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Old 05-04-2006
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What exhaust to get?

Well, I have a crack in my magnaflow, and I'm gonna replace it. My question is should I go with Gibson, or borla? I already have a 2.5" cat-back that exits behind each rear tire. I want to get one that sounds at least as loud and deep as mine does now. FLOWMASTER IS NOT AN OPTION!!! THEY ALL SOUND THE SAME!!
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I think youd be happy with either. Gibson has a little bit quieter sound than Borla, but still nice when you step on it. Borla is similar, just a little louder.
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gibson is only 5-8db louder then stock... its not ment for noise but for most hp possible
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borla...
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hands down Borla, but it's going to cost you
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Were you not happy with the Magnaflow? I've never heard a Borla in person, sound clip anyone? Also, Detroit, got any pics of your truck?
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borla
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borla any day
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Actually, the borla is only gonna cost me $150 installed. the gibson is $130 and the exact replacement Magnaflow I have would be $185. I am very happy with the magnaflow, but I can't see spending $35 more than a borla for one. I love the Borla on my Stang, but I've never heard it on a ranger.
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Flowmasters do not all sound the same...
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Ya flowmasters sound tinny and like s*it theres so many rangers around here with Flowmaster and compared to my Magnaflow and my buddys Borla the Flowmaster just makes an annoying amout of noise, not to mention i havnt heard a Flowmaster on a 3.0 or 4.0 that actually gets the headline of sounding....well a meer "good"

I 100% support ur decision on that one Detriot!
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Were you not happy with the Magnaflow? I've never heard a Borla in person, sound clip anyone? Also, Detroit, got any pics of your truck?
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Ha Ha, sorry to bring up an old thread, I wanted to see that I could post pics correctly.
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Well if you put a 100 gibson's or borla's on a ranger there all gonna sound the same.
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Flowmaster's sound the same regardless of vehicle. 4 banger's all sound alike. 6 cyls all sound like each other and most V-8's sound like each other too! The only cars I've ever heard sound different is a mustang and camaro. And that's only because the mustang has true dual exhaust, not a y pipe that goes to a muffler with 2 outlets! like the Camaro.
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So what did you end up going with? I have borla on my 3.0 and I love the sound. Its a low mellow sound until you get on it. Just cruising down the highway I can barely hear it.
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What? Flowmasters are NOT the same. I made the mistake of having a 70 series installed. Really mellow, but it kept hitting my driveshaft. So I changed it with a 40 series...and it was much louder and sounded like a v-8.
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I ended up going with a borla XR1, so it's anything but a mellow sound, but it sounds bada$$ to me, and I've gotten many compliments now on how awesome it sounds, and not to be a smarta$$ james, but most people run the 40 series mufflers, so yeah most of them do all sound the same.
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Yeah I think mine was the borla xs. Sounds bad *** to me though!!
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Hey do you have any sound clips of your truck? I'd like to hear how it sounds on the 3.0L
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I will try to get some of mine this weekend.
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^sweet man, im actually thinkin about trying out a Pro XS sometime soon, if it sounds good that is
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That sounds awesome, sounds really good at idle too.
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