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94 or 97 Dodge ram 1500 exhaust question

I just bought my truck from a friend. He said I'll need a to get a cat back exhaust system for it. Off hand its a 94 or 97, can't remember right now, but I have no idea what I'm looking for. I don't want to go too expensive on this. What are my options? And what do you look for when looking for a cat back system? He mentioned bolt on, as opposed to what?

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Cat back systems are to make a difference in fuel economy and make it sound a little tougher. Theres only a few companys that make the cat back systems for these trucks. As far as price go they can run anywhere from 299 dollars up. well most systems are single there are duel kits as well it all depends on what u want. Bolt on is alot more simple than a weld on kit unless done by a professional

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