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what would a ranger sound like with out a muffler but still have the cats installed
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04RangerDave has a video posted up here somewhere.

Ill see if I can find it for you. Unless somebody finds it first.
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ok thanks
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Here is a Youtube video he put up.

Look up some more videos on youtube.
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My 3.0 sounds HORRIBLE like that. Its so raspy and tinny. I am truly embarrassed at how it sounds. I try not to rev it past 2000 so i dont have to hear it and force innocent drivers around me to suffer as well. Just some advice, dont do it.
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what does he have done to his ranger to sound like that
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He has a 4.0 SOHC engine with the muffler cut off.

I didnt know that you had a 3.0

It wont sound the same as Daves. Look up some videos on youtube of straight piped 3.0s
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if i remove the mufflers will a engine check light come on
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do yoy guys think that it might sound more like this or like a lil import civic sound

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lol. I think that video is pretty cool with the exhaust blowing into the camera.

The only way to find out what you like is to try it.

If you can weld, or have access to somebody who can weld, then cut it off. If you dont like the way it sounds, then weld it back on there.

I went through at least 4 exhaust setups before I found the setup that I like best.
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ok is there any sensors in the mufflers that would put a check engine light on the dash
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Apart from sounding broken, there may be insufficient back pressure in the system without mufflers.
If so, torque and bhp will be reduced.
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i have my muffler off with the cats on, it wont through a code for the check engine light but it will reduce hte torque and hp like stated, and i also find it annoying its not for idleing around but if you get above 2000-2500 it just sounds retarded and it drones bad on the highway. probably will be getting a muffler put back on here soon.
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today i removed the mufflers and it also sounds like a import above 3k 3.5k if i remove the cats will it have a deeper sound
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today i removed the mufflers and it also sounds like a import above 3k 3.5k if i remove the cats will it have a deeper sound
It will sound like a louder pissed off bumblebee. Not to mention its illegal to remove your cats and you will get an engine light by doing so. Put a chambered muffler on there if you want deep sound
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**** emissions i live in florida we dont have any testing
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The rumble videos look great until you pan back and what is there - a Ranger. A baby F150.
A great little truck for what it is.
We need to keep a sense of perspective here.
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i wouldnt straight pipe a 3.0 ranger. Chambered muffler is the only way to go on 3.0s. 4.0s dont sound that bad with out a muffler.
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My 3.0 sounds HORRIBLE like that. Its so raspy and tinny. I am truly embarrassed at how it sounds. I try not to rev it past 2000 so i dont have to hear it and force innocent drivers around me to suffer as well. Just some advice, dont do it.
Put a Flowmaster 40 on it today. Much better.
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My uncle told me to do this to my truck and see how it sounds let me tell you it is almost no different from an import civic ricer.. it's bad so I put a flowmaster 40 on yesterday, and problem solved it's just quiet. Glass packs are a better if you want a loud truck
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