Best Exhaust System for Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi – Reviews 2020

In an attempt to make sure that our readers find recommendations for products that will be best for them we chose to review the best exhaust systems for Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi powered trucks. 

In order to make sure we recommended the very best of the many exhaust systems available we asked our experts to help us with the product testing and reviews. Our experts thought that we should also ask several Dodge Ram 1500 owners their opinions on the products we were reviewing.

The following 6 reviews are the ones that our experts and our truck owners decided were best. These exhaust systems are not listed in any particular order.

6 Best Exhaust Systems for Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi - 2020

1. TOTALFLOW 314633 14 Inch Muffler - Direct Fit Exhaust

This exhaust system is constructed from 409 stainless steel. The 409 stainless steel is Ferritic because of its high chromium content. This means the exhaust system is resistant to corrosion and to stress corrosion cracking that can damage the components of the system. To add more strength to the muffler and pipes of this exhaust system the components are welded together.

This is a durable 14 inch muffler that has 2 exhaust pipes leaving out of the muffler. It has a deep resonating tone that you can hear in the vehicle, and a growling rumble when it is idling. If you want to make your truck sound more aggressive then this system is your answer.


The system was designed to specifically fit the Dodge Ram 1500 manufactured between 2009 and s018. It also fits many other Dodge ram vehicles. It measures 23.8 pounds and 40.2 inches x 20.5 inches x 15 inches.

This is a straight flow exhaust system that does not restrict the exhaust so it does improve your gas usage. You get more miles from each gallon. It also increases the torque and horsepower of the vehicle.

2. MBRP S5146AL Cat Back - Dual Split Rear Exhaust System

This exhaust system is made from aluminized steel. It has powerful resistance to rust and corrosion and is strong and beautiful.

It is a cat back system that has dual split rear exhaust pipes with polished tips. The tips are made from T304 stainless and they add a moderately aggressive look to your vehicle.

By installing this exhaust system you can increase the number of miles you get per gallon of fuel by one to two miles per gallon. With a typical 14 gallon tank that is miles per gallon increase of 28 gallons of fuel for every fill up.


The installation of this system also increases the torque and horsepower of your Hemi. By switching to this system you can make your truck look more aggressive, sound more aggressive, use less fuel, and pull more, haul more, and be stronger.

This is an easy to install a system that requires only a few common hand tools for you to complete the installation. Be sure that you check with your vehicle warranty before you change your exhaust system. Some vehicle warranties limit changes from original equipment parts, so check before you change.

3. Mufflex DOD14M 2009-2018 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi

This exhaust system is a classic style muffler with dual exhaust pipes. It looks retro and it performs like a pro. It is a retro fit kit that is designed for use on the Dodge 1500 manufactured between 2009 and 2018. It also works well in the 2019 Dodge 1500 with a 5.7 Hemi.

This system is made from 409 stainless steel so it will resist rust and corrosion better than most exhaust systems. The stainless steel helps to provide you with the magnificent sound this system has.


You will get the rumble and grumble that you want to have when you are idling or slow cruising, and when you accelerate the grumble disappears and a throaty roar develops. This system can be ordered with a very aggressive sound or with a more mellow sound. You need to state which sound you are after when you place your order.

This system is very easy to install and uses many of the same hangers and components that your original equipment has in place. Do check your warranty to make sure that this system is compatible with your warranty regulations.

The system weighs 25 pounds and measures 37 inches x 12 inches x 18 inches. Measure your current system to make sure these measurements will bolt up accurately beneath your truck.

4. B2 Fabrication 09-18 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi Dual Retrofit Exhaust muffler Y-pipe

This muffler Y pipe is made from 304 stainless steel so it is anti-rust and anti-corrosive. It is durable and will last for a long time, without suffering damages from minor road debris that can be thrown against it while you drive. This system is as tough as your Dodge truck.

The Y pipes are specifically designed to fit the Dodge Ram trucks that are powered by Hemi engines and manufactured between 2009 and 2018.


The pipes are super easy to install. You simply remove the original equipment muffler, then attach the new exhaust in place of the old one. You will not need to do any cutting or welding to make the new system fit.

You get everything you need for the installation when you order the pipes, so you take some common hand tools, like a screwdriver and a set of pliers, and put the new system in place. You will probably spend a longer amount of time removing the old equipment than you do installing the new. 

These straight flow pipes allow for a deep sound. Your truck will sound more aggressive, but will still be legal to drive in the majority of cities and municipalities in the US.

5. Flowmaster 817568 Direct-Fit Exhaust System

This stainless steel exhaust system is almost impervious to the elements of wind, water, cold and heat. It resists corrosion, it resists rust, it deters water from penetrating and it deflects small rocks, dirt, and gravel and road debris. It is tough and reliable. This exhaust system has been Dyno tuned so it is going to give you the maximum performance.

It is also going to give you a moderate sound that ups the aggressive sound of your truck but maintains the sound so you can drive in cities and in neighborhoods legally. You want an aggressive tone from your exhaust but you also want your neighbors to be able to hear their televisions when you drive up. It does not have an irritating drone when you are traveling down the interstate.

This system is a direct fit for the Dodge Ram 1500s that are powered by the 5.7 liter Hemi engine. It has an inlet diameter of 3 inches and an outlet diameter of 2.25 inches. It measures 49 inches x 9,8 inches x 15.2 inches.

This system does have the ability to increase the power of that powerful Hemi under your hood. It also increases the amount of torque while it decreases the amount of fuel your engine consumes.

6. Flowmaster 817633 Outlaw Muffler Kit

The oval muffler of this exhaust system has a welded baffle. It is Dyno tuned so you get the ultimate performance, it is made in the USA, out of stainless steel, and it has an outlet diameter of 2.25 inches.

There are dual pipes also made from stainless steel exiting this muffler. The muffler and pipes offer very little restriction because they are a straight flow through design. That means your vehicle benefits from having to work less so your horsepower and torque are increased.


Your engine is made more powerful, and to top that off your engine will use less fuel per mile because it is working less. Your engine will also stay cooler and have an increased life expectancy thanks to this system. 

This is an easy to install an exhaust system that bolt up without using any special tools or specialized hardware. The majority of Dodge owners say they had their old system out, and the new one installed in less than 90 minutes. All of the hardware you need for installation is included in the kit.

The system is painted but beneath the paint is stainless steel that is not going to rust or corrode. The stainless steel will last for a long time.

How To Choose The Perfect Exhaust System for Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi

Choosing the best exhaust system requires you to compare the different systems and the features of those systems. While you are comparing the systems consider the following points so you can determine which system has more features that benefit you and the way that you drive your truck, and the kinds of roads you drive on.

Measure the Bed Length of the Truck

Each exhaust system is a different length. You must know the length of your truck bed, and the length of your existing system so you can determine if the system you are considering will fit appropriately. 

Measure the Width of the Truck

You want to measure the width of your truck to determine if the exhaust will bolt up properly beneath your vehicle. This is especially true if you drive an extended cab vehicle.

Compare measurements to determine if the exhaust system is the best one for your vehicle

Exhaust Pipe Exit

Consider where the exhaust pipe comes out from under the bed. If you have a dual cab vehicle then an exhaust pipe that comes out just in front of one of the rear tires may put that pipe directly beneath the opening to the rear door. This could be a potential danger to anyone entering or exiting this door. If you have a dual cab then you will more likely want the exhaust pipes to exists the truck in the rear so they are not close to the entrance of the vehicle.


You have a choice in the aggressive sound that your vehicle will make while being driven. You must determine whether you want your vehicle to be quiet while in operation or if you want the deep throaty and aggressive roars.

Read the details of the systems and determine if they make the sounds you are looking for. Also, check your local regulations to determine whether the system you are looking at is going to be legal to operate in your area.

Final Note 

Your exhaust system that is installed at the factory is designed to not make a sound. These original equipment systems are designed to be whisper quiet. Not everyone wants whisper quiet. If you drive an aggressive truck then you may want your truck to sound as aggressive as it is.

Buying a new aggressive sounding system will improve how your truck sounds while you are driving. The new exhaust system may even make your truck stronger, tougher and more fuel-efficient. A new exhaust system can give you everything you want and more.

David Hanley

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