So me and my friend were bored today and it was rainy so we decided to pull off the exhaust and just let it run the catalytic converter. Sounds deep, it really growls. Are there any disadvantages to doing this? I don't really wanna put the exhuast back on cause' it's a *****.
Some back pressure is required to make gobs of torque, but on the top end, the less back pressure the better. In the real world, I lose a bit of driving power when I uncork my exhaust vs. Warlock muffler & 2.5" Pipe.
Hey, Zardoz! A forgotten Sean Connery classic. I take it you've seen the movie, John?
I've run mine without the muffler before when the muffler got torn off when offroading in St. Clair and Centralia. Sounded really nice but little too loud for me for my daily driver -- but not obnoxious overall.
Running without a muffler is slightly more dangerous because your exhaust gases exit a little close to the cab for my liking. I'd pipe something up to get it back by the axle and dump it down (which is what I'm doing now) or out to the side. Just get the exit away from the cab some so there's less chance of CO getting to you.
John Griggs -- Kennett Square, PA
2002 Ranger 4x4, SAS'd, with too many other mods...