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Old 04-15-2005
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Taking muffler off

This might be a dumb question, but I want to take the muffler off of my truck, but before i did i was wondering if doing this would casue problems, like the the computer recalibrating or something? Also would there be any loss in gas milage? I just wanted to take it off just to hear how it sounds for like a week or so.

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I'd say just replace the muffler with a flowmaster 40 series or super 40 and have em dump it at the muffler instead of going without it b/c I know certain states have really picky emission laws and require u to have a muffler. Also I dont think it would sound that great especially with urs being a 3.0 if it was a 4.0 u might could get away with it, and takeing the muffler off is permanet unless u decide to get it welded back on cuz u have to cut it off.
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what he said...you cant take it off without cutting it out and besides it sounds really bad without a muffler... when i got my flowmaster put on i turned the truck on for just a sec with no muffler and it sounded terrible... a flowmaster or equivelent is worth the money
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hmm.. so, it doesn't unbolt? There is a flange between the last cat and the muffler with two bolts connecting the two, im pretty sure it'll unbolt. And yeah, i know it wont sound that good, but i just wanted to hear it, like drive around for a minute or two just curious. I just want to know if it'll screw anything up by taking it off, haha.
I plan to in like a month to get a flowmaster 40 dumped tho

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it does unbolt there but im pretty sure there are no other bolts so you would have to remove that and the pipes all the way back from there... if you do it make sure you keep the part you unbolted so the muffler shop can weld the flowmaster in where the stock muffler is
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Bullcrap. Its simple. Unbolt it at the last cat and put one of the bolts through the left side hole on the cat to the right side hole on the muffler side flange and it would hold itself away, thus you will effectively have no muffler. Its really loud, and the loss of backpressure kills low end grunt...
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Bullcrap. Its simple. Unbolt it at the last cat and put one of the bolts through the left side hole on the cat to the right side hole on the muffler side flange and it would hold itself away, thus you will effectively have no muffler. Its really loud, and the loss of backpressure kills low end grunt...
now thats a good idea... why didnt i think of that
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So that's a no, it won't really screw anything up, I'll just lose a little low end torque?

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So that's a no, it won't really screw anything up, I'll just lose a little low end torque?

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thats correct
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Yea, don't ask me if it will hurt the motor or not. I'm the guy that cracked two heads and put a rod through the oil pan of my motor in the first 30K miles...
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You can take off your muffler with absolutely no effects to the motor, I had a 4.0 explorer with no muffler and just straight pipes running out the back of the truck with no problems for two years. I also have no muffler on my Ranger with the 3.0 engine with a 2.5" pipe running out the side of the truck behind teh passenger side door, and I think that it sounds better tahn teh flowmaster exhaust. I did it myself and it took all of two hours and about 20 bucks in parts from auto zone. That is a hell of alot better than 300 bucks that the muffler shop wanted for the flowmaster kit, and the guy at the muffler shop told me that if I wanted it to be loud then go with no muffler and a pipe outside the truck behind the door, the shorter distance that the exhaust has to travel the louder it is, and truthfully it is not that all. You can not hear it on teh highway, and can barely hear it when I have the windows up around town, but when you get on it you can definectly hear it.
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I spent all of $120 on my whole exhaust $99 for the muffler then $21 for all the labor the shop did the secret is not to buy the muffler from the shop buy it somewhere else muffler shops always overcharge if u decide to buy it from them.
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here is a clip of no mufflers on my f150, just for the heck of it..

i wouldn't want to risk throwing a code, because of the cats or something on my ranger... so i run a flowmaster original 40 series...
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just did it

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hmm.. so, it doesn't unbolt? There is a flange between the last cat and the muffler with two bolts connecting the two, im pretty sure it'll unbolt. And yeah, i know it wont sound that good, but i just wanted to hear it, like drive around for a minute or two just curious. I just want to know if it'll screw anything up by taking it off, haha.
I plan to in like a month to get a flowmaster 40 dumped tho

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hey man i just UNBOLTED my muffler and pipes from behind that last cat...it sounds pretty good but i did have to cut BEHIND the muffler so i could get the whole pipe from out from underneath the truck. it took me about an hour from statr to finish. the little places where the muffler hangs from, rubber looking things that are actually metal, are a pain in the ***, that took me the longest. but i think it was def. worth it. i just turn up the subs and hammer on the gas and it sounds premo'....
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holy... 3 year old thread there sparky



but, other then that.. yeah
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this is my truck when installing my flow. there is no mufflers on it.
http://s114.photobucket.com/albums/n...0323080934.flv

my friend runs his 3.0 ranger with the stock catback just unbolted. no extra hanger nothing. and it sounds great.
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i have a 2000 3.0 4x4 and i took the muffler out and put a piece of pipe in to my stock tail pipe. it cackled like no other but it had a horible sound just cruisin. i put a 3.5 inch silverline tip on after i cut a few inches off the tailpipe $40 all together and every one says its the loudest best soundin ranger they have heard. i did notice a lil bit of a difference in the power it will only hit second gear in a burnout it will not hit third like before for but i like it.
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