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Making exhaust louder

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by gacandido2010, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    gacandido2010

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    when i got my magnaflow exhaust system installed the guy asked me if i wanted him to cut the exhaust pipe to like short to make it louder, is this true?
     
  2. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:15 PM
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    Yeah, I gots boost
    Well yeah it'll be louder as the exhaust is resonating off of the bottom of the pickup then. Louder in cab, mostly same sound out of cab.
     
  3. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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    Hmm, i thought cutting off the exhaust pipe is ricey? or is that the muffler.
     
  4. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    The better coast
    Kinda makes sense if you look at the physics of it....

    Less piping means less energy lost to vibrations and and more energy exiting the pipe....

    Could of also just pulled that out of my ass....
     
  5. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    well i dont want tht.... i want tht shit to b louder outside haha
     
  6. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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    if you want louder. magnaflow is probably not the way to go
     
  7. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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    The better coast
    You could attach a megaphone to your exhaust tip :D
     
  8. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    Yeah, I gots boost
    Then just dump your exhaust straight off the heads... You'll be louder
     
  10. Dec 4, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    has anyone tired cuttung the exhaust pipe shorter?
     
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    Yeah, I gots boost
    I know you didn't want to hear it, but I already told you what happens. Look up some of the guys who wheel their trucks a lot. Many of them cut their exhausts because that's just one more thing to hang up when going over obstacles.
     
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    It's a v6. It's not gonna get very loud. Shoulda bought a V8.
     
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    i am about to get this done when i go home. gonna dump it right above the axle haha
     
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    lemme know how it sounds man.

    im considering this too just for wheelin purposes
     
  16. Dec 4, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    i will but keep in mind i have a stock muffler so i don't think it will sound anything like a dumped magnaflow lol
     
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    Hmm.. Maybe I should take the piping off my Magnaflow after the muffler just to see what it does. Any speculations? :)
     
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    IMO i wouldn't do it just cause i would be really, really nervous about it sounding like a ricer but some people may like that sound lol
     
  19. Dec 4, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    It's a bolt-on system so it wouldn't take more than 15 minutes to put it back on after it cools off. I might try that as soon as I get my new tires delivered. (Truck is grounded right now)
     
  20. Dec 4, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    Yeah, I gots boost
    I never said it is a bad thing... Cutting the exhaust has its place. But for someone who just wants a louder exhaust, it is impractical is what I am saying. Go with a different muffler (or none) and open up the other parts of your exhaust if you are going for sheer volume.
     
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