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I would like a more aggressive sound out of my truck, but I dont want to cough up too much cash to do it. Im thinking of a direct muffler swap from stock, but figured i would get some opinions first. Im thinking flowmaster but not set on it. any opinions on a good cheap way to get what im looking for? 1996 3.0L 4x4
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Man, I don't want to sound like an A$$ but this topic has been talked about 1000 times, it comes up a few times a WEEK. Search and you will find the answers....
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ya goose is right it is discussed a lot, but while we're on the topic i would go flowmaster 40 series single in dual out. i have a 3.0 and it doesnt sound too bad.
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I have a single in/single out old Flowmaster 40 and it's great. Isn't loud but it is deep. On your 1996 it should be louder because you don't have all these CAT's I have.
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I'm a huge advocate of Borla!
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I've always wanted an aggressive sound. I tried the muffler swap with a ravin, then I tried dual muffler tips, then a dumped flow 40......and finally straight pipe with 3" tips that are 2 feet long.

I LOVE the sound of my truck, it sounds like its pissed! It's stock size tubing that splits after the cat into two 3" x ~18" tips, no muffler.

-Levino

EDIT: I drive a 3.0
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thanks for the help, Im wanting it to be aggressive but not obnoxious on longer highway driving. thats the main thing im worried about with the flowmaster 40.
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thanks for the help, Im wanting it to be aggressive but not obnoxious on longer highway driving. thats the main thing im worried about with the flowmaster 40.
Then a flow 40 isn't for you, believe me, with the windows up my stock system is turned up pretty loud to silence the droan. The GF even gets pissed sometimes because we have to talk over it all the time (on the freeway). I will say that I do love the way my truck sounds...
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if you go with a 40 series, just dont get it dumped if you're worried about massive droning on the highway
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I got a 40 series Flowmaster si/do with a test pipe in place of the cats. Sounds real nice
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ive got the flowmaster 40 on my 3.0 and it does get a little ennoying on highway trips. doing 65 its fine but above 70 gets kinda loud. i would probably go with magnaflow/borla if i was to get a new exhaust.
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I don't like flowmaster that much on the rangers, Im more for magnaflow or borla. I have a magnaflow I love it. It doesn't drone that much on the highway or on the streets, it only puts out its badassnes at high rpms.
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I have a Borla proXS. It's pretty damn quiet in the cab which may be good or bad for you, but also sounds great outside. It has more of a deep tone then anything, not so much loud and obnoxious. Like said before, the sound really comes out at around 2500-3000 rpms. You can pick one up off of ebay for $80.
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Flow 40 on mine and just now is worthy of my ears, sounded not much better than stock when I first got it but with a efan, pulley and intake it sounds way better now (still not as good as others eg. Borla)

Out of curiosity, anyone here dump the second cat and put a dummy sensor in to send a signal saying the ratio is right no matter what?
Heard about that somewhere and would like to do that, can only make it sound better and take some pressure off the exaust but enough still on it to make it run smoothe.......
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well sounds like ill prolly be avoiding flowmaster which was kinda what i was thinking. Im kinda debating between borla and magnaflow now. Would the install be a direct swap or what? trying to keep it simple to avoid spending much money on it lol in college.
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well sounds like ill prolly be avoiding flowmaster which was kinda what i was thinking. Im kinda debating between borla and magnaflow now. Would the install be a direct swap or what? trying to keep it simple to avoid spending much money on it lol in college.
Shove a potato in the tailpipe, it will make it sounds REAL good
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go with borla.. I had a 40 series si/do dumped, and went with a borla proXS si/do dumped- it had a nicer sound to it and wasnt near as noticable on the highway.. you COULD just replace the muffler, but they might still have to do some work because a newer muffler will probably be smaller than your stocker, ie. adding more piping, etc.. i dunno.. good luck with your decision tho!
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