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Mufflex DOD14M Review

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Old 06-14-2010, 09:30 PM
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Default Mufflex DOD14M Review

Had some issues with their online payment system. Called several times. Eventually someone stopped the buck passing and got my order fixed. Got it two days after I paid for it. Shipping was fast.

Just put it on around 5pm today.

For $253, It's nice.

It's not that much better than the OEM from inside the cab. However, from the outside or with the windows down, it's perfect. I find it has very little drone until it goes into MDS.

I wish it sounded better inside the cab but there really isn't a way to make that happen.

No, I don't want to cut of my tailpipe resonators.
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:59 PM
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psycareyo,
what about it exactly don't you like? I have heard other ram hemis with a 14 in magnaflow exhaust and it is a lot louder than my stock exhaust. What other brand of mufflers would you suggest looking into?
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:35 AM
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My wife says it sounds much better than OEM from outside the cab.

That's nice but it doesn't do much for me since I'm never watching someone drive my truck away lol.

I had the same Magnaflow muffler on a 4.6L V8 Sport Trac and it sounded much much better.

I think, for me, it will come down to the resonator removal. Typically, resonators change the sound more than the muffler itself with todays modern engines/exhausts. I discovered this on both my F150 and the Sport Trac. I had swapped out the F150's muffler with a Flowmaster 40 and it didn't change the sound much. I did the same with the Sport Trac. I went back to my local Midas and they removed the resononators and it was night and day different.

On the Fords, the resonator was actually before the muffler. Were as the Dodge has two of them after the muffler, in each tail pipe.

I think I'd be a lot happier with them removed. It just sucks to pay another $150 for further exhaust mods.

I'm going to give it another 28 days and see how it adjusts and how I adjust.
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:39 AM
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I also looked at Flowmaster (and Flowmaster 40 knock offs), Aeroturbine, Borla, and Gibson.

I was very tempted to go with the Flowmaster 40 since my last 4 trucks have been Magnaflow. From what I understand, it's also a little louder than the 14" Magnaflow.

I also really liked the Aeroturbine. I could find enough testomonials online to make the leap though.

I went with Mufflex for the following reasons:
Past experiance with Magnaflow
Ease of DIY install (it was really easy)
Price of the unit

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Old 06-15-2010, 09:00 AM
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if you want it loud inside the truck then you will either have to install an exhaust cutout below the cab or peel some of carpet out to remove the sound deadening material.
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:56 AM
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I had a DMH Electric cutout in my Adrenalin Sport Trac. It was loud but it also sounded like crap. In my opinion, all open exhausts sound like crap.

This morning everyone here at the dealership (I sell Kia, Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler) said it sounded absolutely awesome and one person used the word "evil."

I just can't hear that big a difference in the cab. That is because the Ram has superb sound deadening. That's also why the OEM audio systems sounds so good right out of the box.

I guess my initial review was a little harsh.

I may still remove the resonators.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:09 PM
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is it much louder then the DOD18M in person?
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Old 06-17-2010, 04:03 PM
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Never heard the DOD18M so I couldn't comment on that. I usually go with 14" Magnaflow weld in mufflers w/ resonator deletes. It sounds louder on the Sport Ram with dual exhaust.
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Old 06-17-2010, 05:14 PM
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Man I have the DOD24M version and I find it plenty loud. I guess it's just all personal preference. Even my wife who knows nothing about trucks loves the sound lol
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Old 06-17-2010, 05:33 PM
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Hmm. I have a '10 sport, waiting on my dod18m from mufflex. shipping to canada takes so long. i guess you would recommend welding it so it doesnt leak?
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:12 AM
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I wouldn't weld it it. If you weld it, you just threw your money out the window. Mufflex's claim to fame is the ease of install. Install it yourself with some hand tools. Then, find a way to get it on a lift, and use an impact to send it all home. There is just no way you can do a tight, quality install with a wrench on something like this. You really need the torque from the impact to secure it. Hit it again after a few thousand miles or when (if) you hear a leak.
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:48 AM
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good thing i work at a shop then. haha
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:25 AM
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One more hit on this thread since some are taking this retro kit to an exhaust shop, the mufflex is such a simple 'do it yourself' install. Just take 1 minute to cut a slit on the opposite side of the one it comes with on the inlet and both outlets before you start. Then align each clamp up with the end of the extenders to the factory pipes before you tighten them up. No need to crank the clamps on, they crimp down real nice with this extra slit ( about the width of two jig saw blades ). Have had mine on now for about 15k, no leaks at all. Quick easy install and the tails line up perfectly in the bumper cutouts. Get it welded if you must but this is one of the simplest mods I have ever done here, faster than an intake swap or the grill swap and plenty of room to work under the truck. A helper will keep you from banging the tips around and they can hold them perfectly straight when reinstalling the tails.
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Old 06-19-2010, 12:15 PM
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to bad you dont have pics
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Will this kit fit on a 2012?
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