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Hello everyone. Im a newbie. I've been reading threads about exhausts. I have a 4.7 liter Ram Crew cab with single exhaust. I've been thinking about installing an aftermarket exhaust but I was kinda discouraged when I saw the multiple support arms welded to the factory muffler (I guess it's to support its weight and to keep it from swinging and bouncing). Is this necessary? Feel free to bombard me with answers PLEEEASE!
I want a deep rumble.
I don't want LOUD.
Im limited on cash, I generally put money aside.
I don't want an el-cheep-o that falls apart in a few years.
Is it silly to leave the factory side tailpipe in place? I was thinking decent factory appearance with an aftermarket rumble.

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^All good info. I'd put in a magnaflow or similar (dynomax is another good one), they are straight through type mufflers giving best performance. They sound good and are much lighter than stock, and any shop should be able to weld one in very inexpensive. You could clamp it but it won't be as good. Those mufflers I listed are stainless steel, and the stock tailpipe is all stainless steel and mandrel bent (very good).
 

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^All good info. I'd put in a magnaflow or similar (dynomax is another good one), they are straight through type mufflers giving best performance. They sound good and are much lighter than stock, and any shop should be able to weld one in very inexpensive. You could clamp it but it won't be as good. Those mufflers I listed are stainless steel, and the stock tailpipe is all stainless steel and mandrel bent (very good).

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Dynomax is great if your trying to go cheap. Just hack out the old muffler. I used a sawsall. then have the new one welded in. any decent shop will do it for less then 50 bucks. I have a Dynomax. All Stainless Steal. cost me 30 bucks and it brings a smile to my face every time i start my big red beauty. :D much better than any Flowmaster i've ever had (yuck!)
 

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if u have a muffler welded in and a lil catback going on..later on down the road if u were to do shorty headers, would u have to get custom piping to connect the header to the muffler? or is the stock piping good diameter wise. o2 sensors included obviously
 
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