Yes....that's right. MADDOG is 100% to blame for my most recent mod that has so far has proven to be all benefits with absolutely no down side.
(For everyone that's looking for pix, you have stumbled on the wrong thread. This one (at least this post) is 100% pic free.)
I have said it before...I really like the sound of my OEM exhaust, and am NOT prepared to sacrifice that just for a little performance....and although it's touted as the better choice for performance, I particularly don't want the typical Magnaflo loud exhaust sound. I was also completely satisfied with my OEM intake system and overall engine performance...
we have a certain member (not going to mention MADDOG's name) that is constantly encouraging everyone to deploy the 'Big 3'. So after many months of feeling this burdening pressure, I installed a K&N drop-in filter. No change in sound, but noticeable in the high RPM range (butt dyno approved). Then the DSP (91 tune). This thing really pissed me off!
The change in driveabilty, responsiveness and fuel economy were outright dramatic.
Then...against every desire to keep my exhaust sound....I ordered and in stalled a Mufflex DOD24M (24" Magnaflo). First off, the installation was a snap. Mufflex really has their act together, and their instructions are 'spot on'.
Sound - similar volume level to the OEM, but a much deeper (and I really don't want to admit this) and more pleasurable tone. I much prefer the sound to my OEM, and have to admit, the WOT performance is very noticeable. Although I have not had it on long enough to determine it's affect in the MPG area, I can say that my EVIC which hardly ever changes, has been slowly increasing the MPG number, even though I have been driving at WOT a lot more than usual. I will have firm numbers after a few tanks of fuel.
SO...there you have it. My truck runs better, runs stronger, sounds better and is even more pleasurable to drive....and it's MADDOG's fault!
Thanks MADDOG....I should have taken your recommendations more seriously and done this a lot sooner. For anyone else sitting on the fence, GET OFF. This stuff really does make a difference!