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Old 11-02-2006
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I got the sound I was looking for!

I have been running the Thunderbolt exhaust on my truck now for about 5,000 miles. It didn't sound as good to me as I hoped it would. I know alot of you out there have it and like it, thats OK, I just wanted alittle more. If anything at certain rpm's it made a funny sound that I can't explain and didn't like.

Anyway, took it to the muffler shop today and had the muffler removed, installed a y-pipe and hooked up the dail tailpipes. It sounds sweet. It has that louder low rpm growl that I was looking for while staying about the same loudness going down the hyway. It has that burble that makes you think it has a V-8. Loss of low-end power? I could not tell any seat-of-the pants. I can still spin the rears from a stand still just like before.

Lets put it this way.....my co-workers with V-8 trucks and whopped-up diesels all with exhaust systems liked it. Finally, a little respect.

FYI...if you are looking into doing a custom setup, my muffler is for sale.
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So your basicly running a stock system up to where the original muffler was.. then it Y's into duals and have no mufflers?

What is the pipe size after the Y ?

And sound clips?

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Yes. Basically it is the Thunderbolt cat-back system minus the muffler, which was a 2.5 inlet/daul 2.25 outlet muffler. The y-pipe took the place of the muffler.

I will try to get a sound clip up soon, I never have much luck with that kind of stuff.
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I have the same setup. Cut the muffler out and put in a Y and straight back into 11 X 4in. tips. I've been happy with the way it sounds.
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And what motor do you have? It's not in the sig or profile.
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any luck with the sound clip?
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And what motor do you have? It's not in the sig or profile.
4.0L SOHC
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I have the same setup but i have a 3.SLOW and it sounds pretty good
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