Originally Posted by mrpotatohead
Erm.. Yeah... There are some great sounding 4.0's out there. Deeper and throatier than a 60° V6 which anything north of 2000 rpm sounds like someone punched Gilbert Gottfried in the junk.
It's a different strokes for different folks situation just like anything else. Do I wish my Jeep had a different exhaust configuration? Yes, absolutely. I wish it wasn't so raspy sounding. The beautiful part is... I can do it. Stock exhausts are boring. Even the most subtle aftermarket muffler can add a little more personality to your ride.
Oh yeah your absolutely right. Everyone's taste is different. Near me there is a guy that has an awesome TJ, lifted, great bumpers n winch, rock sliders, lights on bumpers and hood, big red letter general grabbers, etc. it looks great, but has a loud aftermarket pipe setup that sounds horrible to me, you can hear him comin even before you see him and after he passes by, good Lord it's ridiculous! TO ME, he ruined a great looking Jeep with the silly pipes.
You say stock pipes are boring, but I like how quiet my ride is. Goin down the road the only sounds you hear are the tire sounds which isn't but a little noticeable.
Kinda like some of the younger guys I met on a pretty difficult trail a while back, they were bouncing up through these big ol ruts, tires spinning high revving, thrashing all over to make it through. They had to stop, back up several times. I just eased through there on one attempt without even spinning the tires. Those guys were at the top looking back at me like, how in the world did he do that? To some my creep up the rutty hill was boring, but TO ME it was more satisfying than thrashing my way up like they were, much less chance to break something.