im on quite a budget also, been thinkin about picking one up just to have SOME kind of deeper sound, any downsides? other than the name?
I used to have just a straight pipe running out through the stock pipe.. I cut the muffler off and used flex pipe in it's place..
Well It sounded good but the problem was that my idle went screwy and the MPG went down faster then the Titanic. I also had the problem of the lack of back pressure caused the ATX to have trouble down shifting. It would go into the gear but the motor didn't have enough torque to slow down on hills. Oh and the cop that was going to ticket me for excessive exhaust. (Kind of ironic since I posted in another thread about how the cops arround here don't care about mufflers.)
To answer your question, as far as downsides go. As of yet I have not seen any. My low end torque picked up a lot, the idle is smoother and the truck hauls a$$ on the highway. Plus now with the muffler when I am going down a hill and shift in to 2 or 1 I get a great engine brake..
I am happy to report that i had the day off and decided to burn an entire tank of gas to check were I was at with the millage and it's a considerable gain!! I could get about 175 - 200 miles in the city and about 250 miles highway.. Now I was able to get the trip odo. to 285 in TOWN!!! I will have to measure the truck with this next tank to see if its consistant but thats a big gain. I used the same pump at the same station and the same amount of gas so will see..
hey blkb3 if you want some more info or any help with this drop me a PM.. I have some great info and a nice set of instructions I made up to help a friend who has a ranger..