Alright guys (gals), Whoever has done this swap tell us about your exhaust. What you like, what you dont like, why you did it that way, or why you would change something. The idea here is to get a good basis of what works and what doesnt.
For starters my exhaust is as of right now just the factory manifold back pipes. I was going to custom make these and run race cats but bolt in and factory hanger location was nice as well as 02 sensor bungs. I will however be sending it to an exhaust shop for a custom back exhaust. I wanna do a dual in single out muffler all 2.5 inch with a stock exit tip. Keep it clean
Anyone else have any setups they wanna share?
1998 Ford Ranger 5.0 4R70W. 4406 manual 4x4 swap, 15in Alcoas, Power Window / Power Mirror swap, Expo Sport white gauges, AVM hubs
Torque Monster Headers
Both stock 99 Explorer 5.0 down pipes and all 4 stock cats (rear cats repositioned for clearance)
Large Magnaflow dual in / dual out muffler
Roush / SLP / Thunderbolt 2.25" tail pipes exiting under bumper
What I like:
Mellow V8 sound, not excessively loud, no drone, good performance.
What I will change the next time around:
For no apparent reason, my stock 99 Ex 5.0 passenger side down pipe necks down to roughly 1 3/4" in the first bend then goes back up to 2" afterwards. The driver side is closer to a consistent 2" without the neck down. I would like to up the PS to a 2" so both sides match the outlets of the headers. Simple fix.
If I feel ambitious, I also may redo the system using 304 stainless tubing instead of the current 409.
No...did have to notch the frame on the right side and move the steering shaft over about an 1"
What works on a 95 doesn't necessarily work on a 2000. Different frame and suspension. 98+ has upper control arms in the way that aren't present on the 97 or earlier. That's why only the stock manifolds or Ex 5.0 FRPP's or Torque Monsters will fit on the passenger side.
i had some headers made that went out over the frame. they are 1 3/4 x3 headers. i had some long tube headers but the tubes was to small. im going to run the exhaust down the side of the frame up as high as i can get it.