Borla V. Flowmaster - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech General discussion of 2.9L and 3.0L V6 Ford Ranger engines.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-09-2006
04BlackFX4's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,159
Borla V. Flowmaster

Just curious, what sounds best on a 3L V-6 ? The Borla exhaust system or Flowmaster.. If anyone has either one what are the advantages and disadvantages?? Any kind of information would be awesome. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-09-2006
bwester04's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Round Rock, Tx
Posts: 2,641
hey sry for not getting back to you on aim, i left my interent on while i was out.. here are a couple sound clips i took of my truck-

getting on it from 2nd gear through 3rd.. http://s87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...ent=ranger.flv

idling- inside then outside..
http://s87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...gerexhaust.flv

Those dont do any justice, it sounds way better in person.. i heard borla and flowmaster sound pretty similar on the 3.0L btw
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-10-2006
04BlackFX4's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,159
hey its cool, maybe we can try talking on aim again some time and yeah basically if they sound the same im going with the cheaper one. ( flowmaster ) Some one said to me that if i used 2.25'' piping it wouldnt be loud at all.. so im thinking 2.5'' piping.. what would you or anyone else reccomend?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-10-2006
GrafixGuy's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Montgomery, AL
Posts: 8,703
FLOW 40 man go hear mine at bottom of sig. mine sounds about like that 3.0 too :-D
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-10-2006
HRoc's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Southern NH
Posts: 144
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackRanger93
FLOW 40 man go hear mine at bottom of sig. mine sounds about like that 3.0 too :-D
Which Flow 40 do you have? I've DKMs truck and man that ***** is LOUD lol.

I'm defintely doing a dual exhuast setup though.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bwester04
hey sry for not getting back to you on aim, i left my interent on while i was out.. here are a couple sound clips i took of my truck-

getting on it from 2nd gear through 3rd.. http://s87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...ent=ranger.flv
Dont ask but sounded almost like a Honda accelarating lol I was waiting for teh vtec to kick in at one point lol.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-10-2006
gatorblue92's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Delaware
Posts: 8,238
i have the flowmaster 40 series and it sounds awesome... very loud and deep the borla however is more of a deeper quiet rumble... both are very good but next time i may go with the borla just because i dont want to make as much noise anymore
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-10-2006
bwester04's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Round Rock, Tx
Posts: 2,641
Quote:
Originally Posted by HRoc
Which Flow 40 do you have? I've DKMs truck and man that ***** is LOUD lol.

I'm defintely doing a dual exhuast setup though.



Dont ask but sounded almost like a Honda accelarating lol I was waiting for teh vtec to kick in at one point lol.
Yeah i had my laptop in the passenger seat, so it caught A LOT of intake noise.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-10-2006
telemaster1952's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Dover, Deleware
Posts: 3,481
i would go with the 40 series or if you have money the borla
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-10-2006
loranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Plano, Tx
Posts: 47
Heres a short vid of my exhaust. My camera sucks but you get the idea. Its a borla xs dumped off before the axle.

http://s14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...rlaExhaust.flv
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-10-2006
GrafixGuy's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Montgomery, AL
Posts: 8,703
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-10-2006
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,046
i definitely dont think the borla and the flowmaster sound the same at all. the flowmaster is deeper and a bit more "droney", and louder at idle than the borla, which has a more refined sound to it.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-10-2006
5speedin2.3's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Livonia, Mi
Posts: 12
heres my dads flowmaster super 70 di/do on his 3.0
http://s88.photobucket.com/albums/k1...t=d1d8dd77.flv
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-10-2006
DangaRanger99's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Farmington, NH
Posts: 1,209
wow that super 70 dont sound bad
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-15-2006
04BlackFX4's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,159
What about this set up.... Flowmaster 40 series Si/Do but the pipes come out the sides? you know how a regular stock pipe is, it comes out like an L but on both sides does it sound better ? Louder ?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-15-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ft Hood, TX
Posts: 1,779
Quote:
Originally Posted by DangaRanger99
wow that super 70 dont sound bad
no it doesnt ive heard it in person and it sounds almost as good as my flowmaster. almost. lol.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 08-15-2006
r0ng5's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: LA, CA
Posts: 2,575
I have the flowmaster.. but if i had the money, i'd get the borla. Better performance, etc.

However, this depends on how you're gonna route your pipes. I dumped my exhuast.. so flos are good enough for me.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 08-22-2006
RAINMAKA's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Griswold, CT
Posts: 77
What online stores would you guys reccomend for me to buy and exhaust off of? Ive been looking around but havent found any name brand kits that would fit my Edge stepside truck. Any help would be sweet.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 08-22-2006
r0ng5's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: LA, CA
Posts: 2,575
um.. what? brand of exhaust?
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 08-22-2006
RAINMAKA's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Griswold, CT
Posts: 77
Well I hear Borla and Flowmaster are good brands for a 3.0 but I haven't found any sites that sell a complete kit.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 08-22-2006
bwester04's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Round Rock, Tx
Posts: 2,641
Summit has them
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 08-23-2006
GrafixGuy's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Montgomery, AL
Posts: 8,703
summit!!! its the bomb
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 08-26-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: long beach/san diego, CA
Posts: 100
haha i have the si/do lightning style. i'll see if i can get my girlfriend to help me do a vid tomorrow.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Poll: Flowmaster Super 40 or Flowmaster Super 44 Fx4wannabe01 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 109 01-03-2011 01:33 PM
flowmaster....borla....BLAH rangerkidSHSU Exterior Semi-Tech 40 06-24-2006 05:17 PM
Unhelpful Borla Site PharmRanger4x4 General Technical & Electrical 4 04-24-2005 09:55 PM
borla performance exhaust james13f Ranger Products, Company, & Member Reviews 9 03-28-2005 07:28 PM
Borla Pro XS Muffler/Exhaust FoMoCoFiddy Ranger Products, Company, & Member Reviews 11 10-24-2004 11:00 AM


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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:19 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.