So my exhaust on my 2001 XLT 2.3L is starting to change tone/note... started looking back there and realized that the factory exhaust from the cat is starting to develop holes... Note that the cat is fine, just the muffler after it is holes in the top of the pipe, thus making my ride to and from work on the highway louder. Normally I am ok with loud exhausts, my bikes, STi...etc super loud but in my DD I'd prefer as quiet as possible.
I'd prefer not to take it to some shop and have them weld up stuff as I don't know of any good muffler/welders around me, so it would be a gamble taking it to a place and having it turn out to be good workmanship.
Bolt on would be preferred in this application honestly.. Are there any recommendations on what is a decent (doesn't break the bank) cat back exhaust that will bolt up and be quiet?
Found this but appears to be pricey:
Rockauto has this: No clue on how good it is though?