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Old 04-27-2010, 06:05 PM   #1
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Okay so I put on my exhaust this weekend and it sounds different than I thought it would. It's loud, but has more of a hot rod sound than a throaty rumble. I know Flowmaster us the louder of exhaust systems, but they did sent me 2" pipes with it. It is the dual rear exit. Maybe if I put on 3" pipes instead the sound would resonate lower?? I dunno. Suggestions please??? I listened to Magnaflow, but it's almost too quiet. It's almost like you can either have one or the other, but not both. Low throaty or loud, but not both.

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Old 04-27-2010, 11:17 PM   #2
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You will get lots and lots of advice with mufflers here so I'll be the first I had a flowmaster 50 HD it had a deep sound but not as loud as I wanted so now I have dual glass packs dumped still not what I like so I'm thinking of Super 44's maybe.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:10 AM   #3
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Well after reading all the discussions here on exhaust, I've decided I might dump my exhaust before the rear axle. Now that I thought about it, the Dodge that I liked had Flowmaster 40 Series dumped rt behind the cab and had the side exit. Maybe that made the difference in
sound compared to mine.

I just hate the freaking 2" pipes. They look so out of place on a Dodge Ram. Too small. Like little puny goose necks or something.
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:34 AM   #4
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Depending on your taste you are correct. I would try as mentioned above. I will say too large you may notice a bit of a loss down low. I am running 2.5 all the way through and its a great median and with 3.5 tips on it looks great. But as mentioned here many of us have tried a ton of options. Some seem to change yearly trying to find the right sound.

It took me a year to finally just pull the trigger. Thank goodness I got an xmas deal on my AT3030xl. Usually they are overpriced but I got mine for a few more dollars than MF or FM's.

Good luck!
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the smaller the muffler, or pipe... the more raspy/racy sounding it will be. The bigger the muff, or pipe.. the deeper it will be. (haha, try wording that any other way) Dumped under the bed will add some depth to the sound (outside mostly), and changing it 2.5" dual or 3" single exiting pipes will help too. The longer the pipe the quieter it is, the shorter the louder. The number of bends in that pipe will also significantly change the way it sounds, and how loud it will be. 40/44 FMs will always tend to be on the "tinny/raspy" side, and most magnaflows will be much deeper, but not loud enough (unless you run headers/high flow cats). I run a short pipe magnaflow, exiting in front of rear wheel. That was a good balance for me. 3" pipe, one 45* bend, and 3.5" tip. Made it quiet in the cab, and a good depth and decibel outside.

I'm one of those guys that has changed his exhaust every year.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by DUKE03:
Well after reading all the discussions here on exhaust, I've decided I might dump my exhaust before the rear axle. Now that I thought about it, the Dodge that I liked had Flowmaster 40 Series dumped rt behind the cab and had the side exit. Maybe that made the difference in
sound compared to mine. [QUOTE]

That would be the first thing to try and cheapest then go from there
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