A few weeks ago my 2000 SE Vulcan's exhaust got a slightly louder. Nothing like running with no muffler, but still louder than normal. I took it to my tech and he said that the baffles are breaking up in the muffler and that is what was causing the noise. The rest of the exhaust is in fine shape. Apparently this is common on Taurus's and my tech said if I can live with the noise, then don't worry about replacing the muffler. Just wondering what everyones opinion is on this. Also, if I do replace is someday, should I go Ford parts or is there aftermarket that is just as good. Toronto here, so there is salt on the roads, so no "cheap" mufflers for me! Thanks in advance.