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Thinking about going with FBD 5" turbo back exhaust with the muffler. Does anyone have any sound/video clips?
 

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Anyone have any?
 

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It's the same exhaust as Expandit. There are some clips of Expandit on Youtube. I just got a full kit from James at Rollin Smoke Diesel. Awesome guy to deal with. He was nothing but helpful and quite a bit cheaper than FBD. Not bashing FBD just saying check out Rollin Smoke Diesel.
 

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i got the fbd 5 inch and don't really care for it. the exhaust is very quiet and it resonates on the highway. i also had a problem with it vibrating against the cab and the last hanger that held the tailpipe up was not even close to being bent right. so i had to improvise and fix it..put my stock stuff back on and everythings great. service from gus was impeccable, but the kit was not what i thought it was
 

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I got my Expandit system AKA "Farmboydiesel kit" from Jason at Custom and Classic and its a nice system. I did get a resonator to replace the muffler. As for the sound i will let you know how it turns out.

P.S. I got a better price from Jason the i did Gus. Just food for thought.
 

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did you have a muffler or was it a straigt? I was wanting to get their 5" with a straight and was realy hopeing it would be louder than what I got.
 

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I got my expandit system on ebay for $300 shipped and used a 51" Donaldson muffler. Great sound, that last exhaust hanger is kinda trash, but what you get for the money is great, and I can work with mild steel no problem.
 

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did you have a muffler or was it a straigt? I was wanting to get their 5" with a straight and was realy hopeing it would be louder than what I got.
I got mine with a muffler. It sounds ok but i think this resonator will make it sound tons better. Its basicly straight piped with out the drone in the cab with the resonator. I had one on my 02 and it was great on a straight pipe system.
 

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I have the FBD 5" w/ muffler and I really don't like the sound. It's quieter than the stock system w/cat no muffler. I was hoping it would be loud and deeper but it's quieter and tinny sounding. I may end up trying the 5" straightpipe but if that doesn't sound better I'm going back to 4". Has anyone tried turning the muffler around? I'm wondering if that will help the sound any.
 

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I have the FBD 5" w/ muffler and I really don't like the sound. It's quieter than the stock system w/cat no muffler. I was hoping it would be loud and deeper but it's quieter and tinny sounding. I may end up trying the 5" straightpipe but if that doesn't sound better I'm going back to 4". Has anyone tried turning the muffler around? I'm wondering if that will help the sound any.
You need to talk to Wally at FTE and get a resonator to replace the muffler. You will be amazed in the sound difference.
 

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Does the FBD kit come with a tip?
 

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I have an expandit 5" with a muffler (which is what FBD calls "his exhaust") and it sounds good to me. its semi quiet until you hit the skinny peddle. no cab noise
 

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of course they are all good. the posts are in FBDs forum. so any bad comments are deleted or changed.
 

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what ever that means
 

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Is there any turbo lag going from stock 4" to 5"?
 

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i honestly see no need for a 5" exhaust unless you just want the look. If your going for sound I think a 4" TBE sounds the best.

Ps. Unless you want stacks then 5" or bigger is what you need.
 

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MY 5" FBD no muffler is crazy loud, sets off alarms all the time. I also had problems w/ the hangers, but a little bending and re welding and we were good to go. Going to a 7" stack so I will be removing the back part of the system....
 

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i had it on my 01 and loved it. if you smoke a lot, the muffler will sound better after filling up with soot. on these common rails i'm assuming you'll hear a bunch of injection noise unless you're into the throttle hard so it will sound even more "tinny"
 
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