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Old 02-09-2014, 08:49 PM
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Question Muffler/exhaust system suggestions?

As long as all goes well with my 2002 that I just recently bought, I will be doing work on the exhaust.

I have little to no experience with this. All my vehicles have stock... everything.

I love the sound of glasspacks, Flowmaster American Thunder, Flowmaster Super40, etc.

The only thing is, I'll be driving this truck every day. I want it to sound like there's something there. I like the aggressive/mean sound... the low notes, rumble, I like all that... but I don't want it to blast me out of the cab every time I drive it/accelerate.

Seeing as Right now, this is concept, I'm open to ANY AND ALL suggestions.
However, I'm in college, so I can't be throwing money at a muffler/exhaust I can't afford right now.

I don't know if you need to know this stuff, but it's a regular cab, 8 foot bed, base model (ST). Thanks in advance!
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I've got a 4.7 with a Magnaflow on it and I love the sound. I went a little fancy and deleted the Y pipe, then ran all new piping from the cats back in to a dual in, dual out Magnaflow, then had the exhaust dump out in from of the right rear tire, so the back end is quite a bit shorter than stock.
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Heart throb hasa kit that is less than 300 that I have been looking at but I'm not sure how it sounds. Hit YouTube up for sound clips
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I have a Flowmaster 70 Series Big Block 2 on mine. Wanted the same thing... to know it was there, but not to be "that guy" that you can hear from a mile away. I'm really happy with it - has a deep throaty sound but not too loud. Rams are louder than other trucks even stock, so that's something to consider.

Bought the muffler for about $150 on amazon, cut the old one out, and had someone weld the new one in. I had them just do a turndown pipe out of the muffler, so it dumps out under the truck. Was easier that way and I think the turndown eliminates some of the drone that everyone complains about around 1800-2000 RPM, as it's never been an issue for me, and I like the look of just the rear bumper without the pipes.
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Thanks for the suggestions, guys!
Though now that I've found a small radiator leak, looks like some of the muffler money will be going to that, more likely than not.
Ah, well. It's still great to have ideas!
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Radiators are cheap and easy. Mine blew about 5 days after I bought the truck. Go on and replace the thermostat while you're under there and it will be easier than having to do it later.
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i had a thrush welded (40 series flow) on mine for a couple months. the drone around 2k rpm just got to be too much. I swapped it out for a 50 series flow and am much happier. nice and deep outside and much more tolerable on the inside. sounds great.
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