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Old 05-08-2009
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Muffler Install Questions

Looked around and didnt find much that answered my questions so I figured Id ask.

Basically, Im sniffin around craigslist looking for a new muffler that will give my truck a nice deep tone. Im lookin at flowmasters currently. But Im not really knowledgeable when It comes to auto work. So is a muffler install easy? Hard? Does it require a welder? And what size in and outs do i need to be looking for? I just want to either replace the muffler directly and keep all the piping or just dump it. Im leaning towards keeping the exit after the wheel.
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If all you want is a muffler, using your stock piping, I would just have a muffler shop install it for you. You can do it yourself with a hacksaw and some muffler clamps, but I think any exhaust should be welded
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Ok, I want to do it myself if possible. So what size in/outlets do I need to look for?
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The 3.0 is a 2.25" pipe. Depending on what muffler you get and the inlet it has factors into what adapters you get. I agree welding is better but costs more. I was cheap and just used clamps from autozone
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not all 3.0s are 2.25. the 3.0s with two converters are 2". The 3.0s with more than two converters are 2.25
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