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How to decide on a SS turbo back exhaust for my 05 Ex?
I've been using my friend Google to try and find a replacement exhaust for my '05 Ex, and have come up with a number of different choices - MBRP, Magnaflow, Banks, AFE, Bullydog, etc. How does one come to a decision as to which would be the "best" / most appropriate for my truck? My goal is better performance, SS for the basically lifetime service life, and sounding as close to stock as possible (quiet is better than loud, as I Can't Stand a drone in a vehicle, it gives me a headache), I don't have a tune in it yet, but plan on doing it sometime next year, probably one good at towing and easy on the tranny.
I see there are a few options available, such as with CAT or without, with muffler or without, etc. One issue I may have is that I've purchased the 5yr/60 Ford extended warranty, I presume that this will have some effect on the choices available to me, since missing pollution control devices may be an issue for them? One other thing I would like is to have as few parts as it can, since I am probably going to have it welded up. Is it possible to install it with just one joint for easier removal, or can it even be installed as one piece, without having to drop any suspension parts?
Has anyone gone thru a similar situation trying to decide on a new exhaust from a catalog/website without actually being able to see / "try it on"? I know there is a ton of experience hanging out here at the .org, so I thought I would tap into it. Thanks!
Originally Posted by kdogg85
In all honesty, once you do the basics(tuner,egr,studs, etc.)which is a small fortune in itself, you're spending clydesdale sized money for walking horse sized gains. And if your truck will break the tires loose as is, where's the benefit?
Edge Insight CTS gauges
PowerBastards.com 220A alternator
Magnaflow 4" SS turbo back exhaust
Bilstein shocks/steering sabilizer
'08 style tranny pan & filter