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Old 11-27-2010, 09:48 AM
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Hey gang,

Already some great posts on mufflers. I have a 5.7L 2010 with a Volant CAI. Now that I have more air coming in, I need a way to get it out but have a limited budget. Looking through many posts, it looks like a new muffler might be the way to go. I found the Magnaflow 24" muffler for less than $100; however, I'll need to pay a shop to put it on. I'm pretty sure that's a good investment and they way to go....right?

Now, what do should I do, if anything, with the other $100-$150.

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Old 11-27-2010, 09:54 AM
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You could put the money toward a tuner, make some lighting mods, window tint, vent visors, bug deflector...the list goes on.
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Thanks Ramtech. Aren't tuners going to be ~$300? Headlights are a definite option. Any suggestions?
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Tuners and headlight assemblies are both going to be more than what you have left over but you could put it toward either. If you want to just upgrade the bulbs, there are plenty of good ones out there. I have Silverstar Ultras in my truck but other companies such as PIAA, Pilot, Wagner and a few others also make good products. Then there's always the HID option as well. If you're looking for a complete assembly, Recon makes top of the line lighting and we have a couple of vendors on here that may have something you like.
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The 24" may not be much louder than the stock however will be an improvement for overall throughput. How much are they charging for the installation ? You could use the extra for many different mods, I put on a color matched bug deflector for $100.00.
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Get the 14" Magnaflow or a Flowmaster 50 HD series. Then get some nice tips with the leftover money or maybe a Y pipe.
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The muffler shop I go to told me he would do flowmaster 40s with stainless tips and all the pipes for $280. It seems like a good deal to me, so you should check outa few different shops and see what you can get.
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The muffler shop I go to told me he would do flowmaster 40s with stainless tips and all the pipes for $280. It seems like a good deal to me, so you should check outa few different shops and see what you can get.
Seeing as how he has a 2010 with MDS, he might not want the 40 series because of drone. I have the 40 series but I plan on getting a Diablo Predator. For now I use tow/haul.
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