Paradox Hot Tamale Performance Muffler

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Overall Length:
14.5 inches
Body Length:
10 inches
Body Diameter:
4 inches
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Product Overview

The Paradox Hot Tamale Performance Muffler: The World's Most Advanced Loud Muffler

The Hot Tamale by Paradox Performance Muffler is much more than just one of the loudest mufflers ever made- it's a technological breakthrough.

Unlike straight pipes, muffler deletes, and other "extra loud" mufflers, the Paradox Hot Tamale has exceptionally high sound quality and drone control.

After all- just because you want loud exhaust, DOESN’T mean you want annoying exhaust.

If you want loud exhaust but DON’T want to sacrifice sound quality, The Hot Tamale may be exactly what you’re looking for.

Paradox Hot Tamale Performance Muffler internals

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The Tone You've Been Looking For

Hot Tamales by Paradox Performance Mufflers aren't just another generic loud muffler. Our revolutionary design brings out the unique sound of your engine in the best ways. In short, our patented Tuning Fork Technology delivers deep, complex tones that other brands can't match.

Revolutionary Patented Technology

All Paradox Performance Mufflers use our patented Tuning Fork Technology™. This provides bold, deep tones when idling and under acceleration. But at highway speeds, Paradox Performance Mufflers are designed to become quieter, which can reduce or even eliminate exhaust drone.

Virtually all other brands use three basic ideas: backpressure, sound absorption, or deflection. Paradox Performance Mufflers are the world's first "mechanically activated" mufflers. a category of its own capable of superior sound and flow.

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Overbuilt in the USA

We believe in high-quality workmanship. That's why we specifically designed our mufflers to avoid weak points and pitfalls that are common to other muffler brands. Here are just a few examples.

Up to Limited Lifetime Warranty*

The all Hot Tamale now comes with up to a limited lifetime warranty* for stainless, or five year warranty for aluminized. We are more confident than ever that our workmanship will stand the test of time.

Paradox Performance Muffler Limited Lifetime warranty*

Anti Stress Cracking Technology

Exhaust heat can lead to internal components expanding and contracting. Over time, this can lead to breakage in many mufflers. That's why we engineered our components to be immune to stress cracking.

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Family Owned. Made in the USA.

When you buy from us, you can count on excellent quality, value and support. We are a family business, and we value our customers.

  • Quality Made in the USA
  • Family Owned and Operated
  • FREE Shipping In The USA
  • Excellent Customer Support

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Get the right Paradox Performance Muffler for you.

The Hot Tamale isn't for everybody. That's why we make our "Signature Series" Performance Muffler. The Signature Series is still loud enough for most people, but it's not as loud as our Hot Tamale.

Paradox Hot Tamales are great for...

  • Stock V8 trucks.
  • Modern V8 muscle cars.
  • Race and off road.
  • Mild vehicles that need a big sound boost.
  • Vehicles that aren't loud enough with other performance mufflers.
  • Naturally quiet vehicles (such as vehicles with many quiet catalytic converters, e.g. late 90s and 2000s F150s).
  • Any situation where you want the loudness a straight pipe, but want higher sound quality than a straight pipe.

Paradox Hot Tamale Performance Muffler

Paradox Signature Series Performance Mufflers are great for...

  • Modern and classic trucks and cars.
  • Pro Street (less than 600 HP).
  • Most V8s, V6s, V10s, and 4 cylinder engines.
  • A somewhat less loud but just as throaty sounding alternative to Paradox Hot Tamales.

Click here to learn more about our Signature Series Performance Mufflers

Paradox Performance Muffler sound comparison chart


Fox Body Mustang with Paradox Performance Mufflers

"I have the Hot Tamales. And wow is all I have to say changed the whole sound of the car. Those mufflers gave me the exact sound I was looking for."

—Steve Kowal

Chevy Silervado 5.3 with loud muffler

“Love how the Paradox makes the 5.3 sound. I would tell the world if they would listen.”

—Lance Bryan



  • Up to Limited Lifetime warranty*
  • Overall Length: 15 inches
  • Body Length: 10 inches
  • Body Diameter: 4 inches
  • Inlets/outlets available in 2.25, 2.50, and 3.00 inch inside diameter (I.D.)

*Warranties only apply to products sold and used within the United States. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more about our warranties by clicking here.

Dimensions for Paradox Hot Tamale Performance Muffler

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  • 5
    V 10 excuersion

    Posted by Josh

    I love it sounds so good I love the rumble and roar I get from it I’m 100 percent satisfied the price makes sense for how good it is !! I got it quick

  • 5
    More than 100% satisfied

    Posted by Adam C

    Just had my hot tamale muffler put on from you and I’m more than 100% satisfied. I recommend your products to anyone. Thank you so much very happy customer

  • 5
    Thanks for an excellent product!!!

    Posted by Dale B

    Had my Hot Tamale installed yesterday on my Focus ST with the resonator & muffler deleted. Love the deep throat sound at idle and the growl on acceleration. So glad I came across your add on the web. Very satisfied!!!

  • 5
    Hot Tamale

    Posted by Mickey

    Thanks for all the special attention.. received yesterday, installed today. Well worth the wait .. thanks again

  • 4
    Loud buttttt

    Posted by Anthony P

    So just want to say this is an awesome muffler! I have been very pleased with these cold starts and highway rumbles even the kids say daddy do the noise do the noise lol.. however I have noticed my truck won’t run into overdrive AS easy like it did with the factory one. So unfortunately that just takes a hit on the mpg side of things and leaves it in a high pitch noise noticing it wants to shift but wont, (between 60-65) bump up the speed to 70ish and it shifts and goes into 8th gear. Only thing I can gather is it’s obviously less restrictive lol. Just something to keep in mind. I drive a 19 hemi classic. Knowing what I know now I would still buy again, solid price for what you are getting! ------ Reply from Paradox: Thanks for your business! Regarding your issues- sometimes it can take a few hundred to a few thousand miles for the computer to adapt to new exhaust. After that point, almost all of our customers report either an increase in MPG or no change.

  • 5
    Great sounding mufflers - Ram 1500

    Posted by Mark Richards

    My 18-year-old son just purchased a brand-new Ram 1500 classic. He was in the market for an aggressive sounding muffler. He looked at all the top names that market their product, which in turn cost the consumer a lot more money. I found paradox mufflers on Facebook. Through hours of listening to sound bites, my son decided to purchase a Hot Tamale muffler. He had it installed the other day, ended up loving the aggressive sound. I got home from work and listened to it, I too have a brand new ram, 1500 Laramie edition. Both trucks have the hemi 5.7, I ordered my muffler over the weekend. I will be getting mine installed next week. Thank you for the services that you do. You have a great sounding mufflers.

  • 5
    1965 Mustang

    Posted by Wade

    I finally got the Hot Tamales installed and I am more than pleased with the results. Not only did it give me a louder sound, but a much deeper one as well.

  • 5
    2019 Chrysler 300S

    Posted by Johnny Ford

    The sound is amazing. I love the sound and performance of the mufflers. The customer service is excellent. They respond very quickly to emails and even gave a call back to help me choose the right mufflers for the sound I wanted.

  • 5
    Very Pleased - Chevy Tahoe 5.3

    Posted by Kevin N.

    I had a Paradox 3" pipe Hot Tamale (very high quality) installed on my 2002 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 5.3L / 4l60e (not a hotrod by any means) and I am very pleased with it. The tone is very mellow from idle to 2000 rpm normal driving then up to rpm limiter it starts singing that tune everyone loves to hear in a performance vehicle and in the interior it has no annoying rumbling, groaning, or vibrating noises. If you are in the market for a quality muffler at a very reasonable price, this is the one. Thanks guys for all the research you put in this high quality performance muffler... HOME RUN! Now if I can just keep my foot out of it I'll see if mpg is changed. Sincerely, One Pleased Customer.

  • 5
    Love the way Paradox sounds on my car.

    Posted by Jake

    Fox Body Mustang

  • 5
    2017 Silverado 5.3 with Hot Tamale

    Posted by Mike Capps

    If you're looking for that perfect sound and want to gain gas mileage and increase power all in one, try a paradox muffler. It gave me so much more power I thought someone hit me from behind when I took off.

  • 5
    The best mufflers I've ever heard

    Posted by Zaine Bray

    Paradox Performance Mufflers are the best mufflers I've ever heard! For all of you hooked on Flowmaster mufflers, Paradox Performance Muffler blows them away! This will be the 3rd exhaust system these mufflers have been on! Yes, they are that awesome!