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Re: Custom muffler on HEMI MDS - Problems?

Wow,welding?
Harr... but yes, looking again at the video when the mean shows the muffler, it looks like it is welded...
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Re: Custom muffler on HEMI MDS - Problems?

I read about many people experiencing drone, with smaller mufflers, particularly when in 4cyl mode.

Looks like there's a reason for such a huge stock muffler.

Any well-known drone-proof mufflers, possibly not so much aggressive....
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Re: Custom muffler on HEMI MDS - Problems?

If you dont like the factory drone, definitely don't put a muffler on. The drone of an aftermarket muffler will be minimized if you leave the factory resonators in place.
I have a dual outlet Borla ProXS muffler on my '09 Hemi Ram without resonators, and while it doesn't bother me, there is drone.
You wouldn't necessarily have to weld, if you can bend the pipe and flare the ends, you could use clamps to hold the pieces together. The main thing is that unless you can find a muffler that matchs the dimensions of the stock one exactly, it won't be a direct bolt-in.
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Re: Custom muffler on HEMI MDS - Problems?

There is no factory drone, IMHO... do you feel like there's any?
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Re: Custom muffler on HEMI MDS - Problems?

I put a 3 in. system with a Magnaflow 14589 and two 12 inch glasspacks, one before the Magnaflow and one in the stock resonator position. When first installed it was perfect, but as the glasspacks deteriorate it is getting louder. I don't call it a drone when in the 4 cylinder mode, but it definitely has a tone change and sounds somewhat like a big ricer. It doesnt' bother me.....yet, but I can see down the line I'll need to try something else. As far as the Magnaflow goes though, while in 8 cylinder mode, it sounds great.
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Re: Custom muffler on HEMI MDS - Problems?

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There is no factory drone, IMHO... do you feel like there's any?
Oh, misread the original post. You were talking about the activation/deactivation, not saying there was drone.
No I don't feel/hear any. You will notice the kick in and out more with an aftermarket muffler though.
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