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Good quiet aftermarket exhaust

Exactly what the title says, what is a good quiet aftermarket exhaust system. My stock system is rusted up, and now that I put my body lift on, you can really see it, so I want something that looks halfway decent. I think I just need a cat-back system, but I DO NOT want it any louder than stock. I am just not a fan of a loud exhaust system on a V-6. (Sorry to guys that do have one) Ideas anyone?
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Dynomax Ultra Flo Oval is just about 1 notch above stock in the louness department. I ran it for a while with full 2.5" piping. Sounds good too, like i said...very quiet muffler, but also sounds nicer than stock. Plus, it's a straight through and I've personally had my best performance feeling with this muffler compared to all others i've ran.

I only got the muffler because Summit had it for $70 and they had a rebate coupon from Dynomax for $50, so the muffler ran me $20. lol. I ran it a few months back for a while...got tired of the loud *** flowmaster w/o tailpipes.
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I think I just need a cat-back system, but I DO NOT want it any louder than stock. I am just not a fan of a loud exhaust system on a V-6. (Sorry to guys that do have one) Ideas anyone?
Any aftermarket performance cat-back is going to be louder than stock. Generally speaking, noise canceling mufflers are energy canceling mufflers. Higher flow usually means higher noise levels.

If you want stock quietness, go a muffler shop and have them replace all the rusted pipes, and put in a stock replacement muffler.

I also have a theory about Mustang V6 stock mufflers. When a Flowmaster is put on a 4.0 Mustang, it has a noticeable power loss. A 4.0 Ranger DOES NOT show the same power loss with a Flowmaster.

Logic would lead me to believe that a Mustang muffler should have a similar effect as a putting performance muffler on a Ranger, but with stock quietness. You should try it if you run across a Mustang muffler.
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I might try that. I though about doing the stock replacement, I figured a OEM muffler would be just as expensive as an aftermarket one, but thanks Shane, Ill try to look into that.
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I would say a dynomax superturbo muffler. I would see if they make a catback for yours if you go that route.

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Dynomax Ultra Flo Oval is just about 1 notch above stock in the louness department. I ran it for a while with full 2.5" piping. Sounds good too, like i said...very quiet muffler, but also sounds nicer than stock. Plus, it's a straight through and I've personally had my best performance feeling with this muffler compared to all others i've ran.

I only got the muffler because Summit had it for $70 and they had a rebate coupon from Dynomax for $50, so the muffler ran me $20. lol. I ran it a few months back for a while...got tired of the loud *** flowmaster w/o tailpipes.
i did the same thing, very nice sounding muffler, it is not extremly loud but it has a nice rumble to it, and my performance is a lot better with this muffle on.
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My Magnaflow cat back is just right. Quiet when it needs to be and loud but not too loud when you want it to be.
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Borla makes alot of OEM replacement exaust systems.

I would check with them. They are OEM spec so will be quiet and have very similar flow.
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