Originally Posted by 7.3Krawler
I need a cost effective way to get my truck louder. Any suggestions? And will it help gas mileage, even marginally? Thanks!
By the time you get done monkeying around with exhaust, you would be $ ahead by purchasing a Summit Racing 5" system and running it w/out a muffler. It starts with a muffler delete, then you wonder what a bigger cat back will do, then you realize you don't live in a smog area and the POS dealership sold you a truck without a cat anyway, so you add a down pipe. With each bigger piece, the non existant mpg gain has taken a back seat to how cool your rig sounds and the extra power you have freed up! Aluminized is mandatory, stainless if you want it to out last your rig.
I spent more money "saving money" on my rig than if I would have dropped the cash the first time!
Originally Posted by Mr. Miyagi
I'd caution against a straight pipe on a Powerstroke....they sound a lot better with some sort of muffling device.
Never heard, or even thought I would have heard that one....