"Y" pipe exhaust or Carven?

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  1. THE WHITE BEAST

    THE WHITE BEAST Junior Member

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    What the title asked. What is the gain/loss both is power and sound of deleting the muffler completely and replacing it with a y pipe or using a bold on carven system? What is the difference between the competitor and the progressive series carven?
     
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    Shouldn't see any losses really. And probably not any noticeable gains. Sound is why most are swapping mufflers. Give your truck a little more aggressive tone. The competitor series is just louder. Progressive is a little more subtle. Believe mufflers to be about identical otherwise. Can't help with the 'y' pipe. I have the progressive kit on my truck and love it. Most are pretty happy with the carven kits.
     
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    I went with the Carven Competitor Series and love the aggressive sound. Truck felt more responsive after install.
     
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    Is there a noticeable difference in sound with the Progressive Series over stock exhaust? I've seen videos but sometimes its hard to tell in videos vs real life.
     
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    Yes! Way more grumble(?) on cold start and idle. Also if you get on it. Otherwise @ cruise speeds you cant really tell any diferrence from stock.
     
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    The videos just don't capture the sound like standing there in real life. Its -8 right now in NE, and I've been auto starting my truck in the morning even though its parked in the garage. Still takes a minute or two to remove the big ass grin from my face after I hear it start up from inside!!!
     
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    Does anyone on here have the Y pipe? I would imagine it to be even louder but Im not sure how it would sound.
     
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    https://youtu.be/XfUq82ta6ew

    Here is my hemi with y pipe muffler delete, resonators still on. Sounds quite similar to the carven package imo.
     
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    I talked to the Carven guys and they told me that they only thing louder than the R series is straight pipe. But its not as loud as I thought it'd be, probably due to the dual exit being at the rear and, of course, when the MDS kicks in

    So if i were you I'd probably go with a y-pipe for now, and afterwards add a carven if desired (you'd need to get a y-pipe anyway).
     

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