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removing muffler, straight pipe ?
I've ordered the cat delete pipe for the rig and am waiting for it to show up. I primarily ordered it to lower the EGT, and I have been considering getting rid of the muffler as well and keeping the rest of the factory exhaust. I won't be getting a 4 or 5" exhaust any time soon, or doing any other modifications (other than zoodad) I just want to hear the truck a bit more without purchasing an after market system. O.K. on to the question...
While sitting bored at my appt. waiting on the chimney sweepers I decided to see what it takes to separate the factory exhaust at the muffler. After investigation an getting to all the nuts I need to, I basically dropped the exhaust from muffler back, then bolted it back in place next to the existing pipe coming from the Cat.
I did this in my Chevy and drove it for years (with a turn down tube after the cat) but I wanted to make sure there wouldn't be any problems with a diesel running the exhaust that short. It basically ends right after the Crew Cab. I have yet to take it for a test spin, and I just want to get an idea of what it'd sound like without a muffler. I understand I may get an exhaust smell in the cab but I really didn't have a problem with that in the chevy. Opinions?
Thanks yall - Chris
Last edited by lunneborgc; 03-19-2008 at 10:06 AM.