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jwillig11 03-22-2012 01:27 PM

Quiet Exhaust
 
After searching for quite a while on the forums, I can't really find a straight answer. I need a muffler because my rotted to pieces, but I want one that's pretty quiet. Most of the forums on here are guys wanting more noise, I want less noise. I don't want to hear the drone while driving around. And, I don't really like house the flow master 40 series, or similar mufflers, sound. They seem too much like a tuner car.

I need a basically stock sound....?

div4gold 03-22-2012 01:31 PM

Can't see why you don't get a stock muffler. A muffler shop should be able to supply you with a quiet muffler.

Dextreme 03-22-2012 01:35 PM

Original Replacement Parts 17609.24 - Muffler for 00-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ - Quadratec

opcocrg 03-22-2012 01:48 PM

My magnaflow is really quiet. I had a flowmaster on my XJ and it was annoying as hell. I got my stainless magnaflow for the same price the local muffler shop was going to charge me for a factory replacement. I'm happy with it.

opcocrg 03-22-2012 01:51 PM

Holly hell!!!!! That's an insane price for a muffler :eek:
I paid about $50 for the one I mentioned above.

Dextreme 03-22-2012 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by opcocrg (Post 2169201)
Holly hell!!!!! That's an insane price for a muffler :eek:
I paid about $50 for the one I mentioned above.

I agree...I paid $35 for my Thrush. But our mufflers are probably made in China. I would hope that for that price that OEM is US made. :popcorn:

jwillig11 03-22-2012 04:17 PM

yeah that's part of the issue. there's no way i'm spending 250+ on a muffler that's ridiculous. There has to be a cost effective aftermarket alternative.

jwillig11 03-22-2012 04:19 PM

are the cheap mufflers from summit crap, or are they decent? they have them for like $30.

timberland 03-22-2012 04:49 PM

You can purchase a complete cat back system for $126.98 ....then get the Dynomax rebate of $75...Hmmm no question at just over $50 for a new system. Noise level is about the same as stock....google Youtube and search from there.

Amazon.com: Dynomax 19391: Automotive

4wheelin 03-22-2012 04:59 PM

damn timberland, that's a helluva deal.

Here's one of the youtube vids of that muffler. Sounds like a winner to me!

Jeep Wrangler TJ - Dynomax Super Turbo Muffler - YouTube

opcocrg 03-22-2012 05:04 PM

^^^ that sounds good but doesn't exactly sound stock. That's the sound I was kind of looking for when I bought my magnaflow but mine sounds nothing like that. Mine is very quiet.

Owen_TJ 03-22-2012 05:06 PM

I vote for magnaflow...

has a nice sound to it but isnt loud, doesnt drone, and isnt raspy at all...is basically the stock noise level with a better sound...

4wheelin 03-22-2012 05:09 PM

here's the link for the rebate.

http://www.jegs.com/rebates/DynoMax/...urgeRebate.pdf

Can't beat that price!

Blackpony04 03-22-2012 10:26 PM

NO! STAY AWAY FROM THE DYNOMAX IF YOU WANT IT STOCK QUIET! Sorry to yell but even though they're dirt cheap they are most definitely louder than stock and to me a bit annoying because like you I wanted it quiet. I had Borla Stingers on my Mach 1 that my wife could hear from half a mile away and they were PERFECT for that car so it's not the old fogey in me talking. The Dynomax definitely drone and rumble at idle which is not what I wanted on my Wrangler (though for 60 bucks are on for life now lol).

4wheelin 03-23-2012 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Blackpony04 (Post 2171183)
NO! STAY AWAY FROM THE DYNOMAX IF YOU WANT IT STOCK QUIET! Sorry to yell but even though they're dirt cheap they are most definitely louder than stock and to me a bit annoying because like you I wanted it quiet. I had Borla Stingers on my Mach 1 that my wife could hear from half a mile away and they were PERFECT for that car so it's not the old fogey in me talking. The Dynomax definitely drone and rumble at idle which is not what I wanted on my Wrangler (though for 60 bucks are on for life now lol).


Yea, I heard a little bit in the video clip. Didnt sound too bad at idle.

Already got mine shipped and it will cost $20-$25 to ship it back - almost the cost of the muffler itself. Might as well try at this point.

sk8er 05-20-2012 03:29 PM

engine swap
 
We have a 95 Yj with the good old 2.5 , 4cyl in it and am thinking about changeing the motor out. This little motor does not give you much confidence when megring onto the highway or pull into traffic. Not really looking for raceing power for a jeep but would like something with a little Huff to get into traffic, Does anyone have any suggestions on what would be a pretty painless swap?

SirGeorgeKillian 05-20-2012 03:33 PM

I also have the Magnaflow. It sounds good, but isn't much louder than stock. I am sure that it is quieter than the one you have.

jeepwayoflife 05-20-2012 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blackpony04
NO! STAY AWAY FROM THE DYNOMAX IF YOU WANT IT STOCK QUIET! Sorry to yell but even though they're dirt cheap they are most definitely louder than stock and to me a bit annoying because like you I wanted it quiet. I had Borla Stingers on my Mach 1 that my wife could hear from half a mile away and they were PERFECT for that car so it's not the old fogey in me talking. The Dynomax definitely drone and rumble at idle which is not what I wanted on my Wrangler (though for 60 bucks are on for life now lol).

I have 850 miles on the dynomax super cat back and it sounds very similar to stock. At idol its a little louder, but as soon as I start moving it sounds stock...

4wheelin 05-20-2012 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by jeepwayoflife (Post 2387499)
I have 850 miles on the dynomax super cat back and it sounds very similar to stock. At idol its a little louder, but as soon as I start moving it sounds stock...

Yeah, I gotta agree with you. A little louder at start up, or idle at a light, but it doesn't seem much louder than stock. I have about 500 miles on mine. Smelled a bit during burn in, but part of that time was when Just the bikini top of my trek top nx was on. For ~$60 after rebate, I thought it was a great price to replace my rusty eom part (after 104k miles).


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