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Re: A quiet performance exhaust?

Postby Dean508 » Dec 02 2014, 10:23pm

A muffler change will have no effect on your tune.. Been there and done that.
Peace and quiet OEM is nice.. :)
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Re: A quiet performance exhaust?

Postby KYBuckeye [OP] » Dec 03 2014, 5:23am

Yeah I feel that bro. My CAI gives me all the sound I need. Thanks for the tip on the muffler not affecting the tune. I can't imagine it would.
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Re: A quiet performance exhaust?

Postby fightinfarmer2010 » Dec 04 2014, 4:11pm

get the longest Magnaflow you can, I have part #12589 on my '09 Silverado and it provides just enough tone to be noticed but isn't annoying at all
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Re: A quiet performance exhaust?

Postby KYBuckeye [OP] » Dec 13 2014, 1:03am

I had a "stock" type muffler installed today. No idea what brand and don't really care. I'm as happy as a little girl watching Frozen for the 13th time. The truck sounds stock except for my CAI which gives it just enough growl. No performance difference at all. I guess the loud muffler thing isn't for me especially since we take this truck on frequent 5 hour trips.
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Re: A quiet performance exhaust?

Postby inkaholic » Dec 14 2014, 8:34am

I have heard the Borla XS adds a nice note without being too loud. I have one just waiting to be installed even the guy at the muffler shop said it was not much louder than stock but did add some gains. That is what I was after, a little growl at start up and under throttle but not really noticeable when cruising. I guess I will see....
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Re: A quiet performance exhaust?

Postby KYBuckeye [OP] » Dec 14 2014, 4:29pm

^^^^I test drove a 2007 Toyota Tundra (gasp...how dare I) and it had dual Borla XS on it. Granted its a different truck, but I absolutely loved it. True to what you say, it was barely noticeable at normal driving speeds. Step on the gas and it was noticeable but not obnoxious. I liked it a lot.
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Re: A quiet performance exhaust?

Postby Dean508 » Dec 14 2014, 10:22pm

KYBuckeye wrote:I had a "stock" type muffler installed today. No idea what brand and don't really care. I'm as happy as a little girl watching Frozen for the 13th time. The truck sounds stock except for my CAI which gives it just enough growl. No performance difference at all. I guess the loud muffler thing isn't for me especially since we take this truck on frequent 5 hour trips.


LOL, exactly what I did with my truck this time.. Getting older... and wiser. OEM style replacement muffler for my 6.0.

I really (not really) miss the wife sneering when I would open it up on the highway with the old loud exhaust.. :lol:
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Re: A quiet performance exhaust?

Postby BlueElevation » Apr 12 2017, 6:59pm

I had the Borla Touring Dual on my 15 and it only sounded marginally louder on my 5.3. I got it from new so can't speak to any performance gain.

That CAI & Tune seemed to make a good butt dyno difference. Tune being the best bang for the $.
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Re: A quiet performance exhaust?

Postby Alex_M » Apr 21 2017, 5:13am

I second the Borla. I've got a single in dual out Pro XS on my 5.3. I y-d it back into a single 3" and dumped it after the axle. It's barely louder than stock. If I wanted it to sound stock I could add a resonator and it would be real d*mn close.
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