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Magnaflow 201 48.32%
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Other (name it) 47 11.30%
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#1 Old 06-12-2009, 08:43 AM
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Which Muffler is best???

I want a low tone, low drone nice grumble.....I also think I'm just gonna do a direct replacement of the stock muffler, no duals, no bigger pipe just straight swap and leave the resonator on. Which exhaust should I go with?

I could always load my mufflers with some cheese though...I hear cheddar give off a great sound

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I want a low tone, low drone nice grumble.....I also think I'm just gonna do a direct replacement of the stock muffler, no duals, no bigger pipe just straight swap and leave the resonator on. Which exhaust should I go with?

I could always load my mufflers with some cheese though...I hear cheddar give off a great sound
People here will knock Flowmaster to no end. I have used them for decades and have had zero issues ever with them. A 40 or 50 series on a Hemi sounds good. I had a 3 chamber on my old Ram which was a 4.7 engine. It sounded perfect. IMHO it was the nicest sounding Ram around. Many will say if you don't spend at least $250.00 on installing a muffler you will have junk. I say anyone who spends $250.00 on a muffler is nuts. My son went with a 2 chamber and dumps it at the muffler on his '07 Hemi. Sounds terrible. Don't do that.

Okay, now all the anti-Flowmaster folks can start flaming.



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I have the 4.7 and did a direct replacement with a magnaflow muffler and it sounds great. I can barely hear it at 60 but sounds loud and deep like any flowmaster on acceleration and low cruising speeds. Hope that helps! Oh by the way there is a guy on here looking to buy a hemi stock muffler, his user name is Krs

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Borla

Borla all the way! I will tell you it is NOT loud, just has a really deep mellow rumble and growls with power when you gas it. I have nothing but compliments on the sound of my 09. Flowmasters are full of constant road rumble when you don't want it, that is why flows are knocked to no end.
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I have a magnaflow 5x11x22. It sounds like you are describing. You can hardly hear it at 65. But if you get on it you can, sounds fricking sweet at 3000RPM. But I have mine dumbed under the box with no resonator. I think my setup makes it sound louder then it actually is. You may want a 5x6x24 if you want the resonators on.

Borla is also very good. It was very pricy when I compaired it too magnaflow, could be different now.

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wyat guessing you are going to be doing that more often then.

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I just had a Magnaflow 22 or 24 installed.Think he said a 24.I just did a quick semi measurment with my hand etc.There XL series.Pipes exit behind both rear wheels.Not all that crazy about it.Too loud.On the highway its ok but lower speeds at least to me its LOUD.Don't think I'll live with it too long.The shop that did it specializes in restro autos/trucks and does really nice work.I'm going to talk to him in the next few days for another suggestion.Could not imagine using a 14 or 18 inch on a Hemi.Can hear MDS cut n and out and every downshift and such.

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i had a flowmaster super 44 on my f150 and it was deeeeeeeep

i was mad because it was supposed to be the baddest loudest and it wasnt much louder than stock.. but it growled...

youtube it... it might be your style
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get yourself a Borla Pro XS #40349, single in/dual out, ran out the back, you will not regret it.

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Id suggest a Flowmaster 50 SUV. In my experience it has MUCH less drone than comparable Magnaflows and still has a very nice rumble to it.

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I plan on adding a new system to my truck. Glad you started this thread

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I sure have enjoyed my VORTEX by Cherry Bomb.

I get compliments and asked all the time what kind of muffler i have.

3 years ago I put it on and was told on this forum they were junk and they would not last. Well.............. Its still kicking and I still love the sound.

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I just had the Borla Proxs installed this morning and though I only put 10 miles on it I like it so far. Its not loud at all but you can hear it when you step on it. I have the single out so maybe its a little quieter than duals.
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Did you reuse the resonator?

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Did you reuse the resonator?
Yes the resonator is still there. Just had the guy weld in the new muffler in place of the stock one. After a trip out tonight I am very pleased with the sound of the muffler. I was looking for a nice low end growl and didn't want the Flowmaster sound. Well I think the Borla does this perfectly, nice deep rumble at start up and when you hit the throttle. I only get a little drone when the MDS kicks in but not bad at all. Overall I am very pleased. Now on to intake and if only Mopar would release theirs.
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Using the resonator I'm sure changes the tone of any muffler.Wonder what you'd think of Borla with out the factory resonator.

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i have the borla on my duals and looooove it
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ANYONE: heard what the SS 14" magnaflow # 11219 3" in/out sounds like sans resonator ? They sell for $77...seems like a good choice ? Any site where i can klisten to one ? Thanks
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