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Old 12-01-2008
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cut off tail pipes?

im doing this mod this weekend.

is it going to kill my horsepower or gas milage?

should i just dump it after the axel?

show me what you guys have done!
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cut off the muffler... then weld in a straight piece of pipe of equal diameter. no loss of power (that i noticed) and a really great (LMF) sound. what size motor are you running?
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I kind of want to do this mod as well...
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I didn't notice any change when I cut off my muffler beside it sounding like crap
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I didn't notice any change when I cut off my muffler beside it sounding like crap
didnt like the sound? must have a 3.0. lol

4.0 sohc ftw!
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the 3.0L is nothing compared to the 2.3L with no exhaust...
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I didn't notice any change when I cut off my muffler beside it sounding like crap
Guess I'm not cutting mine off then lol
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ill let yall know what mine sounds like

everyone i kno with the 4.0 has the flow 40 with no tails.

lol
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I want the flow 40 :(
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i have glasspacks split after the muffler and dumped over the rear axle.. IMO i wouldn't do it. it increases cab noise by a lot..
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i cut mine right before the muffler and made it a side exit. sounds really good
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It'll sound like crap if you cut the muffler off. Unless you are running a healty high compression small block, or big block under the hood...keep the dang muffler on it. Nobody wants to hear that
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didnt like the sound? must have a 3.0. lol

4.0 sohc ftw!
I've heard the 4.0 too and it sounds terrible.
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What about if you cut it off right befor it bends on the end just befor the tail pipe? Will it sound like crap if you do it that way

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full straight pipe it like my truck you will fall in love in no time
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I've heard the 4.0 too and it sounds terrible.
I ran no muffler before. It does sound like crap.
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I've heard the 4.0 too and it sounds terrible.
My 3.0 sounded like crap and I hear my brother's 4.0 all the time and it sounds like crap too.
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What about if you cut it off right befor it bends on the end just befor the tail pipe? Will it sound like crap if you do it that way
If you cut it off after the muffler it will sound fine.

Moral of the story, Rangers with no muffler sounds terrible.
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If you cut it off after the muffler it will sound fine.

Moral of the story, Rangers with no muffler sounds terrible.
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i say try it.

im kind of curious to hear how it sounds with no muffler.
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