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?
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.
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.
2010 Ford Sport Trac Adrenalin, 4.6L V8, AWD, Blue.
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.
09 Ram Sport 4x4,Deep Water Blue,Hemi w/3.92 LSD,console shift,rams head bed liner, Extang Revolution, body color grill, AFE Stage II CAI, Magnaflow muffler and Y pipe,Superchips 93 Octane tune - MDS disabled, 6% torque mgmt and custom trans shift schedule !