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Steve
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8/24/2002
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I own a 2002 Dodge dakota. 4.7 liter.

I was wondering if any1 knows what options I have as far as dual exhaust. Do I have to remove the spare tire?? single to dual muffler will be fine. I also have the skid plate package. Will this affect anything?? Any helpful suggestions will help. What type of dual exhaust? Will it sound mean??

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Steve



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8/25/2002
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Steve - duals on a 4.7 are almost sure to sound mean - at least thats what a friend of mine keeps telling me about my truck, is that it would sound mean with duals. The downside is performance is probly going to drop some with duals on the 4.7. I haven't messed with my exhaust yet, and probly won't until I feel like it's actually causing constriction. My brother put a flowmaster cat-back on his 2000 4.7 and said he wished he'd let it be. What it comes down to is do you want it to sound mean, or act mean. Of course, if you ran a good intake, and put on the HO intake and cams, then you might get some good performance out of duals. Its hard to say, and a very personal call - everyone who responds will probly tell you something different.

2001 QC 4x4, 4.7,5 spd, LSD, K&N Gen II Intake, Robert Shaw 180 Stat

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8/25/2002
09:30:38

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Steve, i also have a 2002 4.7 dakota. i recently had duals put on my truck and am extremely happy with them. the truck sounds mean as hell. i got a single in dual out flowmaster 50 series muffler. i took the truck to a muffler shop and they routed the pipes around the spare. as far as performance i cant tell much of a difference, i was told that it probably added about 10 horsepower.
seth




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8/25/2002
10:39:36

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You actually gained power. I use to have a 96 Jimmy, put duals on it and it sounded ok, but ran rough, i think it had to much flow. But you say the performance was inccreased? Wow, i am interested to know how much it cost? And do you also have the skid plat package on it? Thanks for the reply. Think i am goin dual guys.

Steve



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8/25/2002
12:26:49

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Steve

Before you run out and buy duals, check out this link http://www.speedtweaks.net/ and click on "Tips and Tricks" and then find the link for "Which Exhaust?" Also look at this link http://www.performancecombos.com/21lis2.htm
top middle of page.


I guess it all depends on what your looking for...if you want more horsepower at high RPMs and don't mind losing some low end torque, get a dual...if you want more low end and less hp gains go for the single.

Look more closely at what otter replied, "as far as performance i cant tell much of a difference, i was told that it probably added about 10 horsepower." He was "told" that it "probably" added 10 hp, he states that he can't tell a difference.

Good Luck.

BTW I haven't messed with my exhaust yet either, I am looking to tow a boat several hundred miles a couple of times a month and losing ANY low end does not appeal to me.




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8/25/2002
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Go with mbrps duals. They use 2 1/4" pipes out the back and they say you lose no torque. I can say from experience that it feels like I lost no power but gained some. I went with the stainless steel duals for 509.00 shipped from jonas at www.premier-automotive.net. It also sounds mean as hell, but very quite in the cab. You also dont have to remove the spare like gibson.



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8/25/2002
20:39:02

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i have a 99 r/t, i put had a flowmaster 50 series welded into the factory pipes, sounds mean as hell, and from what i can tell, i did not lose any horsepower from the exhaust (check another forum for my problems though), my friend matt has a 4.7L with duals and a flowmaster 50, and he was very happy with it...i am told though, that you will lose torque with duals. hope it helps.



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8/25/2002
23:52:23

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Are there special considerations on a 4.7 4x4 (like transfer case interference or "blocking in"



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8/26/2002
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True duals do make the 4.7L more power, despite the negative chat here about that very mod. My dyno after doing true duals (and the K&N drop in air filter as my only other mod at the time) made 207.5 RWHP. Torque was 268.6 RWTQ. I had previously posted a higher HP and TQ number (sometime in June/July), but I forgot to remove my modified TB at that time, so I re-ran with only those above listed mods. Now I am planning on doing the dyno after my TB, HO Cams and Intake installs (again) at the end of this month. I'll post the gains from those as well.



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8/27/2002
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I've got the MBRP cat back duals on my DAK (stainless). They sound great and the truck is more responsive at low and high rpms. Call Jonas, or visit www.premier-automotive.net. He has the best price.



Greg F
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9/04/2002
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I have an 01 R/T and had a guy here in my home town do my exhaust. He owns a custome exhaust shop that he mainly does classic hot rods and performance stuff. I don't know what kind of muffler he used but it was a heavy duty glasspack with a Y at the outlet end so I can keep my cat. I had to remove my spare only because i had two 5 inch slash cut tips coming out side by side under the license plate on my roll pan. It sounds really great and mean. My friend has an Xtreme and he left his spare on and had the same system put on his and had his exit out each corner of his bumper. I am sure that if you didn't want to take it off you could leave it cause there is a lot of room under there.



Matt Sauer
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10/16/2005
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I own a 99 5.2L Dodge Dakota and I am presently searching for some good dual exhaust and I was wondering if you guys knew any good ones? I am going for sound, not for performance! If there is one with both, that would be nice though!

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Matt



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10/16/2005
12:25:22

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Have a gibson catback on my 98 5.2. It sounds good, but not obnoxious. Also did not have to remove the spare.



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10/16/2005
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i have the flowmaster super 40 and love the sound of my truck over any. i did notice a difference in preformance. the truck has the most aggressive idle sound out of any of the other trucks i have heard. the 318 has a good sounding cam stock and would love to put a bigger one in.



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10/17/2005
06:47:40

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Matt,
I have a Magnaflow Dual on my 99 5.2L. It is a 2 1/2 in dual 2 1/4 out stainless steel cat back, I also put a Magnaflow High flow cat on as well, The system sounds great I am very happy with it. Everyone has the own preference on what exhaust to go with, You just have to find the one you like.

Cowboy1
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11/01/2005
10:19:34

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What do you guys think about dual ravin exhaust?
My dad just got his put on his dodge ram and it sounds great, loud as it can be! I was wondering if any of you guys had anything to say about ravin exhaust?



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11/02/2005
10:39:37

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I put a Magnaflow single in dual out on my '01 QC 4x4. I have the duals exiting out behind the wheel wells. I love it! Looks good, sounds mean, but quiet enough on the highway that it doesn't get annoying on long trips. I get a lot of comments on the exhaust when people ride in the truck. My wife even thinks it sounds cool! I didn't need to lose my spare, the system just fits around it. I have had the system for almost 4 years with no problems, and I didn't notice any power loss, maybe even a little gain. Good luck to you whatever you decide to do!
Spacinjason
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11/02/2005
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I put on a glasspack, and then cut off the exhaust right after it goes over the axle, then I put on a turn down. It sounds great, not too loud, not too quiet, doesn't hurt my HP or TQ, and I kept my original muffler and can throw it back on if I ever want to have a super quiet vehicle again....I personally hate the look of any pipes sticking out the back, but especially the bent stock one that looks like it is rusting off straight from the factory.



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11/02/2005
20:58:01

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I put spintech exhaust on mine and i love it. I get about five comments on it a week. I did notice a little performance gain. My truck got a little better gas millage too.

But i too am looking. I will deff. go with spintech to run true duals but i will be adding pph headers and i was going to ask you guys if you think the performance would be good? Either way. Well i hope i helped you and i hope someone will help me.

Jake



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11/03/2005
12:26:45

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i am looking to put dual exhuast on my 2002 dakota with a 4.7l. i was wondering if it will affect my HP, or my gas mileage. any advice on this would be gladly excepted.

akers



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12/18/2005
12:00:15

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I just got dual flowmaster exhaust 50 series catback system on my dodge dakota 5.2L and I am very happy! It sounds real mean when I start it and when I take off from a stop. When your at a constant speed, it doesn't sound to loud so it doesn't bother you! Ive had it for a few days now and Ive already got plenty of compliments on it! Hopes this will help someone with their decisions about dual exhaust!



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