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Magnaflow 18" or 22" keeping Stock resonator

I realised that I'd posted my first post in the new member section rather than exhausts so here goes...

I've running the 5.7 v8 Hemi and I'm going to keep the stock resonator at the rear. I started off thinking I wanted a Flowmaster super 50 or the 50 series but after hours of listening and reviewing I'm thinking either the 18 or 22 Maggie as I reckon they have a deeper sound plus slightly better performance and for the most part people are saying that they don't get any drone, although there are exceptions.

What I'm not sure about is which one to go for with the fact I'm keeping the resonator on as definitely don't want it to kill the sound after all this!

Anyone got experience with either and keeping the stock res on? and any drone issues?

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Hi guys, has no one had any experience with these mufflers? I thought I'd be inundated with posts!

Was hoping to be able to order them this week so any experience or thoughts would really help. Thanks
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Hi guys, has no one had any experience with these mufflers? I thought I'd be inundated with posts!

Was hoping to be able to order them this week so any experience or thoughts would really help. Thanks
I have the Magnaflow cat-back on mine, as do a lot of the members here. It comes with a resonator to replace the stock resonator.

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Unfortunately I don't have the cash to spend on the full system so just going for the muffler, so that's why I'm hoping people can share their experiences with either the 18" or 22" magnaflow with either the stock resonator or I suppose a new one (however that will produce a different sound again I guess?)
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Any experience Magnaflow mufflers???

Hi all, I know there are lots of posts on other makes of car about this but can't actually see any chat on this specific Jeep/ setup. I'm running the 5.7 hemi and want to swap JUST the muffler (I don't have enough cash for the full catback system) and leave the stock resonator in place.

Has anyone had experience with swapping out just the muffler for a magnaflow 18" or 22" oval and keeping the stock resonator at the rear. After a lot of research these are my two best options.

As with most people, I'm looking for the deep growl, not obnoxiously loud and no drone inside the cab for the wife and kids.

I have posted on this subject before but didn't get much response, if anyone can help it would be great. Thanks
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I've been thinking about the 22 myself with stock resonator.
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I've been thinking about the 22 myself with stock resonator.
Hi Rtuba, how come the 22", have you had any experience with these before?
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No prior experience........ just dont want it too loud.
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Just spoke with my mechanic who said it could be tricky welding the original steel exhaust to the new stainless steel muffler.

Has anyone had any issue with this or know if any special technique was needed?
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Just spoke with my mechanic who said it could be tricky welding the original steel exhaust to the new stainless steel muffler.

Has anyone had any issue with this or know if any special technique was needed?
Nope. The Magnaflow cat-back just bolts on.

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