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Old 09-10-2012, 08:09 PM
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I have a 1996 Dodge.

I believe it is 2.5" in and out. (Correct me if I am wrong). It is the stock exhaust on it and I am finally making enough money to mod my truck a little bit. I'm starting with the exhaust sound first.

I am pretty sure I will be going with a Magnaflow because I like the deep tone of them over the empty trashcan sound of the FlowMasters. I need help deciding a few things:
1. What size exhaust is it? From my measurement it seems to be 2.5" in and out, but it may be 3"
2. Should I use a round or oval muffler for better sound/performance?
3. Should the muffler be offset in/out or center/offset in/out?

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I just looked at the stock replacement muffler and it is offset, offset both 2.5", and it looks to be 22" long total. I went with oval on my trucks magnaflow that was round and it turned out great(3rd gen though). What length muffler are you looking to get? I think the 18" would fit in the best as this is 24" total and part number for that is #11266

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I was thinking I need an 18" because the stock is the 24" total as you said.

BUT, I may pull the exhaust from the muffler back and just have a turn down to the side straight from the muffler, so the length probably won't be a big deal there.
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I was thinking I need an 18" because the stock is the 24" total as you said.

BUT, I may pull the exhaust from the muffler back and just have a turn down to the side straight from the muffler, so the length probably won't be a big deal there.
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How loud are you looking for?
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I have read that the magnaflow 11266 has a nice rumble when idling but not too loud, yet it picks up in DB's when you really romp on the throttle. This sounded good to me so I went ahead and ordered one. Thanks
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