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V8 swapped, torque monsters if they ever ship out, bcam. I'm looking for muffler recommendations. Not too pricey, but not a cheapo, don't want it to sound like a mustang, but I definitely want it to be heard. No cherry bombs, have always liked Flowmaster 40's but that is too common
 


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V8 swapped, torque monsters if they ever ship out, bcam. I'm looking for muffler recommendations. Not too pricey, but not a cheapo, don't want it to sound like a mustang, but I definitely want it to be heard. No cherry bombs, have always liked Flowmaster 40's but that is too common
im a big fan of magnaflow magnapack mufflers.

jones exhaust has a cheaper version called the “maxflow” muffler. They sound mean on a SBF
 

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I had a Flowmaster? on mine for a while and didn't like the loud drone cruising. Went to the JY and pulled a 3.5" diesel exhaust complete that was nearly new. Welded in a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter behind my cat and the hangers even lined up nicely. Nice tone and no drone. it was the best I could do without spending $500 getting dual exhaust on a 4x4.
 

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With a bcam and explorer manifolds.


 

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That's a nice, neat expensive looking exhaust system.
I like Dynomax Super Turbo mufflers, the price is reasonable and they sound good. One thing: look in the inlet and outlet, there's a reduction in pipe size that I squeeze out with a pipe expander. Maybe see how you like the sound first because my modification makes them a little louder.
 

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I have a single Flowmaster DBX on my Sport Trac. It rumbles but not too loud.
 

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I've got a single knockoff 40 series Flowmaster on my V8 truck... it's basically a Y pipe into the muffler and it dumps out right behind the cab. I think it sounds good, it sounds like a truck and is neither too loud or too quiet. My only real complaint is that I get exhaust fumes through the rear window on occasion.

Actually I have the same muffler on my Explorer and 4.0 swapped stepside truck. It's almost too quiet on the Explorer... I had a real Flowmaster on it before that was louder and had the obnoxious V6 drone. The other one is quite a bit louder but it's basically just a piece of pipe, a muffler and another short piece of pipe that exits right in front of the passenger rear tire... very short exhaust system. Very pleased with it, does not sound like a V6 at all.
 

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I ran mine straight from manifold to dual pipes to 40 cherry then dual out the back side. don't like the sound, was nice when I was in my teens & twenties. Now I am in my 66 harsh not good, mellow muscle good. Remember 6 pistons not 8 so stop by your local chop shop, these guys have good info
 

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All good info. Thanks!
 

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I recently installed a Magnaflow cat-back exhaust from 4wheelonline. I love its rich and throaty sound.
 

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going with the cherry bombs and stock cats.
 


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