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Unread 07-03-2011, 03:52 AM   #1
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Advice from other Jeep owners.

I am in a quandary and cant really make a decision and I need to do so in the next 3 days so help me out.

My stock muffler finally bit the dust as it has developed a 10 inch crack on the underside of it. (It was not a rock I swear…..)

My problem is this…

I am thinking of buying a Flowmaster 40 series from a friend. The box was water damaged and his boss cant sell it at his shop so he has offered it to me for cheap. (around 60$) Now the question/s is: will this make unbearably loud noise inside the car while driving? Will this do anything for the performance of the car? Should I even bother putting a nice muffler on a 87 XJ with 223 thousand on the engine? And most important of all, Will this be easy to do?

And maybe a side question will this make me look like a idiot of the highest order putting a thunder down under in a jeep?

Opinion's?

Here is a link to a sound clip if you need it. (not my jeep) http://youtu.be/RGhPhxT66kM

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Unread 07-03-2011, 07:10 AM   #2
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I say do it, for the reason being its a flowmaster for cheap. Also it might give you a little power but in return it will be louder inside the cab while driving. I think they sound nice too.
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Unread 07-03-2011, 07:22 AM   #3
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I have the 40 on my TJ, it sounds nice, but is not too loud. What modifications will be required to make this work? Only you can answer this question. Is your current exhaust system a clamp together system, or were the joints welded? What tools do you have for doing exhaust work? Exhaust work is a dirty nasty job that can be a Royal PITA. Have you thought about making a deal on the muffler "Installed".... When I had the 40 installed on my TJ, I think I paid $180.00 for a new muffler, new tailpipe, at least one new hanger, installed and out the door (including tax).
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Unread 07-03-2011, 07:45 AM   #4
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Do it man! I'm pretty sure I'll be hooking up a competition race muffler to mine once it's up running (free from a friend) ha-ha!

That Flowmaster 40 series sounds great; if I wanted to shell out the dough both of my Jeeps would be running it.
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Unread 07-03-2011, 07:22 PM   #5
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I have the 40 on my TJ, it sounds nice, but is not too loud. What modifications will be required to make this work? Only you can answer this question. Is your current exhaust system a clamp together system, or were the joints welded? What tools do you have for doing exhaust work? Exhaust work is a dirty nasty job that can be a Royal PITA. Have you thought about making a deal on the muffler "Installed".... When I had the 40 installed on my TJ, I think I paid $180.00 for a new muffler, new tailpipe, at least one new hanger, installed and out the door (including tax).
The Joints are welded together. and as far as the tools go I have no lift, I have jack stands a good jack and a sawzall plus you know the standard wrenches and such. but if you got it done for $180 I might go that route. Think it would be alright to show up at a shop and be like "Can you put this on that car for me?"
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Unread 07-03-2011, 07:43 PM   #6
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Get that muffler for $60. Go to a local muffler shop, and have them cut off the old one and weld on the new one for about $25 and you're done!
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Unread 07-03-2011, 07:57 PM   #7
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Get that muffler for $60. Go to a local muffler shop, and have them cut off the old one and weld on the new one for about $25 and you're done!
$25.00...... I wouldn't think they would let you pull into an empty bay for $25.00
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Unread 07-03-2011, 08:18 PM   #8
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I got my Flowmaster ( no idea what series ) out of a pull ya part for $10. Went to the local muffler guy(not a chain place, find a local guy) and he welded it on for $15. Best decision I ever made. Its not too loud and that is with no Cat ( don't give me crap enviro's, I could care less ). So with no cat and the Flowmaster, sounds pretty damned good. ( And I pulled my cat after it collapsed on itself and I lost power, pretty common with these. BTW, 2 mpg improvement and seat of the pants power increase from gettin rid of the damned thing. ) Your state may vary, mine doesn't do inspections.
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Unread 07-04-2011, 12:05 AM   #9
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I got my Flowmaster ( no idea what series ) out of a pull ya part for $10. Went to the local muffler guy(not a chain place, find a local guy) and he welded it on for $15. Best decision I ever made. Its not too loud and that is with no Cat ( don't give me crap enviro's, I could care less ). So with no cat and the Flowmaster, sounds pretty damned good. ( And I pulled my cat after it collapsed on itself and I lost power, pretty common with these. BTW, 2 mpg improvement and seat of the pants power increase from gettin rid of the damned thing. ) Your state may vary, mine doesn't do inspections.
Unfortunately AZ does check and require you to have that retarded thing. I have even heard that it is a hefty fine if they pull you over and you don't have one. And $15 is not bad at all if I could get that done I might buy a new tail pipe as well.

P.S. God bless you for dropping that Cat and proving everyday that we are not killing the planet and bursting into flames.
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Unread 07-08-2011, 10:16 PM   #10
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$25.00...... I wouldn't think they would let you pull into an empty bay for $25.00
A local shop that is not busy should welcome the opportunity to make an easy $25 for 20 minutes worth of work and a brazing rod, plus the opportunity to maybe get you as a repeat customer.
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