Yes....that's right. MADDOG is 100% to blame for my most recent mod that has so far has proven to be all benefits with absolutely no down side. :wow:
(For everyone that's looking for pix, you have stumbled on the wrong thread. This one (at least this post) is 100% pic free.)
I have said it before...I really like the sound of my OEM exhaust, and am NOT prepared to sacrifice that just for a little performance....and although it's touted as the better choice for performance, I particularly don't want the typical Magnaflo loud exhaust sound. I was also completely satisfied with my OEM intake system and overall engine performance...
we have a certain member (not going to mention MADDOG's name) that is constantly encouraging everyone to deploy the 'Big 3'. So after many months of feeling this burdening pressure, I installed a K&N drop-in filter. No change in sound, but noticeable in the high RPM range (butt dyno approved). Then the DSP (91 tune). This thing really pissed me off! :158: The change in driveabilty, responsiveness and fuel economy were outright dramatic.
Then...against every desire to keep my exhaust sound....I ordered and in stalled a Mufflex DOD24M (24" Magnaflo). First off, the installation was a snap. Mufflex really has their act together, and their instructions are 'spot on'.
Sound - similar volume level to the OEM, but a much deeper (and I really don't want to admit this) and more pleasurable tone. I much prefer the sound to my OEM, and have to admit, the WOT performance is very noticeable. Although I have not had it on long enough to determine it's affect in the MPG area, I can say that my EVIC which hardly ever changes, has been slowly increasing the MPG number, even though I have been driving at WOT a lot more than usual. I will have firm numbers after a few tanks of fuel.
SO...there you have it. My truck runs better, runs stronger, sounds better and is even more pleasurable to drive....and it's MADDOG's fault! :gy:
Thanks MADDOG....I should have taken your recommendations more seriously and done this a lot sooner. For anyone else sitting on the fence, GET OFF. This stuff really does make a difference! :smileup: