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?