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Old 05-04-2012, 07:57 PM
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I have a 2012 1500, and was want to change the muffler to a magnaflow, i'm deciding between the 18" and the 22", what are the pros and cons of each??? Any suggestions from you guys who already have either or on your truck would be great, thanks.
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The 24" will be a little quieter than the 18". I had the 18" on my truck and loved it. It had a deep mellow quiet tone crusing and at idle, but a deep louder growl when I got on it. Very streetable for daily driving and towing. I am not one that likes loud exhausts, Ill take a nice mellow tone for normal driving over loud and obnoxious. Also it seems that A lot of people go with the 14" magnaflow and like it. I would say that the 14" is the most common, so depending on where you fall on the sound/loudness factor that may help you decide. Performance wise I don't think that you will notice much difference between the mufflers, they are all straight through design.
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The 24" will be a little quieter than the 18". I had the 18" on my truck and loved it. It had a deep mellow quiet tone crusing and at idle, but a deep louder growl when I got on it. Very streetable for daily driving and towing. I am not one that likes loud exhausts, Ill take a nice mellow tone for normal driving over loud and obnoxious. Also it seems that A lot of people go with the 14" magnaflow and like it. I would say that the 14" is the most common, so depending on where you fall on the sound/loudness factor that may help you decide. Performance wise I don't think that you will notice much difference between the mufflers, they are all straight through design.
Thanks for the info, but did the 18 you had have an annoying drone at all?
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I also have the 18 magnaflow and It's sounds good when you get into it but it's really mellow cruising. Same thing NWRQC said just there's no dreaded drone.
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yea that was my main concern, I dont wanna have that annoying drone.
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Thanks for the info, but did the 18 you had have an annoying drone at all?
No I didn't have any drone. It created a nice deep mellow clean sound. Id do it all over again if I could. Id put one on my new truck if it sounded the same, but it wouldn't so Im not.
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Magnaflow has always been pretty successful with avoiding the infamous, annoying drone more common with Flowmaster. Even the older Magnaflow freeflow mufflers had a nice clean tone.
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I've got the Magnaflow 14" with the factory dual pipes. There's very low drone.

If you're doing new tailpipes the 14" will scream & You'll have drone, I did that setup on my old Gen 3. I did the same muffler on my Gen 4, worlds apart in sound.
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I'm in the same boat. What would sound better the 18" or 22"? I deff want 5" tips as well. I'm not sure if that will play a factor in sound. Also, is it better to delete the resonators?

Just looking for the best set up if anyone has any opinions I would love to hear it, thanks.
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I have a 14" a bit of a drone..Honestly though if I got larger I would think it was way too quiet.
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