out of 19,932 listings starting at $1,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.