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What is the best muffler model?

Well I have come to the conclusion that if you want power you need either a Magnaflow or Borla. How much more performance do these mufflers give over Flowmaster?

What are the best models or size to get of each brand. I am assuming SI/DO is better?

Also keep in mind I at least want some type of a mean growl.

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[QUOTE=Lord Of War]Well I have come to the conclusion that if you want power you need either a Magnaflow or Borla. How much more performance do these mufflers give over Flowmaster?[/quote[

My flowmaster 40 lost me 10 lb/ft at the wheels from factory. It was loud and ' sounded cool '.. but I view it as like.. an 80's ' glam band ' with all the make-up and wild clothes..

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What are the best models or size to get of each brand. I am assuming SI/DO is better?
SI/DO is NOT always better, nor are ' bigger ' pipes. What you want is a Torque increase, not so much ' horsepower ' as your moving a lot of weight ( 4x4 ).

The best increases you will see.. Hands down, Borla ( I believe its the Pro-XS? ) In a SI/SO setup ( check out Zach Beards setup. )

They aren't too expensive comparritive to a magnaflow or a gibson setup.

I presently have a magnaflo setup with custom 2inch pipes on the dual out side of it. With the new mill, it will unquestinably be a borla setup.

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Borla says ' I have something ', not nessecarily a ' growl ' and not always ' deep ' like a v8. Its FAR from a fart can sound. Magnaflo at idle.. not much different from factory at all. Honestly.. they are very quiet. Hammer the gas, and it gets to a nice level of sound. Neither cause excessive cabin noise ( IMO ).
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Not the exact model, but get it from this place for sure. They shipped fast and had the best prices I could find when I bought mine. Borla ProXS muffler
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Kyle or anyone else, do you have a sound clip?

D. I was confused about your post. Are Borla or Magnaflows louder?

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magnaflow is pretty quiet, louder than stock at idle but not much with a little growl, almost a prrrr sound, at about 2500+ rpm is the best sound, loud enough to here it, but in the cab it doesnt bother you at all
summit carries it for like $540 if i remember correctly
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I am just looking for the muffler not the entire car back set up.
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Borla and Magnaflow sound relatively close. My Magnaflow sounds good.


I think there close in price too. I have single in dual out, 2.5'' pipes all the way.
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bump....

I want to hear what people with magnaflows and Borlas say.
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Kyle or anyone else, do you have a sound clip?

D. I was confused about your post. Are Borla or Magnaflows louder?

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Borla would be louder.

*IF* I was starting from the beginning , I would at this time go with a borla. Their gains are quite nice. It would be a single in, single out setup.
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Thanks D. Always a help.
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Yes the Borla ProXS is louder. the XL is quiet, which is what i have.

If you want more sound go duals. want HP/TQ then SI/SO with clean bends and as straight as possible to get it out from under the truck
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what size inlet and outlet you lookin to run? Id say go with 2.5", i have that on my truck and love it
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Hey Jake i have a 2.5" Borla Pro-Xs si/do laying around here that i need to get rid of. PM for if you want one for a heck of a price, its been used for a year or so.
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Thanks guys.

I have one more question. I know I am not going to go the Flowmaster route so that is done.

The current set up I have now is no muffler, just strait pipes from the cats back into duel exhaust.

Am I losing power with this set up? If I am I am going to go with the Borla Pro-XS with out a doubt.
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what size pipes? and yes you are probably loosing power.
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I believe that is 2 1/4 or 2 1/2 all the way to the duels. My tips are 3in.
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anyone tried Bassani? I personally plan on buying a Borla Pro X/S when I get an exhaust
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why not go with gibson??
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why not go with gibson??
He's looking for a performance exhaust with a mean growl. The Gibson would probably be too quiet for his interest.
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I used to have a Borla Pro XS with a SI/SO splitting to duals. I had lots of people wonder how I got a V8 into a little Ranger! They were very suprised when I told them it was a 6 cyl. I also took it on several 600+ mile trips and never once thought it was too loud or drone-y. I'd get it again in a heartbeat if I had the cash.
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I used to have a Borla Pro XS with a SI/SO splitting to duals. I had lots of people wonder how I got a V8 into a little Ranger! They were very suprised when I told them it was a 6 cyl. I also took it on several 600+ mile trips and never once thought it was too loud or drone-y. I'd get it again in a heartbeat if I had the cash.

That makes me want it even more.
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What is the difference between having the inlets and outlets off center or strait through. I know they make a variety of options.
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