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Aftermarket Muffler?

Hey folks. My truck is '12 bighorn. I want to know those who have upgraded the muffler, what muffler did you upgrade to and Did you really notice a difference efficiency wise? I have no problem with the way it sounds now, I was just thinking maybe I could help it breathe better. I am not sure how our stock muffler's do.
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I have a Flowmaster and to be honest I only felt a small change but I do love the way it sounds


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Went with the Mufflex DOD14M (14" Magnaflow muffler). Didn't notice much in the way of "efficiency" but as with any muffler swap, it's more for sound than anything.

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So know one has noticed any real gains MPG wise or power wise? Personally I think the stock muffler sounds fine. I guess Ill look towards another mod.
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You will more than likely get more "feeling" of power by opening up the intake end of the system...the stock intake setup is quite restrictive.

A new muffler with a flow through design will obviously help but you won't necessarily "feel" it until you open up the entire system from beginning to end.

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Guess I should have mentioned, I have a CAI installed already. Not much more opening of the intake than that short of porting the TB, Which is little bit more than cost of muffler, lol.
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how is the intake tube that Moe's sells that goes into the stock air box? or is it not worth it

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Smooth tube vs corrugated tube will always help with uniform airflow and air delivery, but I feel the filter box and connection to the TB are additional points of concern. I know those were big issues with the 3rd GEN's.

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Maybe it's just me, but my Hooker/Holley Aerochamber muffler seemed to do a little bit performance wise... Not sure about mileage.. it sounds mean too. Haha

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I have the 18" Magnaflow....straight through. It's not too loud, and adds a little more pep. MPG wise, not really a difference. But if you have ever seen the inside of a stock muffler, it has to help.

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I have the 18" Magnaflow....straight through. It's not too loud, and adds a little more pep. MPG wise, not really a difference. But if you have ever seen the inside of a stock muffler, it has to help.
I got the same effect with my Flowmaster


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Every thing I have read for almost 4 years has been that the factory intake system flows great. Its nothing like 3rd gens. Many have posted that CAIs are a waste of money for a mildy modded motor.

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I have the Mufflex DOD14M, no real efficiency difference. But the sound is what I was after and I got it. Absolutely love the sound of the muffler and glad I didn't go with the 18 that I was favoring at the time.
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