I've installed the Banks Stinger system in my 2006 TJ and after road testing my Jeep its not as "throaty" as I'd like. Will the muffler get louder after a break in period?
Always used a muffler shop for new exhaust.This is one reason I'd never ever buy an exhaust system online if I needed it to sound a certain way. If it doesn't, what are you going to do about it?
I always recommend having mufflers/exhaust systems put together locally by your neighborhood muffler shop. They can create any sound you want and the quality will be whatever you want it to be. And very likely cheaper than one of those you buy out of a catalog or online where you have no recourse if you don't like how it sounds.
If you buy it locally, they can work with you if it's not what you expected. I had my local shop redo my exhaust after installing a long-arm suspension which required it and it was way too loud afterward. They replaced the first muffler they installed with a quieter one at no extra charge and I was happy with the results.