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Dynomax Problem?

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So I have a 2002 ford ranger 4X4 Auto and I just finished a rediculously long install on my new dynomax super turbo catback with my friend (stock muffler hangers are impossible).

I started up my truck and it sounds just a bit louder than the stock muffler. I was pretty dissapointed. Is this just because it has to break in over the next couple days? Could I have some kind of leak somehwere? Please comment.

The good thing is though that it dosent sound like a Ricer and it does have a very faint rumble but no where near what I have been hearing on youtube from other mufflers and an explorer with my muffler.
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it will take longer than a few days mabey afta a few weeks it will b halfway broken in jus give it a lil time... i put a glasspack on my 4.0 took it bout a month to hollow out an start to sound how its sopose to
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it took mine a while, a few long drives so the metal could expand really changed the note.

What you tube dyno max explorer are you looking at, the one I saw was a V8. You definitely won't sound like that.

Granted my Ranger experience is limited to magnaflow.
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Ya I was reading on another post on this forum and i am not sure if it will get much louder so i might just get a flowmaster 40 series to put on the dynmax catback i got and i will be set.
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that flowmaster would sound pretty bad a$$ i want to get one myself they are nice
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Dynomax is known for being a quiet performance muffler.....i LOVE my Dynomax because it isn't too loud.....i like the performance with the stock sound...
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FLowmasters loud, magnaflow, borla sound the same...
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Im guessing im the Explorer in question lol I get several compliments on my muffler, even a few of the mechanics at the ford dealership were impressed with it. My opinion... not to loud, not to quiet... just right. Of course i do have duals, so that could very well change the sound, and it be louder than a single out. I personally don't like the sound of flowmaster, to loud and it gets annoying (i speak from expierence, i had it on my last truck, and it got old fast). But exhaust/mufflers are a to each there own thing.

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Flowmaster is the best!!
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Ya the softer tone has grown on me. I did want something that could be heard more but then I am still getting the performance and after i get to about 40 mph I cant really hear the muffler which is good because thats the average speed i drive in town and I could see that having something really loud would suck after a while. Either way if i do want to go louder its an easy swap for me to do.
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part of the problem is the number of cats rangers have... 1 reason i am considering a glasspack
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part of the problem is the number of cats rangers have... 1 reason i am considering a glasspack

Glasspack isint gonna help ya there...Its going to make it sound worse.

Try a Flo Pro V-force..
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I just found out that my gas milage right now is 16.4 mpg for city driving and I dont drive with a lead foot. Do you think that because the dynomax is breaking in that my gas milage will be worse or do I just have bad gass milage for some reason?
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for 20 bucks a glasspack isnt to bad improves exhaust flow and has a nice rumble...not to loud and not to quiet.....personal opnion tho...
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