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Old 10-27-2010, 12:06 AM
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So I am working my way into the "know" about my 2010! I wish there was more stuff to choose from. Anyways, I want to get the MagnaFlow 18" bolt in muffler for my truck, is this going to help performance wise at all or just make the truck sound different. I do like the sound, and the price. Without too many header options, I am trying to figure the best options. I saw ARH had headers, but cost 1600 bucks! And thanks RootBeer for the term!
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The gains of an exhaust alone are minimal, but they do allow more air flow. Headers will help flow even more.
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I'm a firm believer that if you want performance start at the inlet and continue all the way out the back.

That means CAI, headers, remove cats (if legal where you live), mufflers, and remove the resonators.
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just like dsp said for the most part small exhaust work like headers, cat backs or muffler swaps do nothing more than make a nice sound...but leave you w/ the ability to truly utilize the other basics of performance mods like a cai and programmer and root beer your order does make plenty of sense, but I always liked to do exhaust first when I get a v8 I wanna hear it and I use the exhaust sound to gauge where my rpms are and when to give it a little more/less throttle to get ina sweet spot etc. idk just a little quirk I always liked to each his own
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Thanks for the tips! I want to do all of that, just need more money from the money tree!!! Those ARH headers look real nice, but 1600 bucks hurts!
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So who does make good performing headers but also reasonably priced so us normals can actually afford them?
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So who does make good performing headers but also reasonably priced so us normals can actually afford them?
I've seen a lot more options for your truck, but there aren't many yet for the 2009-on...or I can't find them!
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