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rotten muffler, what do you guys run?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by cmo18, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    2006 dodge ram 2500 diesel

    I started my truck up yesterday morning when I herd a nice rumble. Only to find out my muffler rotted out.

    I'd like to replace it with an aftermarket one to allow better air flow but do not want something too loud or with drone. Any suggestions?

    I'd also like to stay away from custom fab. an exhaust..

  2. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,063

    rotted already ? i hear alot of people use the donaldson mufflers. i had a 5'' mbrp on mine but i took it off, it was just too loud when i was towing. id stick with a cat back system too, keeps the drone out plus the stock exaust flows fine anyway.
  3. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    I dont have a diesel but I just run stock. I put enough money into my trucks without buying expensive high performance stuff. I had 2 guys subbing for me a couple years ago, one had cherry bombs (he was asked by a place we did not to come back) and the other guy had flow masters on his gasser and it sounded good but a little loud for plowing.
  4. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    M090544 is what I have. 51" long, 9" in diameter. Only slightly louder than stock, but much lower EGT's when pulling.
  5. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Why not put a nice 8" stack through your cargo bed :laughing:
  6. Cutter1

    Cutter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 245

    straight pipe it. Cheap easy fix. Mine did it too.
  7. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    I would but I hear there's a lot of droning... disagree?
    Any problems passing inspection?

    I think she rotted out because there too much coal burning out hah
  8. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    Did you find it gave you a nice deep tone? I dont want a raspy sound like banks exhaust

    I really like the sound of aero but am worried of it been to loud
  9. snow7899

    snow7899 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    I used a 4" stainless magnaflo system. no problems and fits great.
  10. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    He's looking for a QUIET solution, not a God-awful loud solution.

    It's a nice quiet Diesel tone, no drone in the cab at all. Just got back from a 500 mile road trip last Sunday night, we were able to carry on a conversation at a rgular level the whole time.

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    Messages: 4,555

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  12. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    I'm not very interested in putting a cat-back on the truck because I'd imagine it will be to loud

    I just want a deep sound that will bolt in place of the stock muffler or require minimal fab work...

    im still liking the aero mufflers, any one use them?
  13. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,319

    Please no stacks are terrible.
  14. chugbug

    chugbug Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 14

    Stacks are awesome for a show/fun truck. Otherwise they can get pretty loud right behind the cab when you're working it.
  15. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I totally agree. I have stacks on my F350. Its great until you tow something or go on a long trip. I drove 12 hours straight last week and I thought I was going to puke my head hurt so bad. My ears were ringing all night. Still love it tho! As for the OP, I'd straight pipe it and see what you think of it and then go from there.
  16. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    i ordered a aero turbine 4040...will see what it sounds like

    thank for all the suggestions!
  17. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    They sound great on Youtube. Hopefully it'll sound just as good for you.
  18. Rogan

    Rogan Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    on my '96, I have Jacobs Exh. brake, 4" DP. At one time, I had dual 5" stacks, no cat, no muffler, and was stupid loud.. I mean INSANELY LOUD.. I hated it..


    Now, I've replaced the dual 5's with a single 7", and a resonator. It's fairly quiet in the cab, even towing my 9000lb trailer. Oddly, it's about 70% quieter than the dual 5s, even before I added a resonator.

  19. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    I don't know what is is, but stacks still seem to redneck and unprofessional to me. That's my own personal opinion and I don't expect anyone to agree with me, just tossing that out there...

    Besides, look how much bedspace you lose.
  20. Rogan

    Rogan Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    yeah, about 6-8".
    I still carry 30-40 sheets of drywall in the truck, with ease.