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post #1 of 16 Old 04-24-2007, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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magna or flow?

am undecided which route to go, either magnaflow or flowmaster exhaust system for the '07 Wrangler Unlimited Rubi edition

can you guys chime in with your experiences on either one

I don't want too loud a sound though and no resonance inside the jeep

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post #2 of 16 Old 04-24-2007, 11:10 PM
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Cool Tech offers a kit based on the Magnaflow. We tested the Flowmaster as well and preferred both the sound quality and the muffler construction of the Magnaflow. Neither muffler droned in our testing.

We never tested a muffler in the stock location which, undoubtedly would sound different so I can only speak for a relocated system.

The Cool Tech kit is more aggressive than stock when accelerating with a lower, deeper tone. At steady-state speeds there is absolutly no droning.

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typical install time

what would be the typical install time for your kit?

am not really mechanically inclined and usually when I go to an exhaust shop and bring my own goods, I usually get these long hours billing rates
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Magnaflow. Get the Cooltech system if you don't want to have the custom exhaust work done.
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Cool Tech offers a kit based on the Magnaflow. We tested the Flowmaster as well and preferred both the sound quality and the muffler construction of the Magnaflow. Neither muffler droned in our testing.

We never tested a muffler in the stock location which, undoubtedly would sound different so I can only speak for a relocated system.

The Cool Tech kit is more aggressive than stock when accelerating with a lower, deeper tone. At steady-state speeds there is absolutly no droning.

Is your cool tech kit only for the 4door?

I had my flowmaster installed in the stock location for only 60 bucks and it still sounds great. But thats not to say that I wouldnt rather have the exhaust staight inline with the rest of the system.

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I tried both Magnaflow and Flowmaster. I chose Flowmaster Super 40. Much nicer sound and no resonence. The Magnaflow sounded too much like a hopped up Honda to me so I immediately removed it. I am not, however, familiar with the Cool Tech so I cannot speak for that.

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Can someone post some pics of the exhaust in the inline position? I want to see what the back of the Jeep looks like without the muffle hanging down...does it look silly?

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Have the AirRaid (love it) and now I need an exhaust...just want to do it right and NOT sound like my old RSX Type-S did...

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Can someone post some pics of the exhaust in the inline position? I want to see what the back of the Jeep looks like without the muffle hanging down...does it look silly?

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Have the AirRaid (love it) and now I need an exhaust...just want to do it right and NOT sound like my old RSX Type-S did...
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Thanks Bud...

Do you have a pic straight-on from the back? What do you see instead of the muffler?

Sorry for the silly questions...just want to be happy.

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Thanks Bud...

Do you have a pic straight-on from the back? What do you see instead of the muffler?

Sorry for the silly questions...just want to be happy.

Thanks,
Matt
Not at the moment. I would have to take one this evening. I had them place the up high so it is barely noticable.

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Not at the moment. I would have to take one this evening. I had them place the up high so it is barely noticable.

GREAT! Thanks.

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For what it's worth, I have a Flowmaster 40 series on my Defender 90. It gives my little Rover V8 one hell of a growl (wife hates it ) It would be too much for my daily driver IMO. But, Flow does offer different series for different decibles.

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For what it's worth, I have a Flowmaster 40 series on my Defender 90. It gives my little Rover V8 one hell of a growl (wife hates it ) It would be too much for my daily driver IMO. But, Flow does offer different series for different decibles.
A Flowmaster 40 series isn't like that in the JK. The "little engine that could" doesn't produce the same grown as a V8. I had Flomasters on my Dodge RAM and it is nothing like that at all.

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Does anyone have or has heard the Cooltech system? Thoughts?

Thanks guys.

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Does anyone have or has heard the Cooltech system? Thoughts?

Thanks guys.

I do and I'm a big fan of it. It doesn't have a real loud sound that becomes annoying after the newness of it wears off. I would recommend it.
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