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Old 01-26-2011, 01:19 PM
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new truck!

Picking an exhaust system is very subjective. What sounds good to one person doesn't sound so good to another.

You might want to spend some time watching and listening to the vids here and on the mfgr's websites to see if any particular make exhaust sounds better to you.

I prefer the Magnaflow mufflers. Nice sound when cruising, not intrusive to the cabin, definitely loud at WOT.

There are a lot of ways to approach this exhaust thing. Folks will go all out with a complete catback system. Many do NOT have resonators on them and find the drone unbearable when the engine slips into MDS mode. So they end up installing some resonators at the back end to cut down on the obnoxious noise.

Some owners just go for a muffler change out, removing the stock unit and replacing it with a Flowmaster, Magnaflow, Borla or other muffler; re-using the stock tailpipes and resonators. This appears to be the most cost effective method. The stock system seems to have some good quality pipe.

In my case, since I don't have MDS, I swapped out my system with a single in / dual out Magnaflow muffler with new pipes and tips at the back. No resonators on it at all and I like that sound. However, as I mentioned, with MDS this arrangement will drone.

Good luck with your choices!
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