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Old 01-10-2007
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exhaust dump question

i was wondering if anyone has there exhaust dumped right after there muffler so its hidden and everything....im thinking about doing that, but i'm afraid it'll fill up the bottom of my truck with that black ash over time. has anyone had that problem? also, does anyone have their 3.0L straight piped? hows that sound?
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Straight pipes, no, but this is what a 3.0 sounds like with no exhaust at all after the cat con. It doesn't seem like it, but it's actually INCREDIBLY loud.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIkH2cjcuAE#GU5U2spHI_4
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I have a Borla ProXS dumped; i've also had two flowmaster 40 series before the borla, both dumped, no problems at all, they've all sounded great, no 'black suit' problems.. go for it
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I have a 1996 also but 4.0 4x4. I have a flowmaster 40 dumped right after the muffler. It sound pretty good to me.
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I just installed my Borla muffler on my '02 w/4.OL and for right know it's bumped. I love it and so for no black suit problems.
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Here is a clip of my dumped Flow 40 on a 3.0
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ya....i went ahead and cut off everything after the cat lol, only cuz im about to get a whole new dual exhuast system, and yes, its loud, real loud...ill have a video up tommorow of it. it actually doesnt sound that bad when i have it in drive, but when i rev it in nuetral it starts to sounds ricey.
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I cut my exhaust off right before the muffler, "cleaned out" the first cat, and it sounds really good, tried taking off the pipe right after the cat but it was way to loud in the cab and gave me headaches lol, but everyone thinks I have a V8 with the way I have it now, try it
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Is there anything louder than the 40's dumped? Thats what i am currently running right now. Is there anything out there with better tone to it?
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hard to say what would be a better tone, I may think that my no muffler in sight is instant hard-onbut someone else may say it sounds too poppy, are you going for low grumble or tightly strung civic? there is such a broad spectrum of changes you can do to each exhaust system that effects your sound too, headers, cats, pipe diameters at different points, bends in the pipes. all of these things can change your exhaust tone quite a bit
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i was running no muffler for a while, it sounded beastly for a 4.0..

i put a cherry bomb on bc i didnt need a ticket
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I cut mine off too. I like it. I had a flowmaster 40 series on it with dual tips out the back. I like no mufflers better.
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Here is a vid of my 02 4.0L. I have no muffler.

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"Lord of War", yours sounds good. Mine sounded similar with it split after the cat into straight duals, then I got a flowmaster 40 si/do added in, and now I miss the straights. I may go back to my old set up this summer.
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Thanks man. I like the sound as well.
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virgil, u said u cleaned out your cat? how do you do that?
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so how will a 3.0 sound with the tip cut off so you cant see anything like just after the axle on the stock exaust?? i want it to rumble a little bit but not be loud at all like cruising not being able to hear it will cutting it off so it cant be seen make it any louder?? thanks
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uhh....i dont know if it will be any louder if u still have the stock muffler.... maybe.
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