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Old 02-04-2014, 08:09 PM   #1
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Best sounding/loudest and cheapest exhaust?

I am replacing my header for my jeep cause there is a leak in it. It is pretty expensive but I want to upgrade it. What would be the best sounding and loudest one cause I wanna have that sweet noise of my straight 6...but I don't wanna break the bank. The Drake Offroad exhaust manafold is the one I was looking at buying any others around the $200-400 rage?

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Old 02-04-2014, 08:55 PM   #2
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I'd say borla is the king here but you said budget so I wouldn't know. Maybe someone else will chime in.
I had some type of aftermarket header, magna flow high flow cat, and magna flow muffler and it sounded awesome on my 98 I6. I wish I could have figured out what type of header it had...

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Old 02-04-2014, 09:03 PM   #3
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:19 PM   #4
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A manifold is not going to change your exhaust note. Second, do not get a header without the later model expansion joints or else it wil crack. Do a search and you will find cracking stock and aftermarket headers is common
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:34 PM   #5
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I like my borla cat back. It's quiet. Stay clear if you want loud. Agree with above about headers.
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:11 AM   #6
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Something like a Thrush brand glasspack muffler is what you're looking for.
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:41 AM   #7
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JBA header if you don't want it to crack again at some point.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:47 AM   #8
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If you want loud... Just take anything exhaust related off the vehicle and screw the O2 sensors

Headers do little to exhaust noise level, they may change the note of it a bit, but it's mostly for higher flow. Mufflers and bigger pipes will make it sound louder. The loudest would be just a straight pipe after the cats, and you could gain some money selling the metal if you just leave it open past the cats. Though I can't vouch for the quality of sound that way. Or the legality.
I've got a Banks Monster muffler with 3" tube. It's not loud, but I'd say at least 50% louder than stock, much throatier too. I love it myself
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:34 PM   #9
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I mentioned the jba header only because I saw you were going to replace it and the exhaust. Jba makes the best header and it will not crack. If you want a loud exhaust look at the magnaflow off-road series.
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:24 PM   #10
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I've got a Banks Monster on mine that I bought off a buddy almost new for $30 (it would not fit with his tummy tuck). Cheap and sounds awesome at idle and slower speeds. The only thing I don't like is the tone at highway speeds but I think most of them are that way.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:29 PM   #11
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I got a dynomax and I've had it almost a year. It's got a good volume that you can hear but it's not annoying with the top and doors off.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:43 PM   #12
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Flowmaster super 44. Some people detest it because it's too loud. It's not for everybody but I like it. Bought mine new for about$70.
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:48 AM   #13
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I had a 50 series flowmaster on my Cherokee with the I6 and it sounded great
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:22 AM   #14
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Straight pipe it!
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:03 AM   #15
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I've got 11,000 miles on a polished stainless steel ebay header that goes to a cat-delete Y-pipe and to that I have a Dynomax cat back. The header has not cracked despite what others here might say, and it has no rust or leaks, still looks brand new.
It cost a hundred bucks. Does exactly what it's supposed to do.

As for sound there is no difference compared to the stock doorman style nor is there any huge noticeable power improvement. I had the Dynomax on prior to the header upgrade. Your call but it might be best to stick with a flexible OEM style like everyone says but so far- no cracks or any issue whatsoever.

Something like this is what I have- Stainless SS Racing Manifold Header Exhaust 91 99 Jeep Wrangler Cherokee 4 0L TJ | eBay

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