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well i have wanting to redo the exhaust on my truck ever since i got it because i want it to rumble a little and i really like the dumped look after the axle without the pipes coming out the back but i really dont want to cut anything on the stock exhaust (so i can put it back if i dont like it) so i was wondering if i could just go buy a new muffler and put it on in the stock location with just a turn down. im trying to make this as cheap as i can because im a broke college student. im just wondering if i did this would that make my obnoxiously loud or sound good and would it hurt the back pressure at all?
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Yes you can weld on a muffler at the stock location and dump it like everyone else does. You will have to cut the stock pipe. You can have the exhaust shop make a pipe to the stock muffler location point but they will charge you more because they will need to use a flange on the front of it so it bolts in the stock location.
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but would it be really loud and annoying or sound good?
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I personally don't like dumped exhausts. The sound and drone will depend on the muffler you get. Cruise youtube for exhaust videos.
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i have been i just cant find any of one that is dumped they are all full exhausts and it doesnt need to be in the stock location i just thought that that would be the easiest
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why dont you like dumped exhaust?
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I don't like it because I think it is a cheap method of getting exhaust and most that I have heard sound like crap because a chokemaster muffler is used. They are also sometimes way too loud. Sometimes the shops that do them don't car and lay on some crappy splatter welds that rust in no time. I don't like half assed stuff. There are a few that sound good but I prefer cat back systems. To each his own though.
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well the reason i was doing it is because its cheap because i prefer catbacks too. i just cant afford a new cat right now i just dont like the pipes coming out the back
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I don't mind the one pipe. I don't like the look of dual exhaust on any truck except the new Rams because the bumper has cutouts for it. To keep it cheap you can have the guy weld on a muffler in the stock location with the stock piping then have a turndown welded just after the muffler or further back a bit. Of course you would not be able to use the stock piping again. I think that will be the cheapest.
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yeah i think that i'll do that because i have a budy that can weld. what kind of muffler do you recommend i really only wanted to keep the stock for if i ever sell it anyway.
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I don't mind the one pipe. I don't like the look of dual exhaust on any truck except the new Rams because the bumper has cutouts for it. To keep it cheap you can have the guy weld on a muffler in the stock location with the stock piping then have a turndown welded just after the muffler or further back a bit. Of course you would not be able to use the stock piping again. I think that will be the cheapest.
i agree with whipper on this one. that would be the cheapest and just make sure they leave some on the stock pipe on the engine side of the factory muffler so if you TOTALLY hate it you can weld it back on. alot of shops will cut right at the muffler and you sol if you wanna put it back on. i have a FLOWMASTER 40 series dumped and i love it. granted its a 2.5 in cat back but stilll. im sure you like it. i love mine and i get compliments all the time
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I personally like Magnaflow. Pretty cheap here: Perforumce Peddler Chokemaster(Flowmaster) mufflers can sound a bit deeper but they get raspy at high RPM.
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alright thanks i'll look into both of them is there any other kinds i should look into?

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I personally like Magnaflow. Pretty cheap here: Perforumce Peddler Chokemaster(Flowmaster) mufflers can sound a bit deeper but they get raspy at high RPM.
what kind of Magnaflow do you like? there are so many to chose from
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Um my Flowmaster 50 series dumped sounds great. i think flowmasters get a bad rep because everyone puts the single chamber 40 series on their V6's which sounds like attention-seeking ***. And that's what gives people their misguided opinion that Flowmaster is junk.
The 50 series never even gets mentioned here. I've had it for like 9 years now, its holding up perfectly

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what kind of Magnaflow do you like? there are so many to chose from
this is the one that I just got, it was recomended to me by a tech at Magnaflow, and it sounds good, deep and throaty, at least for a v6 anyways.
MagnaFlow Performance Exhaust
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