NEW MUFFLER ON DODGE RAM 2018
NEW MUFFLER ON DODGE RAM 2018 – Hi, this is Geramicc85 for you and look at what happened with the exhaust of my Dodge Ram The muffler broke off the exhaust pipe The weld seam is broken due to age It is time to replace this old muffler today I ordered a new one and this time i will try a cheap muffler It is a Flowtech Raptor muffler for about 40 bucks Here are the dimensions in inches Maybe this would be an option if need to get a new muffler and do not want to spend much on it This is not supposed to be commercial.
I just want to show what I install in my vehicle I show how easy the muffler can be installed and how it will sound So I am taking the muffler out of its Packaging This is how it looks and it seems to be made of galvanized sheet metal Now first I will try to get off the old muffler off of the pipe and that can be a little tricky I loosened the clamp back here and will now try to pull the muffler of I made two cuts with the grinder The removal is somewhat difficult because the clamp squeezing the pipes together And i finally got it off Here the broken side Here you can see the cut i made Time for a lil sound test with the muffler off Alright that was just for fun Now lets go on, i loosened this clamp here I’ll replace it.
because the bolts are seized up and the thin sheet is worn out I cant get them tightend up anymore so they need to be renewed If you put in a new muffler make sure you get one with the same dimensions as the old one That way you dont have to cut or extend any pipes, Here you can see the new clamps that I use They are galvanized steel ones and cost about 5 bucks each I am sliding them on the muffler, one on each side I push them on a little further, so that they can grab on good Now I will put the new muffler between the old exaust pipes But first I remove the old clamp That goes into the garbage Now I put the new muffler with the pipes between the pipes First the rear and then pulling it forward onto the pipe.
The wide clamps make it not so important for the muffler to fit exactly in between the gap That makes it easier to put it in too Now I tighten the clamps with a rachet I was thinking about welding the muffler in first, but with the clamps i have just a little bit more space To weld all around the pipes can be complicated and not everyone has a welder laying around The clamps make this install simple and easy for anyone I make sure the bolts are tight so that nothing moves and the muffler does not rattle You do not want to drive around with a ratteling exhaust, especially because there are alot of vibrations there So now both clamps are nicely tight and nothing wobbles or rattles The clamps also make a good seal Now it is time for the first sound sample This is how the cold start sounds like.
Not bad actually Of course i am disposing the old parts properly and so should you Now I will do a little test drive with this new muffler to give you an idea on how it sounds while driving Over all I am happy with the new cheap muffler I havent noticed any unpleasant droning inside the vehicle From the outside it may sound a little aggressive, but not too loud overall I like the result and I am therefore satisfied with the repair I hope this video could help you if you might need a new muffler or must perform exhaust repairs Thank you for watching! I appreciate every feedback and every comment Please do not forget to subscribe, until next time, geRAMicc85 signing out