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Old 11-05-2015, 08:37 PM
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I'm thinking about doing a catback exhaust on my 2016 f350 with the 6.2 gas engine. I love the sound of Flowmaster but don't care for the interior noise. What is a good cat back exhaust for this engine? Should I go with duals or single exhaust? How is magnaflow? Should the resonator stay or is it removed? Any advice would be appreciated.
 
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:26 AM
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I'm considering a custom made exhaust from a muffler shop using a Black Widow Exhaust muffler and Magnaflow Y-pipe. Links below. Won't be able to get to it until sometime next year though as I'm currently stationed in Japan.
Black Widow Exhaust
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Old 11-06-2015, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by 2gumby2 View Post
I'm considering a custom made exhaust from a muffler shop using a Black Widow Exhaust muffler and Magnaflow Y-pipe. Links below. Won't be able to get to it until sometime next year though as I'm currently stationed in Japan.
Black Widow Exhaust
Y/U-Pipes 10798

This is the same route I will go. Buy the mangnaflow or dynamax Y-pipe (magnaflow is 32 bucks shipped) and have a local shop fab the rest to a muffler.

Not sure what Muffler I will get, might end up trying a few.

In my experience flowmaster has way too much drone, maganaflow on my ls1 was super queit. Might try a dynamax this time.
 
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Old 11-08-2015, 04:50 PM
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I was wondering how a catback exhaust sounds if you skip the y pipe and just keep the front muffler?
 
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Old 11-09-2015, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Hedgehog1 View Post
I was wondering how a catback exhaust sounds if you skip the y pipe and just keep the front muffler?
To me the entire point of doing anything to the exhaust is the free up the flow. The sound is secondary. If you leave that stock HUGE resonator on, that the 2 downpipes go into, that must be the biggest flow killer in the entire system.

The cheap y pipe, 33 bucks shipped?, is a super easy solution and would allow you to run any muffler/catback you wanted with some easy modification.


Just search youtube for some sound clips of the a muffler delete and resonator delete.
 
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Old 11-16-2015, 07:41 PM
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Still waiting on headers for the f250/350 6.2. No one seems to make them yet
 
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Old 11-18-2015, 11:05 AM
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I too vote for removing both resonators! Very minimal to no drone and it frees up the exhaust. I personally kept the stock 3 inch piping and had only performance gains. Some have stated they went to bigger piping and had actual/perceived loss of low end torque. In all reality it isnt that loud with out them. it sounds like a nice catback growl.
 
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Old 12-07-2015, 04:33 PM
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Im running the Magnaflow on my 6.2. Its gotten quite loud in the cab now that its settled in. I set off car alarms all day driving around.
 
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Old 12-08-2015, 03:55 AM
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On my 2013 crew with 300 miles on it I went to a muffler shop spent $78.00. They removed the muffler only and put a pipe in its place. Sounds great, in fact nobody that hears the truck believes what i did until they look for themselves.
 
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Old 12-19-2015, 01:47 PM
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What is the advantage of doing a catback system vs. having the muffler chopped out and replaced with a aftermarket muffler. The best price I got on the Flowmaster resonator back system is $700 and that's with me actually installing it. A local muffler shop quoted me under $300 to replace the muffler to a Flowmaster or equivalent. Will the dual tailpipes sound any better or it it just for looks?
 
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I installed headers and 3" exhaust on my 5.2L along with Magnaflow muffler. Within three months I wished I had the stock exhaust back. After a couple years, I would have gladly traded that exhaust system straight across for a stock manifold and pipes.
One thing that I see a lot of, especially on Chevy trucks, is after market dual exhaust pipes. One pipe always points up and the other points down. Usually one hangs much lower than the other as well.
Nothing performs as well as the OEM system in the daily driving environment.
 
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Old 12-25-2015, 08:54 PM
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Well my exhaust decision just got a whole lot easier. My wife surprised me with the Flowmaster catback dual exhaust system for my truck. I'll be installing it tomorrow.
 
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Old 12-26-2015, 10:50 AM
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Cool. Let us know how you like it. Post up a vid when you get it installed so we can hear it.
 
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Old 12-26-2015, 02:01 PM
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Just finished, not really impressed by the sound. With both resonators in place, it is only slightly louder than stock. I also had a hard time getting the left tailpipe adjusted right. I don't think this kit was designed with the factory fifthwheel prep in mind. I had to keep adjusting everything so that the left pipe where it goes over the axle didn't touch the fifthwheel base plate. I might bring it to a exhaust shop and have them get rid of the coffee can second resonator and take it from there. It definitely doesn't sound like the video on Flowmaster's website. I can't complain though because the thought was definitely there. Happy new year guys!
 
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Old 12-26-2015, 04:16 PM
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You can pull the coffee can resonator for sure-the Y pipe conversion will yield the most change however. Awesome gift.
 

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