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Old 01-18-2013, 02:11 PM
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Talking 18" Magnaflow installed!

Well, after reading tons of threads and watching dozens of youtube videos, I decided to go with an 18" Magnaflow muffler, and have it welded in. I debated long and hard over the Mufflex kit vs. welding it in, and I'm glad I went the latter route. My hands didn't get dirty, I don't have to worry about leaks (ever), and I saved over a hundred bucks to boot! Also debated the 14" vs. 18" for awhile, and I'm glad I went 18". It is noticeably louder (especially @ WOT), but more importantly, sounds 100% better! It sounds deep and muscular, without being obnoxious or overbearing, perfect balance of tone AND volume! No noticeable drone so far. Guys @ local shop did a great job on the install, was just a little bummed I couldn't find stainless locally. I was sweating not being able to get mandrel bends, but they were less than 20* bends, so it's not that big of a deal. I'll shutup now, here's the work...
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Looks great. I plan to do 18" as well. You'll probably be OK in FL w/o stainless. I couldn't find stainless locally when I checked about 4 years ago. Since I live in the salt belt, I'm almost tempted to go Mufflex, or else buy my own SS pipe.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:51 AM
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Looks great. I plan to do 18" as well. You'll probably be OK in FL w/o stainless. I couldn't find stainless locally when I checked about 4 years ago. Since I live in the salt belt, I'm almost tempted to go Mufflex, or else buy my own SS pipe.
You're probably right, I'm just anal and since it was all SS I just wanted to keep it that way, oh well. Still gonna paint the alumnized section with some hi-temp, though. Video clip of it if anyone's interested...

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My 18" has two years of service now and still sounds mean, but liveable!
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Awsome choice of muffler glad you are enjoyng it
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How about a clip with the camera positioned at the rear.....
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How about a clip with the camera positioned at the rear.....
I turned the truck around, Grub. You gotta watch the whole movie if you wanna know "whodunit"!
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My clip stops just after you start it at about 48secs.

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I was able to watch the whole thing. Sounds great.
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Looks good. I have been debating between 14" and 18" and this is helping me decide
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