Anyone have a dual exhaust on their work trucks?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by tcls83, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. tcls83

    tcls83 LawnSite Member
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    I was thinking of getting an exhaust for my 97 Ram this spring. I want it for just to enjoy the sound of the V8. Anyone run an exhaust on their trucks? I also use this truck for plowing, and enter driveways in the early a.m. hours, would this anger customers? Maybe I should keep the old exhaust and swap that back for every winter.

    Also, anyone recommend a good sounding exhaust? I kind of want a deeper sound to it, almost to feel a vibration in the cab. I dont really want much of a high pitch sound to it. I was thinking of just putting it before the rear wheels, so it would be heard in the cab better. People say they get sick of the noise, but I have owned loud trucks before, and never really get sick of it.
     
  2. Madstriper

    Madstriper LawnSite Member
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    I just got an 02 F250 with the 5.4 V8. First thing I did was get a cat back dual, done by a local shop. He put a Magnaflow turbo type muffler with two outs and then two 4" inch chrome tips. Love it, not to loud, but when you get on it, it sure sounds nice. Its not much louder at idle than stock, but its a deeper, throatier sound. But I have no clue what people would think while you are plowing. I live in central mississippi and we get the white stuff, which is usually frozen, about once every 6 years at best. You can push some down here, wish we got a little at least.
     
  3. Jamesgateslandscaping

    Jamesgateslandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Flowmaster, plain and simple, the most simple kit to bolt right on, isnt to loud either:usflag: . I have a 70 series on my 1/2 ton dual out the sides, sounds amazing.
    James
     
  4. tcls83

    tcls83 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks-

    Yeah, I've had Flowmasters before, sound good, well made, but I am looking for something a little different this time. Still will consider them though.

    Which ones give you that strong pulsating "TAT-TAT-TAT" sound when you put your foot to the floor. Flowmaster has given me that sound on an old Chevy I own, but I've heard others that give that sound better, and they don't sound like flowmasters. Turbo Mufflers, Striper?
     
  5. NewImageLawn&Landscape

    NewImageLawn&Landscape LawnSite Member
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    No duals but I put on a 4" MBRP Turbo back system, when I get a load on the engine you can really hear the turbo scream. Sounds good , but sorta loud when i'm plowing.
     
  6. stroker51

    stroker51 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I got true duals with glass packs on my 83 that I plow with, not really too loud, sounds good right above idle, too many exhaust leaks when I stand on it to know how it sounds then:laugh: . Now, it is an old truck so the glass packs are acceptable, it don't sound like that is the sound you want though. A REALLY good sounding exhaust is my straight pipe on the old 7.3 Powerstroke, hear the turbo whistle!
     
  7. tcls83

    tcls83 LawnSite Member
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    I kind of like glasspacks though. Don't know if many newer trucks have them, wonder what kind of sound it would give a newer truck?
     
  8. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
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    Glass packes are kinda old school...definitley some type of turbo muffler
     
  9. Madstriper

    Madstriper LawnSite Member
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    Glasspacks are old school, but you can still get them. If you want the sound you described, go with glasspacks but dont get larger tips, stay with the same size as the pipe. It will sound like what you are looking for, espicially after the baffles wear out. When I was a teenager, (man, I hate to admit that was over 20 years ago) I would get the pipes hot by driving the truck for half hour or so, cut off the truck and stick the hose pipe up the tail pipe and fill the mufflers with water, just not too much pressure, dont want water in the engine, but it sure sped up the process of removing the baffles.
    Good luck!!!!! If you are single, I hope you like redneck women, cause thats what kinda girls go for glasspipes........aka......redneck pipes.........I love em, just too old now..............lol
    John
     
  10. jsbmaine

    jsbmaine LawnSite Member
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    I have duals on my 85 ford w/ 460. I just bought the pipes at ViP, and then welded them up in the shop. Then I used a couple flowmaster mufflers I got off ebay. It's loud, but not really bad. My 95 powerstroke is louder, but the engine on that drowns out the exhaust. I used to plow with both, but I sold the 85 yesterday.
    Never had a complaint, but people up here are used to old trucks and snow.:clapping:
     

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