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post #1 of 14 Old 09-22-2019, 04:26 AM Thread Starter
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Cat Back Recommendations 94' YJ 4.0L

I've always liked Borla and Magnaflow, but they are expensive. I see other SS systems out there of names I'm not familiar with like Banks, Walker and others. What's your thoughts?

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post #2 of 14 Old 09-23-2019, 10:11 AM
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I have to replace my entire exhaust system maybe in a year or two. The cat rattles and I'm almost positive it's the original system. I did some research and I've heard that magna and borla give it a tinish sound whereas the banks has a better sound.

I guess it depends on the person, but I would rather have an original, deeper sound, than something that has a bit of tin to it.
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Dynomax on mine and my buddies Xj's performed really well.They make YJ stuff also. Exhaust tone and sound is highly subjective to personal preference in sound. I do not like systems that create droning sounds, especially on the highway.
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If you cannot fix it with a hammer then it has to be an electrical problem.
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I have to replace my entire exhaust system maybe in a year or two. The cat rattles and I'm almost positive it's the original system. I did some research and I've heard that magna and borla give it a tinish sound whereas the banks has a better sound.

I guess it depends on the person, but I would rather have an original, deeper sound, than something that has a bit of tin to it.
Agreed. I don't like tinny sounds. Thanks

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post #5 of 14 Old 09-24-2019, 07:24 AM
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I put the Borla cat back on my Jeep in 2003, last year the pipe broke off the muffler, I think it was my fault, Borla warrantied the system and sent me a new kit!
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I have been really happy with my Gibson cat back system.
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post #7 of 14 Old 09-24-2019, 08:29 AM
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Dynomax on mine and my buddies Xj's performed really well.They make YJ stuff also. Exhaust tone and sound is highly subjective to personal preference in sound. I do not like systems that create droning sounds, especially on the highway.
Hate dynomax... muffler cracked at the top in under a year.

Replaced with a Walker quietflow... it just started rattling 3 years later. So yea, need to replace that now too.

Stop whining about the 'ride' - If your YJ ain't wrangling your soul free, then might I suggest you buy a stationwagon... at least you can fit all your bull**** in the back.
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Hate dynomax... muffler cracked at the top in under a year.

Replaced with a Walker quietflow... it just started rattling 3 years later. So yea, need to replace that now too.
My dynomax stuff was about 15 years ago. I noticed that some of their stuff now comes up as Walker/Dynomax. It is hard to say in todays world if they changed hands and quality took a poop or if I just got lucky with mine. Interesting to hear though. I need an exhaust for my 94. Sure dont want to do it again in a year.

If you cannot fix it with a hammer then it has to be an electrical problem.
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i wasn't the only one at the time of my dynomax cracking... i believe @Awesome (if i am not mistaken endured a similar experience).

not only that - it started off well enough with the dynomax. Sound and seat of the pants science. After 3 months, it got louder, louder and louder - creating an obnoxious drone at times in tunnels.

until it finally just cracked after 11 months.

Stop whining about the 'ride' - If your YJ ain't wrangling your soul free, then might I suggest you buy a stationwagon... at least you can fit all your bull**** in the back.
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Man. mine never changed tone or anything. Lived through many salt belt Michigan winters to boot. It moved to El-Paso eventually, got sold and still was running it the last time I saw it on base. My buddy owned his for 3 or 4 years also. Really good to know though. I will now think twice before buying my exhaust.

If you cannot fix it with a hammer then it has to be an electrical problem.
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No, wasn't me. I do need new exhaust. No holes or anything, just beat up and crushed. Mine isn't stock, as far as I know, but I don't know what brand it is.

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I made my own using a red Cherrybomb.
Nice sound, throaty without the dreaded I-6 drone. I made the rear removable in
case I gotta pull the fuel tank.
The only thing I did wrong was the tail pipe exits straight back. No downturn.
Without the downturn, I can smell the exhaust sometimes. It makes a difference.

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I know nothing about Banks, but I like the fact it doesn't have that tinny sound. I've used Borla before on other Jeeps and I must admit I never really liked the note. Time for something new.

@Boojo35 you in the Army? El Paso and 'on base' made me think so.

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I know nothing about Banks, but I like the fact it doesn't have that tinny sound. I've used Borla before on other Jeeps and I must admit I never really liked the note. Time for something new.

@Boojo35 you in the Army? El Paso and 'on base' made me think so.
I am not in the Army. My XJ became my sons and he was stationed there for 5 years or so.

If you cannot fix it with a hammer then it has to be an electrical problem.
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