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Old 04-23-2010, 05:48 PM   #1
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OK, found my first mod!!!

Finally picked up the rubicon today, and after following my wife driving it home (nice guy I am) I found my first mod......the stock exhaust has got to go!!!! This is an 08 unlimited, and there is not a spot of rust anywhere....other than that uggo tin can muffler! Sticks out like a sore thumb to anyone behind me. So what do I get? I am convinced that any gains due to exhaust are minimal, so what I'm looking for is something with minimal effort to install, a clean look, and hopefully a bit more rumble.....thats all I expect, and hopefully not a fortune to get it! Thanks gang!

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Well a cheap fix if its just looks you want...could buy a rattle can of high temp stove paint! But sounds like you want a little bark too!

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I like my Edelbrock. No real performance gains, but it sounds nice, and drones a WHOLE LOT less than the Flowmaster 40 I'd had before. Reduced weight in back a bit, and looks nice Mark W.
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definately a bit on the bark side of things. I guess my point is I'm not looking for a miracle here, just a nice bark and a clean look
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:56 PM   #5
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I'll take a look at the edelbrock for sure then, but still open to more options.....(:

and of course, if anyone has pics of these installed.....(:
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This is very good heat resistant paint....I used it and after (2) Michigan winters not a speck of rust..

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Flow master 40. Tucks up underneath nicely.
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Old 04-23-2010, 08:09 PM   #8
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X2--Flowmaster 40 Cat-back, after 4000 mile breakin, sounds/raps/burbles

I imagine the Magnaflow is close to it, but I don't know

Tucks right in front of the evap can and actually is higher than the can, exhaust tips are actually higher than the hitch !!!

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Old 05-01-2010, 10:21 AM   #9
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Anyone got a pic of the Flowmaster 40 installed behind the can? I was talking to my local muffler guy who hasn't installed one that way yet. I want to show him what everyone is talking about.
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No, not behind the evap can--IN FRONT ofit and No I don't have a pic, my jeeps in Nv

It has to be a 40 cause 50's won't fit !!

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X2--Flowmaster 40 Cat-back, after 4000 mile breakin, sounds/raps/burbles

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You know I got my butt chewed on another forum for saying that mufflers tone changes with use.... I have always found that to be the case. Glad someone agrees with me!

Let us know what you get OP, and how you like it!
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I agree IG, the only mufflers that don't change (appreciable) are STOCK emmission issue mufflers

Even the Flowmaster 50 changes a lot with miles---although not near as much as the 40 !!

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You know I got my butt chewed on another forum for saying that mufflers tone changes with use....
Well you just better stay on this side of the tracks then Girl!
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Old 05-01-2010, 12:23 PM   #14
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LOL! Right you are JB!
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:53 PM   #15
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My next mod also is an exhaust, any preferences out there. I see a few like the Flowmaster, I was looking at the Banks or Magnaflow. I've heard these both have good sound with out a lot of noise inside at highway speeds.
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:30 PM   #16
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I put a FLowmaster on my 08 JK about a month ago. No real performance gains to speak of.....but you can hear me coming down the block. I love it. I paid $175 installed.
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i would do the magnaflow. Nice low mellow tone and performance. what a package!!!!
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:19 PM   #18
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Flowmaster 40-cat back---sweeeeet

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UGH!!! what offsets do I go with on the inlet and outlet?
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I've heard good things about MBRP.
http://www.mbrp.com/?page=products&m...p&part=S5502AL

Then again, I wouldn't swap one out until I rusted the old one through or smashed it to smithereens.
There are so many more modifications to make that actually do something...
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Old 05-06-2010, 01:21 PM   #21
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As for size, it's 2.5" in and out. Photomatt, where are you located? I have a welded-in Flowmaster 40 in the OEM rear section for sale- let me know- Mark W.
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I'm down in the Philly area, I am interested Not sure what you mean by welded in, how old, is it stainless, how much?
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I mean, we cut out the OEM muffler, and welded in the Flowmaster. Stainless steel for the muffler, and the OEM piping around is is SS as well. It was on for ~ two months, and has been off for 2 weeks. Asking $200 if you come pick it up- shipping would be a bit tough- let me know- zip is 12514- Mark W.
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hey mark where in NY are you? I drive truck and del in the Poughkeepsie area and also to the philly area. Maybe I can facilitate a free del for phottomatt???? You would both have to meet me along my route as the truck is gps tracked and I would get chewed out if I went too far off route.

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good price for a SS flowmaster, sounds like a lot of work, why the modification?
I think If I am going to replace it I would like something that doesn't look the OEM, something that sits up and out of the way a little more but thank you.

And thank you Andy for your very generous offer.
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Here's my 40 tucked up out of the way
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:37 AM   #27
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John- check the picture of it on the for sale forum- it's well up and out of the way- it's just in with the OEM piping. It was tucked up as far as it'd go without rattling against the underside Mark W.

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