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View Poll Results: straight pipes, cats only, or mufflers?

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  • straight pipes

    4 23.53%
  • cats only

    2 11.76%
  • mufflers

    11 64.71%
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  1. #1

    Default straight pipes, cats only, or full exhaust with mufflers???

    So whats your poision?
    straight pipes and setting off car alarms constantly... cats only loud but not too loud... or keep it real with a muffler?
    2000 single cab short bed 1500 w/ 6.0 vortec maxx swap from a 2006 2500, custom intake, slotted brakes, shorty headers, 8mm wires, electric fan, strait piped, 4.5 inch lift, asp pulleys, true dual through body exhaust, built trans w/ shift kit, custom tune ... 320rwhp

  2. #2


    Straight pipes and cats only have certain RPM ranges that they sound to loud in or to raspy, mufflers normally tone things down and give the exhaust a mellow burble.

  3. #3


    I'm at the age where I need a muffler, lol, although I certainly do appreciate the sound of a loud well tuned V8. If it's crackling all the time I think it sounds like a$$.

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  5. #5


    I like straight pipes and setting of car alarms in car garages

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  6. #6


    I think you'll get best results with a proper exhaust system w/ cats and a quality muffler IMO.
    04 ECSB Custom silver & grey, Soft 8's, BFG KO's, ReadyLift Leveling Kit, Hellwig front sway bar, K&N filter, DeeZee EZ-Down, Rhino liner, Alpine CDE103BT, Rockford 6.5's, 12" V.A.T. Hammer Pro in a Subthump box, Alpine PowerPack amp, Hifonics amp, BackRack w/ 55w 5000k HID KC Daylighters, KC light bar with 4 KC Slimlites, UWS toolbox, Shaved Antenna mod, Black Bowtie, LED backup, license plate, dome lights & 3rd brake light

  7. #7


    I think running straight pipes or no mufflers sounds as bad as the punks running around in their beatup Hondas with the fart cans. Nothing sounds as good as a V8 running Flowmasters.

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    78 GMC High Sierra K1500
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  8. #8


    i love the sound of a set of straight pipes, but you can never go wrong with a good flowmaster, they always sound good for a v8

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