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Unread 06-16-2014, 10:04 PM   #1
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Need a new exhaust, Don't want a pissed off bumble bee in a cola can sound

So the muffler for my 4.0 TJ is rusting away. Have been looking for an exhaust but cant find any type of replacement that doesn't sound like I'm out of Tokyo Drift. Are there any exhausts that sound close to factory but still give a tad bit of benefits on the pedal?

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Unread 06-16-2014, 10:08 PM   #2
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OEM replacement such as Walker is your best choice. Not sure you will find anything else quieter.
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Unread 06-17-2014, 05:21 AM   #3
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- NO muffler is going to give the TJ any more power

- Dynomax is just about the quietest of the cat back kits. I have one.
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Unread 06-17-2014, 11:37 AM   #4
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agreed. Don't get a muffler expecting more power, even if it does give you a tad bit more power, you'll never notice it. Just find one that you like the sound of, and go with that.
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Unread 06-17-2014, 11:54 AM   #5
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I like the sound of my gibson exhaust. It's not obnoxiously loud and has a nice deep sound that's barely noticeable at highway speeds. It certainly didn't give me any more power, but I love how it sounds as i work through the gears.
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Unread 06-17-2014, 11:58 AM   #6
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Correct, ours is a bit "louder" than stock.
On rebate until the end of the month....
http://www.dynomax.com/promotions/

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- NO muffler is going to give the TJ any more power

- Dynomax is just about the quietest of the cat back kits. I have one.
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Unread 06-17-2014, 12:05 PM   #7
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Another vote for the Dynomax Super Turbo cat-back. No welding required, sounds very similar to stock, inexpensive. I like mine just fine.

Here's the video that convinced me to go that route:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLUoLSVkAuU
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Unread 06-17-2014, 12:11 PM   #8
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I have a magnaflow clone that is awesome. It's called xlerator muffler and I have 2.5 in/ out and it breaks in really nice. Straight through design with no chambers- fully welded and stainless... For about 35-45$. I paired it with a magnaflow hi flow cat (70$) with 2.5 mandrel bent custom pipe for rear 3 link and it's great. No drone, nice subtle rumble... That's my 2 cents.
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Unread 06-17-2014, 04:16 PM   #9
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OEM replacement such as Walker is your best choice. Not sure you will find anything else quieter.
Yep X2
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Unread 06-17-2014, 05:21 PM   #10
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I'm running a Flowmaster Super 44 with a turndown. It has a nice low tone and I s not very loud at all. It does have a little drone at idle though which I don't mind.
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Unread 06-17-2014, 06:59 PM   #11
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Previous owner installed a banks muffler on mine and I like the way it sounds. It's quiet while driving but at first start up and first take off it has a nice growl.
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Unread 06-17-2014, 07:48 PM   #12
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Banks is good
Flow masters are loud and resonate especially with turn down. I tried a turn down with magnaflow clone for 2 months and while it sounded cool I got sick of the under cab sound- IMHO it sounds much better with full tail pipe exiting the vehicle. No issues with fumes though- every jeep is different.
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Unread 06-17-2014, 10:41 PM   #13
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Another vote for the dynamic super turbo. Got the catback on Amazon for cheap and can only hear the thing right around ~1000 rpm and when you can, it sounds great.
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Unread 06-18-2014, 10:45 AM   #14
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Hell I put a glasspack on my old 4.0 and it didn't sound bad and wasn't that loud unless your in higher rpm
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Unread 06-18-2014, 10:50 AM   #15
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I just got my Jeep back with a Flomaster Delta 50 in it. Not loud at all and has a deep grumble to it. Stock everything else...
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