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power gains between buying a cat back system or having an exhaust shop build it is it seriously that big of a difference to spend the extra $600+ what everyone opnions? maybe someone has done dyno research?
What motor do you have? Catbacks are only worth it if you're upgrading the midpipes etc to 3 inches. The stock catback is VERY efficient so changing it is only for sound. You will only really see any gain in these cars if you upgrade the headers.
Headers are worth it on the 5.7 as the stock manifolds are crap. The 6.1s benefit from them too but the 6.4 comes with shorties from the factory
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HP gains are minimal with a catback system. Noise gains are priceless. Lol. On a serious note, if you want to determine the value of an exhaust first ask yourself how much are you willing to spend to get that muscle car sound. I'm in the market for my 3rd catback and I think a custom exhaust in the $6-$700 range is my limit. I've had a Corsa and custom exhaust and the Corsa was not loud enough, yet the custom had a bit of drone.
I think they are. Just make sure you listen to it in PERSON first on another car. Don't go by just sound clips and youtube. Hearing is believing. I had to swap my exhaust twice but and ended up happy with my Zoomers exhaust. The only other would I would consider would be the Magnaflow Competition series. Solo is good too though.
__________________ -= 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic =- in Brilliant Black. STP, sunroof, tint, 430 rbz, 3.92 gears, 6 speed.
MODS: Zoomers catback exhaust AFE Stage II cold air intake Barton short throw shifter Fastman ported throttle body Diablo CMR tune by Johan Mopar strut tower brace Mopar hood struts Razors Edge rear control arms & tension bars Jet 180* t-stat SRT8 6.1 chin spoiler Billet Technology catch can Beltronics Pro 300 radar detector
Swapped 2 exhaust systems out also before zoomers
Zoomers is the only system worth shelling the money out for imo
2012 392 pitch black silver stripes
Speedlogix catch can
Arrington 85mm throttle body
American racing headers with high flow cats
K&n cold air intake
Zoomers cat back
Jet 180 t stat
B&G 93 octane tune
Lakewood strut tower brace
Trinity sitting in box waiting for custom cmr tune
im looking at doing kooks with MF high flow cats and a set of muffles of some kind im not sure yet on the brand tho. My old 02 Z28 i ran that with moroso spiral flow and turn downs before the axle and it sounded amazing! i just can justify 6 or 700 more for mandrel bent pipes to gain maybe 5 hp. oh and its a 6 spd R/T
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