Stainless steel exhaust systems for 1999 Ford Ranger - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource
Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiast!

Go Back   Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource Arrow Ranger-Forums General Forum Arrow General Ford Ranger Discussion

General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-09-2016
Thread Starter

I am: John Wilhelm
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Wauseon Ohio
Vehicle: 1999 Ranger XLT
Drive Type: 4X2
Engine: 4.0
Posts: 2
Total Props: 0
Post Stainless steel exhaust systems for 1999 Ford Ranger

I am looking for a stainless steel exhaust systems for my 1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4 cycl. and would like to know where one can get one.

I did find a used one and would like to know if you would be better off buying a NEW one? The used one is $150.00.

Who would make OME without going to Ford? Amazon has one for $185.00 but I have not heard for this Dynomax 39315 Stainless Steel Exhaust System by Dynomax, has anyone heard of Dynomax?

Is there different qualities of stainless steel exhaust systems?
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 08-09-2016
iTrader: (1)
I am: Ron Dean
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC
Vehicle: 1994 Ford Ranger
Drive Type: 4x4
Engine: 4.0
Posts: 4,746
Total Props: 88
When you burn hydrocarbons-H(gasoline) using Oxygen-O, one of the by products of this burning is H2O(water).

So exhaust systems always have water flowing thru them, this is why they rust from the inside out.

Stainless Steel doesn't rust, which is why it is often used as a "lifetime" exhaust tubing.
But there are different grades of stainless steel, even a lower grade shouldn't rust very fast but can discolor and look rusty.
And in salty conditions it will discolor even faster, i.e. on boats and vehicles using salted roads.

A used stainless steel exhaust system should be fine to use, if it fits then go for it.
If it still looks good then you will know it is a good grade of stainless steel.

As said there are different grades of stainless steel, same as all metals, the composition sets the best use.
A 0 rust stainless steel may not handle repeated heating and cooling well, too brittle, so can't be used for exhaust.
I do not know about metallurgy for stainless steel, but I am sure you can look it up.

Mufflers and Cat converters will still rust out, so just stainless steel tubing is all you are buying, or should be buying.
If they are including the muffler fine, but as far as I know it isn't "legal" to sell used Cats, so no charge for that, just buying exhaust as is

Last edited by RonD; 08-09-2016 at 02:42 PM.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 08-11-2016
I am: Karl Durell
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: FL
Vehicle: Ford Ranger
Posts: 140
Total Props: -2
It is not a bad idea to buy a used exhaust as long as it is still in good condition and not aluminized.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Stainless Steel Exhaust Tips, Michigan G'sevo Engine & Drivetrain 18 11-26-2009 08:41 AM
New Stainless Steel Lines mlw20lu Drivetrain Tech 6 08-29-2008 12:12 PM
Chrome or stainless steel exhaust tips cloudranger Exterior Semi-Tech 7 03-03-2008 04:45 PM
stainless steel diff cover crawly1025 Exterior Semi-Tech 28 10-24-2007 10:03 PM
aluminized steel vs. stainless steel j18willis Drivetrain Tech 12 08-15-2005 08:49 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:55 PM.