Exhaust Options on a Ram

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Lawn Enforcer, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hey everyone, I have a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500, with the 4.7 V8, and it currently has stock exhaust. I am looking to step up to something with a more throaty sound, something with a nice rumble to it, but nothing really loud. Any suggestions? I'm not looking to spend a lot of money. I'm going to a Midas close to me, a lot of guys I know have gone there and had nothing but good luck.
     
  2. verant

    verant LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have my ford straight piped back from the cat. then a Y for dual exhaust angled out the back. Sounds good, not too much or too little sound. I had it done for $250.00
     
  3. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Get some true duals made up from a muffler shop. The bolt on stuff is expensive BS. Also depending on your state, ditch the cats all together and run from the headers back, that's where you get a nice low rumble tone to your truck, Also depending on the brand and series muffler you can achieve different levels of tone and loudness.
     
  4. pitrack

    pitrack LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I had an 05 Ram Hemi. Want to talk about a cheap route but still have good sound, I took the stock muffler off, and threw on a Flowmaster muffler (Can't remember what model number) and then added a "turn down" pipe right after the muffler. Sounded awesome and cost next to nothing after you buy the muffler. Only downside is there is no visible tip, which is what I wanted on my truck but your preferences may be different. Also be careful "straight piping" your truck, it may be illegal where you live and it gets rather loud when towing heavy loads (Don't know if you tow a lot with that truck).
     
  5. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You could try also after market flowmaster exhaust. check on youtube to see if you like the sound.
     
  6. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A flow master will living things up, just route it with the stock piping. I had it in a 5.3, and it almost was too quiet.
     
  7. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
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    I need to have the cats on there, huge fines if caught without them.

    I was thinking of just going to Midas and having a Flowmaster put on, I'll see what model they recommend. I've heard some Flowmasters that sound like crap, so I want to do it right.
     
  8. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have flowmaster on my Hemi Ram, and it has a nice rumble to it, but I would like it alot louder! It is a cat back dual exhaust system though, so you are only going to get so much rumble out of those anyway. I probably could go get dual headers, dual cats, and run "true" dual exhausts and get a better sound, but headers are pretty high priced for the hemis. I still have no idea on how those guys that run those trucks that you can hear from half a mile away, and we have all heard these kinds of trucks before, they are the loudest things Ive ever heard and surprised they are even legal, I think they are running a radical cam, along with headers,and probably no cats at all, with straight pipes I guess, but it may be more than that to get the rumble they do? If anyone knows, please let me know.
     
  9. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Magnaflow makes a nice muffler. They are more expensive than a flowmaster, but if I recall, mine was a 40 series non deltaflow.
     
  10. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    last night my friend and i straight piped his 95 F150. It sounds great but is a little loud. Hes going to end up putting a thrush muffler on it
     

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