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TRUE dual exhaust

Ok, I have searched and have not found where someone put TRUE dual exhaust on there ranger. I'm talking about each header having there each individual pipe to 2 cats & O2 sensors, 2 mufflers, etc. Just wondering if anyone has ever done this or not. Thanks in advance for your input!
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You have individual front oxygen sensors already. However you only have 1 rear sensor for the catalyst monitor and it is calibrated to monitor both exhaust streams. You could use an H-pipe or X-pipe to provide a position for the 3rd sensor.

You should retain the catalytic converters. Removing them is illegal and it will give you a CEL.

IMO, I don't think you will gain anything from this conversion except exhaust noise.
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when i talked to the guy who put my exhaust on, he said that you would more likely lose more power than you would gain because of the lack of back-pressure. I don't really know what im talking about, but that is what he said.
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yes there was a few people that tryed "true duals" back in the day you will HIGHLY not be satisfied with it. PLUS we arnt like a mustang you would still have to run all the pipes on the passanger side because of the gas tank. honistly i never recommened it to anyone. think of like a mustang for a min, you get better HP gains with them if you X-pipe or H-pipe it then true duals. your better off running off the headers separet then coming to a Dual in/Dual out muffler and then going from there it helps with our small motor.
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Ok. I was just curoius if anyone has done this. I have a Cougar that was X-piped with a 4.6 SOHC and it is pretty mean. My final question, I have heard that Y-piping it to 2 separate mufflers is louder than just a single in, dual out type of muffler. True or False.

Thanks for your fast responses. This forum has helped me out tremendously!
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for one we cant have an x-pipe i just explaned why up there and you DONT have a V8 in a ranger. there not power hungery most the time when you put exhuast on you bearly notice anything changed. about the single in dual out its really a crap shoot on these trucks cant really tell to much and yes people HAVE done true duals its piontless on these trucks and doesnt help
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Thanks for reminding me that I have a weak engine Zach j/k But yes I also talked to a local exhaust guy today and he said the same thing that you guy's said: loss due to back pressure. This is my first newer (not fuel injected) truck that I am fiddling with and am used to the bigger and much older vehicles. So I am pretty green to these things. But again, I do appreciate your info.
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my buddys ranger has true duals on it. it's a 4.0 and i haven't driven it so i couldnt tell ya what the power loss in like. its lifted 6" on 33's so he probably lost lots of power
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Ok, I have searched and have not found where someone put TRUE dual exhaust on there ranger. I'm talking about each header having there each individual pipe to 2 cats & O2 sensors, 2 mufflers, etc. Just wondering if anyone has ever done this or not. Thanks in advance for your input!

I did
strate off the first cat
then its strates all the way back.
cut the other 2 cats off. LOUD AS ****!!!
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I did
strate off the first cat
then its strates all the way back.
cut the other 2 cats off. LOUD AS ****!!!

You wouldn't happen to have any sound clips of it would you?
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i did this on 2000 2wd ext cab 3.0-the sound was great and load.this model of ranger only had 2 02 sesors. 1 behind each cat. as for power lose,did not notice any.loved the sound that came from dual glass packs.

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thats not true duals

you cant do true duals on a ranger

true duals arent cat back they are header back.... nice try though
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i did a flowmaster single in dual out kit cost me like 200 bucks on e-bay for all the clamps hanger muffler pipes and two stainless tips and i'm happy as can be its got a good sound to it but i think anymore would put too much noise inside the cabin
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Do people not know what true duals means?

Having two pipes coming out of one muffler is not true duals, that is dual exhaust. True duals is having a pipe coming off each header and being its own pipe with cats, O2 sensors and mufflers.
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uh..... just said that lol
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You wouldn't happen to have any sound clips of it would you?
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no but i can make one
what do i need to do once i get it in a .wav or .mp3?
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true duals

in responce to your true duals.i had 1 header [stock]1 cat and 1 glass pack per head. i have been running dual exhaust on all of my cars and trucks for 40 years. i even had true duals on my 1981 2.3 courier.please do not ask me if i know what true duals or.

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You wouldn't happen to have any sound clips of it would you?
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