As for burning yourself, I haven’t done it yet, you just have to pay attention that’s all, and remember to warn your passengers. Buy the baffles, don’t waste a dime on crummy mufflers.
Rich at Backstreet Performance in Medina, Ohio called me about a problem he was having with a corvette. I stopped up and Rich said the 383 wasn’t getting any real power. I looked in the end of the sidepipe and saw the culprit…reverse flow mufflers. A set of STS Baffles would change that. Out with the old (much work), in with the new STS Baffles. The owner wanted more power than DB control, so off came the center tube caps…back to the Dyno. With Reverse flow: 240.67 RWHP 280.57 RWT With STS Baffles: 358.38 RWHP 372 RWT Regained 117.71 RWHP & 91.82 RWT. Click here to view Dynojet Research sheet . Provided by members of the C3 www.corvetteforum.com
“Holy Smokes, side pipe baffles woke up the 533 incher…. Big time. I was running hooker reverse flow muffler inserts, not bad, but very quit. Today got a hold of some baffles, just a little bit louder that the Hooker inserts, but let me tell you, what a sounds. The sound is out of this world. That’s not all, I could idle at 700, but the car would jump all over the place, so I set the idle at 900. These baffles produce no back pressure, adjusted the idle back to 700, and 533 idles just as smooth as my Catera. Wait there’s more. I had a hard time reaching the 5K rev line. The rev’s would climb to 4500, no problem, but after that, it would labor to 5000 and die. Drove me nuts. Adjusted the timing, valve lash, everything, Jim comes along with the baffles, “Here son, try these, and kiss your troubles away”. Okee dokee, let’s give them a shot. Put them on and nailed it, almost lost it, as the revs climbed past 6500 and the car was going sideways, and I hit second, and up to 6500. Man, talk about a perpetual grin on your face. Gonna wash da car and go looking fer a Viper tonight. Hey, Jim, fantastic work on the Baffles, mucho thanks for the ever lasting grin.” G.Daina ________ ”WOW is the word or to quote G.DAINA-HOLY SMOKES. It feels like a different motor, the horsepower and torque difference is something you can really feel, all the way though the RPM range. Right off of idle I could feel it, the more gas I gave it the more it wanted. The horsepower and torque gains were more then I expected and the sound is unbeatable. This is what Hooker Sidepipes should sound like, louder then the reverse flow mufflers, but no were near as loud as the CCI inserts. My thanks to Jim for making a great looking exhaust system work as good as it looks. Thanks again Jim.” 1RED1
“Finally got the baffles installed on my car last week. Do they sound better than the stock mufflers from BDR? Heck yes–they get rid of that wuss glasspack sound.”