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4.0 exhaust question

hey all, i just purchased a 2005 ranger FX4 LevelII, and im starting to accessorize it. my question pertains to the exhaust system. id like to get the best sound out of the six cylinder as possible,.....what muffler/ exhaust system should i go with?
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If all you want is sound get a Flowmaster. This is what 99% of people will tell you. If you want performance, get a Magnaflow. I love the sound of the Magnaflow but most people want loud...

At this point you really should introduce yourself in the introduction forum and fill out a signature. Also do a search for "flowmaster" or "exhaust" and read what's already been posted. We love to help, but answering the same questions multiple times gets frustrating. Welcome to the board.
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just wait and see the monster you just awoke.

youve got three main choices: borla, magnaflow, and flowmaster.

i believe borlas sound best on v8s as my dad has that on his. magnaflow is a straight through design so i believe there is loss in low end torque(i may be wrong about this).
flowmaster is what i have on mine. i love it and wouldnt trade it.

either way, if you get custom piping that isnt crimp bent then you will have a system that is better then factory. most people would reccomend a single inlet/dual outlet system.
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I noticed an increase when I installed Magnaflow.
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i have a single in dual out flowmaster 40 series with 2.25 inch pipes and 3 inch tips and its wonderful... it has a very deep sound to it... i have not noticed any torque loss but speed is not my main concern
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I'll have to add a vote for flowmaster 40 series delta. Had mine installed single in (2.5) dual out (2.25) last wednesday and it sounds better each day. You may just want to search "exhaust" like Shalafi49 said. You'll find a lot of threads on this and will find a lot of people's opinions.
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A Borla Turbo Series with 2.5" pipes and 3.5" tips straight out the back will be going on my truck soon. I've got a video of Leo's old truck with this set-up and it sounds AWESOME. Email me if you want me to send it to you. I think you'll know which one to choose ;-)
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A ShyBri put a Gibson setup on his 05 LvL2 about 3 weeks ago. Its starting to break in ( he's gonna hate hearin me say this ) but it sounds a bit ricey. It DID add some low end to his launch however.

"magnaflow is a straight through design so i believe there is loss in low end torque(i may be wrong about this"

Actually, the Magnaflo gained torque where my flowmaster setup lost 10lb/ft.
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A Borla Turbo Series with 2.5" pipes and 3.5" tips straight out the back will be going on my truck soon. I've got a video of Leo's old truck with this set-up and it sounds AWESOME.

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http://fomocoedge.com/Video/BorlaExhaust.wmv
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Here's one fo ya. A Ford thunderbolt exhaust. SI/DO.



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you can hear mine, theres a link in my signature
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Actually, the Magnaflow gained torque where my flowmaster setup lost 10lb/ft.
D.

what truck was this setup on? when i had my magnaflow it just seemed like there was nothing untill like 2500rpms. and now with my flowmaster it does feel restricted more than the magnaflow but not alot.

well its restriced enought that i cant get it to go above 5700 rpms but when i had my magnaflow it was a different story.

both magnaflow and flowmaster have there pluses, its just whatever you want.
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Nothing like the Drone of a flowmaster in the cab lol - gotta love it - Everyone has their opinions - Listen to the sounclips and see what ya like best
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ive tried both magnaflow and flowmaster and here are some vids of each

magnaflow
http://www.zabeard.com/zabeard/vids/mineold.mov

flowmaster
http://www.zabeard.com/zabeard/vids/minenew.mov
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who wants to hear the catless flows? lol
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not me.
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hmm what does the thunderbolt exhaust sound like? Any performance gains with it? Im thinking borla in this point in time for my truck......You get sound and performance...lol
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what truck was this setup on? when i had my magnaflow it just seemed like there was nothing untill like 2500rpms. and now with my flowmaster it does feel restricted more than the magnaflow but not alot.

well its restriced enought that i cant get it to go above 5700 rpms but when i had my magnaflow it was a different story.

both magnaflow and flowmaster have there pluses, its just whatever you want.
Was on my truck. when I was playing with my intakesetup, I found the flowmasters TOTALLY SUCKED. I lost 10 ponies and 10lb from a STOCK muffler. But they ' sound' pretty.

I played with a thrush glasspack, broke out even with it. The only 2 that saw good gains were borla and magnaflo.. the rest.. you all can have your pretty sounds.

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^ do you have the dyno charts to show this. I clocked my truck at .4 of a second quicker to 60 when I put my Flow on. (average of 4 runs)

A guy at my school dynoed his ram with a flow and gained 16 hp and 11 lb ft of torque. He has the dyno sheet of it as well.

I'd just like to see these facts instead of people insisting them from the butt dyno. I've seen flow charts showing that flowmaster will flow about twice as much over stock mufflers. Anyone have some charts/sheets to show this stuff?
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^^ Interesting.
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^ do you have the dyno charts to show this. I clocked my truck at .4 of a second quicker to 60 when I put my Flow on. (average of 4 runs)

A guy at my school dynoed his ram with a flow and gained 16 hp and 11 lb ft of torque. He has the dyno sheet of it as well.

I'd just like to see these facts instead of people insisting them from the butt dyno. I've seen flow charts showing that flowmaster will flow about twice as much over stock mufflers. Anyone have some charts/sheets to show this stuff?

You got to consider.


I bet the ram was a v8 right? Big difference from a 4liter v-6

Thing with most people is, big pipes. Duals and what not, more piping = less backpressure. Less backpressure = less tq.

.4 seconds quicker eh? Was that the butt dyno and a stop watch? Or did you actaully measure this with a gtech?

I was the same, couldnt handle the fact that just because i made my truck louder. And put some piping on it, and spent the money to do it. Means its faster.
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so which one is the one to get!!!!!!! im so sick of trying to decide.
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read man and get the magnaflow / borla if you want better performance and if you want sound go flowmaster
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Borla will give you a nice sound though, not as loud as flows, but good sound (from what i am hearing from other members).....
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alright alright no more exhaust questions for me..
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