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Old 02-05-2011
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Well unfortunately my stock muffler finally cracked around the seems so it is leaky ALL OVER. Haha. Sounds like a little rice mobile. So anyway, I'm not trying to so anything fancy, it's a 2.5L and I don't want people to know it lol.

So what muffler should I replace it with? I will probably dump it just to make it easier but I don't want it to be loud and I know "throaty" isn't gonna happen.

Don't say flowmaster please. I'm trying to keep it under $100 and I DO NOT want a loud or performance style muffler. READ MY LIPS, "4 BANGER"!!
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Old 02-06-2011
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go get a junkyard stocker then? i dont really know of any not loud mufflers. i mean. my flow was like 80 bucks but i know you dont want that. magnaflow will be expensive.. cherrrybomb is loud. thrush i have no idea. gibson maybe? hell idk. id just replace it with a stock if i was you if you dont want anything loud. its a four banger so anything is gonna make it sound ricey
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Old 02-06-2011
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Old 02-07-2011
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Get an OEM replacement muffler. Most all parts stores will carry both direct fit and universal fit aluminized mufflers.

I don't know of anyone that sells stainless stock style mufflers though.

Keep in mind that you'll have to weld it in, or use muffler clamps if the pipes are in good shape.
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Also, sometimes clamps will leak.

......Just run a straight pipe LOL.

I know you didn't wanna read that.
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go to advance and pick up a thrush. its basically OEM quality. I put one on my dakota about a year ago.
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yeha thrush aint very loud more of a deep kinda growl, but isn't loud when cruising, or a Dynomax Super Turbo Muffler, they are suppose to cut out internal resonance and more of a melow tone, id just go with thrush its only like $26 from AA and the dynomax is $56 also from AA.
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Old 02-08-2011
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......Just run a straight pipe LOL.
My 87 was like that for a while till okaloosa county said make it STFU or take it off the road lmao shes still loud just not THAT loud.
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Thrush is pretty good...I bought the dynomax for my 2.3L and it just gave it a slightly deeper sound. Most definately no rumble from a four banger. The Dynomax was only fifty bucks and I welded it on with a bracket...good and functional.
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Old 02-15-2011
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Cool I will get a thrush then. Thanks guys!
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Well I got my thrush turbo welded up today. Decided to go with a down turn at the end. No more drone or down rev sounds. Sounds a little quieter at idle just a little less than the old rusted out muffler. Loud when I step on it, quite at normal cruise. PERFECT! Big improvement. +1 to my not junk o' meter
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Congratz got a Sound clip? My new gynomax should be here on Tuesday. May swap to another muffler.

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It's not impressive so no hahahaha

It rumbles a little right next to the muffler at idle but I was trying to keep it quite. It's pretty loud revving though.
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