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Old 11-19-2012, 07:47 PM
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I need new brake pads and was wondering if ceramics were worth the extra money.

The other is I plan on getting a new muffler... learning towards magnaflow or dynomax and was wondering which part number would be good for something that has a nice rumble and is really mellow while cruising. Also, hard is it to install a muffler for the 4.7l
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In my opinion ceramics are worth it. You wont have the brake dust issues as you tend to get with semi-metalics.
As far as mufflers go I just, (this last summer) installed a flowmaster stainless steel 50 series on my 08 Ram (5.7 Hemi), and in my opinion I think it sounds and performs much better than Magnaflow or Dynomax. My brother has the magnsflow and it is no comparrision to the flowmaster. The flowmaster is well worth the money
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Flowmasters are chambered, magnaflows and dynomax's are straight through. Straight through performs better. Sound is objective, but I think straight through sounds better. They also tend to be quiet when you want them quiet(cruising) and loud when you want them loud(WOT). Chambered is more just loud all the time.

Mufflex makes a bolt on muffler kit that uses magnaflow mufflers. Otherwise you either need a shop to install it or do it yourself which would require a little work.

As for pads, I always buy the cheapest duralast pads from autozone that have a lifetime warranty.
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Who needs a muffler? After the cats, it's pointless to strap a muffler on if you are going to put a high flow, no chamber exhaust! Just cut them out and strait pipe it. Mufflers are for sound only after the cats anyhow.
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Most people find no muffler too loud and annoying...
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Starting your vehicle up to go somewhere between 2 & 6 AM with No or very loud pipes & everyone knows
in my area, if you did that a few times a week, you would need a Jerr-Dan tow truck to move it

I can't even start my Harley before 7 am, without getting complaints
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Go with ceramics. It's worth it just not having all the brake dust issues.
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I like the ceramics a lot better I have them on my 09 Ram CC, 09 Cobalt SS rear the front brembo's are still on the factory pads and 98 Trans Am and there is a lot less brake dust on all 3 vehicles. My Ram has the Hemi and I just added a weld on Magnaflow and its has better and more aggressive tone while.accelerating and still mellow on the highway. Mine is a single in dual out.to.work with the factory setup and is 18" long. was a nice mod for $175 installed I.would imagine a single in and out would be cheaper since it won't need the fab work to mate with the dual outs like the 09 and up hemi has.
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my buddy who is a mechanic reccommends the most expensive pads possible, and the cheapest disk on the market. no squeaks, no dusting, and wont break the bank...
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I paid $200 for some drilled/slotted rotors not sure on the brand with powerstop ceramic pads on eBay for $200 delivered. No problems all. Actually it stops a lot better now.
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