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Old 02-28-2012, 12:25 PM   #1
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Stock muffler vs aftermarket

So I know exhaust systems get discussed weekly on here (not quite as bad as MPG threads ). But on the way to work this morning as I was listening to the nice mellow tone of my Thrush Welded muffler on my TJ, I asked myself "why must I always have a louder than stock exhaust?" (My '04.5 Dodge Diesel is straight piped with oem cat)

I had to think about it for awhile but I realized that its not for reasons of being "noticed" or "sounding cool"...but its really a part of "feeling the vehicle" in terms of senses. How do we know when to manual shift? We feel and hear the response of the vehicle. (Use the Force Luke!)

What I noticed with the stock muffler and with the stereo barely on, I was missing that audible input. Shift light is useless and who is going to watch the tach when navigating obsticles and/or stupid drivers.

So there is my thoughts/justification.....yours?

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Old 02-28-2012, 12:55 PM   #2
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I just like the deeper throatier sound of ones like yours and Flowmaster, Dynomax, Magnaflow etc. The obnoxious ones like loud glass pack cherry bomb fart can type stuff annoy me and most other people, but generally everyone can appreciate a nice deep mellow tone even if it's not their thing for their own ride.

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I just like the deeper throatier sound of ones like yours and Flowmaster, Dynomax, Magnaflow etc. The obnoxious ones like loud glass pack cherry bomb fart can type stuff annoy me and most other people, but generally everyone can appreciate a nice deep mellow tone even if it's not their thing for their own ride.
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:08 PM   #4
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I crank the radio up and I shift by just feel. I just know when to shift. I hardly look at the rpm's. I like the sound of aftermarket exhausts.
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With all the noise the engine makes I wanted an exhaust to perfectly compliment it. Just feels out of place when you have a loud engine and quiet exhaust.
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I would love aftermarket exhaust. Any recommendations? And what should I expect for cost?
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I would love aftermarket exhaust. Any recommendations? And what should I expect for cost?
The Thrush Welded I got was $35. But Flowmaster 40 or 44, Banks Monster, Magnaflow and Dynomax are pretty common choices.

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