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Old 03-07-2012
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Icon7 Good muffler for tone

So I just got a stocker 3.0, and I just want a little rumble. No rice sound, after all this is a truck. I was told the flowmaster 50 series and the super 44's.

What has everyone else experienced?

Again, no rice sound, just a little deep tone, not gonna resonate in the cab too bad either.

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i like the turn down MBRP system. im getting one soon, dumps straight down like a trphy truck, and its short so it give you some umph.
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magnaflow! Great tone, no cab drone.
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they want ALOT for their systems. one of the reasons i havent done it. the #1 attraction to the turn down, it costs $250 for cat back.
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Well im probably just gonna cut the old muffler out, and weld a new one in. So price isnt too big of deal.
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Well im probably just gonna cut the old muffler out, and weld a new one in. So price isnt too big of deal.
I have a Borla 40665 Turbo XL Center/Offset Muffler and it sounds really good.
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I too like the MBRP sound, but for even under 200.00 for SS if you can still get it, is Dynomax. good deep tone. Sounds nothing like a flowy or magnaflow. Throwing it out there.
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3.0 L Here.I have a 20 dollar cherry bomb on mine, love it. Nice tone while driving down the road. Not much louder when you hammer it, and NO DRONING!! :)
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3.0 L Here.I have a 20 dollar cherry bomb on mine, love it. Nice tone while driving down the road. Not much louder when you hammer it, and NO DRONING!! :)
How long have you had that on there? Where in the system is it?

I put a glasspack on my previous DD, and holy hell, it's like a flipping race car loud now. I wonder if putting it on right off of the header is why it burned out so fast. Only lasted about 5 months before it really started to wake the dead... folks at the racetrack dig it though, lol. Still has a deep tone, only about a bajillion decibels louder...

I wish they still made the steel packed Smithy mufflers... the new manufacture glasspack one I installed sounded great for a while, but then the packing blew out.
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I've got a 40 series flow master on my 3.0, dumped at the back tired.....sets off car alarms....
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I've got a 40 series flow master on my 3.0, dumped at the back tired.....sets off car alarms....
lol... my previous DD with said glasspack set off car alarms everywhere... even more so when the packing decided to leave. It was fun driving through the parking garage on campus... setting car alarms off as I idled around to find a spot.
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Most definetly haha, I love doing that, even better is driving past the teacher's 24hr reserved spaces and revving it up ....my flowmaster has a little bit deeper tone than the glasspacks do, but it's about as loud as the glasspacks before the packing goes out....we actually intentionally broke the packing in my buddy's glass packs on his dodge...we heated em up with a blow torch then threw em on the ground to break the packing....SOB is loud, you can actually hear it about 3 miles off
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Most definetly haha, I love doing that, even better is driving past the teacher's 24hr reserved spaces and revving it up ....my flowmaster has a little bit deeper tone than the glasspacks do, but it's about as loud as the glasspacks before the packing goes out....we actually intentionally broke the packing in my buddy's glass packs on his dodge...we heated em up with a blow torch then threw em on the ground to break the packing....SOB is loud, you can actually hear it about 3 miles off
Yeah... that's the only problem with glasspacks... burn them up and things get really loud... the old DD is the same way... you can hear it from a long ways away... hence one of the reasons I now drive the Ranger... retired the other car and maybe it'll get restored/refreshed sometime in the future.

Even as loud as glasspacks and circle track cars are, I still can't imagine how loud a built 460 with 12:1 compression is with open full tube headers... I know a guy that has a Fox body with that engine in it... he says it's got around 750 hp... it probably shakes the ground with a real lopey idle... a friend of mine visited the guy and heard it run... he said it was louder than hell. Which must be really loud...
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yea....thats a bit too loud for me lol.....setting off car alarms is alot of fun, but I see no need in waking the dead haha
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The 3.0 sounds great with the Hooker Aerochamber.

http://www.summitracing.com/search/B...mber-Mufflers/
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yea....thats a bit too loud for me lol.....setting off car alarms is alot of fun, but I see no need in waking the dead haha
That is exactly why I avoid driving it all the time. It's insanely loud.

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The 3.0 sounds great with the Hooker Aerochamber.

http://www.summitracing.com/search/B...mber-Mufflers/
I'd think that muffler would sound good on anything... and it better, given the price!

I might throw a Thrush welded on the Ranger at some point. Or just leave it alone. It depends on how much more crap I have to fix/replace on the damn thing.
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How long have you had that on there? Where in the system is it?

I put a glasspack on my previous DD, and holy hell, it's like a flipping race car loud now. I wonder if putting it on right off of the header is why it burned out so fast. Only lasted about 5 months before it really started to wake the dead... folks at the racetrack dig it though, lol. Still has a deep tone, only about a bajillion decibels louder...

I wish they still made the steel packed Smithy mufflers... the new manufacture glasspack one I installed sounded great for a while, but then the packing blew out.
Apologize for not getting back here to reply sooner. Ive had it on for almost a year, still solid. I have It welded on right before the rear axle, and then had a tailpipe routed out the rear corner under the bumper. Sounds great! I could try and get a video if u would like?

Btw I have this one http://www.cherrybomb.com/Catalog/gl...ack-87521.aspx

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Hey wait a minute, I have a 2001 XLT 3.0 flex with a cherry bomb on it and it is no louder than before. The cherry bomb has been on there for about 6 months. It doesnt get loud and not loud when you get on it either. I dont want extremely loud but would like it a bit louder.
The exhaust is stock style except the muffler. The tailpipe has been changed out due to rust. How are you guys making it loud?
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