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Old 06-12-2010, 07:53 AM   #1
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I am possibly buying an 06 Jeep wrangler X 6 cylinder. My first Jeep! I was wondering what I could do to make it sound louder. I was told it would only sound like a tractor if I did anything since its only a 6 cylinder. Any advice? thanks!

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Do a search on the forum for Banks or Flowmaster. Those are the two mufflers that most people prefer. I had a Flowmaster 50 on my last Jeep and loved the sound which did not sound like a tractor.

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I have the banks cat back - sounds much better than stock and doesnt sound like any tractor I have ever heard, but it wont sound like your friends V8 either.

Go for it, as long as you are only interested in the new exhaust for a better/meaner sound. Many seem to believe they will get a few extra mpg and/or more power. Dont count on it!
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Just go to your local muffler shop & tell them what you want and you'll get a very good product for way less $$$. Banks, Flowmaster, etc. are all way overpriced compared to what any small independent (not Midas, etc.) muffler shop can do. I had to have my exhaust rerouted and a new smaller muffler installed after installing an RE long arm suspension and mine did the entire job for something like $85 which included a Thrush muffler. The Thrush was slightly louder than stock and produced a pretty good sound, probably what the OP is looking for. Actually, the first Thrush muffler they installed was a little too loud but the second slightly bigger Thrush muffler was just right.
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When I bought mine it came with a Stainless Borla Cat-Back. Gives the little 4 a good deep rumble.
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I currently have a MSRB exhaust and it sounds great! I think i might just want to do a straight-pipe though
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Just go to your local muffler shop & tell them what you want and you'll get a very good product for way less $$$. Banks, Flowmaster, etc. are all way overpriced compared to what any small independent (not Midas, etc.) muffler shop can do.
take that advice i went to my local custom muffler shop they put in a flowmaster 40 and rerouted the tailpipe to end before the axle. sounds pretty good and they did the whole thing for 180 bucks..less than a cat back system.
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X2 on what Jerry said about Thrush. I have one as part of a Dynaflow cat back system. Slightly louder than stock, good sound overall, but not loud enough to piss anyone off, or give you a headache on the road.
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My local shop wanted $280 for a cat back system on my Jeep. Too steep for me. I bought a Flowmaster 50 and the piping for $140. I have a welder so it will be easy for me.
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My local shop wanted $280 for a cat back system on my Jeep. Too steep for me. I bought a Flowmaster 50 and the piping for $140. I have a welder so it will be easy for me.
Good to hear that. I did the 50 on mine once but my better half didn't like the sound that much so had to part with it.
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I have borla headers cat muffler and exhuast and it sounds like a friggen muscle car soo awesome.

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