Gibson and K&N - 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 06-06-2007
05BLKEDGE's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Spartanburg,SC
Posts: 325
Gibson and K&N

The Brown truck brought me a K&n aircharger, and a Gibson extreme dual cat back system. The aircharger was very easy to put on, and the hardest part about the gibson was getting my stock exhaust system off. Just off of starting it and driving around the block a few times, I really like both. The exhaust has a very nice tone, and isnt very load which I like. My only worry is that, when I got back home after my drive, the exhaust was smoking, and smelled like it was burning. I checked, and nothing is rubbing anywhere, so I just came to the conclusion that it is just the new muffler and pipes breaking in. But any imput on that would be great.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-06-2007
KARPE's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Valrico, Fl 33594
Posts: 4,748
Yeah, it's just breaking in. after a couple thousand miles the Muffler will be fully broken in and it will be louder. don't get used to the cold tone.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-06-2007
05edge's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: campton/milan nh
Posts: 901
ya the smell is just the muffler and any stickers or plastic that might have been on the pipes.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-06-2007
Mike9825's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Willard OH
Posts: 489
same here. When I put on my Flowmaster, it took it awhile to rid of the smell. -Mike-
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-06-2007
05BLKEDGE's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Spartanburg,SC
Posts: 325
ok, I have one other question, I was just looking at it, and the pipe that conects at the cat looks like it is hanging really low. I dont think I had the room to flip it over, but here is a pic, let me know what you think, If it is wrong i can fix it tommorrow.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-06-2007
Mike9825's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Willard OH
Posts: 489
looks ok to me but if you want, you can order some hangers from Summit Racing and hang that section higher so it secludes nicely above the frame rails. Maybe the local auto parts store would have some similar but I've never bought any locally. -Mike-

http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...917337&NeXID=5
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-06-2007
LowMaz's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sterling/ Amherst, MA
Posts: 788
any auto parts store has those hangers for under a few bucks.... id say hang it higher so there is no chance of laying pipe on a bump or something
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-06-2007
DaGGer's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: East Windsor, CT
Posts: 919
that bend right there is so that it clears your crossmember. 2.5" piping won't got straight through where the orginal exhaust went. *** for the smell it could be the oil that they put on the exhaust when they shipped it out.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-23-2007
Z06 Z06 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Aiken,SC
Posts: 56
I got the same combo on my Ranger, an 05 ext cab 2wd - got the dual exhaust tips exiting out the passenger side behind the wheel. Like it so far, going for better mpg, not sure how much better I am getting yet. Also in SC. Done anything else? Looking at an electric fan, underdrive pulley, and the Bama tune, but still hesitating on tackling the pulley and fan removal!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-23-2007
revo2k11's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: MA
Posts: 124
i got a gibson exhaust and a tonneau cover and i now get about 40 more miles to the tank
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-23-2007
Z06 Z06 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Aiken,SC
Posts: 56
what brand tonneau cover did you get? I would like one, though my wife isn't wild about them. I think its a good look. She thinks its a pain when she wants to haul something, though that is not very often and normally it doesn't stick over the bed!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-24-2007
FORDGURL04's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Gretna/Harahan, LA
Posts: 213
exhaust is supposed to hang that low, it looks low but it's not really when your driving. i never had the smoke but i did have the smell. went away after a few weeks
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-24-2007
Z06 Z06 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Aiken,SC
Posts: 56
Mine is not quite that low, I rotated the pipe a little to tuck it away a little better. If you get down and look at the truck while sitting on the pavement, you see it or from far away standing. Not an issue though.
Headed out to look at tonneau covers. LeBra makes one that folds up in 3 pieces. Looks nice and appears to be functional.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-24-2007
05BLKEDGE's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Spartanburg,SC
Posts: 325
Quote:
Originally Posted by Z06
Mine is not quite that low, I rotated the pipe a little to tuck it away a little better. If you get down and look at the truck while sitting on the pavement, you see it or from far away standing. Not an issue though.
Headed out to look at tonneau covers. LeBra makes one that folds up in 3 pieces. Looks nice and appears to be functional.
I have a lund tri-fold, and I love it. I can put it on by myself in about 2 minutes. Its great, but it didnt make my gas milage any better.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-24-2007
revo2k11's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: MA
Posts: 124
i got an exstang blackmaxx. its really easy get on and off and it rolls up so you can put stuff in the bed
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-24-2007
Z06 Z06 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Aiken,SC
Posts: 56
Thanks, though I wanted to hear it helped your mileage. I bought one today, not a fancy one, but it works well enough, I think. Got it on sale too, a LeBra. It also rolls up so you can put stuff in the bed - I imagine about all of them do that. I like the way it is attached without all the little snaps. Lot cheaper than the tri-fold I wanted, but think it will fit the purpose.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gibson Exhaust & Tip (IN) Hillyard Engine & Drivetrain 2 09-06-2011 08:01 PM
Flowmaster or Gibson tHe_sR5 New Ideas 54 01-26-2006 09:22 PM
Gibson exhaust review for 2.3L jnishika 2.3L & 2.5L I4 Tech 8 12-28-2005 06:44 PM
Gibson Exhaust RangerRyan 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 11 07-22-2005 08:30 PM


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 02:17 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.