I went with a straight pipes and am running axle back dual pipes. Its still not loud enough though so going to run duals all the way and in turn eventually remove the cats and run true duals off the headers. :Racing:
Sounds good. What was your 0-60 time? Looks like somewhere between 7-9 sec from the you-tube clip.
Which Muffler did you use? If you want more sound, start there.
I Thought about a true-dual off the cats but decided against it for the following reasons:
1. If you don't mix the left and right cylinder banks, you will lose low-end torque. In a V8 this is not as big a deal but in a V6 it is more critical. For many street applications an X-crossover is used to provide this increased scavenging.
2. If you come off the cats, it may be difficult to route the exhaust and dual mufflers in such a way that everthing stays up in the frame members. The gas tank sits under the drivers side in the equivalent place where the muffler is on the passenger side.
3. Because of the problems in #2 above, you are likely to have ground clearance problems. If you go off-road on occasion, like some of us do, you will lose your new exhaust at the first good rock in the road.
Now in youre case, you might overcome the routing problem by putting dual mufflers in the rear since you removed the spare tire. You still will have the problem of exhaust mixing as it the X pipe needs to be closer to the engine to be effective.
I think you have a great set-up. To make it louder, go with a different muffler like a Flowmaster race muffler or something minimal like that.
Just my $ .02.