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Old 07-30-2011, 08:37 PM   #1
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Recommend me a Muffler

Im planning to soon get a new muffler, but im concerned about fitment issues on the wrangler, since theres just about no excess pipe to play with on either side of the muffler. In addition the inlet is centered, and the outlet is offset.

The previous owner put a borla muffler on, but im either going to put on a glasspack, flowmaster 40, or 44...21" overall length is the biggest i can manage

I checked sumitt racing, and was unsuccessful in finding a glasspack with an outlet that had a turnout, to compensate for the offset outlet. Id appreciate if anyone could link me to one of these mufflers, or just share their expierence in fitting a new muffler on their wrangler.

I measured my ins and outs, and i think theyre both 2.5"....id apprecaite verification on this also

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Old 07-30-2011, 09:17 PM   #2
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I have the banks monster exhaust and headers..... I love them. It's a perfect sound. Not too loud and not too quiet :-)

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Old 07-30-2011, 10:27 PM   #3
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Im lookin for something a little louder...im leaning towards the flowmaster, but might get a glasspack to save some cash
Plus i dont intend on doing headers right now
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I gotta a flowmaster 40. Makes a nice rumble on start up and gets fairly loud when i rev it but not obnoxious when im just cruisin. I love it
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Magnaflow...hands down
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:30 PM   #6
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a flowmaster 40 and a magnaflow would probably have a similar sound? maybe?
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:10 AM   #7
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Personally i think flowmaster sounds cheap and raspy compared to a magnaflow...

i think the magnaflow has more of a "tone" throughout the rpm range without sounding annoying...

i currently have a magnaflow as well as a magnaflow muffler...
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Idk my banks monster cat back is pretty damn loud, I love it. Everyone asks If I have a v8 I have a flowmaster High flow catalytic as well...
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:26 AM   #9
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Magnaflow...hands down
X2. But I wouldn't consider it "loud" if that's what you're wanting. My magnaflow gives a great low tone sound without sounding loud and ricey
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:28 AM   #10
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a flowmaster 40 and a magnaflow would probably have a similar sound? maybe?
No! I had flowmaster 40 series on mine. It was loud, cheap, and ricey sounding. Sounded terrible in my opinion. Some people like it. But... Magnaflow > flowmaster.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:28 AM   #11
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Ill probably stay away from the glasspack...i dont want my wrangler sounding like a honda. My friend has a flowmaster 40 on his YJ, and its pretty nice. Ill check out some magnaflows online and see if i can tell any difference.

Id do a cat-back, if i wasnt also trying to buy a K&N intake...i dont wanna spend too much on the exhaust right now

Can anyone confirm for me that the inlet and outlet on a TJ are both 2.5 inches?
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Save yourself some money and keep your stock intake, it's better than K&N
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Save yourself some money and keep your stock intake, it's better than K&N
The previous owner cut a hole in the box around the intake...and it just annoys me looking at it. Figured id just put a K&N on cause both are going to suck up dust and dirt
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:35 AM   #14
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No! I had flowmaster 40 series on mine. It was loud, cheap, and ricey sounding. Sounded terrible in my opinion. Some people like it. But... Magnaflow > flowmaster.
I deffiently dont want a ricey sound, so im not going for the glasspack. Im between the flowmaster and magnaflow. Gunna check out some online videos for reference, but chances are unless someone uses a great camera...the videos all sound the same
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Thrush Cherry Bomb, for that old school sound..
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:45 AM   #16
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FlowMaster 50 Series. Not a loud as the 40 series. Well built. I think it's perfect for the 4L six cyl. Nice thoaty idle. Aggressive acceleration. Not obnoxious.
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What engine do you have? 2.5 or 4.0?
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Im gunna keep my exhaust so it passes inspection haha...but that is one dirty sounding jeep
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Personally i think flowmaster sounds cheap and raspy compared to a magnaflow...

i think the magnaflow has more of a "tone" throughout the rpm range without sounding annoying...

i currently have a magnaflow as well as a magnaflow muffler...
I agree, magniflow has clear tone, and is never overly loud that its annoying. And you dont look like a tool when you drive it around. Plus it looks good and fit perfect on my TJ.

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Old 07-31-2011, 01:41 PM   #21
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alot of people are recommending magnaflows...i just may have to go with one

Im just wondering if anyone can verify me that the ins and outs of the muffler should be 2.5 inches? Id be willing to bet the inlet is...but does anyone know if the out should be 2.5 or 2 1/4? Im trying to match it exact to the tailpipe size, so itll slide right in with no adapters
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I just got a flowmaster 40. Found it on eBay brand new for $50. So I couldn't resist. Personally I think it sounds great. Nice fairly grubly tone and not excessively loud. For the tail pipe size thing I got my muffler in 2.5 in/out. But when I measured my tail pipe I think it showed 2in. But bolted just fine
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:55 PM   #23
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Thanks man, thats what i wanted to know
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Im gunna keep my exhaust so it passes inspection haha...but that is one dirty sounding jeep
ll ya i have to pass emissions as here in TN but i did get to drive it like that for about 30 miles to get it to a muffler shop to have some welding done (just finished putting a new header/downpipe in before the video)
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This is what you can expect sound wise from a banks monster, in person the sound will be deeper though I can tell you that...
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This is what you can expect sound wise from a banks monster, in person the sound will be deeper though I can tell you that...
I got the banks monster exhaust along with headers.... Another thing I have noticed also is that the more miles you put on your exhaust the throatier it gets.... So the more age it has the sound gets better...
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I got the banks monster exhaust along with headers.... Another thing I have noticed also is that the more miles you put on your exhaust the throatier it gets.... So the more age it has the sound gets better...
damn i love the way that sounds...thats great. How much did it cost ya for headers and the exhaust system? And what kinda system is it? cat-back or whole system?
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damn i love the way that sounds...thats great. How much did it cost ya for headers and the exhaust system? And what kinda system is it? cat-back or whole system?
id think twice about getting the headers, they are expensive and will crack in a year or 2
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Im just curious...dont have the cash right now to get anything like that anyway
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id think twice about getting the headers, they are expensive and will crack in a year or 2
I thought it was the factory exhaust manifold that everyone had cracking. I know alot of people on here talk about replacing them. If it isn't broke don't fix it...

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