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Hi there from Florida, new here first post.

I just bought a 2019 SXT plus. Loving the car and would like to get a little more noise and lower growl outside the car but no or very minimal noise inside. I did a rear muffler delete and sounds great outside but the constant interior noise is too much. I realize I am going to her it when I get on the gas and thats expected and fne, but a hum cruising on the highway at 60-85+ is no bueno.

I am 61, car brings me back to my younger days when early 70 mopars were cheap, but the cabin drone doesnt work for me.

I have watched tons of youtubes on different exhaust but most dont mention interior noise and the ones that do its hard to tell

Thanks for any input in advance
 

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If you deleted the rears then you deleted the resonators so what you're hearing inside is cabin drone. Not fun. Personally I'd say you're better off getting a full catback system. Borla and Solo makes good ones. Solo is less expensive and uses J Pipes to control drone. Borla has two versions, the S-Type and Atak. I tend to lean towards Borla overall.

The S-Type has a deeper tone and not as loud as the Atak. Perfect IMO. Borla claims no drone and it's true. You can't get away from hearing the exhaust in the cabin from an aftermarket exhaust but the Borla S-Type at cruising speed sounds practically stock.
 

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Thanks good info. I should have said I am on a bit of a budget. Trying to stay under or around $500.
 

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If you're on a budget than replacing the mid mufflers with Different Trends 2 (DT2) should give you an improved sound. That's without the rear resonators. The point being if you remove the resonators you have to compensate for that with much bigger mid mufflers to cut down on drone. The DT2 mufflers are much bigger than the stock mid mufflers.

Take a look at this and see if you like the sound. It's budget friendly.

 

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thanks sounds good just dont know how it will be in RL inside. The guy at the muffler shop had a suggestion he put a couple of resonators where rear mufflers were. I now have the stock mids, and the the rear mufflers swapped for resonators. He worked with me so both trips were only $200 total ($100 for rear delete and $100 to put resonators back in rear). At that price I had to try it. End result is still pretty deep, and some cabin drone, but at least at highway cruising speeds (60 - 80) the rpms are at a point where the drone is gone.

Wondering if flowmaster 44's would make it drone more or less, and drop the sound or increase?

I am a bit different, a 61yo guy with a challenger, and want a sportier sound than stock but still a daily driver and also a car I will take on vaca driving all day. Also a 61yo guy who still does a holeshot or donut now and then, and checkes the 0-60time
 

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Welcome to Challengertalk ;) On our cars the mids are mufflers, and at the rear resonators. So your car already came that way

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FYI the factory rears are mufflers, and mids are resonators.
Welcome to Challengertalk ;) On our cars the mids are mufflers, and at the rear resonators. So your car already came that way

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Thanks for the welcome.

If you have been around cars for awhile, this is a little confusing, as somehow the big things at the end are often refered to as resonators when they look and act like mufflers, and things after the x-pipe are often called mid mufflers when they look and act like resonators. Changing out the stock rear big exhaust parts for traditional resonators is nowhere near. not even close, to my "car came that way"

Obviously I said its a huge difference so its not as it came?
 

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In your diagram the rears are resonators. Technically one of them is a muffler and resonator combo. The mids are strictly mufflers.

When you order the parts the rears are listed as resonators. The below is the resonator/muffler combo. The other is a resonator. The mids as mentioned are strictly mufflers.
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I was pointing out that your car came with mufflers in the middle and resonators at the rear, which is correct for all Challengers. I wasn't saying the resonators you had replaced were not different.

You said, "The guy at the muffler shop had a suggestion he put a couple of resonators where rear mufflers were." Which prompted my reply. You can feel free to consider these parts whatever you want, but we'd certainly want other members or viewers to know their correct designations in order to know their options. So no, the factory rears are not mufflers, and mids are not resonators


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I was pointing out that your car came with mufflers in the middle and resonators at the rear, which is correct for all Challengers. I wasn't saying the resonators you had replaced were not different.

You said, "The guy at the muffler shop had a suggestion he put a couple of resonators where rear mufflers were." Which prompted my reply. You can feel free to consider these parts whatever you want, but we'd certainly want other members or viewers to know their correct designations in order to know their options. So no, the factory rears are not mufflers, and mids are not resonators


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All good I was just making it clear that to say "your car already came that way" was way off.

I get it they call the mids mufflers and the rears resonators. By definition it's a misnomer thats why in so many clips out there you see exhaust specialists calling the mids resonators and the rears mufflers. But I get your point and stand corrected.

I changed the rear resonator out for different resonators and it made the car louder and a much deeper tone.
 

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Forget messing with the exhaust, you don’t want to do that too much anyway with the SXT. If you want a nice, mean, audible sound that doesn’t drone or be noisy inside the cabin, you want to install a K&N CAI. I have one installed on my ‘18 SXT and the engine screams and purrs when I step on the gas. No exhaust mods needed. Just my two cents! Cheers, and happy driving.
 
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That's a good option that dwaechter pointed out. An open element intake will give you a nice growl at WOT. Plus cost much less than a whole exhaust. I have the AirAid with the stock exhaust and it sounds good. May not get the rumble on the outside in the lower rpms you get from an exhaust but the sound I want is for my benefit anyway so an intake gives me that in the cabin.
 
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