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Old 10-19-2016, 08:57 AM   #1
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What can I do to make my '04 AWD v6 vue sound better for little to no money?
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Turn up the audio with music you like.
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What can I do to make my '04 AWD v6 vue sound better for little to no money?
You can slice a nice groove in the Y-pipe ... however, if you don't like the noise a new one is $105.00 (plus gaskets, cat-con studs, and bandages).

I'm familiar with replacing Y pipe because of recent incident involving youngest son and cut-off tool.

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My Redline's muffler started to show it's age with some rusty holes in the top of it. I brought it to the local muffler shop had it cut out and replaced with a straight pipe. Has pretty good sound without being over the top.
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:25 AM   #5
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I've heard a straight piped one and it sounds pretty nice. I'm also not trying to rice it out. I already get super ****ty gas mileage so any mods that mess with a bit won't bug me, around 15-17mpg in the city
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15-17 mpg in town for a reasonably stout V6 AWD small SUV is about right. I get right in that range in town and rural hilly back roads driving where I live with my 07 3.5 AWD.
I have been doing some light looking about a muffler as well. I am thinking a Borla knock off might work. I love the sound of a V6 revving and under acceleration!!! But that is the car guy in me... I don't want a buzzing sound either.... more a soft snarl like an irritated tiger... Personally the coolest sounding car I have ever owned was my 98 Grand Prix GTP with the supercharged 3800 series II in it... nice and quiet at idle, with a hit of attitude... but step on the gas and an awesome sounding snarl/roar without the thunderous howl of a built V8. But hey... that is just my opinion...

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Old 10-26-2016, 08:17 AM   #7
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Well I've got to fix a current issue before putting an exhaust on it. Whenever I do a cold start it makes a grinding noise whenever I touch the gas well not really grinding but like grrrr sound
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