Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Dodge Truck Forums > Dodge Ram Generations Forum > 3rd Gen : 2002 - 2008 > Engine & Performance


Engine & Performance

Single Exhaust Vs Dual Exhaust


This is a discussion on Single Exhaust Vs Dual Exhaust within the Engine & Performance forums, part of the 3rd Gen : 2002 - 2008 category!
Hey everyone, I've been looking into this subject for a little while now and I was wondering everyone else's opinion. ...


Like Tree4Likes

Sponsored By: Moe's Performance
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-06-2014, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Long Island, NY
Age: 25
Posts: 22

Ram Year: 2007
Engine: Hemi 5.7
Default Single Exhaust Vs Dual Exhaust
Hey everyone,

I've been looking into this subject for a little while now and I was wondering everyone else's opinion. I currently have a Dual Exhast on my 2007 Ram 1500. Although it is not a true dual exhaust as it looking like the owner before me wielded a new pipe onto the exhausting system. I was thinking about switching to a single exhaust system. I've had a bunch of friends tell me that a single exhaust is the way to go. That it helps give off more power and a loud sound.
I'm really looking for opinions on the subject to help me decide what I would like to do.

Thanks everyone


Sponsored Ad
Register to remove this ad.
QuinnRam1500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2014, 12:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
Harley Harrold's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: East Central Mississippi
Posts: 2,680

Ram Year: 2007
Engine: 5.7L HEMI
Cool
With the HEMI engine a single exhaust works best. You can achieve the duel exhaust look out the back, with a single inlet/duel outlet muffler. The true duel system doesn't provide enough back pressure which causes a loss in low end torque. This will make the truck sluggish on takeoff. If you go with Headers, you add a Y pipe which connects to the muffler and from there you can run a single 3" pipe out the back, or run two 2 1/2" pipes out the back. Remember, if your trucks emissions are visually inspected, you will need cats installed in the Y pipe. My system uses a single inlet/duel outlet muffler, with duel pipes exiting on the right (passengers) side, in front of the rear tire. I have read that not running cats in the system causes a foul smell, noticed especially, when running at idle.
Tolson93 and QuinnRam1500 like this.


__________________
2007 Dodge Ram Big Horn 1500 Quad Cab 5.7L HEMI "SUPER BEE"
HemiTruckClub.com's, Truck of the Month for July 2014, July 2015, February 2016, and October 2016.
Harley Harrold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2014, 01:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
Tolson93's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northern MN
Age: 24
Posts: 379

Ram Year: 2003
Engine: Hemi 5.7
Default Single Exhaust Vs Dual Exhaust
Harley Harrold,

So a true dual setup wouldn't be the greatest? I like the sound of a true dual setup with two glasspacks but if it messes with back pressure then maybe it's not the route to go. Very informative reply .. Have you tested out the true duals?




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Tolson93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2014, 01:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
Tolson93's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northern MN
Age: 24
Posts: 379

Ram Year: 2003
Engine: Hemi 5.7
Default
Originally Posted by QuinnRam1500 View Post
Hey everyone,



I've been looking into this subject for a little while now and I was wondering everyone else's opinion. I currently have a Dual Exhast on my 2007 Ram 1500. Although it is not a true dual exhaust as it looking like the owner before me wielded a new pipe onto the exhausting system. I was thinking about switching to a single exhaust system. I've had a bunch of friends tell me that a single exhaust is the way to go. That it helps give off more power and a loud sound.

I'm really looking for opinions on the subject to help me decide what I would like to do.



Thanks everyone

Currently I run a 18" glasspack 3in and 3 out swapped for the stock muffler.. I like it for a single pipe and have gotten lots of compliments. Seems like I have a little better acceleration when I put the throttle down about 3/4.. Was only 100$ for me too.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Tolson93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2014, 03:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 84

Ram Year: 2006
Engine: 5.7
Default
Duals can work just fine, the problem is most people get pipes that are too large. For duals on a stock motor you should stick to 2" or 2 1/4" diameter.


__________________
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab SLT 4x4 5.7 Hemi: 141,000 miles and counting
| 275/60/20 Cooper Discoverer ATP | 3.55 gears | 1-ton HD Trans Cooler | Aeroforce Interceptor/SRT A-pillar
89gtcs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2014, 03:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Long Island, NY
Age: 25
Posts: 22

Ram Year: 2007
Engine: Hemi 5.7
Default
Thanks Harley, A friend of mine has the same setup as you do. Although I'm not sure what muffler he has. As for myself I've been looking into doing the single inlet/duel outlet setup with duel pipes coming out the passengers side, two 2 1/2" pipes. Do you have any recommendations for Mufflers. I was thinking about a Flowmaster 44 series. I know there are other options just not sure what I want.
QuinnRam1500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2014, 03:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 84

Ram Year: 2006
Engine: 5.7
Default
Originally Posted by QuinnRam1500 View Post
Thanks Harley, A friend of mine has the same setup as you do. Although I'm not sure what muffler he has. As for myself I've been looking into doing the single inlet/duel outlet setup with duel pipes coming out the passengers side, two 2 1/2" pipes. Do you have any recommendations for Mufflers. I was thinking about a Flowmaster 44 series. I know there are other options just not sure what I want.
Magnaflow is quite popular, and a few people use the Gibson mufflers. Check out Youtube and pick out what you like best.


__________________
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab SLT 4x4 5.7 Hemi: 141,000 miles and counting
| 275/60/20 Cooper Discoverer ATP | 3.55 gears | 1-ton HD Trans Cooler | Aeroforce Interceptor/SRT A-pillar
89gtcs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2014, 06:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
Harley Harrold's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: East Central Mississippi
Posts: 2,680

Ram Year: 2007
Engine: 5.7L HEMI
Default
I will be replacing my current exhaust system with all stainless steel parts from headers to tail pipe tips. The system I am looking at will run me close to $2,000.00 complete. The Headers are American Racing with 1 3/4" primaries, and 3" collectors, Y pipe, with cats, and Gibson muffler, dual tail pipes, and tips. This system will also exit on the right side in front of the rear tire.
Attached Thumbnails
0607v8hemiram.jpg  
Attached Images
 
RonJon '06 likes this.


__________________
2007 Dodge Ram Big Horn 1500 Quad Cab 5.7L HEMI "SUPER BEE"
HemiTruckClub.com's, Truck of the Month for July 2014, July 2015, February 2016, and October 2016.
Harley Harrold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2014, 07:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Tracy, CA
Name: fred
Posts: 527

Ram Year: 2005 QC 2wd
Engine: 392 Hemi
Default
or do the best of both worlds...run duals all the way to muffler and then single out...o, you say you want it loud? throw dual cutouts on there as well




Hemi450hp likes this.


__________________
___________________
-fastfreddie-
one quick 05 5.7 hemi qc... with over 309k on block... best et: 12.1 @113
-Inertia Motorsports 392 stroker assy born 7/2014
chefred112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2014, 09:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Long Island, NY
Age: 25
Posts: 22

Ram Year: 2007
Engine: Hemi 5.7
Default
I want it loud but i doubt ill be able to go with that step up. I would probably get pulled over so quick lol.

Looking at my muffler 10 min ago I notice I have installed already single inlet/ dual outlet muffler, with two pipes going to different ways to the back. Im wondering if I could just change the piping and have it come out the passenger side before the tire.

Now my other question if I do new pipes I would have to do new tips right?

Im also not sure which muffler this is. Like ive said before the truck is loud. Just wondering if changing it would be needed.
QuinnRam1500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Magnaflow: From Single ---> True Dual Exhaust. Need opinions and parts list please. DavidRam Engine & Performance 90 06-20-2014 10:41 PM
Custom exhaust? Single Vs True Dual dvc357 Engine & Performance 8 04-29-2014 08:41 PM
Am I Crazy? Dual to Single Exhaust MoparMulisha Exterior 3 03-14-2014 09:43 PM
Exhaust... Dual or single? Jhight71 Engine & Performance 10 08-08-2013 02:42 PM
Single to dual exhaust blrmkrl83 Engine & Performance 10 06-06-2013 09:16 PM

<




GM Truck Forum
Ford Raptor Forum
Chevy Tahoe Forum
Chevy Cobalt Forum
Chevy Camaro Forum
Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum
Ford Truck Forum
88-98 GM Truck Forum
73-87 Gm Truck Forum
Ford Expedition Forum
Chevy Equinox Forum
Chevy Cruze Forum
Jeep Liberty Forum
Jeep Forum
Dodge Ram SRT10 Forum
Chrysler 200 Forum
Scion xD Forum
Scion xB Forum
Dodge Challenger Forum
SRT Forum
Nissan Titan Forum
Buick Enclave Forum
Cadillac Forum
Cadillac XTS Forum