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Affordable Aftermarket Muffler...Actually sounds good

I recently purchased direct from flowmaster, a Delta 50 Series aftermarket muffler, and so far, 1000 miles into this new muffler, I have to say, I am quite impressed. It fits perfect, it looks stock (unless the rest of your piping is rusted like mine), and improves the sound. It makes a nice low undertone that is satisfying to people who want more sound, but not excessive sound. I was looking for a muffler to make it a little bit more throaty and louder at idle, and I found it. It works great for me since I have a landscaping and snow removal business, and don't want to annoy customers when I pull in. Flowmaster also makes the Delta 40 Series muffler, which is about 6-7 inches shorter, and has a two chamber design, thus louder. The Delta 50 Series is a 3 chamber muffler, which is perfect, and for only $100, it was worth it.

I hope this muffler holds up when I put my headers on, just standard JBA stainless steel headers.

My ride (so far):
2008 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L V6 SOHC - 5 Speed Auto - 4.10 Differential - 4x4
Air Box Silencer Removed
Custom Air Box holes (cut at the bottom to allow more airflow, ram air, hot air, whatever)
Cleaned the throttle body, and used a new gasket too
OEM Muffler chopped off, and Flowmaster Delta 50 Series muffler professionally installed
Bought 5 months ago certified pre-owned with 39k on it, now have 44k on it, I must be a happy driver lol

Oh yea, and I see a 1-2 MPG increase when driving at steady 55 MPH on the freeway

Thanks Guys, hopefully some of you think the above information is resourceful
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Sounds like you are off to a good start. Keep good care of it and you will be happy with it.
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Modding is off to a good start! If you mow yards and do landscaping, I am sure you pull a trailer often. Being in the same business as you are, I would recommend getting a tuner with custom tunes on it. One of the best if not the best mods I have done to my truck. The tranny now shifts like a super duty. Every gear especially 1-2, 2-3, is really firm and hard, which will extend transmission life and make pulling things a lot easier.
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Modding is off to a good start! If you mow yards and do landscaping, I am sure you pull a trailer often. Being in the same business as you are, I would recommend getting a tuner with custom tunes on it. One of the best if not the best mods I have done to my truck. The tranny now shifts like a super duty. Every gear especially 1-2, 2-3, is really firm and hard, which will extend transmission life and make pulling things a lot easier.
When I purchased the truck, it was fitted with the upgraded towing and plowing package: ie. upgraded front and rear shocks, upgraded leaf springs, upgraded transmission cooling system... I was told however, if I want to run with a plow, I need to find a 5-6' lightweight plexiglass or type composite material straight edge plow. But for now, I am interested in purchasing a single-axle 12' covered trailer, which weighs about 1650 lbs empty weight, and with two lawn mowers and some gasoline and such, I should be good on the max weight limits. I was looking into a tuner pack, to adjust some idle issues and such, but need more money first (lol, as usual). When I remove snow in the winter (Wisconsin winter, terrible, but love it for money), I usually idle the truck in the customer's driveway with the defroster running, and the rpms usually play around a bit after 10-15 minutes, but even then, when in 4WD, the idle is strange, but will figure it out this winter. I usually haul a two-stage blower in the bed, and a single-stage blower, along with four different types of ice melter (about three 50 pound bags each), gas cans (5 gallon for straight gas, and 2.5 gallon for mixed 50:1 gas), and two or three shovels, does anyone know what the weight limit for payload in the bed is?
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