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Best sounding Muffler on a 6 shooter??

What's a good sounding muffler for a 4.2, with stock manifolds?
I had a Flowmaster on it, was just a bit to loud for me, especially when the top is off.

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IMO it's purely a matter of taste. My home-made steel-pack muffler makes the 258 sound like a tractor engine. It's a bit loud, but I like it anyway.

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Thanks, I agree,its very much up the individuals taste.
I was looking more for a deep mellow tone.. Which i may only get if a drop a v8 in mine cj7.

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I recently installed Summit's budget welded mufflers on my 258. I have a dual outlet header so that affects the sounds dramatically, but overall I am very pleased. The only other thing I will add, is that I will never go back to any kind of stamped tin, non-welded muffler. The local shop that did my exhaust the first time, went through four sets of different size / style tin turbos. I kept knocking the baffles loose in them. Finally I got tired of taking it back and threw on the Summit mufflers myself. $35 each... money well spent.

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hmmm, think mines been on about 4 years now...just went down to robbins and asked for stock muffler...sounds ok, little loud, mostly cause the tailpipe points at my bumper...gets an echo...had a chrome downspout for a year that quieted the noise in cab, but it looked stupid so i tossed it.


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I put a glass pack on mine temporary after a baffle came lose in the stock muffler. It was cool for a while but got old. I then got a stock Napa replacement muffler. It was only like $25 and said Walker on the side. Nice sound but nice an quite. I really liked that muffler and ran it till I sold the Jeep. I would get the Napa replacement again.

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I liked the low restriction and sound of new a glass pack on my old CJ I6.
I also liked that it had round sholders, less likely to hang up on something.
They do get louder over time.

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I recently dropped in a used exhaust from LoMods "Project EVe" Commando in place of my thoroughly beat to duals. Since the "new" tubes all ran inside the frame, I was mainly gaining a solid system to add the O2 bung (recent TBI install) & hoping to reduce trail damage. The muffler was a "Ravin" (Midas version of multi-chamber Flowmaster), so I was a bit worried how it'd sound. Once fired up, I was very surprised how good it sounded... quiet enough I can barely hear it on the road due to Swamper hum (found myself watching the tach when coming to a stop just to make sure it's still running ) and has a decent "bite" at WOT. I attribute most of the "quietness" to it being run all the out the back, as opposed to the duals dumping behind the doors

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Thanks guys for all the feedback..

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