Originally Posted by David N
I think I just need a cat-back system, but I DO NOT want it any louder than stock. I am just not a fan of a loud exhaust system on a V-6. (Sorry to guys that do have one) Ideas anyone?
Any aftermarket performance cat-back is going to be louder than stock. Generally speaking, noise canceling mufflers are energy canceling mufflers. Higher flow usually means higher noise levels.
If you want stock quietness, go a muffler shop and have them replace all the rusted pipes, and put in a stock replacement muffler.
I also have a theory about Mustang V6 stock mufflers. When a Flowmaster is put on a 4.0 Mustang, it has a noticeable power loss. A 4.0 Ranger DOES NOT show the same power loss with a Flowmaster.
Logic would lead me to believe that a Mustang muffler should have a similar effect as a putting performance muffler on a Ranger, but with stock quietness. You should try it if you run across a Mustang muffler.