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Old 03-28-2012, 10:59 PM
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Default Educated opinions wanted ( Mufflex 14" 18" 24" or Delete ? )

About to place my order with Mufflex because of the ease of install on the product but before I order I wanted to ask all you owners out there with real personal experience with a Mufflex on your truck

I have a 2012 Ram Quad Cab 4wd Big Horn
and of the choices Mufflex offers I want the system that sounds like a Hemi Should and will turn heads but won't drive me crazy inside the cab or give the kids headaches in the back seat I plan to keep the resonators in the stock duals

I have watched all the vids here and on youtube but every DOD14M vid I watched sounds different than the last so I would love to get real people with real opinions to weigh in

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well i have the delete kit i bought used from a guy here on the forums that said it was too loud for him. I was a bit apprehensive at first. I was leaning towards the delete kit or the 14" I was looking for an aggressive sound that would draw attention to my truck. But was afraid it would be too loud. on the other hand didnt want the 14" to not be loud enough. I too listened to all the sound clips and couldnt really get an idea of loud any of the different exhausts really were. the delete kit can be loud sometimes, and on the other hand while cruising it is pretty quiet. i noticed most of the volume comes in just over 2000 rpm. The MDS is deffinalty more noticable but it really isnt bad to me. Oh and i am 37 and have 3 kids and none of them have any complaints. Guess it just depends on what you want, I was looking for and aggressive muscle sound and i found it with the delete kit. the 14" I assume is a bit more mellow. Every one that hears my truck loves the sound. hope this helps.
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I would choose the 18" and SERIOUSLY consider cutouts...best of both worlds...
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I sold RamFD the delete . I did feel it was a bit much, but only after awhile (and lots of highway driving). If you are running around town it really isnt bad but cruising the highway kind of sucks in my opinion. I really liked it at first actually but after awhile I got a little tired of it honestly.

I ended up getting the 18" and feel that its just not quite enough for my liking. I think the 14" wouldve been perfect now that Ive had either side of it, but the 18" will be fine. Gives a nice growl but not really loud at all.

If you dont mind waking the neighbors, go with the delete kit. If you want a good tone w/ little growl then go with the 18" or 24" (probably 18"). If you want a bit more noise, then grab the 14".
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I def agree with chefred but if u dont like it loud then skip the cutouts for now!
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Yeah I agree with the cut outs.....raceland offers a remote controlled one I'm about to slap on. I have a 22" maggie with the y-pipe and it sounds like stock until you smash the gas.
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I've had the delete on mine but a local muffler shop did it for $50 I really like it and so does everyone else that hears it it is loud between 2000 and 2800 under firm acceleration at wot it's just awesome and at cruising speeds it's really very quiet hope this helps
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I would choose the 18" and SERIOUSLY consider cutouts...best of both worlds...
Ya know Fred you and me are on the same page. That is my exact setup!
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Are there any negatives to running the truck with the delete kit ? just asking because with mine being new and having under 500kms (I'm in Canada) I don't want to cause any early problems I might regret later I have called Dodge and as for warranty there are no issues at all but I am talking more wear and tear on engine and parts with no actual muffler so to speak
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I've had the delete on mine but a local muffler shop did it for $50 I really like it and so does everyone else that hears it it is loud between 2000 and 2800 under firm acceleration at wot it's just awesome and at cruising speeds it's really very quiet hope this helps
I have to agree with Idrivemav that is exactly it,
the only wear and tear i can report so far is on the tires. you will want to light up the tires more just to hear the engine. it makes it a lot more fun to drive thats for sure. I would say if you aren't sure go with the 14", BUT I LOVE the delete kit on mine, just sayn.......
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