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Old 10-23-2008
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exhaust dilemma

right now i got a gibson dual swept side exhaust and it sounds good, but i want it to sound great.I am playing around with two ideas as of late to make her sound better. Keep my set up now, but switch to a new muffler like the flowmaster super 44{which i heard sounds great on 4.0L}or the flowtech terminator muffler which lately i have been hearing positive feedback on. The second idea is two get a shorter muffler like a cherry bomb extreme muffler and bring it to my exhaust guy and have him make me some pipes to exit before the rear wheel as opposed to behind the rear wheel like i have now. Any ideas and advice would be awesome, thanks guys
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Stay with what you have. Theres NO exhaust out there that will give you a really deep tone ( like a v8 ) or a truly aggressive sound. You have an OHC engine which arent really known to be ' throaty ' to begin with.

I've run a Flowmaster, lost wheel torque, Ran a gibson.. sounded too ' tin canish ' for me. The best I have had on my SOHC is a Magnaflo, but its still FAR from a v8ish sound.
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Yeah, Magnaflow seems to be best for performance, not sure how much it really gains, but its definitely something i imagine. I also heard people using a Flo-Pro exhaust which sounds good. Not sure if anyone here has one..
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I have also heard of Flo-Pro. My cousin had one on his v6 mustang and it sounded really good
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Magnaflow is the way to go.
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Anyone ever dyno'd the gains of a cat-back on the sohc?
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I liked the gibson but decided to go with the magnaflow because I just thought the Gib. was too quiet.

What I've wound up with is pretty much the same thing though. I have the SS magnaflow from the cat to about the front of the spare tire. Then I have two mild steel (much thicker walled tubing) tail pipes that exit right behind the rear tires.

It's significantly quieter than the rear exit from magnaflow. But yet it still has a deep tone to it. It's a V6.. but IMO it's does not have a V6 tone. It's deep an mellow like a V8.

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i checked out flo pro and they dont make a system for rangers it seems like, magnaflow seems the way to go, thanks guys for the advice and ur time
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It really depends on your tastes, what type of motor and valvetrain you have.
here's my set up:

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That's a Flowmaster American Thunder 40 series muffler. I agree with D. the 4.0 OHC motor really is a bit too quiet to begin with. If it was the OHV motor that would be a different story. here's a link if you want something truly loud and really throaty: www.holley.com . Go to the Flowtech link and click the terminator muffler section. Go 6 inches behind the cab with it and it will set off factory installed car alarms. Not from the noise level, but from the ultra deep tone.
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It really depends on your tastes, what type of motor and valvetrain you have.
here's my set up:







That's a Flowmaster American Thunder 40 series muffler. I agree with D. the 4.0 OHC motor really is a bit too quiet to begin with. If it was the OHV motor that would be a different story. here's a link if you want something truly loud and really throaty: www.holley.com . Go to the Flowtech link and click the terminator muffler section. Go 6 inches behind the cab with it and it will set off factory installed car alarms. Not from the noise level, but from the ultra deep tone.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aurtNRwHqrQ

Thats not that deep...maybe it depends on what engine its on

Put a nice stainless tip on that exhaust man, it would look so much better!
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i got a 3.0 and am loking to do a dual exhaust setup, what brand and type should i go with, i am looking for the exhaust benefits, but soemthing of a quiet growl, nothing like a cut off honda civic revved out in 1st gear
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i got a 3.0 and am loking to do a dual exhaust setup, what brand and type should i go with, i am looking for the exhaust benefits, but soemthing of a quiet growl, nothing like a cut off honda civic revved out in 1st gear
Magnaflow is what you want
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what kind of muffler, i am gunna cut the cats too
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I wouidn't gut the cats, no point. Stock cats aren't restrictive. Find out what D. and Rich are running, both of their exhausts sound awesome in vids.
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cats clog dont they, i really dont want to deal with that later on down the road
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would the dual pipe sound better then the single pipe magnaflow? how would a cherry bomb glasspack sound on a single pipe magnaflow?
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Why would you put 2 mufflers on? Glasspacks sound terrible on any ranger.
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I got a duel extreeme from gibson. SOUNDS real good. I like it. Infact everybody that hears it likes it. The ford shop i went to the other day really liked it too.
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no i ment replace the muffler on the magnaflow with a glasspack, would a flowmaster super 44 sound good with my gibson?
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