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Anybody ever have a exhaust where they just had a y pipe and bent the tubing in front of the rear tire without a muffler, All stock sized tubing 2" with some screwed on tips... Would this harm my engine or anything? all 4 cats are staying on just removing the dam thing that muffles the sound... is this legal in pennsylvania?? i looked in my lmc truck magizine and saw their dual exhuast system and it says 50 state legal and replaces the stock muffler, its just a straight pipe to a y pipe and bent to go over the axle and straight out the back under the rear bumper. so i figured its 5o state legal to do this set up??
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Anybody ever have a exhaust where they just had a y pipe and bent the tubing in front of the rear tire without a muffler, All stock sized tubing 2" with some screwed on tips... Would this harm my engine or anything? all 4 cats are staying on just removing the dam thing that muffles the sound... is this legal in pennsylvania?? i looked in my lmc truck magizine and saw their dual exhuast system and it says 50 state legal and replaces the stock muffler, its just a straight pipe to a y pipe and bent to go over the axle and straight out the back under the rear bumper. so i figured its 5o state legal to do this set up??
idk if you'll be able to get through inspection unless you know somebody
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If you live in the country like me then it wont matter lol. But no muffler is gonna sound ricy
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Put a muffler on it unless you like it drowning on the highway. I had mine without a muffler for a while because I was to cheap to replace it. It doesn't sound good at all just my opinion.
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wow i wasnt sure how it was gonna sound, guess i have to see for my self. I bought a intermediate pipe, it has the flange on it and im gonna ask the exhaust guy to build it off of that, so when inspection time comes i can swap my setup with my original cat back system. it'll be like nothing changed..
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I have my exhaust exiting before the back passenger side tire. At first I used a 10 Series Flowmaster, and it sounded so beast! But whenever I got onto the highway going 65+ it was awful. All I heard was nasty drone in cab. You basically had to yell over the loudness. So I switched to a Magnaflow muffler. Crazy loud taking off and under load, but on the highway at cruising speeds the sound is very little and no drone anymore. Best decision on exhaust I have ever done.

Just food for your thoughts.
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No muffler isn't as bad as everyone says
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^^ I just dont like the 6 cylinder sound. I like loud but I like 8 cylinder strait pipes too lol but cant have both...

And what kinda Magnaflow did you get Jelly?
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yeah wednesday im gonna get my exhaust built, the guy said he will build it but not install which is cool, cuz i got the intermediate pipe just drop the old exhaust and install the new straight pipe. Cant waiiiiiiiiiiiitttttttttt
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put some sort of can on it to take out the tin can sound and just give it the bass , my thrush welded dose an awesome job and sounds great , and shes a side exit pipe
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loud all over the rpm range. don't expect to talk to your passenger.

mine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkWiv...el_video_title

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-4X6...feature=relmfu
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ive noticed with straight pipes on rangers older than mine so 06 on back they are pretty damn loud. My 07 though is only as loud as a flowmaster setup really. I dont know if its how I have mine setup or not.

To the OP. I didnt realize you were so close to me. If you like we could get together so you can hear mine.
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^^ I just dont like the 6 cylinder sound. I like loud but I like 8 cylinder strait pipes too lol but cant have both...

And what kinda Magnaflow did you get Jelly?
Sorry for the late response. But I just got a regular Magnaflow. The number to be specific is 12158. It is an oval one that is 14" long, single in dual out both 2.5" openings. I needed the smallest length one because of the lightning set up that I have on there. It's a tight fit, but it works. The exhaust guy had to cut a new pipe from the last cat back to make it all fit.

After 4 different exhaust set ups, I am finally happy lol.
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I have an 03 lvl 2and I was told if u straight pipe it your gas mileage goes down bc od the o2 sensors. And I have a thrush turbo welded I want to put on but my muffler now is way longer and js hooked up to the frame..so how can I get it to fit?
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I have an 03 lvl 2and I was told if u straight pipe it your gas mileage goes down bc od the o2 sensors. And I have a thrush turbo welded I want to put on but my muffler now is way longer and js hooked up to the frame..so how can I get it to fit?
speak English. Could you be more clear? Also it does not effect your O2 sensors in any way. I lost low end torque that's all, I switch to a Magnaflow muffler and there is a big difference.
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I honestly didnt really see any performance gains/losses going mufflerless.
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I had a 03 F-150 back in the day with nothin but cherry bombs. Loud as can be. They relocated the 02 sensor but it still lit up my check engine light. It got 9 mpg before and after lol
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yep it sounds good, i love the down shift burping, it's like a backfire but it bubbles, hard to explain but it sounds sweet... it got no drone in 5th crusing, and im glad, the only thing is i lost some low end torque im dissapointed
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