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Old 09-18-2017, 12:26 PM
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Cutouts. All the noise you want.
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by 650NutKase View Post
Cutouts. All the noise you want.
I just don't want the straight piped sound of the cutouts I want a move "tuned" sound rather than the clapping loudness that comes with the straight cutouts
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The cats will knock sound down quite a bit, so the maximum you'll get won't be 'loud', compared to something from a race track...

Put a pair of 12" cherry bombs and an X pipe on it and you can legally say you have 'mufflers' if anyone gets cranky about it.

That'll be plenty loud. your 2.25" duals are a good choice for what you're after. 2" would definitely have that 'snap' in the sound, and probably get you pulled over if you're not careful.
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On my '07 I had a similar starting setup and this is what I did. 2.5 off each cat, to 12" cherry bomb glasspacks, then down to 2.25" straight out the back. No crossover. You could obviously hear each bank independently.

Initial week

After a few months
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by tareed94 View Post
On my '07 I had a similar starting setup and this is what I did. 2.5 off each cat, to 12" cherry bomb glasspacks, then down to 2.25" straight out the back. No crossover. You could obviously hear each bank independently.

Initial week
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IckDBS1gJ2U

After a few months
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XimHeAfs9eE
How did the setup sound going down the road without a crossover pipe?
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by bsuggs22 View Post
How did the setup sound going down the road without a crossover pipe?
You could still easily hold conversation in the cab even with the 35" Federal Couragia MT's that were under it. On the highway it sounded fine as well, I didn't notice drone but I also run with the radio up at a pretty good level. I loved the sound because nobody really does that setup without the crossover. I used to have videos of it going down the street from the cab but I can't seem to find them anymore. I can tell you I said I had thought it would be louder until I said it to one of my friends. He had a tuned, deleted, and modified duramax that was pushing somewhere close to 1200hp. I blew by him one day after class and he said it sounded like hell was breaking loose. It was apparently real loud at WOT behind the truck. Lol. Never really noticed in the cab.

The only thing I didn't really like is I definitely lost some low end torque as the exhaust was really free flowing. It wasn't enough to bother me, especially after I custom tuned it from MPT.

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I might run with this first and if I don't like it just put an X-pipe in there to clean it up a little bit and maybe get the torque back
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I might run with this first and if I don't like it just put an X-pipe in there to clean it up a little bit and maybe get the torque back
That's what I'd recommend. You could always opt for even less muffler and run some Dynomax Bullets. They're like 6" long or something like that. Lol. Pretty much straight pipes. I almost did, but they were almost double the price of the cherry bombs.
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If you don't want to lose the torque, go with 2.25" after the cats. Keep that velocity up right there. X-pipe will help with that, too.
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Been running this for a few months now and love it. Might be a little drony when around 2200rpm but if you keep your music up like I usually have it I never get annoyed by it. Sounds great and pops a lot if you want it to. Would highly recommend if you want your truck to be fairly loud.
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