Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
baldav

Aftermarket Exhaust System

Question

baldav

Does anyone know anything about after market exhaust systems? My 2002 Tahoe is making horrible gargling noises at RPMs just about idle. I'm considering just replacing the whole system. Can anyone provide a recommendation on name brand providers of aftermarket exhaust systems? Also, any thoughts on their claims to increase HP and improve fuel economy?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts. This forum has great for all sorts of things!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
PerchJerker

I've always had dual exhaust on my trucks, always cat-back systems. As long as you are cat-back, the cat is still the point of most restriction and anything you do behind it will be minimal for HP and fuel economy. But I like the look and the sound.

In actuality you may change your driving habits with dual exhaust to make the engine sound louder and meaner, and that may hurt your fuel economy.

If you really want benefits from exhaust, you need to start in front of the cat but that gets a lot pricier.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Blaze

Just my $.02 worth - I had never had dual exhaust before, and I made the switch about 2 years ago with my '02 Chev 2500HD. I regret going with dual exhaust. I went with the mildest, minimal "growl" that I could (loud rapping glass-packs aren't my style), but at mid-range RPMs, my ears still ring and the rumble is more than I wanted. Don't get me wrong - the truck sounds great and all the guys in my neighborhood tell me how "manly" it is, but I wish I would've stayed stock.

Oh yeah - as for power and mpg: no change with typical driving habits. That may be a product of having a 6.0l with 4.10 gears, however.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Jeremy airjer W

Quote:

My 2002 Tahoe is making horrible gargling noises at RPMs just about idle.


Are you sure its not the cat broken up?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Cheers
      What size  holes ?
    • OhioVike
      I don't know, not getting your mail delivered to your door is a very egregious situation.  He also has a great sense of history indicating he has vision.  Letting us know he erected his sign in 2008 provides a vivid example of his powers.  He sees the future well...he gonna be pissed at somethin!  A bit of a Nostradamus.  
    • Cret Jigs
      I will be out on Blue on Saturday morning. ... see you out there 
    • Wanderer
      That’s pretty awesome! I’ve been keeping an eye out around the house but haven’t seen enough activity to coax me out in the temps we’ve been having.  We mainly have fox around the house, and only one good yote.  We had a young wolf do a lap around the house in the spring but haven’t seen him around since.  I know I couldn’t shoot him but I’d sit out just to see him if he started showing up again. Mainly turkey tracks as of late.  
    • Wanderer
      Probably two of the safest bets in the area. I haven’t fished Crooked off Bunker for several years but it always seemed to have plenty of fish. Have you ever been on the Moore lakes near 65 and 694?  Sometimes they get a lot of attention, and I’d have to think for good reason.   Twin Lakes in Robbinsdale used to be a favorite stop for us when we were young.  Did good on pannies and surprisingly well on pike. If you don’t mind traveling further west, Medicine is a pretty good lake.  Lots of memories fishing the crappie hole in front of the beach on the southwest side.
    • PRO-V
      Gulp spray seems to help also.
    • Wanderer
      I prefer ciscoes too.  I just don’t always have access to them.  They leave a better scent trail.  That’s part of the reason for a little kick of salt on the frozen suckers.  Anise could help too.
    • Hawg
      Not that I know of. First time I used one and constantly had to clear the shavings and drill kept cutting out. Drill is a 1200# fuel. 
    • PRO-V
      I always did best with frozen Cisco's suspended on a quick strike rig.
    • PRO-V
      I tried a few times during that 30 below weather. Saw nothing but thousands of wolf tracks. That night while we sat on the hunting shack deck having a cigar a pack of coyotes we're yipping out by our trucks 400 yds away. They were probably tipped off by our generator though and couldn't get them to come in. I did see 2 moose 30yds in front of me going into one calling spot. That was cool.
  • Share & Have Fun