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Exhaust Question

I know ya'll are gonna say search, I did. What I am looking for is a Loud, Deep sounding muffler with ok to best proformance. What would that be. If I get a new muffler it will probably be si/do. I don't want to sound crummy or quiet. Thanks for the help! Sound clips are welcome!

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for sound flowmaster 40 for performance and sound on the back burner borla...
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Which is the best of bothe worlds? I want to stay with loud an get deeper than my glasspacks. I want loud more than performance, but don't want to lose any proformance.
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a flow will be better then a glass pack glass packs just suck
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The flowmaster 40 series is loud, drones a bit on the highway. My main complaint with mine is popping/crackling with down shifting or compression braking, which you shouldn't get with an auto.
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borla... flows to me are just to loud and sound kinda cheap
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Ide say Borla or Magnaflow, there both relatively pricey, but you get what you pay for, you can buy a magnaflow kit for $530 shipped, Borla would be around the same...Flowmaster is a bit cheaper and sounds good too....Really its al in how much you want to spend on a system is what it comes down too, i dont think with any of them youde lose any performance, as long as you have back pressure you wouldnt lose any


I have magnaflow myself and i love it, like i said it was big bucks but its stainless steel so itll last longer then my truck ever will. Not real loud but DEFINATELY not quiet, quality sounding...
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i personally hate the sound of flowmasters on v6 trucks, or any loud muffler on a v6... it gets to high pitch for me.. i would look into a magnaflow, or bassani...
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Straight Pipe
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unless u got serious hp (supercharger or turbo), youll lose power and over time do serious damage to your motor, not to mention a V6 straight pipe would make anyone suisidal because it sounds like ***...



Its simple, no back pressure = alot less hp, ****ty mpg, motor damage, i think most everyone here will agree with me on this one, weather it be a cherry bomb or w/e you have to have some kind of back pressure.
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I was thinking about running stratight pipes for a few days, between the time I take my old exhaust off and when I get my new exhaust installed, just for the heck for a different sound for a few days and then I'll enjoy my exhaust alot more!
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I have a straight pipe on my truck and it's OK. Alittle loud at start up and at low speed town-crusing. Sounds great at WOT and at hyway speeds.

As far as loss of low-end power, how can you tell, I am not a human dyno. Damage to engine...are you kidding me? MPG? It's hard to tell, winter sucks gas anyway, but I think it might have went down some.

Overall not too bad. I may have to install a muffler though....the wife says it's too loud and it wakes her up in the moring when I go to work. And you know what they say.....if Momma aint happy, no one is happy! LOL. Seriously, I might be getting a Borla muffler soon.
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For what you are asking i would go with a Borla muffler - Get the (center/center) muffler, you wont be dissapointed.
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I bought the JBA evol catback, it comes with a Magnaflow muffler and has a nice looking exhaust tip that is welded on. It is probably the deepest sounding muffler I have heard on a Ranger, however it is pretty wimpy when you compare it to a V8.
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Straight Pipe = No Back Pressure = Blown Head Gasket = Motor Trouble.....Comprendae
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