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I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a new exhaust system, but would like a meaner sound from the car without the drone. I've read all the posts and it seems that the Brylcreem mod has less drone than going with straight pipes and reso delete (or reso delete and BB kits). But, I am concerned about the rattling I've been hearing about if you do the Brylcreem mod. Anyone want to chime in with an opinion? I have an 07 R/T (but not with the R/T package. It sounds like from what I have been reading, that my suitcase is not free flowing like the R/T package Chargers...is that right? If so, sounds like the Brylcreem is the way to go...just have to watch for this rattle problem. Anyone know where the rattle comes from? Is it just the muffler shop not doing a good job of securing the pipes?
 

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I just had my suitcase(muffler) removed last week. This has been one of the best things I have done. Sound is great, It just feels like a different car. Just my 2 cents.
 

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Another vote for Brylcreem here. I love it. No drone but much more aggresive sounding.
 

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I Brylcreemed the 3rd day I had my car some 13,000 miles ago. It sounds great considering it cost $70.

The only thing I wanted was a deeper sound and it gave me just that. I have no idea if it gave me "performance" gains...nor do I really care. If I wanted a significantly faster car I would have just bought one! :)

No rattle here after 13K...there was a bunch of posts about it a few months ago, but they seem to have died down unless I keep missing them...perhaps some people were affected, but I'm not at this point.

Remember...one dissatisfied person makes infinitely more noise then a satisfied one. Don't let a few anecdotal "horror" stories scare you off. I bet dollars to donuts there are MANY more happy 'creemers then unhappy ones.

Even if you get this "rattle"...you lost under $100...do something else then...

If you pay $100 and change at 10K to something else, you paid 1 Penny per mile...not bad.. :)
 

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OK, Save me from searching the posts can someone tell me what the Brylcreem Mod is?
 

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Brylcreem is an old brand for... shaving creem or something random. and their slogan was "a dab will do ya". meaning that the brylcreem mod is cutting out your suitcase muffler(the big one under the center of your car) and replacing it with straight pipe. this is basically making 4 cuts with a sawzall. and bending 2 pipes a tiny bit. and making 4 welds. its maybe 30 mins of work at a muffler shop and will cost you from 50-100 bucks depending on how much hunting for a good price you do. i wouldnt pay over 85. hence the name Brylcreem since it takes virtually nothing to achieve a great sound.

removing the resos which are the mufflers that your tips are attatched to, which is also called the Tuna Boat mod can be more or even less expensive depending on your tase(really it ought to be more because....) you cut the resonators off... add either a lil pipe and some tips,or just pipe to the end(uggggllllyyyyy...). depending on the tips(3-4") will run you 150 bucks... i dont think much more, depending on look and diameter and brand.

the tuna boat mod is FAR FAR FAR more aggressive sounding and MUCH louder. however it causes the dreaded "drone" around 2200-2500 rpms. which can cause a headache to anyone over the age of 25 in seconds, being that htis is average cruising rpm on highways.

the creem will not be as loud, but will be an amazing improvment over stock sound. and will have NO drone. the Resonators are SPECIFICALLY engineered for this car to prevent the drone that is created by our cars when MDS kicks on. this effectively turns our car from a v8 to a v4, which changes the exhaust note from a muscle.. to a ricer... the resos take away that terrible drone created by the 4 cylinder tone of exhaus due to the fact that the exhaust on our cars is designed for an v8, not a v4. thus the need for the resos.

all of these pieces are very heavy and weight down the care, so removing either piece will help in that regard, and aftermarket exhaust weighs a lot less as well.

depending on your tolerance or if u even car.. about resonating your brain out of your ears should really determine which you want...

i advise searching you tube for chargers and brylcreem etc for sound clips as well....

hope im not too long winded :)
 

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i love my creem. ive not yet to experience the rattle and ive had it for ... o idk... at least 4k miles i think. prolly more.

supposedly heat from exhaust can mess uip the resos without the muffler in between.

i HIGHLY advise the creem mod until you catch the virus and start need more mods ;)
 

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Brylcreem is an old brand for... shaving creem or something random. and their slogan was "a dab will do ya". meaning that the brylcreem mod is cutting out your suitcase muffler(the big one under the center of your car) and replacing it with straight pipe. this is basically making 4 cuts with a sawzall. and bending 2 pipes a tiny bit. and making 4 welds. its maybe 30 mins of work at a muffler shop and will cost you from 50-100 bucks depending on how much hunting for a good price you do. i wouldnt pay over 85. hence the name Brylcreem since it takes virtually nothing to achieve a great sound.

removing the resos which are the mufflers that your tips are attatched to, which is also called the Tuna Boat mod can be more or even less expensive depending on your tase(really it ought to be more because....) you cut the resonators off... add either a lil pipe and some tips,or just pipe to the end(uggggllllyyyyy...). depending on the tips(3-4") will run you 150 bucks... i dont think much more, depending on look and diameter and brand.

the tuna boat mod is FAR FAR FAR more aggressive sounding and MUCH louder. however it causes the dreaded "drone" around 2200-2500 rpms. which can cause a headache to anyone over the age of 25 in seconds, being that htis is average cruising rpm on highways.

the creem will not be as loud, but will be an amazing improvment over stock sound. and will have NO drone. the Resonators are SPECIFICALLY engineered for this car to prevent the drone that is created by our cars when MDS kicks on. this effectively turns our car from a v8 to a v4, which changes the exhaust note from a muscle.. to a ricer... the resos take away that terrible drone created by the 4 cylinder tone of exhaus due to the fact that the exhaust on our cars is designed for an v8, not a v4. thus the need for the resos.

all of these pieces are very heavy and weight down the care, so removing either piece will help in that regard, and aftermarket exhaust weighs a lot less as well.

depending on your tolerance or if u even car.. about resonating your brain out of your ears should really determine which you want...

i advise searching you tube for chargers and brylcreem etc for sound clips as well....

hope im not too long winded :)
Awsome response, and sounds like a mod I can do in my shop!
 

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I believe it was hair gel or an old equivalent yes? Maybe shaving cream. I'm not that old. Lol. Good post, regardless.
 

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The rattle is from the exhaust hanging some and hitting the small cross member you have under the exhaust. Once you loosten the oem clamps and put them back on, they dont hold as good and start to droop.

Take your lower crossmember off and put some washers on it so that it can sit lower. This will help some, or you can just remove it all together.

That piece is there for those who make 1000000 HP and snap the drive shaft. This will hold it so it does not fall on the floor. Its not to stiffen the frame.
 

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The rattle is from the exhaust hanging some and hitting the small cross member you have under the exhaust. Once you loosten the oem clamps and put them back on, they dont hold as good and start to droop.

Take your lower crossmember off and put some washers on it so that it can sit lower. This will help some, or you can just remove it all together.

That piece is there for those who make 1000000 HP and snap the drive shaft. This will hold it so it does not fall on the floor. Its not to stiffen the frame.
makes total sense.

when i had mine done, i stood out in the garage while they cut the suitcase out and welded the pipes in. they didnt loosen anything at all.

it sounds greatto me and i dont regret the 85 $ i spent one single bit. for a first mod, or even the only mod, this is one of the cheapest "bang for your bucks"things to do.

i HIGHLY advise the creem :))))) gl guys
 

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I believe it was hair gel or an old equivalent yes? Maybe shaving cream. I'm not that old. Lol. Good post, regardless.
Brylcreem was a hair gel "a little dollop will do ya." You remember, Pistol Pete Maravich used to be on all of their ads. Yeah, he played for the New Orleans Jazz. I guess I'll shut up and go explain those black plastic things that play music to my kids. :knockout:
 

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its dab dude.
 

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i love my creem. ive not yet to experience the rattle and ive had it for ... o idk... at least 4k miles i think. prolly more.

supposedly heat from exhaust can mess uip the resos without the muffler in between.

i HIGHLY advise the creem mod until you catch the virus and start need more mods ;)
Do you have or know where I can see some pics / vids of this mod
 

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vids of the sound or... of what it looks like installed?? let me try to dig some up....
 

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the official sound/exhaust thread from lxforums.com... one of the best resourrces if you ask me:
http://www.lxforums.com/board/showthread.php?t=46454

i dont have sound on my comp at work at the moment.. so... i cant garuntee anything on waht im about to give you hahahaha..:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=kcH5m9zz4xY

*interjection*
i found this.. hope its as funny as with sound as it is without for me...a brylcreem advertisement******
http://youtube.com/watch?v=jRcRIbExrfg&mode=related&search=
****back to our regularly scheduled programming***

*********"tuna boat" with no resos clips:***********
http://youtube.com/watch?v=iqBvsysL-jE
http://youtube.com/watch?v=4Cfb4Rd1S2w <---inside car, same guy



*****straight piped back****
http://youtube.com/watch?v=AllflRxgvWo


thats all i could find off the bat while at work... hope it helps
 

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Hey thanks.
 

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I notice that in many of the forums the recomendation is to go Brylcreem over Tuna Boat sisnce the Tuna gives a cabin Drone once the MDS kiks in. What about on an SRT where there is no MDS? Anyone know how this would effect the SRT?
 

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it doesnt :) all exhaust systems will have a certain "drone" to them. but the mds drone is what people talk about when they speak of head splitting. the srt will just be a stereo typical loud exhaust note that should be no big deal whatsoever unless your an old fogey who wants a quiet exhaust :p

haha
 

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i think i got all 5.7's too. my bad didnt even catch your an srt8. but all i did was goto youtube.com and search for "charger exhaust" you can get more specific too. but the first link i gave to lxforums is prolly the best, cuz a lot of the clips are hosted by the drivers themselves on their own host sites.
 
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