Aftermarket exhaust experience?

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  1. dammstrate

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    Love everything about my Hellcat except the exhaust. What's the experience with aftermarket swaps, I want a low burbling sound like a 60s musclecar, not the mid-pitch buzz of the stock system.
     
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    I just finished installing the Solo Performance Mach Shorty on my Challenger. It's got a lower and deeper rumble at idle, sounds downright quiet when cruising, but it's absolute Hemi hell when I put the pedal down.

    Matt
     
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    are you sure you have a HellCat?? Scat Packs have a higher pitch tone.. I think the HellCat has a pretty low rumble already.. careful what you're chasing..
     
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    mdmoore23 Senior Hellcat Member

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    The Hellcat has one of the best factory exhaust notes out there, on my opinion. Maybe yours is leaking.
     
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    DGatzby Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member Midwest Regional Pres.

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    You sure you have a Hellcat? First car is a Hellcat at WOT, second car is a very popular alternative. Seems they sound similar, but the little blue car is louder. "Mid-pitch buzz" sounds like supercharger whine to me.

     
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    Allright, so I am a new guy to the forum. Is it common for the so called "vets" to talk down to new people? "Are you sure you have a Hellcat? "Be careful what you are chasing" Really, that's the question and comment? Exhaust sound is the supecharger whine? Really? Well, its got that big silver thing on the top of the engine, I special ordered it, wrote a check for close to $70K, and has that little cat emblem on the fender. You tell me, is that a Hellcat? Jeezes. My 2010 Detonator Yellow SRT8 with a KB huffer, Kooks headers and exhaust sounded WAY better than my Hellcat, and didn't give me a headache after driving it 50 miles. Thought I could get some substantive responses here, at least Pivotal gave me something to go on (thanks!), will be calling Solo Monday.
     
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    Hellcatmichael SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    How to win friends and influence people. Lighten up dude no one's being rude and you'll get plenty of answers. Also there are a lot of threads on this subject already.
     
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    I got a little exhaust note improvement with a MagnaFlow axle back. It's a little louder and more rumble.

    But that said, it is not even in the same league as my 2005 Magnum, 6.9L, crower cam, Kooks LTs, Thrush mufflers, 3" aluminized steel exhaust tubes. Side by side, both at idle, you wouldn't know if the Hellcat was running.
     
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    I love the way this sounds stock
    I have a 16 Z51 heavily modded and it is LOUD crazy when you hit it. I'm going to keep this hellcat stock. Plus I don't want
    to have any warranty issue arise with such a tuned machine
     
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    the Hellcat exhaust sound bothers you that much? at idle it sounds low enough to compare to a boat engine in the water to me. do you have some pics to share of what you are thinking of going with from Solo?

    and welcome to the forums ;)
     
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    Well, not to stir up the bees, but I agree with the OP. As with most people (Harley riders included), the exhaust sound is subjective.

    I much preferred the sound from my 2012 SuperBee. Once I have enough money squirreled away, I'll change/alter/replace my exhaust for something that has a deeper tone.

    For some, the stock exhaust is already too loud.
    For some, the exhaust is perfect.
    For others, it just doesn't cut it.
     
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    I kind of agree with the overall volume being too low. I'd like more of a pulse-esque rumble to it at idle and lower speeds. The volume is definitely nice at WOT, but idle and cruise is a little too tame for my liking. The Borla S on my 2012 R/T was pretty much perfect to me.
     
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    Just delete the mid mufflers!
     
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    i try not to start my car on weeknights after 10pm. it is that loud to me. my neighbors probably hate me, and i try and keep it real quiet entering and exiting the neighborhood. to me it is plenty loud.
    beauty is in the eye of the beholder i spose'
     
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    I do the same thing. If the car didn't start off in 2000rpm and then wind down it would not be so bad, I wait for it to wind down before changing gear. It would be nice if starting it in Eco mode helped with the sound. It probably does a little bit, but it's still starts up very loud. When it's warmed up it's a bit more tolerable, I just let it coast until I'm out of the neighborhood.
     
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