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Old 09-07-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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Which Exhaust?

I just bought a 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Edition 6 cylinder, automatic. I went to the local muffler shops and i told them i wanted the loudest/deepest sound i could get by only replacing muffler, i don't wanna do anything to the cats just yet. Two of the shops told me magnaflow. I dont want it to sound ricey. Any opinions? Also, one shop offers the magnaflow copy for cheaper and if itll work just as good should i get that or wait and pay a little more for a true magnaflow?

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Old 09-07-2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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Seriously, does anyone else think your Jeep will sound cool by putting an aftermarket exhaust on it. It's a Jeep, and unless you drop in a V8 it will not make any difference what muffler you run. I just replaced mine with a $40 stock muffler and it sounds like it should: quiet.

I don't want some expensive Magnaflow on when I am on the trail, who is really going to care how loud it sounds? The only thing you will like about it is when it's turned off. Droning along at 65 mph will be when you regret putting it on. Stick with a stock muffler and let go of the "it has to sound loud/cool" thing.

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Old 09-07-2012, 10:01 AM   #3
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Not tryin to please other people. Doesn't make sense to me to drive a lifted jeep that sounds like a Prius but thanks anyways man
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Seriously, does anyone else think your Jeep will sound cool by putting an aftermarket exhaust on it. It's a Jeep, and unless you drop in a V8 it will not make any difference what muffler you run. I just replaced mine with a $40 stock muffler and it sounds like it should: quiet.

I don't want some expensive Magnaflow on when I am on the trail, who is really going to care how loud it sounds? The only thing you will like about it is when it's turned off. Droning along at 65 mph will be when you regret putting it on. Stick with a stock muffler and let go of the "it has to sound loud/cool" thing.

If you want to spend money, do it on something useful for your Jeep...
Not true. My $39 thrush welded sounds pretty good. On the low revs it has a nice rumble to it.

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Not tryin to please other people. Doesn't make sense to me to drive a lifted jeep that sounds like a Prius but thanks anyways man
Get a "Thrush Welded". Best $39 Ive ever spent. Its a flowmaster 40 clone basically. It has a nice low rumble and an over all good sound but its not crazy loud. you can defiantly hear it but you CAN (swkenobi) drive at 65 and still hold a conversation.
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Yeah i guess loudness isn't what I want. I want a deeper pitch
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Yeah i guess loudness isn't what I want. I want a deeper pitch
Price has gone up since i got mine, but this is what I got but mine is 2.25" Thrush Welded Muffler 2.5" Off In 2.5" Ctr Out 13" Case 086387176569 | eBay

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Awesome thank you. Have you eats of the magma flow copy? That's just what my in town shop carries. Seem like the same deal just magma flow instead of flow master?
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Awesome thank you. Have you eats of the magma flow copy? That's just what my in town shop carries. Seem like the same deal just magma flow instead of flow master?
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I just bought a 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Edition 6 cylinder, automatic. I went to the local muffler shops and i told them i wanted the loudest/deepest sound i could get by only replacing muffler, i don't wanna do anything to the cats just yet. Two of the shops told me magnaflow. I dont want it to sound ricey. Any opinions? Also, one shop offers the magnaflow copy for cheaper and if itll work just as good should i get that or wait and pay a little more for a true magnaflow?
Welcome to the forum. Sorry your first post happened to be one of the "taboo's" around here, just wait until you think about replacing the factory intake, lol. Anyway, I'll try to help.
I'm assuming that your 2000 exhaust is pretty rusted/beat up and that is why you are replacing it, not just because you want V8 glasspack sound. If I had it to do over again I'd order the Magnaflow "High-Flow" cat and head pipe from Summit (it's around $100ish) then take it to an exhaust shop and have them install it and a pipe running out the back like the stock one. This way replaces more rusted pipe, you know the cat is clean/good for longer, is emissions compliant, less to damage on the trail, more room underneath, and probably sounds just as deep and throaty as any aftermarket exhaust. This was my plan until I broke both rear hangers off my rusty 01 stock exhaust on a trip through the woods. It's my DD, and I didn't want it flopping around with all the weight on the mount by the trans, and I had a Banks Monster Cat-Back in the garage that I had ordered years ago and never installed... So I put it on. I think it was $280ish at the time that I bought it, so I figure the Magnaflow high flow cat/head pipe would still be cheaper after the shop ran the rest of the pipe. I think the Banks sounds great, and so do many people that have complimented it. It's louder and deeper sounding than stock, but not anywhere near stupid loud like I was lead to believe, and I don't hear any "droaning" at any speed. Maybe I'm going deaf, maybe I'm a dumb redneck and don't know it, but that's just an honest opinion from someone that runs one.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:38 AM   #10
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Damn my bad lol. in town, the shop carries a "magnaflow copy." he said its the same thing as the true American made magnaflow, just a replica. Still comes with a warranty. Sound like the same thing?
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Damn my bad lol. in town, the shop carries a "magnaflow copy." he said its the same thing as the true American made magnaflow, just a replica. Still comes with a warranty. Sound like the same thing?
If this is in response to my post, I'm talking about the Magnaflow Cat and head pipe (runs from the header to the cat), and your shop is talking about the muffler. I'm saying I'd replace the cat and head pipe with the high flow cat and not run a muffler, just have the shop run a pipe from the new cat out the back to the stock location.
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Another fan for the Thrush Welded!!!!! $30 via Jegs.


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Old 09-07-2012, 12:17 PM   #13
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Aren't those cats little more expensive? And if I did that would it be considered straight piped?
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Aren't those cats little more expensive? And if I did that would it be considered straight piped?
Didn't say it was the cheapest option, if that's what you're looking for. I figure if it's a 2000, it's going to need replaced eventually, may as well do it... (cheaper in the long run). I'm just saying what I would do, not that it's for everyone. In my opinion, "straight piped" means no cat. You could say this would be straight piped after the cat I guess.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:22 PM   #15
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Ok thanks for the help!
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Not true. My $39 thrush welded sounds pretty good. On the low revs it has a nice rumble to it.


Get a "Thrush Welded". Best $39 Ive ever spent. Its a flowmaster 40 clone basically. It has a nice low rumble and an over all good sound but its not crazy loud. you can defiantly hear it but you CAN drive at 65 and still hold a conversation.
You ever hear this on a 2.5L, how's you think it would sound
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:07 PM   #17
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You ever hear this on a 2.5L, how's you think it would sound
Never have. My friend had a thrush turbo on his 93 2.5 ranger. sound ok. I think it would sound better with the welded. I mean for $30 as someone post above at jegs you wont really be out that much.

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Old 09-07-2012, 07:13 PM   #18
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Dynomax (Thrush) products are pretty good quality products. I lean more toward magnaflow only because ive used the ceramic high flow cats and muffler combo on my previous 3 cars (street race monsters not ricers) and they have all sounded awesome. It all depends on what you want. If it comes down to money..... dont bypass quality for cost cuz youll be replacing worn parts often.
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Its not the cheapest option but I and many others LOVE their banks monster mufflers. It has a very nice deep sound to it and is also a good deal louder than stock.

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