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How can you make the 3.0 exhaust louder?

I have a flowmaster installed which helped a lil bit, but there still isn't that mean sounding exhaust comming from it. I noticed the edge's have like 4 cats or something crazy like that but what can I do to make it louder and still pass smog?

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what i have on mine but not sure if itll pass emmisions, i also have a 3" diameter 18" chrome tip...
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Replace it with a v8, lol.

You'd have to take off most of the cats I think. I ran without a muffler for a couple of days and it was tolerable overall. If you really want some sound try running without the muffler. The cats soak up so much it might be right for you.

No muffler and a full length exhaust with a turndown tip might be just about right without being too loud.
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yea man the only way to make it sounds meaner is to do a v8 swap.
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Replace it with a v8, lol.

You'd have to take off most of the cats I think. I ran without a muffler for a couple of days and it was tolerable overall. If you really want some sound try running without the muffler. The cats soak up so much it might be right for you.

No muffler and a full length exhaust with a turndown tip might be just about right without being too loud.
Yeah the exhaust is just single chamber right now and dumped.

If I run without a muffler it will work but I won't be able to pass smog. lol
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i love my 94 emissions aren't very hard to pass lol punch out one of your cats it def helps
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Yeah the exhaust is just single chamber right now and dumped.

If I run without a muffler it will work but I won't be able to pass smog. lol

I'm running an "old school" original FlowMaster 40. It's got a nice low tone and makes my 3.0 rumble some -- but loud it is NOT.
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Yes just run a dump from your headers, Lose all low end torque. Just because an engine is loud does not mean its aggressive.

If someone pulled up next to me in an uncorked 3.0l ranger im pretty sure my 2.3l focus stock would still kick its ****. Most hot rodders know uncorked sound from horsepower

Sorry I just see no point in all that noise if there is no HP to back it up.
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i actually learned a while back from my boss that the sound or the loadness is from compression so low compression low sound and with our trucks, they arent very high in compression so its not goin to do so well, thats why most tractors run with a straight pipe off of the header, they have very little compression
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i actually learned a while back from my boss that the sound or the loadness is from compression so low compression low sound and with our trucks, they arent very high in compression so its not goin to do so well, thats why most tractors run with a straight pipe off of the header, they have very little compression
I think I just need to swap a 4.0 in my rig :] Those things are pretty damn quick and can keep up, plus they got a nice sound to em.

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There is no replacement for displacement
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straight pipe it and dump it about 1-2 ft before the rear axle, thats what I have. Running it without a muffler or pipe is loud cause its under the cab, put some pipe on and it changes the sound, mine is loud because I drive down streets and people will turn around before I pass them to see what all the sound is haha the way I like it! You should pass smog the cats are doing the work..
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the muffler doesn't effect your smog it just reduces noise not emissions. My buddy passes smog all the time and hes has no muffler just a turn down after the cats.
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I have a 3.0 with a Flowmaster 40 Series 2 chamber (delta flow) single in dual out, running to 3 inch tips. That deep throaty sound (bear with me I know its a v-6) is affected by your tip size. I've said this over and over again. The size (length and bore size) will affect your exhaust note. I have 3 inch tips x 16 inch long, and they are loud enough for me. Numerous members on here have heard my truck. YOu can ask them too. Hope this helps man.
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put a fart can on like me and it will be super loud and deep, just kiddin. u dont wanna do that cuz everyone will hate on you

id get some big pipes run from the cats back and put some 3" tips on that are long. you could also do some electric exhaust cutouts for when you really want it stupid loud
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I had a Flow 40 series and gutted one of the two cats and then had it dump before the rear axle. Sounded really good. Had no problems with emissions.
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put some headers on it. i got a pair and run true duals with only 2 cats (my truck had 5 effing cats in it!!!!) sounds pretty nice and im getting good low end torque. some people think im lying when i say i have a 3.0
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yeah true duals yeah do that i want to bad but cant afford it.
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does anyone here have a video of tru duals on their truck?
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How old is your muffler? Is it broke in yet. If not then it will get loud as it gets broke in. You say you have it dumped as in turndowns? Straight out the muffler with nothing else would be louder than turndowns. Anything louder than that is just plan worthless. Start cutting down on milage with straight exhaust and milage is more important than a loud truck now days if you ask me.
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IV GOT IT........ take off the muffler.... then it will be loud for sure!! hahaha
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yeah no muffler will be the loudest you'll get it, be there done that. As long as you have a tail pipe I'm sure it won't be to loud inside the cab bit if not its goign to be way to loud.
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Have you tried removing/replacing your muffler bearings? These should work on our trucks.

http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main...products_id=10
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i'm going to buy stock in that company
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i have a flowmaster and its goddly loud but i have gutted cats
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