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Old 07-17-2010, 10:28 PM
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From straight pipe to walker BTM...

I'm going to put a muffler on my truck. It's just too loud every once in a while... and my wife drives it more than I do with the kids in there so I guess it's for the best. I would think it will quiet it down in the cab a bit and a lot outside>? Is the BTM mild or does it still have a good turbo whistle and low growl? How about in the cab? Any drone or resonance? I'll have it welded in as far back as they can in the exhaust system.

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Scott
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:06 PM
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I like my Walker BTM. It isn't too loud, although I don't have a lot to compare it to. It doesn't bother me in the cab. If you buy one, get it at Rockauto.com. They have the best price I've found ($46 plus shipping). I think mine cost like $55 shipped (plus they had a $40 rebate when I bought mine - so it will end up costing me only $15 in the end ) At least, if/when they send me the rebate check.
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:23 PM
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Yeah! I am working nights so I got up to a BTM on the porch and ran off to have it installed. Muffler shop did a good job welding it in, and wow is it quieter. I only notice a little quieter in the cab, but it wasn't super loud anyhow. I just notice that with the windows down it doesn't sound like you are a rolling oil rig when you get on it anymore.
If anyone is worried about the BTM being too loud, go buy a gas truck or a new, quiet diesel.

Scott
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:25 AM
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The BTM is a excellent muffler. Just make sure it was installed correctly, their directional marking are easily missed. I can't tell you how many are installed backwards!!
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:42 AM
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It sure is, I am super happy with it. I did some drive-by videos to hear what it sounds like and it still has a great sound with some whistle!
I made sure he put that sucker on right, he was a one man show in the muffler shop and there were a lot of drop ins. He was interrupted over and over. He did put it on right and with some amazingly smooth and clean welds... but I did have to remind him about one of the muffler hangers!
Great mod overall.... one problem I can see already is that the loud straight pipe kept me somewhat mild driving in town, but with this thing I can drive like a mad man and not attract the cops!

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