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I really need to look through this section more often. The exhaust on my 4.6 says louder than that and it's stock...

This is what it sounds like...
IM pretty sure it has been said in this very thread that the 4.6's are louder than the 5.4's..
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I really need to look through this section more often. The exhaust on my 4.6 says louder than that and it's stock...

This is what it sounds like...
you also have to remember that when you put on a "BRAND NEW" exhaust, it's going to be pretty quiet. You've got break in time which the muffler blows out all the excess crap, and settles down. I'll take another video today when I get home. Its gotten REALLY loud. We took a trip to AZ (left from TX) and that made a MAJOR difference. When they say "offroad exhaust" they aren't kidding. Its still mild at 70 mph, but anytime your in the stupid pedal, everyone within a block knows it
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Sounds great, but now you have to make the stang louder!! lol
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IM pretty sure it has been said in this very thread that the 4.6's are louder than the 5.4's..
Guess i'm blind because I don't see that...
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you also have to remember that when you put on a "BRAND NEW" exhaust, it's going to be pretty quiet. You've got break in time which the muffler blows out all the excess crap, and settles down. I'll take another video today when I get home. Its gotten REALLY loud. We took a trip to AZ (left from TX) and that made a MAJOR difference. When they say "offroad exhaust" they aren't kidding. Its still mild at 70 mph, but anytime your in the stupid pedal, everyone within a block knows it
Post up a new video then!!!
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how much was that roush exhaust and is there a kit for turned out the sides? sounds BA. id like to get a dual MBRP or something but they are soo expensive. i might settle for the reg aluminum instead of stainless pipe though. i want something that screams in higher rpms and sounds BA when idleing or in the low rpms. whatever muffler the guy stuck on mine before i got it sounds like *** when i get on it but in the lower rpms its amazing
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Roush isn't cheap....but I wanted an exhaust that was going to LAST....that's why I went with stainless and mandrel bent. Can't beat it. But you pay for it. I think it was $560 shipped. I'll have a new video tomorrow sometime. Been workin like crazy
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yea, stainless is high. but ive never seen a muffler or pipe that wasnt stainless rust out unless it was really old or not taken care of. so id prolly be fine with the regular as long as the tips are stainless. i might not even do that, might just have dual turndowns rough over the axle. just need to find a muffler that has a good rumble at idle and will scream when you hammer down on the gas
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yea, stainless is high. but ive never seen a muffler or pipe that wasnt stainless rust out unless it was really old or not taken care of. so id prolly be fine with the regular as long as the tips are stainless. i might not even do that, might just have dual turndowns rough over the axle. just need to find a muffler that has a good rumble at idle and will scream when you hammer down on the gas
Magnaflow. There are different sizes and of course different ones will be louder than others.
And they must not salt on that side of KY like they do here and in Lexington if you don't want stainless. They salt like a **** over here and I don't know why. There is still salt visible on our roads and it has been nice for weeks with a few good rains.
I have had to scrub the rust off of my wife's stainless magnaflow on her Subaru several times this winter, but it comes out spotless. Worth every penny for stainless.
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they use mainly salt brine here so its not AS bad. the only rust on my truck is my drive shaft. everything else is good
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yea, stainless is high. but ive never seen a muffler or pipe that wasnt stainless rust out unless it was really old or not taken care of. so id prolly be fine with the regular as long as the tips are stainless. i might not even do that, might just have dual turndowns rough over the axle. just need to find a muffler that has a good rumble at idle and will scream when you hammer down on the gas
The duals I had on my ranger were aluminized steel and one of the pipes rusted out after 3 years. Granted the winters up here are way harsh than what you see down south but I'll always stick to stainless for any aftermarket exhaust from now on, it's worth the initial cost.
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yea, ik its worth it. i just cant afford it. lol. it all depends on how much the shop wants for an exhaust. if its only a little more to get the kit ill just do that. i just need to find out which muffler i want
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and that's the thing...all the shops here use cheap *** tubing, that get's kinked, and all the shops want to put a flowmaster on, because that's all everyone know's. It's just the name. What people don't realize is there is alot of little companies out there that have taken flowmaster's design and made it better. Roush is a good example. Not to mention that every shop wanted to charge me 400+ for an exhaust. So I spent a little bit more, and go something that sounded good, and will last. It's actually louder than my notchback.I'll get a video today.
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yea. theres like 6 shops so ill just have to see. got any other suggestions for mufflers besides the roush and the mbrp? like which magnaflow is loud? ive seen vids on youtube and alot of them were quiet
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Borla....for me it was between borla and roush.
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can you just buy the muffler instead of the whole kit? or do you have to buy the whole kit
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Most places just will just sell the muffler. Borla or Magnaflow would be my choices. It'll be cheaper to buy it online then just bring it in and have them put it on.
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yea, ive heard the flowmasters and it seems they only sound good on older trucks like 03 and back. like the older z71s and such sound BA with them. but the newer trucks just dont sound as good. idk what the deal is with that.
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Ok so here's the new video of the exhaust. Pay no mind to the tips being off from each other, I've gotta readjust them.

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I guess no-one likes the way it sounds LOL no comments...oh well...I think it's ****.
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No speakers on my work computer ftl
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I guess no-one likes the way it sounds LOL no comments...oh well...I think it's ****.
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I think it sounds alright, but it's not quite my taste. Sounds like the diameter is a little too big for my liking or something. I feel like a lot of catbacks place more emphasis on being loud than bringing out the good sound of the engine and flowing well. The rousch is somewhere in between for me I think. Not excessively loud like some flowmasters or straight pipes with huge diameter, but a little much. I like a little more clean sound. And I like to hear the exhaust but I don't want everyone in the neighborhood to hear it.

Then again I am listening on a computer so whatever.
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it sounds good. only thing i dont like is that the tips come out the back. i prefer out the sides. im debating just finding a flowmaster i like and havin a shop do it or just gettin the mbrp kit like trents (id like to buy his to help him out so he can get something else and me out bc itd be a tad cheaper).

and im with you brian on the sounds of some exhausts. i like the sounds of the straits and flowmasters, but not on the newer trucks of today. those belong on the older pickups. they sound great and fit in better on the older z71s, dodges, and older fords. these new truck engines seem a little finicky with exhausts to where they have to have a magnaflow or some expensive setup to sound right. they sound better when theyre clean and crisp (sometimes real loud with the right exhaust). as one guy on youtube put it "like a trans am or some other sports car". thats why i like the mbrp, sounds clean and crisp but is loud how i like it. lol
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yeah well each to his own....LOL unfortunatley what sucks is your at the mercy of YOUTUBE and ****ty computer speakers instead of being right in front of you, or inside the cab while going up and on-ramp. My wife of all people, wanted it to be loud ...hell it's her truck...LOL ...besides I've got my own toy to play with...sad part is her truck is louder than my notchback .....guess I'm gonna hafta fix that!
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