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exhaust question

ok so i had a SI/DO catback magnaflow exhaust put on a while back. I had small tips put on and i want to put on bigger tips, though when i looked at the piping. the guy did a 2.5" piping from the cat to the muffler which im fine with, but only used 1.75 piping the rest of the way, will it make much of a difference if i get the piping taken off and put 2" pipes on?
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I think stock pipe size is 2.5" so you would be fine. I am not 100% sure, someone else will chime in. 1.75" sounds real small though.
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I'm pretty sure stock is no where near 2.5"...my JBA exhuast is 2.5!
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Stock is around 2" i think because my Borla came 2.25 and we had to adapt it to fit to the stock exhaust.
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after the cat the stock piping goes down in size to something like 2" or 2 1/4" piping, A piece of straight pipe from that to the muffler should be 2.5" then from that it should go to 2" if you did dual exhaust. !.75" sounds way to small.
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well i had it done at a place called majic muffler in town, but thats what i thought, the pipe is small after the actual muffler i just dont kno if its worth gettin bigger pipe or just leavin it the way it is when i get bigger tips
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It's not going to matter power wise, the only difference is the sound will be slightly different. I wouldn't bother with it.
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k thx
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I had my 2 inch stock exhaust upgraded to 2.5" header back sounds good!
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i got 3'' from the manifolds back, with a single cat, and a flowmaster 40, soon to be true dual.
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that might sound good... but from what ive heard if u do straight duals on a ranger ur mileage and performance goes to ****
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i would leave it
i got 2-1/2 and 2-1/2 duals and hate it,kinda of took some power out of the lower end
im going back down to 1-3/4 or 2'' dual out shortly
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^^^Yes, if you don't want to loose your low end, go 2.5" in and dual 2" out....
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i would leave it
i got 2-1/2 and 2-1/2 duals and hate it,kinda of took some power out of the lower end
im going back down to 1-3/4 or 2'' dual out shortly
do u have tru duals? or are u still running threw cat just with big pipes?

n i heard that if u got tru duals on a ranger u got absolutley no backflow so its not wise on a ranger
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^^^ No he doesn't have true duals.... There is no need as you stated. He has the single 2.5" pipe in then DUAL 2.5" out the back. Thats why I said before, go 2.5" and dual 2" out, or you will loose low end as silver stated...
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ohh my bad i misread, but yea thats a good setup, quick question, do u think 3" tips or 3.5" tips would look better straight out back on a dual?
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I personally think the 3.5" would be too big. I have 3" and it looks perfect. (in my opinion)
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k thx ive heard alot of people sayin get 3" so im prolly gunna go with that
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3'' is fine but im looking for them in black lol
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