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Stillen catback vs. magnaflow catback??

i have a magnaflow catback and a chance to steal (not literally) a stillen catback,
i was looking to get some info or advice on which is better and is it worth switching out?

both have 2.5 in piping, the magna has 4 in tips while the stillen has 3.5, the stillen has 2 mufflers the magna 1, both have x pipes...


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Not sure performance wise, or which is really better. But i will say that the stillen is pretty loud, especially once you get on it. Just accelerating in 6th gear at around 55-60 to around 70 is pretty loud still, enough to vibrate the steering wheel. Pretty decent amount of drone if you like it, i do.
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I like magna flow better
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have you heard the magnaflow? would you be able to say which is louder?




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Not sure performance wise, or which is really better. But i will say that the stillen is pretty loud, especially once you get on it. Just accelerating in 6th gear at around 55-60 to around 70 is pretty loud still, enough to vibrate the steering wheel. Pretty decent amount of drone if you like it, i do.
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I've heard that the stillen drone is HORRIBLE in daily driving. But I don't have either one, id get the magnaflow if I were you.

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have you been able to compare personally or do you just like it better by stats?

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I like magna flow better

i have the magnaflow and its not as loud as i hoped but does still sound real good, fits great, and gives a good look to the rear...but i can get a stillen for next to nothing so im questioning which is better.


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I've heard that the stillen drone is HORRIBLE in daily driving. But I don't have either one, id get the magnaflow if I were you.

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if you're not hurting for money, buy the stillen. if you dont like it, put the magnaflow back on and sell the stillen for a profit.
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I haven't heard the magnaflow in person, sorry.
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Heard both in person.

Magnaflow has a nice rumble. Big canister means there's little drone. I find overall it's very quiet when you're not stomping on it, and you get a mild grunt in low RPMs. I don't find it aggressive.

Stillen has a smooth sound down low, good midrange bellow and screams up top. Many thumbs up from other GC drivers and even my boss /w a Mustang on the Stillen.

Stillen does drone but it's not enough to bug me in daily driving...... 6 months later and I still drop the windows to hear it better Automatic trans drones worse than manuals. I find a sweet spot around 65mph/120kph and it quiets down.

If you have Auto Trans and are worried about highway drone, stick with Magnaflow.
If you want to sound a little more aggressive and don't mind the drone, grab the Stillen.

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thats awesome man, thanks for the info.
ive got the 6sp manual so it sounds like i should grab that stillen, lets just hope i still can.


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Heard both in person.

Magnaflow has a nice rumble. Big canister means there's little drone. I find overall it's very quiet when you're not stomping on it, and you get a mild grunt in low RPMs. I don't find it aggressive.

Stillen has a smooth sound down low, good midrange bellow and screams up top. Many thumbs up from other GC drivers and even my boss /w a Mustang on the Stillen.

Stillen does drone but it's not enough to bug me in daily driving...... 6 months later and I still drop the windows to hear it better Automatic trans drones worse than manuals. I find a sweet spot around 65mph/120kph and it quiets down.

If you have Auto Trans and are worried about highway drone, stick with Magnaflow.
If you want to sound a little more aggressive and don't mind the drone, grab the Stillen.
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