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yeah i tihnk im a go with zachs setup its pricy but i like what he has done alot it looks really good from the pictures i have seen and its legal for all you hippie people out there hahaha.
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I take it that youre refering me as the hippie? Maybe i believe in keeping the truck legal, to a certain extent?
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hahaha im referring to those people who get at others about their cats and all that good stuff.. haha.. when diesels arent allowed to smoke me out then ill take smog legal. =]
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Again... If/when, you get a fine for not having cat converters on your truck.. you might take it a little more seriously. They are put on the truck for a reason.. To me it seems like youre looking for just sound., which in my opinion is a big waste of money, but to each their own. You want to get as much performance as you can. Typically just a muffler slapped on with tips wont offer much gains of anything, but if taken the time done right, like Zabeard has done with his truck, you will more than likely see some gains, and along with that comes a good sounding truck. But getting rid of cats just for the sound, or spending all this money for just sound, seems a little dense. No offense.. Anyways, good luck with your truck.. Hope to see some pictures and vids of it.

And if i may add.. Im not saying going for sound is bad.. If you can put a muffler on a truck thats cheap and get the sound youre looking for then thats great, maybe you arent looking for a whole lot of performance gains, maybe just want a rugged sound which is good for certain people.. But keep it to a minimum (price).. But to spend all this money for something just for sound, it just seems like your throwing a lot of money away. Its nice to have sound and performance, which can be achieved. You have a lot of knowledgeable(sp?) people here who can help you out.

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if you read all threads related to this.. i did say i was going to use the setup on zachs ranger my friend.. i really dont mind emission laws.. but obviously when my truck was built for california and i live in utah the emission laws are far different.
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I have a feeling this thread might get KANKED like the other one recently...those mods are getting serious.....no offense mods (DONT BAN)

Man i think your jsut excited right now cuz your new and and stuff..I was. Just give it a month and see how you feel then, i would spend my money on better things than what your gonna do, zach has a bunch of resurces and know-how for this stuff......What do you want for your Truck....Speed, or lift?? thats about the only 2 options.
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To do mine all over again. I'd leave all the cat related stuff alone and run a 2.5" SS piping from the rear cat to the muffler area. Using no muffler, I'd then split it into two 2.25" SS pipes exiting where mine do now.

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well i like the idea of the two high flows instead of 4 overall cats.. zach has been good help with it.


and im sorry if i offended anyone about liking being green ;]
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My truck use to sound like crap with just the cats gutted and with a flowmaster now I just have straight pipe to the flowmaster it sounds good.
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um the 2 main sensors are before all the cats... im pretty sure.

dont gut them, it will sound and run like crap, and no gain.

flowmasters suck, but im about the only one that thinks that on this site.
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i have a flowmaster 40 series on my 3.0, (bought it like that) and i think it sounds like ***, once you get over 2200 rpms you loose the rumble and it starts to sound ricey, and it drones like a mother...
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yeah zach gave some good pointers if you read some other related threads i posted.. he runs magna flow high flows to a magna flow muffler out. but his is header back exhaust. which i suppose is best for safety and emissions tests.
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really, i figured it would quiet down some
I am sure it did help but I have only run mine with duals out the back.

If it was dumped under the bed I am sure it would be even louder.
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all this stuff about not enough back pressure is bull****. i have punched cats into a custom y pipe right after the cats with 2 inch pipe the whole way out of the back. i have plenty of back pressure with all the bends. if you want sound and don't mind the drone or just turn your music up you cant hear it.


I think you should get headers then run them into 2 cat cases punched and put a balance pipe in it and run true duals all the way out the back. you will have plenty of back pressure.
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did you read the other thread where zach goes into detail with his emission legal exhaust with 2 high flows instead of 4 stock cats?? good stuff
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all this stuff about not enough back pressure is bull****. i have punched cats into a custom y pipe right after the cats with 2 inch pipe the whole way out of the back. i have plenty of back pressure with all the bends. if you want sound and don't mind the drone or just turn your music up you cant hear it.


I think you should get headers then run them into 2 cat cases punched and put a balance pipe in it and run true duals all the way out the back. you will have plenty of back pressure.

True duals isnt always nessisary(sp?) for a v6 ranger. The "Fake" duals such as the single inlet dual outlet mufflers is sufficient for the common every day daily driver. But since he wants to go all out much like zabeard has, I think hes on the right path, going with a COMPLETE exhaust set up. Headers back, which looks good.
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yeah im a do the headers and the exhaust custom even though i know about nothing about welding hehe so its gonna be a learning experience =]
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i removed my third cat and ran true duals. usually i have glasspacks with it exiting on each side before the tire, but i took them off and dumped it under the truck. it does drone a lot with it under the cab though. i will leave it like this until i finish my stacks. it sounds pretty good, but it is loud and raspy at high rpms. i kinda like it.

EDIT: I also have headers.
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i removed my third cat and ran true duals. usually i have glasspacks with it exiting on each side before the tire, but i took them off and dumped it under the truck. it does drone a lot with it under the cab though. i will leave it like this until i finish my stacks. it sounds pretty good, but it is loud and raspy at high rpms. i kinda like it.

EDIT: I also have headers.
Bed stacks?!? hehe
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Bed stacks?!? hehe
Don't hate. i know nobody likes stacks because it isn't a diesel, but it is my truck and i'll with it what i please.
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Don't hate. i know nobody likes stacks because it isn't a diesel, but it is my truck and i'll with it what i please.
i am not hating woah now.. i dont mind stacks at all i was just asking my friend.
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i am not hating woah now.. i dont mind stacks at all i was just asking my friend.
yeah, i know bud. i just figured more people would say something. sorry if it seemed that way.
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oho okay i think stacks look good depending on how they are done.
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nothing says "redneck" more than exhaust stacks on a pickup truck!
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nothing says "redneck" more than exhaust stacks on a pickup truck!
if its a diesel it has earned it right to have stacks. some gassers i can deal with.

if i had a diesel id have stacks on it in no time.
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nothing says "redneck" more than exhaust stacks on a pickup truck!
HAHA...that funny man...Near work here theres like a 95 model 2wd single cab ranger that has AT LEAST 4-5" stack on ONE side....Its awsome..
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