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I am currently in the process of getting ready to put a new exhaust on my 05 stx. My buddy will be building it for me. We will be using galvanized or aluminized pipe(not sure which 1 yet, probably galvanized because we get no snow here)

We will be installing an x pipe / split rear / dual exhaust

Right now I am trying to determine what size pipe to use. Was thinking 2 - 2.5" with stainless steel magnaflow tips

Looking to see whos running what on there Rangers and what their opinions are. Thnx boyz
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if you are trying to create a true dual system then stop right now. you will not get it to work properly and get any sort of gains from it. single in/dual out magnaflow or similar muffler is the best wy to go if you want duals. 2.5" in with dual 2" out to tips. and what engine you got?
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No bigger than 2".

2 1/4" duals robbed my Pontiac V8 of it's low-end, just think of what it will do to an already gutless 3.0L V6.
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is this truck a 3.0? i got a 2.5" into a si/do magnaflow with 2" to both tips and it sounds great and performs great. honeslty noticed a small gain in higher rpm but i doubt i lost any lower end torque. going with true duals and an x pipe is just not the way to go with a ranger
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yes it is a 3.0
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i see the gibson split rear exhaust is 1 and 3/4 tailpipes. Maybe that is the way to go since i am aiming for more torque as opposed to top end.
Is anone else in agreement that an x-pipe is a mistake on the 3.0L v6?

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if you search around there have been numurous threads recently about going with true duals and an x-pipe on 4.0L engines. everyone is in agreement that even the 4.0 doesnt flow nearly enough to gain anything from the x-pipe. i dont know about 3.0L engines but i love the 2.5" exhaust on my 4.0. you should obviously go smaller.
i would search around at all th different exhaust manufacturers website like magnaflow, gibson, borla, flowmaster... and see what they offer for the 3.0. that will be the most beneficial to you to figure out proper sizing
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x2 dont do the true duals, it will make the 3.0 more of a dog. Go with si/do Im running 2.5 aluminum piping with 2.75 slashed tips.

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