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Thrush Welded Muffler

Part No. 17656 Warranty Details  

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Thrush products have been a staple of hot rodders for over 40 years as these performance mufflers bring together the power and sound favored by true enthusiasts. Thrush products strike as much of an emotional resonance with today's fan as the sound itself.
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Finish:Aluminized
Inlet Configuration:Offset
Inlet Inside Diameter:2.500 in
Inlet Quantity:1
Internal Construction:Reflection
OE Replacement:Universal
Outlet Configuration:Centered
Outlet Inside Diameter:2.500 in
Outlet Quantity:1
Outlet Type:Pipe Connection
Overall Length:19.000 in
Reversible:No
Shell Diameter Height:4.000 in
Shell Diameter Width:9.500 in
Shell Length:13.000 in
Shell Material:Steel
Shell Shape:Oval

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4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (12)
  • Easy to install (8)
  • Increases power (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Adds style (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performance driving (8)
  • Replacement (8)
  • Everyday driving (7)
  • Racing (5)
  • Restoration (4)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Mechanic (6), Auto enthusiast (5), Casual driver (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great throaty sound for my 2.5L inline 4

I needed something with a bit more sound for my Porsche 924S that didn't look like a ricer exhaust and/or cost a fortune, and this muffler really delivered! It's a 2 chamber very...Read complete review

I needed something with a bit more sound for my Porsche 924S that didn't look like a ricer exhaust and/or cost a fortune, and this muffler really delivered! It's a 2 chamber very similar to the Flowmaster 40 but at half the cost. My engine is a rather large inline 4 cyl pushing 2.5L, so is a bit tricky to get a nice smooth sound without sounding like a really bad teen tuner project. This muffler swapped in place of the factory part gets me that really nice deep, hollow, expensive euro sports/weekend race car sound that I was looking for, and it cost me far, far less than off the shelf systems on the market. Since my muffler is right at the rear of the car, it maintains an understated look that won't attract unwanted attention, especially painted with black exhaust paint, which also helps protect it from corrosion. It's constructed very well with thick gage steel and solid welds. I've had it for almost 2 years and it's only just beginning to show some surface rust in a couple spots, and I drive it all year, snow, rain, etc.

Only downside I found is it can be kind of loud and harsh with a really open exhaust system (no cat/resonator). This would be no problem and would actually enhance the sound on engine configurations that naturally sound good, like V6, I6, V8's, etc., but my big 4 cyl needed the rest of the exhaust components to keep the sound smooth (and legal). On a race track, though, it would be great with a test pipe and 4-1 headers, but with a totally different raw, open sound.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good muffler till the welds break

Love the sound of this muffler but i noticed the weld broke. but it's fixable

Love the sound of this muffler but i noticed the weld broke. but it's fixable

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5.0

thrush welded mufflers

By 

from sandy hook ky,

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Pros

  • Adds Style
  • Great Sound
  • Increases Power

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Thrush Welded Muffler:

      Love the way it looks as soon as you remove it from the box, seems like its a great muffler i have not welded it up yet but i stuck them over my tail pipes on my 94 caprice lt1 350 just to get a good idea of what the sound would be and wow! just by doing that the tone sound nice and deep even at idle it sounds great! i cant wait to get them welded up and really hear the sound! i give 5 stars to the people from thrush keep up the great work!!

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      5.0

      great performance for the right price

      By 

      from wellington,Mo

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Increases Power

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Performance Driving
        • Racing
        • Replacement
        • Restoration

        Comments about Thrush Welded Muffler:

        i put these welded thruster on my 4.6L 2001 lincoln presidential town car and wow i have no complaints, especially for the price. start up sounds,the idle is not to loud nor quiet,but as soon as you give it some gas you unlease a amazing quality sound. i love it! but i have a H walker piping with dual mufflers and exhaust

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        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        muffler is loud but increased milage

        By 

        from carver ma

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        Ask me a question

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Great Sound
        • Increases Power

        Cons

        • Too Noisy

        Best Uses

        • Performance Driving

        Comments about Thrush Welded Muffler:

        used as a replacement for stocl muffler 99 dodge ram 1500 pu with 5.9 ltr. found it to be very loud but the power and milage much beter

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice muffler for the price

        By 

        from West Michigan

        About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

        Verified Buyer
        Level 2

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Inexpensive
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Louder Than I Had Hoped

        Best Uses

        • Racing
        • Replacement
        • Restoration

        Comments about Thrush Welded Muffler:

        I needed an economical muffler for my truck and this worked out all right. Maybe a little inside cab noise from the muffler, but not to bad. I think for the price you can't go wrong.

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        (8 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great for price not over the top loud

        By 

        from Henry va

        Pros

        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performance Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about Thrush Welded Muffler:

          Quiet at idle but has lots of sound at higher rpms

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          (8 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome product

          By 

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Performance Driving
            • Replacement

            Comments about Thrush Welded Muffler:

            I used the muffler as a resonator on my custom exhaust setup for my '88 e30. I love the performance that it adds as well as the uniformity that is provides as part of my system. Feels/is as durable as it looks.

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            (8 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Was nice till install

            By 

            from Cincinnati, OH

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Didnt Fit
            • Wrong Mesurments

            Best Uses

              Comments about Thrush Welded Muffler:

              Didnt fit the vechicle i bought it for. The mesurements were incorrect. Had to swap it for a walker one.

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              (11 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              What a beast!!

              By 

              from Sioux Falls, SD

              About Me Mechanic

              Verified Buyer
              Level 2

              Pros

              • Adds Style
              • Easy To Install
              • Great Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Thrush Welded Muffler:

                  It brings a tear to my eye everytime I start my truck!

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                  (22 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Good muffler till the welds break

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                  By 

                  from New York

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                  Level 2

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Great Sound

                  Cons

                  • Unattractive Design

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving
                  • Performance Driving
                  • Racing
                  • Replacement
                  • Restoration

                  Comments about Thrush Welded Muffler:

                  Love the sound of this muffler but i noticed the weld broke. but it's fixable

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                  (84 of 139 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great throaty sound for my 2.5L inline 4

                  By 

                  from Northern VA

                  Pros

                  • Adds Style
                  • Durable Construction
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Excellent Value
                  • Great Sound
                  • Increases Power

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Driving
                    • Performance Driving
                    • Racing
                    • Replacement

                    Comments about Thrush Welded Muffler:

                    I needed something with a bit more sound for my Porsche 924S that didn't look like a ricer exhaust and/or cost a fortune, and this muffler really delivered! It's a 2 chamber very similar to the Flowmaster 40 but at half the cost. My engine is a rather large inline 4 cyl pushing 2.5L, so is a bit tricky to get a nice smooth sound without sounding like a really bad teen tuner project. This muffler swapped in place of the factory part gets me that really nice deep, hollow, expensive euro sports/weekend race car sound that I was looking for, and it cost me far, far less than off the shelf systems on the market. Since my muffler is right at the rear of the car, it maintains an understated look that won't attract unwanted attention, especially painted with black exhaust paint, which also helps protect it from corrosion. It's constructed very well with thick gage steel and solid welds. I've had it for almost 2 years and it's only just beginning to show some surface rust in a couple spots, and I drive it all year, snow, rain, etc.

                    Only downside I found is it can be kind of loud and harsh with a really open exhaust system (no cat/resonator). This would be no problem and would actually enhance the sound on engine configurations that naturally sound good, like V6, I6, V8's, etc., but my big 4 cyl needed the rest of the exhaust components to keep the sound smooth (and legal). On a race track, though, it would be great with a test pipe and 4-1 headers, but with a totally different raw, open sound.

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                    • Q:

                      Will this fit a 4.3 s10 4wd and would I need any adapters
                      Asked on 4/26/2015 by Nick from Millersburg pa

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Nick, this part is universal and not vehicle specific. To locate the exact muffler, please provide us the year, for your Chevrolet S10 4.3L.

                        Answered on 4/27/2015 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Is the cab noise loud at all? If so how loud is it compared to stock.
                      Asked on 4/10/2014 by Kschrader17 from Urbana, Ohio

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Kschrader17, glad to assist you! This Thrush welded muffler is something better than original equipment muffler. They feature 100 percent fully welded construction and an aluminized cover to resist corrosion. Backpressure is decreased by 30 percent over stock and they produce a deep performance tone under acceleration that quiets down while cruising.

                        Answered on 4/10/2014 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Does this come with 3 inch outlet and intake. This needs to be placed on the advertisement,
                      Asked on 8/1/2013 by Mad Jack from Greene County, Va.

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        The specifications for the Thrush Welded Muffler (Part No. 17656) are Inlet Inside Diameter: 2.500 inches, Outlet Inside Diameter: 2.500 inches, Overall Length: 19.000 inches, Shell Diameter Height: 4.000 inches, Shell Diameter Width: 9.500 inches, Shell Length: 13.000 inches. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 8/2/2013 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Will this fit a 93 toyota t-100?
                      Asked on 5/4/2013 by H

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This Thrush Welded Muffler - part# 17656 is universal and not a direct fit for your Toyota T100. It may require customization to fit your vehicle. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 5/4/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      How does this product sound
                      Asked on 3/13/2013 by Zac

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This Thrush Welded Muffler - part# 17656 features 100 percent fully welded construction and an aluminized cover to resist corrosion. Backpressure is decreased by 30 percent over stock and they produce a deep performance tone under acceleration that quiets down while cruising. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 3/14/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      will it fit stock pipe on 1994 grand am
                      Asked on 12/4/2012 by furry from fleming oh

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        No, I am sorry. The inlet and outlet diameters of the Thrush Welded Muffler - Part No. 17656 are much larger than the stock muffler on a 1994 Pontiac Grand AM L4. For a custom fit you can check the Walker Quiet-Flow SS Stainless Steel Direct-Fit Muffler - Part No. 21032. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 12/5/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                    • Q:

                      will it fit my nissan maxima 1998
                      Asked on 10/19/2012 by mirza

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        This part Thrush Welded Muffler, Part No. 17656 is universal and not a direct fit for your vehicle 1998 Nissan Maxima. This is a one size fits most, slight modification may be required.
                        For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 10/19/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                    • Q:

                      will this fit a 98 3.0 v6 ranger and if so is it hard to install?
                      Asked on 10/9/2012 by L byrd from NC

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        This Thrush Welded Muffler (Part No. 17656) is universal and not a direct fit for your 98 3.0 v6 ranger, some modifications may be required for proper installation. Installation will depend on the skill level of whoever is removing or replacing the part. Some may have a harder time than others who have experience with this type of project. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 10/9/2012 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Will this work with a 98 SAAB 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L?
                      Asked on 8/7/2012 by G from United States

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This part Thrush Turbo Muffler, Part No. 17656 is universal and not a direct fit for your vehicle 1998 SAAB 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L. This is a one size fits most, slight modification may be required.
                        For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 8/8/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                    • Q:

                      will this fix 1999 kia
                      Asked on 6/20/2012 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This part Thrush Welded Muffler, Part No. 17656 is universal and not a direct fit for your vehicle 1999 Kia. This is a one size fits most, slight modification may be required.
                        For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                        Answered on 6/20/2012 by Aaron from AAP
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