Flowmaster’s most recent newsletter mentions that a new Hushpower muffler called the dbX is “set to debut.” This is sort of funny because the dbX has been out at least since SEMA (about 4 months ago, give or take) and probably longer. I guess the public still hasn’t found out about it.
The big benefits to the dbX are:
- They meet strict noise regulation requirements. If you live in a place where loud mufflers are verboten – or you aren’t the kind of guy or gal who digs a loud exhaust system – the dbX should be on your consideration list.
- The external surface runs cooler than most other after-market mufflers, which makes it easier to use them on small cars, run them closer to other components, etc.
- No ‘fast and furious’ fart-can noise that so many sport-compact mufflers and/or mufflers for small displacement engines seem to suffer from. Hushpower doesn’t want your small engine to sound like a lawnmower.
- Price. They’re cost-competitive with anything you’ll find on the market
Here’s a schematic of the new dbX from Flowmaster: Read more