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I've got a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. I'm about to install some JBA shorty headers in the next few days but my current exaust setup consists of the stock manifolds, stock cat, no muffler and a turndown right past the cab. My truck sounds pretty good but I want it even louder. I live in South Louisiana so cops really don't care about excessively loud trucks.
Any recommendations on how to improve the sound? Increase in HP or torque is a plus as well.
 

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Any straight through design muffler would fit the bill.
The best choice for you would depend how loud you want it.

What are you planning on doing with the stock cats?
Keep, swap to high flow, or removing them and installing foolers?
 

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High flow cats are the goal at some point. Right now the stock manifolds y pipe into one stock cat and then go straight to the turndown.
 

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No recommendations on the exhaust, I'd like to hear some too! But now is a good time to start laying some penetrating oil on those exhaust studs/bolts. Hit them with a wire wheel when cold. Then, after the truck is shut-down, about 10 minutes, hit it them with your favorite penetrating oil. Since it is still very warm, this will cause a "wicking" effect that can draw the penetrant into the the threads. Do this over a few cycles. Also have a mig-welder standing by with some same-sized nuts. If you snap one near-flush, you can lay a nut on it and fill the center with mig on a hot setting, and actually create a new bolt head. The flash-heat from the mig can also help free the stuck bolt that snapped. Just looking out for ya!
 
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