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3.0 exhaust.

I have a 2000 ranger 3.0 with stock everything.. My problem is my cats have a leak in them, or so I was told by a local shop. My question is I was told I could weld a straight pipe in instead of the cats.. I know its not legeal, but what I am most concerend about is the sound. I dont want it sounding totally horrible.. Ive looked and looked for sound clips but they all have the muffler cut out and is straight piped from the cats back, mine will be straight all the way from the headers to the muffler.. Will it sound bad? I'm looking to do everything on the cheap, As I cant afford a new system, and blah blah. any help is appreiciated..
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anyone have any ideas on what I could do?
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Get a second opinion on the cats.
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straight pipes + v6 = **** sound i'd also get 2nd opinion on the cats
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I think I will.. I need to do something, it sounds horrible!
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it would sound dumb. try a junkyard and get the full exhaust system?
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yea, fully dumped exhaust sounds like crap and is bad for vehicle and torque numbers. your vehicle is factory built to account for back pressure. either get second opinion on CAT or i got an entirely new exhaust system (manifold back) from my local pull and pay for 38 bucks
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Never thought about a yard pull.. Thats an option as well.. I may roll with it like this for another month or so and save for a full system, just curious what do you guys think is the best bang for the buck in the aftermarket area? I like heartthrobe systems, they seem to be fairly priced as well.
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magnaflow or JBA if ur going full exhaust
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second the magnaflow ^ if you level everything off (price, performance, sound etc) magnaflow is the way to go for a cat back system
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you can get rid of one of the cats but if you get rid of all of them you would have a CEL on
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If you gut the cats you'll get a CEL just so ya know in case you were thinking that. I know I did and have the CEL on all the time. Such a pain.
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Well after going to an ACTUAL exhaust shop I found out that my cats are gutted.. least now I know why my CEL was on.. so I'm going to be looking for a system now.. well later anyhow,
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I just installed all new system from Y-pipe back, you can find some good deals on line, my cat from eastern was 270 shipped and dynomax stainless was 170 shipped so not to bad and it sounds decent
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I have a 2000 ranger 3.0 with stock everything.. My problem is my cats have a leak in them, or so I was told by a local shop. My question is I was told I could weld a straight pipe in instead of the cats.. I know its not legeal, but what I am most concerend about is the sound. I dont want it sounding totally horrible.. Ive looked and looked for sound clips but they all have the muffler cut out and is straight piped from the cats back, mine will be straight all the way from the headers to the muffler.. Will it sound bad? I'm looking to do everything on the cheap, As I cant afford a new system, and blah blah. any help is appreiciated..
For me, after i welded my straight pipe, there is a little bit sounds like a fart but still sounds good for me.
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Can you get either a sound clip or a video of it? How bad did it throw off your motor sensors?
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exhaustwarehouse.com. i've bought 2 full xhast systems from there and there great
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they also have driect fit cats
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+1 on the magnaflows
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