View Full Version : Which exhaust to choose?

03-13-2005, 07:25 PM
I need help on choosing an exhaust on a 98 dodge ram ext. cab. I was thinking borla but it is expensive. Any opioions on what would sound good....

03-13-2005, 07:38 PM
depends what you are looking for. if you just want sound then get a flowmaster 40 series and pipe arrangement of your choice. 45 out the back, side swept, straight out the back, stock. (round 250) if you want performance and sound you should do headers back, but thats gonna cost you.

03-13-2005, 07:45 PM
yea i want dual straight out the back

03-13-2005, 07:51 PM
just go to a local muffler shuop and get a flowmaster 40 series. one inlet and two outlets.
if they say more than $300 tell them they are nuts and go somewhere else

03-13-2005, 08:17 PM
or you could just get straights, if are arent looking to gain horsepower

03-13-2005, 09:50 PM
Tru duals !

03-13-2005, 10:09 PM
tru duals= best gains and best overall choice but its $$$$$

03-14-2005, 07:26 PM
Flowmaster catback...comes complete, and will still pass smog...

03-14-2005, 07:30 PM
What are you looking for?

Flows have a nice sound IMO. Magnaflow is smooth and deep, Gibson is fairly mellow too.
I like the classic muscle car sound of turbo mufflers. Deep and burbly at idle and cruise but gets nasty when accelerating hard.

03-14-2005, 07:34 PM
I like Gibson..


03-14-2005, 07:39 PM
Flowmaster is to mainstream for me
They make every truck/car sound the same
Id go with the off beat brands that were listed

03-15-2005, 07:52 PM
I want a crisp sound but i dont want an extremely annoying sound

03-17-2005, 04:12 PM
I prefer Borla myself, even though it is a little on the pricey side. I purchased and installed a Split-Rear Exit Cat-Back System on my 1995 3kgt about 6 months ago and it's been wonderful. Nice, deep rumbling sound. I got about 11 BHP ever since I installed it as well. I know it's expensive, but it is by far worth the $$$ you rake over.

03-17-2005, 07:17 PM
i say go gibson or basani. imho they sound the best and the basani is gona put out a really nice hp gain. Don't do something custom unless you have heard the setup before or you just want to take a risk.

03-17-2005, 09:49 PM
Save up, get real, and go headers back, flowmaster 40 series are a must.

But even better is Moist's profile picture... Welcome the the forums. .lol

03-17-2005, 11:03 PM
i agree with supa on this one. flowmaster is on everything from imports to full blown race cars. they make everything sound the same. you want something not main stream but with a good tone try purple hornies or cherry bombs. the exhaust on my K5 consists of about 8" of exhaust pipe w/ a welded on 3 bolt flange, a set of 18" race mufflers from summit racing, and then a 6" turn down. Now I wanted something loud and mean sounding and thats what I got. Its got a nice low rumble at idle and at cruising its berrible but once I cut it loose you better hang on to your ears because it sounds like a full bore race truck.

03-17-2005, 11:34 PM
plz for the life of us be joking about purples or cherry bombs! that's truly unfortunate.

03-18-2005, 12:31 AM
they aren't bad if you want a nice sound. i use them on all the exhaust systems I have built trucks because the people that I build them for want a really deep sound.

03-27-2005, 07:20 AM
flowmasters **** !
allways look for a muffler that is a straight through design
Flowmasters restrictions are ludacrus

04-09-2005, 01:03 AM
I have borla on my 03' mustang gt.
Best sounding exhaust i've heard on my model mustang - deeper and angrier than the flowmasters at idle, and she screams like a banshee at high rpm.
just my $0.02

04-09-2005, 01:07 AM
i got a 97 dodge ram Ext cab, I would go with Magnaflow. It rumbles. just my .02 though

04-09-2005, 01:07 AM
Gibson makes great systems, not the loudest but very nice subtle rumble.