Originally Posted by 04BlackFX4
What exact muffler do you run (i assume magnaflow) D. ?
Right now? Just 1 Magnaflo.
Originally I had a Summit muffler, it was a cheap junk thingi for 40$.
I bought a Flowmaster 40series and developed some engine troubles running the bottle. Had the engine re-done at a local dyno shop and did a few runs. The Owner of the shops son bought an 03 ranger with the sohc and a 5speed manual and ran the dyno after doing nothing outside of pulling the air silencer, a K&N drop in filter and a magnaflo muffler. He beat what I had by 10hp and 30lb/ft ( no bottle, just motor. He had like 204hp on the rollers. ). I had a MAC intake and Hedders.. His exhaust allowed the engine to breathe that much better and the scavenging effects helped as well.
So.. I went and bought the same muffler he had.
Either of these will work..
I use model#14278 with the 2.25 inch pipes reduced to dual 2inch pipes. It gained 10lb/ft at the wheels for me.
Everyone speaks of how their little v6 sounds like a v8 with a 40 seried muffler.. BullChit! Put them side by side and the difference is Night and Day. I deal with a lot of v8's on a daily basis. No v6 will sound like a compression having, throaty v8 endless the truck has a serious sound system and a mp3 playing with a recorded exhaust clip from s REAL v8.