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Fiona: 2009 Wrangler X (B's First Car!)

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last week we also installed some VDP stubby bumper caps.

 

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below you can also see the pair of generic headlights with halos Brady bought himself with some Amazon gift cards he got at Christmas. i helped him wire the white halos to be on with the Jeep, and he didn't want to use the switchback (amber) mode so we left that unhooked.

 

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B and his friend installed a new Pypes cat-back exhaust together one afternoon too. my only contribution was to cut off part of the factory muffler that was being a PITA to remove.

 

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the new exhaust has a nice tone, just a bit loud IMO - but i'm old, so what do i know? ;) 

 

i realized while snapping this next photo that he needs to add an evap canister relocation kit or skid-plate to the shopping list!

 

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Looking nice! Stubby or bust in my opinion!

 

Also, that’s a tiiiiiiny “muffler” 😁

Looking forward to hearing how it sounds at the Holiday Party.

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49 minutes ago, 4x4tographer said:

Looking nice! Stubby or bust in my opinion!

 

Also, that’s a tiiiiiiny “muffler” 😁

Looking forward to hearing how it sounds at the Holiday Party.

 

Looks more like a resonator, way to small to be an actual muffler.  Generally resonators go hand in hand with mufflers to help reduce noisy exhaust. 🤣

 

Noise Reaction GIF by Pipercross Deutschland

 

Exhaust resonator
 
The resonator is a complement to the muffler in that it removes high-pitched noises along with annoying hums and buzzes. It creates a smoother exhaust note, but doesn't affect volume. The resonator is designed to eliminate sounds at a particular frequency which bounce off the inside of the device canceling each other.
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it is in fact a tiny muffler. though it's a bit loud for my taste, it actually does a surprising amount of muffling considering its size. i've heard JK's with the similar size "cherry bomb" mufflers and the Pypes system is a fair bit quieter than those and a lot less raspy. 

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26 minutes ago, theksmith said:

it is in fact a tiny muffler. though it's a bit loud for my taste, it actually does a surprising amount of muffling considering its size. i've heard JK's with the similar size "cherry bomb" mufflers and the Pypes system is a fair bit quieter than those and a lot less raspy. 

 

Lol, well I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. 🤣

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Awesome stuff! Can't wait to see Fiona & B on Saturday!!

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looking back at Fiona from in Gadget:

 

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Nice photo! The halos turned out nice.

 

Got to listen to Brady's new exhaust setup at the Holiday Party. Sounded pretty mean upon start-up and at idle! He seems really happy with it.

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Just now, 4x4tographer said:

Nice photo! The halos turned out nice.

 

Got to listen to Brady's new exhaust setup at the Holiday Party. Sounded pretty mean upon start-up and at idle! He seems really happy with it.

 

thanks!

 

i think that 3.8 has a better rumble than the 3.6, it does sound pretty mean for a non-performance engine.

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18 minutes ago, theksmith said:

looking back at Fiona from in Gadget:

 

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 Fiona looked good, sounded good and did awesome on the trail!  You guys did some great work on her and that's pretty damn cool in my humble opinion.

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