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Old 05-23-2007
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Question about exhaust...

I'm fairly new to exhaust...soo i have a question or two

1) I have heard what the flowmaster 40 sounds like with a stock 3.0 ranger and it was ok...sounds better on the 4.0 IMO.... but if you had some slight engine mods liiikee intake, chip, and maybe some other mods wouldn't it make it sound ALOT better?
2) If it does sound better would you recommend doing the engine mods first and THEN moving to the exhaust?
3) FINALLY, i read recently that if you have a single out, there isn't as much popping or anything like that. I want to put my ranger in a show or two and want it to look good. In your opinions what would be the most "stylish" exit?
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The only real mod i think that would make a difference in the sound (correct me if im wrong) would be the intake, and maf mod (mods having to do with moving air.

I did my intake first, sounded good. Then i added my exhaust. But i cant vouche for a flow40 since i have a dynomax, and its alot more quiet to begin with.

As for show, IMO might want to consider side exit in front of the rear tire.
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Do exhaust first, any other mod will only benifit more... Yes Intake will change the sound some, headers will change the sound, internal engine mods will change the sound.... Other than that, thats it I believe....
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so a cold air intake from k&n would change the sound of my exhaust like at idle or what.. i was thinking on doing the same...
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^^^^^No, not really idle, nothing is going on then...
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i think it sounds good at idle...but IMO when it starts gettin to higher RPMS it kinda sounds ricey?
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i think it sounds good at idle...but IMO when it starts gettin to higher RPMS it kinda sounds ricey?
Its a V6, it will always sound that way a little. I personally like a flowmaster allot with a 3.0. If you put bigger tips on the end of the pipe, it acts like a megaphone and makes the truck sound deeper. Unfortunatly at 5000 rpm it will always sound like a v6...
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personally i would get the exhaust now and get the flow 40 single in dual out with 2 1/4 inch pipes and 3 inch tips... thats what i have and i love the sound
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You have a clip too don't you?
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i dont think is necessary modify the exhaust with a 3.0V6... he sounds so natural with the stock exhaust.. i rather modify the intake so it can sound more rude...
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I have a Magna Flow and it's pretty quiet and not at all ricey. I haven't heard one that sounds better.
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i dont think is necessary modify the exhaust with a 3.0V6... he sounds so natural with the stock exhaust.. i rather modify the intake so it can sound more rude...
If you only do an intake, you are only half benefiting... The more air and the faster you can get it in, the better, but you also have to get it out faster too! That is why you need the exhaust to complete the package...
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It's like breathing in with your hand over your mouth and taking your hand off to breath out, that's doing just exhaust. Just doing an intake is like doing the opposite.
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