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Old 10-10-2011, 08:20 AM
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No Muffler straight pipe ? or Muffler?

A buddy of mine just cut the muffler off of his 06 Chevy 1500 5.8 and had straight pipe welded in its place. It sounds decent, and the best part is his gas millage went from 15.2 to 21.5 miles per gallon! So has anyone done this to their Jeep? What does it sound like? Have you seen any gas mileage gains? Or any opinions?
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:40 AM
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Re: No Muffler straight pipe ? or Muffler?

You're telling me he picked up 6.3 mpg just by doing a straight pipe...

I find that hard to believe.

It might sound decent on a HEMI WK, but not sure about the others. Try it and let us know!
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:31 AM
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You're telling me he picked up 6.3 mpg just by doing a straight pipe...

I find that hard to believe.

It might sound decent on a HEMI WK, but not sure about the others. Try it and let us know!
If I didn't see the mpg gains myself I wouldnt believe it either
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:38 PM
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Re: No Muffler straight pipe ? or Muffler?

X2 on the it (might sound ok on a HEMI) ...........
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Re: No Muffler straight pipe ? or Muffler?

BSssss on the mpg and the sound of no muffler would su?K. To each his own!
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if I am not mistaken all cars have to have mufflers to be considered street legal.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:51 AM
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Re: No Muffler straight pipe ? or Muffler?

Ehh I wouldnt reccomend it, my buddy did it on his silverado and theres a constant drone, cops will bust bawls due to "pollution" and noise or whatever. Besides, straight pipe = no back pressure = major performance decrease. a lot of NHRA cars have some sort of muffler just so theres no performance decrease.
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Re: No Muffler straight pipe ? or Muffler?

I know its not stated here , but the OP is from South Florida, where there are no emissions, no inspections to speak of, and the cops have real policework to do instead of picking on someone for running no muffler.

Having run no muffler at one point (in between exhaust setups on my WJ), I would not recommend it, as the downpipes are not balanced at all, leading to a very cluttered sound below 2k. You need some sort of muffler to cancel out some of that. Not to mention it is extremely loud. There is a valid reason why Chrysler uses 30" long mufflers on the 4.7.

I am not familiar with how the WK Y pipe is set up, but I would bet modifying that to be equal length (or close enough), re routing the single pipe in 3" to a straight through muffler would make the sound alot cleaner, meaner, and attain the gas mileage you seek.
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Re: No Muffler straight pipe ? or Muffler?

eh to me the grand cherokee is supposed to be a luxury suv... running no muffler makes it sound like a trail rig... you want a throaty sound, not a garbled redneck sound(again my opinion). I just think the 4.7 and the hemi sound like crap with no muffler to balance out the note/tone
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Re: No Muffler straight pipe ? or Muffler?

muff def.
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Re: No Muffler straight pipe ? or Muffler?

i just welded on a magnaflow 20 inch oval on the advice from other members with the 4.7 it sounds amazing. sounds better then my old truck with 44s
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Re: No Muffler straight pipe ? or Muffler?

I have NO MUFFLER and two resonators on my 4.7 and NO ONE has ever told me it sounded like crap. There is no drone and it sounds mean! Adding a muffler in place of the stock is just a waste of $$$$ IMO. Cut that stock suitcase out and add a small resonator at the tip.
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