Vette in New Zealand on Track Running 2.25 VettePacks
1968 340 Formula-S Barracuda
I'm running TTI headers & 2 1/2" X pipe system w/ Power Sticks chambered mufflers on a warmed over small block. Sounds absolutely vicious at idle, but is very sedate when driven moderately, which I do on occasion.
Thanks to A.P. of CA. for this great movie. His is the black Viper running a pair of 3" x 28" Cobrapack (w/packing) mufflers. Which Viper sounds the best? A very nice gathering of exotic stuff there, with an honorable mention to the Ford GT!
From www.corvetteforum.com (May 2012 Thanks to Eric in Boyington Beach, FL.)
Since installing a set of OBX Stainless side pipes I've been trying to find a set of inserts that flowed well but sounded good at a reasonable volume. I started with the Hooker Max Flows that sounded nice at idle but after that they were super loud and unbearable on the interstate. Second I tried the Hooker regular glass packs (not reverse flow) and they sounded much better volume wise but the tone was just ok but the back pressure was horrible.
I called Eric at Classic Chambered Exhaust and asked about making a set of the VettePack mufflers he makes for C2 cars. He said no problem though he'd never made a set for the hooker styled pipes but was game. A few weeks later they arrived and I started the install.
The design is great and easy to bend the tabs so the inserts slide in with some resistance and no vibration and rattles. The sound is super. They have the right amount of volume and sound great through the rpm. At 70 mph on the interstate you can hear them but still talk to a passenger in my case with the windows down an air conditioned car would have no problem at all. When you get in it or just taking off heavy footed from a light heads will turn cause everyone can hear the sweet music your car will be making.
Happy to say the least and found working with Eric a pleasure. Here is a quick clip. I'll shoot a driving video next and post it.
Sounds great !!! What exhaust/headers do you have ?
That is one fine car, What kind of exhaust do you have on it? It sounds great.
Random Tech High Flow Cats
Stock exhaust system with:
2.75" x pipe in place of the center resonator
3" classic chambered powerstick mufflers in place of the stock mufflers
Stock tips with the inlet size increased a tad
70 Torino GT Convertible 351-4bbl w/4-speed. Running a pair of 22524SBs & 2.25 Resonators.
2008 Mustang GT/CS w/2524SB Powersticks.
2010 V6 Camaro with Power Stick Mufflers
Hi Eric, I got them installed and am very pleased with the results. The sound is simply awesome. When I first brought it home my neighbors came out of the house to see what was going on! The coolest thing was when my 6 year old daughter was in the backseat for the first time and she said "That's really cool, daddy....can we make it go faster???" As a car nut that made my heart swell! LOL. Here's a video of my car with the 2520SB's on it. It's a real head turner (ear turner? Ha). Love it!!!! Best Regards, Jac
Many thanks to Joe Ciaravino of NJ for the following movie clips of his trophy-winning 1965 Corvette 327. Joe was instrumental in our development of the breakthrough VettePack Muffler concept. I built a prototype set with 2.5" cores & 3.5" OD body size for Joe's car. Length of the chambered Powerstick is 26" & I used a 16" resonator section. Today's most popular VettePack assembly utilizes 20" of Powerstick, & 20" of sound-absorbing resonator. We hit the sweet spot with this latest design!
See attached pic of how I used your chambered exhaust power sticks in fabricating a dual muff system for my '67 Etype 6 cyl. Here is a sound byte of how it sounds. This system has been installed for a good while. I used more clamps than necessary, as I was not sure how it would all sound. I have since welded all but the connections to the rest of my system. Thanks for a great product.
Ken - Severna Park, MD
Retrofit going from stock replacement chambered sidepipes to 2.5 core / 3.5 body VettePack Mufflers (these have 20 long unpacked Powerstick Chambered sections, followed by 20 long resonator sections packed with sound absorbing material). The result will be a noticeably quieter & deeper tone without rasp, & they will also flow better than the stock-type chambered replacement exhaust:
Looking at the LH manifold-to-muffler plumbing (2.5 pipe w/compression bends)
LH headpipe & muffler removed
Preparing to chop-off the chrome tips they will be re-used. (We now carry 2-3/4 polished stainless tips also)
1967 4-speed 327 Vette undergoing surgery
Re-installing the headpipe after the muffler section is cut off (these are re-used unless you are going to a larger diameter)
Tack-weld new VettePack muffler into position after everything is aligned & fitted
Cut-off & re-use the sidepipe hanger
Showing internal view of the inlet end of the stock-type 3 OD chambered muffler (this is actually a large-core version)
3.5 diameter VettePack Muffler in position (yes- it does fit under the OE sidepipe cover!)
Hanger & tip awaiting alignment & welding
Tack-welding everything into position
Removal of the LH side for final welding. Everything is tacked together & fits properly
Completing the welds with a MIG welder
All welds are painted with a high-temp aluminum paint to inhibit corrosion
RH side completed ready for ignition!
Many thanks to car owner (& restorer) John D. for allowing our photo session, & much praise to the expert installers & old-school gearheads at Muffler Daves Wayne, MI. This is one beautiful, hard-running, 4-speed 1967 327 Corvette! *If you want it more brutal, we make 2.25, 2.5, & all-out performance 3 flowpath full-tilt chambered Powerstick sidepipe mufflers too!
RETROFIT INSTALLATION PHOTOS:
(Expert work performed by Dave Sr. @ Muffler Daves in Westland, MI.)
Time required to install: approx. 1.5 hours
1. Photo 1 shows a 3 x 26 Long Powerstick (# 3030SB) attached directly off the catalytic converter assembly.
2. Photo 2 shows Muffler Dave heating & bending a new rod hanger which will be welded to the new muffler.
3. Photo 3 shows the offset between the straight-through Powerstick & the resonator attached to the new tailpipe.
4. Photo 4 shows expert installer compression-bending a 3 offset pipe, which will join the Powerstick to the resonator.
5. Photo 5 shows the finished installation with offset pipe making the jog between the new components. All the factory hanging points are re-used, & everything is welded together except the connection at the OE cat converter which is clamped. OEM exhaust is saved for a rainy day.
Got a new track vid for you to check out of my car at the Z06 Fest Drags last week. Nothing but compliments on the exhaust sound of my car thanks to your Powersticks. Feel free to add it to your website. My friend Dan shot it with his new Sony Hi-Def camera. Let me know what you think.
Thanks, Jim L. Alamosa, CO
Thanks to Mr. M. from the heartland of America for these great movies of his brand new '09 Challenger R/T running a 4, 2.5" Powerstick system. 20" Powersticks ahead of the rear differential, & special 12" Powersticks right at the back of the system. The factory H-pipe was retained. Mr. M. reports a great exhaust note that is very practical for everyday driving.
This is the first new Challenger running Powerstick exhaust!
For those who wanted pics of the single 3" powerstick.
This is with the Banks Monster exhaust pipes(Y-pipe and tail-pipe). Swapped out the Banks muffler with the single 26X3" Powerstick, it was a direct swap.
This is a nice upgrade for those who have purchased the Banks Monster Exhaust system.
"NEW - TRUE 3" VERSIONS". Body diameter 3-1/2", part #3030SB.
Thanks to H. B. from Jacksonville, FLA. for this great movie! His vehicle: 2002 WJ Overland 4.7L H.O V8
I made up my mind and bought 2 Powerstick chambered mufflers from classicchambered.com. Went with the medium length, 2.5" all the way thru...3.5" body.
I had them installed on Monday...and I'm really happy with the results...sounds AMAZING!! Cold starts sounds mildy cammed...and the idle is just plain bad...these don't have any drone like the Flowmaster did...from what I understand from drone anyways...just great sound..all thru the powerband...
So without any further adue...here's a little something I put together...enjoy! Ohh...and the video doesn't do it justice...
Thanks to L.B. of Scottsdale, AZ. for this clip. His car is a 1965 Corvette 327/365 HP. Here's his commentary:
I bought a 65 with sidepipes and posted a similar problem a few weeks ago. They were an original repro. of the GM's. Just yesterday (Mon.) I had the chambered portion removed and replaced with a section consisting of 1/2 chambered and 1/2 resonator made by Classic Chambered. ERIC at Classic, said he had never tried this particular combination and hoped it worked.
I made an HD video of the before and will be doing one in a few days to show the difference. It may be hard to hear the sound difference on a computer.
The sound seems to be reduced in volume by 1/4>1/3 of what it was. It is a lower rumble and they are still louder than most exhausts. The original sound was very annoying and the new sound has a much better tone.
When I finish the video I'll post both of them.
YouTube Video - 07 Hemi Charger after the PowerStick install Thanks to Eric M. from Michigan (running a pair of 2520SB's)
Thanks to Randy W. for the great sound clips of his '63 Corvette small block running 2540-VETTE Chambered Powersticks.
Thanks to Jim L. for the following sights & sounds from his 2003 Z06 Corvette:
Powerstick 2520SB mufflers installed on a new Hemi Magnum Wagon. OE pipes replaced with 2.5" aluminized, & new 2.5" X-pipe fabricated to replace the smaller OE X-pipe. Bulky OE bladder-type mufflers replaced with some real performance!
Close-up showing Powersticks installed downstream of the X-pipe, & before the differential.
Rear view with new performance exhaust & stainless tips. Looking & sounding GOOD! (Magnum Photos & Sound clips courtesy of Muffler Dave's - Wayne, MI.)
2003 Supercharged Ford Mustang Cobra (Stock & w/22520SB Powersticks)
Stock 1973 340 Charger Rallye with 22524SB Powersticks.
498 CID AC Cobra Kit Car with 3032SB Powersticks.
"Powersticks going on the infamous "Green Brick" owned by Mopar Action Magazines' own Rick Ehrenberg."
Short 3" Powersticks on the Ford factory promo Boss 429 show car. The car has 855 HP & has an actual Boss 429 Roush-built motor.