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dual exhaust and cold air intake???

im looking into getting my truck to breath a little more. it doesnt run at its best and i hooked it up to a scaner and says its not getting good air through it thats why my service engine light is on. im looking into a air intake system and either dual exhaust or just new muffler and run it out the sides but i was wondering does it give you more power and truck run any better? do you guys like yours?
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if it's not getting enought air.....have you checked your panel air filter???? Also likely that the MAF is dirty too.


I know i don't have a 3.0L, but all should be the same no matter what engine......more air in and more air out.....more air = more power....more efficient engine. Simple as that. I believe 3.0's call for a 2.25 single exhaust. Or 2.25 in/2.0 out muff, with 1.75 or something tailpipes.
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see we have done everything and we had some one suggest put new exhaust on it and air intake so i was kinda wondering if i add to two together whats an average price
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K&N intakes are usually around $200 for our trucks.....Exhaust is another story. Some shops are cheap....some expensive. Take mine for instance....I was quoted $600 at one shop, $500 at another.....and few others were in the $300 range. All were aluminized 16ga tubing 2.5" in/2.25" out......and those prices were without tips. I got my single 2.5 catback hung for $150, and my muff was $60 off ebay, and my tip was $25. Dual costs more.

You can get those gibson kits...or magnaflow kits. I believe the gibson's start at like $250 and go up to like $500. The magnaflow kits are all like $600....But i've never really got quotes. But I rather go the all custom route at a shop where they make the bends and all that jazz.
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right right did you see an improvement in the power and how your engine runs because sitting there iddling the motor shakes alot and guy i work with his ranger is smooth hes got a 98 3.0 130,00 miles on it and no mods to motor
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what code(s) does it have
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My truck idles smooth, and there is some power increase with the exhaust.
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I paid around $340 total for both my exhaust and my MAC cold air intake, I wouldn't buy K+N cuz your just paying for the name, my intake cost me $150 from underdog, and its cheaper if you go to a muffler shop and have them install your exhaust vs. going to a place like midas. I would bet its cheaper not to buy an exhaust system unless you are going to weld it on yourself.

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