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Old 06-14-2010, 05:47 PM   #1
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Has anyone used or heard the MBRP Cat Back exhaust? Im looking for a farely cheap exhaust thats deep but not extremely loud. Any comments or suggestions?
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:59 PM   #4
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i got the banks cat back exhaust kit for about $250 and i did all the labor myself. I am very happy with the performance and sound that i get from it now. Banks all the way. The work to put it on really is not that bad.
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If you're going for a cheaper build, I just bought a dynomax muffler and dumped it before the rear axle. I think I spent $60 on the muffler and $20 for a shop to hang it properly. Might be too loud for your liking though.
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It's amazing how the Jeep catalogs have changed how we buy exhaust systems. Now, we pay triple the $$$ for a system that just includes new exhaust tubing we don't usually need with an $10 chrome or stainless tip.

For $120 or less installed, you can have any sound muffler you want installed at your local small independent (avoid the big muffler chain stores like Midas!) muffler shop. I had a Thrush brand muffler installed in my TJ for $85 which included the muffler and welding it into the system. It sounded good too, a bit louder than the OE muffler I had to remove because I had just installed a new RE long-arm suspension system. I skipped the shop's offer to install a chrome tip for $10.
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I ordered a Dynomax cat back with a rebate for around $60 and then a Flowmaster muffler for another $100. The shop wanted $260 for a generic system. I have had a Flowmaster in the past so I know I like sound. I will let you know how it goes.
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Which Flowmaster did you get Doc?
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i heard the dynomax was quiet. just alittle above stock. i know the banks monster exhaust is pretty loud and deep. thanks for the input though!
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It's amazing how the Jeep catalogs have changed how we buy exhaust systems. Now, we pay triple the $$$ for a system that just includes new exhaust tubing we don't usually need with an $10 chrome or stainless tip.

For $120 or less installed, you can have any sound muffler you want installed at your local small independent (avoid the big muffler chain stores like Midas!) muffler shop. I had a Thrush brand muffler installed in my TJ for $85 which included the muffler and welding it into the system. It sounded good too, a bit louder than the OE muffler I had to remove because I had just installed a new RE long-arm suspension system. I skipped the shop's offer to install a chrome tip for $10.
Jerry's right, I got a Flowmaster 40 installed at a "mom & pop" muffler shop for $100.
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Which Flowmaster did you get Doc?
I got the FLowmaster 50 Delta series 942552 2 1/2" in and out. Hopefully it will be put on this weekend. I will let you know how it goes.
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Iwent from running just a cherry bomb on my xj to running a Volant cat-back on my tj. its quiet but once you get past 3000rpm with the 4.0 you can really hear it. Plus i liked the side output dual wall tip they offered
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So I just found out that the Dynomax cat back system works great as long as you do not have a trailer hitch. I am going to have to modify the pipe somehow. If you have any suggestions feel free to speak up.
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So I just found out that the Dynomax cat back system works great as long as you do not have a trailer hitch. I am going to have to modify the pipe somehow. If you have any suggestions feel free to speak up.
i just took the pipe off and attached a turndown after the muffler. it dumps before the rear axle.
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So I just found out that the Dynomax cat back system works great as long as you do not have a trailer hitch. I am going to have to modify the pipe somehow. If you have any suggestions feel free to speak up.
We bought the same system and our muffler guy just welded on an extension to the rear hanger to allow the tip to fit under the hitch.

As soon as we decide on a more aggressive sounding muffler, we'll have him remove the tip and just put a turn-down in its place and then remove the hanger extension to put the pipe back up a few inches. Besides, the last time we went out on the trails, we drug the tip on a steep incline and flattened it out just a bit so it is now oblong instead of round.
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So I just found out that the Dynomax cat back system works great as long as you do not have a trailer hitch. I am going to have to modify the pipe somehow. If you have any suggestions feel free to speak up.
I dropped the tail pipe bracket down just enough so the tail pipe would make it under my hitch. Tightened the bracket back down and no problems rubbing the hitch or raddling or anything.

Btw, I'm not a fan of the Dynomax mufflers at all...seemed to be made very cheap and basically started coming apart after a couple years of having it. Went back stock and am happy again, specially without all the added noise.

Edit: I should specify that instead of using both screws on the rear hanger, I dropped it down so only one is being used. As mentioned above, tighten it down good and its good to go. Cheaper than paying someone to modify the hanger or bend the pipe.
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Thanks for the comments. I cut the pipe and welded it on an angle. I did not install the Dynomax muffler. I put a Flowmaster 50 on in the Dynomax mufflers place. It sounds good, but I wonder if I should have put a 40 series on it. Well it is there for now. I know others have said this, but let me say it too. It does not increase horsepower just sound. I will see on the mileage thing, but I doubt that will change. Any way you look at it though it only cost me $160 to put it on with all new pipes past the cat. A local shop wanted just under $300.

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