Originally Posted by DesertSmoker
Here is our problem out here NM. When hunters put pressure on the deer and elk they hear or see any vehicle they take off. Now on the 4 wheeler they stand and look at you for a long while then walk off. I put my stock muffler back on, all it did was make it a little quieter and took away the growl I love. The turbo is still loud at 1500 rpms.
Exactly! It all has to do with the amount of hunting pressure the area that you are hunting in sees. If you are in a high pressure area, the wildlife associates machines (i.e. trucks, tractors, atvs, etc.) with the hunters and spook easily and it wont matter whether you make your machine a little louder or quieter in all reality because their ears are way keener than ours are. So if your machine spooked the deer before you made it louder than it will still spook them and if it doesnt spook them as it is right now then it probably will still not spook them. I wouldnt worry about a little louder exhaust deter me from helping my truck sound/perform better. JMO.