Originally Posted by JUST KRUIZIN
thanks Northern Rider for your help...Been reading alot of your and Maddogs posts and find very helpfull.The only problem i think i am having is majority of the posts from you guys(moderators)and members,mostly have the earlier 300,not my gen.Curious to know what and how some of these mods you guys have would sound and perform on mine..Thanks
A Hemi is a Hemi is a Hemi...they are gonna sound pretty much the same with the same exhaust system on them regardless of whether it's a Gen 1 or a Gen 2 engine, IMHO.
Picking the right exhaust system for the sound is a very tough personal choice. Thankfully I have had a LOT of experience with what sounds good to me and what doesn't so that made my choice easier to make.
You'll notice I said "...what sounds good to me..." and I did so because for many, sound is one of the biggest selling points for buyers. Most, if not all, aftermarket mufflers will flow better than the stock unit(s). And they do so at the expense of being as quiet as the stock unit(s).
The biggest difference for many people is how it sounds to them! I may like Magnaflow or Corsa but you may not and would prefer a Flowmaster system.
It's all about choice and it's one YOU have to make. A couple things to consider:
1. As stated earlier, most aftermarket mufflers will flow more air than stock ones and they will be louder. Less baffling material means more flow and more sound.
2. As a general rule, the longer the muffler the quieter it will be.
3. You have flow through designs (Magnaflow, Borla), chambered designs (Flowmaster, Blastin' Bobs, Cherry Bomb) and hybrids that use a flow through design with specially tuned baffles to achieve a particular "tone" (Corsa). Normally, the chambered mufflers tend to be louder and resonate more at lower RPM's.