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I'm going to install exhaust on my 2010 ram in the next few weeks and wondering if it's worth the money to go cat back or just muffler? I've listened to a ton of videos and am thinking the magnaflow 14 is the way to go- I don't want it too loud to carry on a normal conversation in the cab, think that will do the trick?
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prob want the 18" to be safe then but honestly I haven't heard the 14"
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in my opinion it is a waste of money to go with a full cat back on our trucks because all the piping is already the same size and the catback kit and its also already stainless steel so i would just swap the muffler and y pipe and save yourself like 500 bucks
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I'd go up to the 18" Magnaflow if you want to hear it but not have it too loud in the cabin.

Do you have dual tailpipes now? I didn't but I went with a Magnaflow single in / dual out 18" muffler and new tailpipes. Gave me the sound and look I wanted.
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Here is a good 14" video!

http://ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=78352
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in my opinion it is a waste of money to go with a full cat back on our trucks because all the piping is already the same size and the catback kit and its also already stainless steel so i would just swap the muffler and y pipe and save yourself like 500 bucks
wannab just picked up the Magnaflow CatBack (16869) for $520...Shipped,
If you have a bumper with dual cutouts It's THEE one to have.

I've had the same kit for almost a year now and it is Worth every penny!
I even sold my almost new dual take offs locally for $200
...so net cost is only around $300 for a DIY kit that takes less than an hour to install in the driveway.

The rear pipe sections are mandrel bent 2.5" stainless steel, (stock pipes are only 2.25")
The kit includes a sweet sounding 22" SS muffler and new tail section that eliminates the stock resonators.
So it sounds about the same as an 18" with reso's.

The real bonus for sport owners though...
The Huge Double Walled Polished Stainless Steel Tips that finish it all off are not available seperately and come welded in place to the tail section.

To buy an equivellent quality tip would cost $100 or more...each.
They make the puny stock tips look a like a complete joke!

Here's my Favorite combo...Magnaflow CatBack + Airaid intake + Diablo Trinity 93 Tune

Nice deep low rumble at idle, Hemi Roar at wide open throttle. <click for video>


In Cab WOT, with excessive tire spin <click for video>


Highway Cruise @ 100km/h (60 mph), avg 22-23 mpg <click for video>


Performance? oh hell yeah , got that covered too (13.898@98.51mph)




Looks? Maggy's 5" Double Walled Polished Stainless Steel tips vs little stock sport tips



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Magnaflow



stock


Magnaflow


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I picked up a Magnaflow Y pipe yesterday for $27 to hold me over until I get my Headers...
My Bro's going to weld it in for me tomorrow



I guess I could have gone cheaper, but my Ram only gets the Best!
Best Sound, Best Performance, Best Fuel Economy AND Best Looks
... and no drone in-cab ...that's surely worth $300...right?
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Your truck sounds great. If you show me a place I can get a full system for 550 I'll grab it in a second. How's the in cab roar? I watched the vid doesn't seem too bad but I do a lot of highway driving and want something I can still carry on a conversation with...
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The 3rd video is a run down the highway and the noise from the other cars (3 lanes of traffic one way) is way louder than the exhaust.
It sounds very close to stock in cab, unless you're pulling a loaded trailer up hill.

as far as shopping for the best price on line, Google and the search button on the forums are your best friends.
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id like to know where he got it for 520 shipped....and he prolly lives in the states....i know i cannot find it anywhere for less that 7-900 for my truck but i havnt looked lately....and me personally cant afford that so thats why i said the mufflex route
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platinum, your price in Fort Mac is irrelevent to the OP,
If senate422, wannab and the best price on line are all in the states
I'm pretty sure that's all that matters in reference to the OP's inquiry.

It's hardly fair to say he should save $500 because you have to pay $700-$900 in the Great White North.
It's also unfair to say stock pipe is the same anyway, it's 1/4" less and still has stock resonators.
I think you get what you pay for and the only question is how much do you really want.

If I didn't have the $$$, I would have just swapped the muffler out, and weld in a new muffler.

The mufflex at $239 is way overpriced IMHO, and so are their crappy single walled 5" tips at $232/pair.
After shipping it would be almost $500 to attempt to re-create what the CatBack includes,
and you'd still have 2.25" pipe, and stock resonators and inferior thin single walled tips.
$500 is a Bargain for the Magnaflow Cat Back,
IMHO its well worth $700 if you cant find a "deal" online.
Knowing what I know now, I would gladly pay $900 if I had to.

I can appreciate that's too high for some,
I feel the same about dumping $2000 to get a set of ARH Headers with Ceramic Coating.
...I will eventually but I'm not happy about it.

Like I said, only the Best for my Ram
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