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Best performance mufflers for 4.0

Im lookin for the best performance muffler to put on a 4.0. i hear that borla and magnaflow are pretty good.

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You're gonna get alot of different answers and choices on this one. It's all about what sounds good to you. Personally I only like the sound of Flowmaster on a Ranger.
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Borla, Magnaflow, and Gibson, have an aggressive sound on V8's, 4.0's aren't going to sound anywhere near as good as say a V8 would sound.
Little confused here kid, didn't you just purchase the F150 like a month or so ago? So why are you selling it now?
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Flowmasters are better for v-8's imo but I have a dynomax super turbo...
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I have the magnaflow full cat back, borlas are sick but the bassani's sound kick a$$...
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Borla, Magnaflow, and Gibson, have an aggressive sound on V8's, 4.0's aren't going to sound anywhere near as good as say a V8 would sound.
Little confused here kid, didn't you just purchase the F150 like a month or so ago? So why are you selling it now?
part time deli job + 8 MPG + dumb purchase by me = need new solution

and for the mufflers im not looking for overall sound, i really want something that will make it perform better even a cat back system im not basin this off overall sound quality
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don't go slowmaster. they are restrictive. although do sound great.

i originally had a flowmaster. liked it. but wanted something different. i could actually feel it holding the truck back.

went with a straight through magnaflow muffler. and had custom mandrel bent 2.5" piping from the cat back and i noticed a very small difference in the higher RPM's. not much ,but its something at least. and its dumped right after the muffler . sounds great.
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magnaflow is in the top for me, you felt the difference even with the 35's?
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Thats actually pretty good, 8 mpg with those size tires. Those trucks have a thirsty appetite to start with. Fuel ecnomy got a little better after 02, but not by that much. I get 9-10mpg with my 8.1.

You won't notice any performance gains with the 4.0 by doing the exhaust, you want performance gains you go with a super charger, that is if you have the $$$$ for it. If you like the look of a performance exhaust, then go with stainless steal mandrell bent T -304, other wise you are wasting your money by not choosing a SS system, cause they will last only about 4 years tops. My friend has a gibson on his 2500 and you can definately feel the gains with it. The muffler itself is as big as the stock muffler if not slightly bigger and has all mandrel bends. Very good cat back system.
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I have the magnaflow on my truck and love it! I would never put a Flowmaster on my truck!
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ya rick i hear ya, i guess im just lookin for simple mods once i get it nothin major yet thanks though for the advise, you been wheelin lately?
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I don't think you'll get much performance out of exhaust on a ranger either, but I would go with a straight through magnaflow. Magnaflow sounds great and is not restrictive like flowmaster.
I had a magnaflow catback on a VR6 (2.8L) Jetta and now on a 2.5L turbo Subaru, they both sound awesome.
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i guess now the question is, whats the best for gas milage? haha
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don't go slowmaster. they are restrictive. although do sound great.

i originally had a flowmaster. liked it. but wanted something different. i could actually feel it holding the truck back.

went with a straight through magnaflow muffler. and had custom mandrel bent 2.5" piping from the cat back and i noticed a very small difference in the higher RPM's. not much ,but its something at least. and its dumped right after the muffler . sounds great.
what differences are we talking, mpg wise? like a 1mpg loss?
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I find 4.0L and great fuel economy to not be very compatible. Proper/good tire pressure made the most noticable gains for me . . . and it cost me nothing.
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straight pipe it!
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Go with Magnaflow.

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I find 4.0L and great fuel economy to not be very compatible. Proper/good tire pressure made the most noticable gains for me . . . and it cost me nothing.
I consistently get 16-17 MPG in the city. Pretty good if you ask me.
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over 1300 miles, i averaged 16.6 mpg, but have gotten as high as 23mpg on some tanks (not used in the calculation of the 16.6)

i don't particularly want to lose the mileage that i do get... but 1-2 mpg is less than i can lose by driving habits for less than 1/4 of my tank...
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i got 15 with the 95 i had 4x4 ill be lookin to put 32's on it and maybe 4:10's so she dont be laggin everywhere, the new truck i mean
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I consistently get 16-17 MPG in the city. Pretty good if you ask me.
the ohv 4.0s get worse mileage than the sohc's
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what differences are we talking, mpg wise? like a 1mpg loss?
im saying i felt the diffrence in the seat of my pants
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the ohv 4.0s get worse mileage than the sohc's
I could get 18mpg in our old 97 ex 4x4 with stock tires on the highway. Not all that bad depending on driving technique.
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the ohv 4.0s get worse mileage than the sohc's
The person who I quoted has an SOHC.
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im saying i felt the diffrence in the seat of my pants
you felt a loss of power in the seat of your pants?
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ya rick i hear ya, i guess im just lookin for simple mods once i get it nothin major yet thanks though for the advise, you been wheelin lately?
No, i missed the last few trips my buddies went to in PA. Some of them are way to ballsy and will go out on the ice and do donuts and what not. They don't realize if that ice cracks their trucks and perhaps their lives are at stake cause some of those quarry lakes are deeeep. I don't take my trucks out on the ice, at least not ice that has deeper water then my tires. You want some serious mud to play it, you go to Treverton PA. They have miles or mud holes to play in.
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