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Old 08-18-2009, 10:18 PM
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Cool is this good and any suggestions

got an 03 XLT FX4...if i cut the tail pipe before the bend, will that give it a better sound? or do you have any suggestions on what I can do or what i could get that would make my 4.0L V6 sound any better?
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:22 AM
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i cut it like that and it did nothing but i think it looks better
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:52 AM
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Muffler is gonna be for sound
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:00 PM
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if you want the stealth look you can just dump the exhaust...check my photo album for pics.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:41 PM
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if I dump the exhaust will it sound better?
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:20 PM
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You will get some reverb in the cab. It will give it a little more echo making it sound slightly louder. I like it for it being stealthy looking, plus cheaper and less to get damaged while wheeling.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:35 PM
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where can i get it done? (so i dont screw anything up) or could i just take a saw and cut the thing off and grind down the edges?
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Back Rack
Cobra CB Radio
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Hood mount antenna
Delta Tool Box
Dual shoty CB whips
WAAG Grille Guard
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:37 PM
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Just a muffler shop could do it for you. But the OEM system really won't give you what you are looking for by just hacking some pipe off. Drop a few bills on a new muffler and a muffler shop should be able to do a dump tip on it for less than $50.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:49 PM
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would the FORD quicklube do it or a pep boys be able to?
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Back Rack
Cobra CB Radio
Bearcat Fire Scanner
Hood mount antenna
Delta Tool Box
Dual shoty CB whips
WAAG Grille Guard
31" BFGOODRICH ALL-TERRAIN T/A KO
Front Fog Lights
Rear Work Lights
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WHELEN EDGE lightbar
WHELEN LIN 3 Gille Lights
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:01 AM
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quick lube wouldn't do it iwould think they would only do oil changes and stuff if you want a deep throaty sound that you wont distract people with go with a 40 series flowmaster
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:59 AM
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JBA Cat-back exhaust system. Enough said. I've been through some good wheeling in deep sand, deep mud and slight rock and hard curb climbing. JBA is a very good producer for exhaust systems. I am both amazed and estatic at my exhaust. Great mellow sound and gets aggressive while in mid-deep to deep throttle. Very good Sleeper exhaust system. If you buy that system don't for get to buy a replacement gasket and don't be afraid to drill a little bit on your new system. Their "pre-drilled" holes are slightly smaller than what the bolts will fit in.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:04 AM
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You just need to find a muffler shop around you, and have them change out the muffler. A cheap cherry bomb turbo muffler and a dump shouldn't be more than $80 max, and would sound alot better than what you have.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:24 PM
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I would recommend letting the masses know what you are looking for, like 72 Nova blown lobber, or a nice deep grone, or to just liven up your exhaust. One big thing I notice that alot of people overlook is the little clunky airbox under the hood. It is designed to restrict air movement and the sound that comes there after. If you just wanted to liven up your exhaust the right way I would recommend a cold air mod, (just the basic kind will do), and get yourself a Dynomax, Thrush, Maybe even flowmaster muffler. This will give you a nice deep sprty sound. If you want rediculous pissed off Harley, then scrap the mufflers, get a y splitter with 2 2" pipes and glass pack each one.
This will give you that 72 Nova Cackle and Groan.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:27 PM
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Notes, JBA is good exhaust, be careful with the cherry bomb mufflers, cars sometimes backfire allthough you do not really hear them, this can and often does blow a hole in the cherry mufflers on bigger displacement engines.
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Old 08-21-2009, 06:48 PM
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^^^true, my Fairlane blew the seams on both mufflers when the distributor drive gear broke.
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