Best sounding mufflers....?

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I've put a 500 Cadillac into my '49 Hudson, I have 2.25" exhaust and need to decide on mufflers.
I would like it to sound healthy but civilized. What has anyone on here used and been happy with?
I have often used Smithy's/Patriots in my other cars but I have no idea what they will sound like on the 500.
I'd like a softish idle and a nice mellow tone when I hit the gas, I have an H-pipe and could put the mufflers before or after the rear axle...even at the end.
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I use just the basic 2.25" Turbo $30 mufflers from Jegs and an X-pipe on my daily driver, a '06 Crown Vic with long tube headers and high flow cats. They sound really civil at idle and cruise but deeper than stock, and really mean sounding when you rev it up. No obnoxious drone or vibrations at cruising speed either. I get lots of compliments on them. Over 5 years and no rust yet. Stay away from the flow master crap, they drone like crazy at highway cruising speed and I hate the gurgling sound at idle.
 

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Dynomax mufflers are super quiet. Especially with resonators. My 500 Cad powered Cutlass (low compression) with 18" Dynomax would idle in traffic and attractive very little attention. Quiet rumble.
 

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I've had 2.5" 2 chamber Flowmaster's on my car for ages and I've always liked the say it sound but I think with the new build I'm going to give Black Widow a shot.

Mellow isn't really my style though so YMMV.
 

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Mufflers o_O? ZOOMIES :cool: !! And of course NO BAFFLES:D!
 
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What vehicle(s) do you drive?
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Hudsons sit very low, so size of muffler is important. I've read of Hush-power mufflers (which are kinda flat shaped) but not sure what they sound like on a Caddy engine. I would
like the car to look somewhat tame sitting still, but sound good when it's revved or cruising by.
Any more ideas?
 
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Dynomax Ultraflows are throaty, not too loud, and seem to open up pretty well when you're in the go-pedal. Might be a good option.
 

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Very subjective subject.
 

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Headers with 4” bullet mufflers
 

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I still say zoomies! Nothing like octophonic stereo. Baffles? I'm baffled? Open headers would be my next choice.
 
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