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Hey guys i have been looking through this forum for a while now i just joined up, i have a 2005 dodge ram 1500 and im looking a putting an exhaust on it, i know you guys are probably tired of answering these same old questions but from what i have been able to find on here going cat back exhaust is not worth it? From what i have seen and heard on here you are better to buy a muffler and using factory piping? any help would be super appreciated or perhaps just point me in the direction of an old thread on this matter.
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Depends what you're looking for exactly. Personally I went with a cat back because only had single exhaust stock and wanted dual. I'm assuming your truck only has a single exit as well. So if you want dual either a cat back or custom job at a shop is the way to go. If you're fine with single then yes, just a muffler swap is all you need. An aftermarket single exhaust won't flow any better than your stock piping with an aftermarket muffler. The one thing I would change if you're looking for better flow is the Y-pipe though. The stock ones are very restrictive so adding a Magnaflow one will make your exhaust flow a lot better.
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Thank you for the input! and yes i think im going to stay with a single exit being that i like the "sleeper" so some one cant just look at it and automatically think ya its some kid. and the y pipe is a good call thank you. so if i put say a magnaflow muffler what would i be looking at resonator wise? would it be better to leave it on or do a delete if im not looking for an over powering sound just a nice grumble when you stand on it with minimal drone?
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Personally I'd take the resonator off because I like having the full sound of the muffler. It's really up to you though. You could leave it on at first and see how you like it and if you don't it's possible to remove it later.

Are you dead set on a Magnaflow or Flowmaster? For a Magnaflow I'd recommend an 18" for Flowmaster I'd go with a 50 Series HD. They will be quite a bit louder than stock when you step on it but are fairly quiet when just cruising.

Here's a sound clip of my Flowmaster American Thunder exhaust (50 series HD muffler) on my 4.7

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damn man that sounds good!!! and not im not set on anything yet! i was just staying clear of flowmaster being i had one on my '95 2500 with a 360 in it and you could hardly stand to be in the cab driving down the road from the drone. it had a 40 series muffler on it with a magnaflow high perf cat. i have just heard that magnaflows gave a real nice sound but i really like the sound of yours so i am really just looking for suggestions from people that have more experience toying with them than me
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I have no drone at all. But I don't have MDS either (not sure if your truck does or not). Otherwise there are tuners that enable you to turn off MDS A 40 series with a high flow cat would definitely give you more of a drone. Just doing a muffler swap won't be near as bad. Especially if you stick with something like a 50 Series HD.

Magnaflow does have a very nice sound as well. At first I was dead set on Magnaflow but their catback kit only came with a 22" muffler and didn't have the option for side exit. So I ended up going with the Flowmaster system and don't regret it one bit. Sounds awesome!
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i really appreciate the input, and my truck does not have mds, thank god! I will for sure look into the flowmaster now that i know it wont dive me nuts, you had mentioned an 18" magnaflow, would you suggest the turbo muffler or what subcategory would be similar to what you are speaking of. again i appreciate the feed back a bunch
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No problem! That's what the forum is for!

The 18" is the universal muffler series I believe. From what I found quickly looking on their website the part number is 12249 for a single 3" in 3" out centered muffler. I would talk to either Andrew or Jeremiah at Discount Auto Performance about exactly what muffler is right for you. They will be able to verify the sizing and part number and get you the best pricing around.

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i will have to shoot them an email thanks again, and this is off subject but i see on your mods description it says you have a peragon over on your truck? are you having any luck with yours, i bought this truck with one on it and it was worse then not having one
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I don't have any complaints with it. It does leak a little bit on the corners but that's to be expected. I don't need to keep everything in my bed 100% dry, just need to keep it from getting soaked and I like the looks of the cover. I also bought it for how easy it is to remove from the truck and have full bed access. What problems are you having with yours?
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