EXHAUST: WHICH ONE AND WHY
PLUS MAGNAFLOW'S 5-INCH DURAMAX SYSTEM
If you’re like most diesel truck owners, one of the first modifications you’ll make to your truck is a high-flowing exhaust system. With a cold-air intake and some kind of performance tuner on that list of first mods, replacing the stock exhaust kit with a mandrel-bent 4-inch system just makes sense. When trying to decide what route to take with your truck, it can be tough to narrow down the field and make the choice that is best for you. The aftermarket exhaust market is huge and there are so many options. Is 4 inches enough, or should you jump to a 5? Aluminized or stainless piping? Single or dual exit? Cat-back or turbo-back? Muffler or muffler delete?
Let’s dive into each of those questions a little deeper and hopefully help you make a more educated decision before you fork over your hard-earned cash.
A quality, high-flowing 4-inch exhaust system like this stainless-steel kit from Magnaflow is a great first modification to any diesel truck. The stock system was designed more for sound control than performance, so replacing it with the right aftermarket kit can really help reduce EGTS, improve exhaust flow, and with the right muffler offer great sound without increased in-cab noise.