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Question best cat back exhaust system

thinking of an exhaust upgrade.which system would anybody recommend.i really like the new volant dual tip muffler.does anyone have it installed.thanks.
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I have the MBRP exhaust installed.
I noticed a little difference from around 1800 to 2500 RPM.
Sound is ok, but what do you expect from a 3.8!!!
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I think the dual tips look a bit silly.

We've been moving the JBA stainless systems. Subtle sound difference and overall a nice part. The clamp on style doesn't seem to hold though, I always toss a couple tack welds on ours just to make sure it stays in place.

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I have a flowmaster 40 on in the stock location.It's smaller and fits up there real nice,decent sound (it is a V-6) installed for $125.00.You can spend alot more $ for little to no difference except maybe bragging rights,imho.These high dollar systems are a crock.

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Oh yeah,if your thinking about a CAI,don't waste your money.The only one that actually brings in colder air is the snorkel job.If your not going to be doing much,if any fording,a simple K&N dropin will work just fine.

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Talking cat back exhaust

thanks for your input guys.all the systems look nice but i think i am just going to do the muffler.
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I did a search on YouTube.com, under "Jeep JK exhaust", and it comes up with a marvel of sounds from the various exhausts. Based on actual sound, for me:
Flowmaster 40, Magnaflow, MBRP
All have the right sound range, Flowmaster is in my backyard, Magnaflow is endorsed by the Andretti family, and MBRP sounds snaughty. Gibson sounded a tad "cute" like our stock horn does, dual tip model. One guy just hacked off his muffler, and jetted the exhaust from the cat out the side. It sounded alot like the gibson......

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does any body have the volant dual setup.it looks very nice but very pricey for just a muffler.trying to find a sound clip but no luck so far.
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Oh yeah,if your thinking about a CAI,don't waste your money.The only one that actually brings in colder air is the snorkel job.If your not going to be doing much,if any fording,a simple K&N dropin will work just fine.
Thank you for posting facts and not "it's awesome and works and gives me a lot of power" just because you purchased it and realize it didn't do shat! I hate those kinds of posts, indeed it might give you 5rwhp on the dyno and even the snorkel is "not all that" but at least it's more of a colder (than engine bay) air setup. Now if someone would just come out with a non-ugly snorkel we'd be good to go.
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Thank you for posting facts and not "it's awesome and works and gives me a lot of power" just because you purchased it and realize it didn't do shat! I hate those kinds of posts, indeed it might give you 5rwhp on the dyno and even the snorkel is "not all that" but at least it's more of a colder (than engine bay) air setup. Now if someone would just come out with a non-ugly snorkel we'd be good to go.
How about dildo's hood scoop? It's like a giant version of the J8 hood snorkel

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How does everyone feel about the Cool Tech LLC Exhaust?

YouTube - CoolTechLLC Jeep JK Exhaust 3

I think it sounds pretty cool.
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If I did not already have a Catback Cherry Bomb Exhaust the CoolTech would be my choice. Unfortuantely I did not discover it, the CoolTech one, till after the fact.

I do have some of their other stuff and it is excellent.

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these mufflers sound like a rice burner.. im looking for more of a lower tone like the str8 piped trucks

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these mufflers sound like a rice burner.. im looking for more of a lower tone like the str8 piped trucks
What exhaust has that sound?
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these mufflers sound like a rice burner.. im looking for more of a lower tone like the str8 piped trucks
I think you are going to need a nice size V8 to get that kind of sound. Probably should do the hemi conversion and then think about the exhaust sound.

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thinking of an exhaust upgrade.which system would anybody recommend.i really like the new volant dual tip muffler.does anyone have it installed.thanks.
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I just bought a 40 series flowmaster, cut out a space for it under my side of the jeep, stuck it up in there and ran the pipe straight out the back on the drivers side. Its got a low deep rumble. Not too loud but sounds real nice at peak RPMs. Once I get home and get the tip on it that I want it should be good to go. Now I have that whole space where the stock muffler went to do whatever I want with

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Cat-Back vs. Muff

So, I'm getting the feeling that you guys would NOT recommend cat-back systems, overall. Is this correct?
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I installed a Flowmaster 40 yesterday and LOVE the sound! Deep tone with a little rumble.. Nothing too loud at all though... Got a grand total of $55 in it..

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I've been looking at the Gibson dual exhaust...
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Oh yeah,if your thinking about a CAI,don't waste your money.The only one that actually brings in colder air is the snorkel job.If your not going to be doing much,if any fording,a simple K&N dropin will work just fine.
I too, believe that performance is not a reason to purchase a CAI. However, I installed a AEM CAI. The reason being, the air filter is really easy to clean. Just drop it in a bucket of water rinse. No oil. I've seen how much dirt comes out of that thing and I do think that a really dirty air filter will steel some power.

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I've been looking at the Gibson dual exhaust...
MHO is that the single in dual out Gibson is the best sounding exhaust that I've heard. Unfortunately it's got giant tips running out the back that wouldn't work at all on the rocks.

I offer a really good high clearance muffler relocation system. You have to relocate the evap canister but I think it's the best system available, for the rocks. I tested Borla, Flowmaster 40 and several Magnaflows. All loud and ricey. I had to have a muffler made, in order to offer a "no-drone" kit. It's not nearly as quiet as the factory muffler, but it's not obnoxious on the hwy. At 60 MPH you barely hear it. I think my CAI is a little louder on the hwy. Still no V8, but as close as I could get.
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I installed a Flowmaster 40 yesterday and LOVE the sound! Deep tone with a little rumble.. Nothing too loud at all though... Got a grand total of $55 in it..
I've always been a huge fan of Flows... I've used them on V-8 street/race cars forever. But, I've never used them on low powered V-6.

Beside performance, my only fear is that it sounds like some 16 year-old's version of a Mitsubishi Eclipse on crack, with a G-Reddy pipe on it.

Does it sound ricey? Any help, tips, or feedback, is appreciated from you veterans out there. Thanks!
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What exhaust has that sound?
hi my name is tseesejr weare did you relocate your water evap tank
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Here you go;

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Since this isn't on the vendors section,I don't give a fuck.If you want better sound,a little better performance,and wife friendly,why would anyone in their right mind want to spend a ton of money on high end exhaust systems that don't do anymore then a simple muffler change?Dyno results are okay if you plan on running full fuckin' throttle.....well....are you?If not,fuck the stainless steel space age high tech shit.Buy a nice performance muffler and be done with it.This ain't rocket fuckin' science.Want to spend mass quantities of loot on a 3.8 v6????

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