Daily driver for wife, anyone replace just the rear muffler with a magnaflow 2"?

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Daily driver for wife, anyone replace just the rear muffler with a magnaflow 2"?

Postby HealWithSteel » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:52 am

Easy question, my wife just got a qx50 awd with the vq37 engine. Cats to dual resonators, to rear suit case muffler behind bumper. Just to wake up the sound a little, has anyone just swapped the rear suitcase muffler with a 2" dual in, dual out magnaflow with factory resonators? Obviously with some nice tips.

Looking for a throaty growl. How much does 2.5" and aftermarket resonators effect sound?

Couldn't find any sound clips, not looking to make performance gains and don't see a need to do a full custom 2.5" catback on a daily suv.

Obviously asking here since I'm sure you guys have more experience with this exhaust setup.

Thanks!


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Re: Daily driver for wife, anyone replace just the rear muffler with a magnaflow 2"?

Postby AZhitman » Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:11 pm

I've seen someone replace the entire rear suitcase with dual pipes (resonator only). Sounded pretty good to me.

The cats and resonator handle the bulk of the exhaust volume, so I suspect that big dual in-dual out unit doesn't do much.

You could always lop off the suitcase and see if you like the sound - then take it to a muffler shop and have them add on a pair of small Magnaflows with tips.


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