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Old 08-01-2006, 05:48 PM
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Ok guys, Exhaust opinions please. Not normal questions.

I have an '02 7.3 CC and am trying to decide on exhaust. Here is my delima. My truck is one of the lucky ones that came from the factory with a cat delete pipe. Just a muffler. The entire system is 3 1/2" pipe. The only mods I'm going to do is the Ford AIS system and superchips 50hp setting. I can't imagine on a basically stock truck there is a big difference between 3 1/2" and 4". So my question is what do you folks think of just replacing the muffler with a higher flowing performance muffler? Once again a 1/2" cant make that big of a difference on a stock truck. Now my next question is what muffler. I'm sick of the Dodges being the loudest trucks in town. I don't want to be obnoxious but I want to be heard. Deep, throaty, butt kicken sound. If possible. I would love to hear everyones oppinions. Thanks a ton!

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Old 08-01-2006, 06:10 PM
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I personally think a four inch mandrel bent turbo back exhaust would flow much better than a stock 3 1/2 inch exhaust. Plus the larger pipe would give a deeper exhaust note.
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Tests that i've seen have showed that bolting on a mandrel bent 4 inch turbo back kit doesn't do much for a stock or mildly chipped truck since it's not producing a bunch of power that would need to get out quicker. If you're just going for a couple of extra horses and don't want to spend big and get big power then just get a straight pipe or a muffler that will work with your current tubing. Otherwise you'll probably spend money you don't have to. I don't think Duras and Strokers are louder than a straight piped dodge though lol
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Old 08-01-2006, 07:20 PM
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Thanks guys.

Any suggestions on a muffler. I don't want to go straight pipe. I know it'll never be as loud as a Cummins but I would like to be heard. Dang Cummins sound SO good.

Please don't ban me for that! I'm trying!

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IMO jon, if you want what you are looking for, go stock downpipe to a four inch strait pipe.......it will give you plenty of sound but wont be that obnoxious drone some five inch systems make...

If you dont like that suggestion, look at some of the banks mufflers they put on thier exhaust, they are meant for a very noticable sound. Banks may be overpriced, but they deliver EVERYTHING they promice..nothing more and nothing less...
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Old 08-01-2006, 07:32 PM
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Thanks Marc.

I'm a little leary of the straight pipe set up. I don't know why but I am. I would like to hear one on a 7.3. I'll look into the Banks stuff while trying to decide.
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Old 08-01-2006, 09:34 PM
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The exhaust is about the only thing banks makes that is kinda reasonable pricewise. They sound good too.

Now, on my dad's 03 7.3 we went with a Magnaflow Dual exhaust and it sounds so F in good!!!!! Nice, deep, powerful sound. In the cab, minimal change. I would try and get a sound clip, but it will never sound right. I think you would be more than pleased with the Magnaflow kit!
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Old 08-02-2006, 07:19 AM
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It's been said and I'm here to agree... I've got the Banks exhaust and it really does sound great! IMO the tone is just right. It is not anoyingly loud but it is plenty DEEP and you'll be heard. :burnout
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Old 08-02-2006, 07:25 AM
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Before my friend sold his Banks exhaust equipped '00 we did a sound comparison test right after I bolted on my magnaflow. Neither he nor I could tell a difference in the sound or tone......
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Cool Exhaust

I have had my trucks both ways. I don't have mufflers and found that unlike a gass motor, the sound inside is change very little. I found the 3.5 is louder than the 4. But the low rumble from the 4 straight is badass. Can I say that?
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