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Exhaust question......again.

I've got an 01 XLT with a Flowmaster and dual exhaust coming straight out of the back. I had to remove the spare but thats not a big deal, it doesnt haul too much at the moment anyways. My question is, the guy who custom bent my exhaust gave me the option of going straight out of the back or at a 45 degree angle behind each back tire. As it is now, I can't put a hitch on it. There just isn't enough room with the exhaust. Does anyone have any pictures of their exhaust coming out of the sides? I really like the duals but I need a hitch to haul the quad. I can't fit it in the back of the flareside without taking the wheels off lol. slight miscalculation when i bought it. Thanks guys.
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If your going to have him redo it, might as well have him cut it off by the axle, let you put the hitch on, and then route around it...i like it coming out the back more than the sides, because i was debating back or sides myself....mine goes between my hitch and bumper, since im BL'ed alot of people shorten thier hitch but i like it because if something hits back there (4 wheeling or a car) my exhaust wont get pushed up and bent..

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I was thinking of having him go around the sides of the hitch but im afraid it will be too far apart and wont look right. Do you have a pic of how you have yours set up? Thats a sharp truck by the way. Just a B/L?
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It is very possible to have it run out the back with the spare tire and the hitch. This was a customers truck that I installed a thunderbolt system on. Really nice, easy install system...

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nevermind Rocky, I'm checking out your cardomain.
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that doesn't look half bad i guess. here's another question....If I did a 3 inch body lift, I'm assuming that I'll need to have the hangers for the exhaust shortened so the tips won't be hanging down 3 inches right? lol that sounds like a stupid question but it was just something i was curious about. i probably should've done the body lift first.

Thanks for the pics though guys. Gives me a few ideas/options. I just wish I woulda thought of that before. then again, i didnt have the quad when i had the exhaust put on.
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hey, i have a quick question. how do you start your own thread?
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better yet, i want to do something with my exhaust to make it sound better with little cost. should i take the cats out? what will that do to everything, like the O2 sensors?
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hey thomas, check out the Video on the link on the home page, it's done in a joking fashion but it will help you out alot being that you are newer to forums. if you have any other questions about how the site works PM (personal message) me.
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ok thanks a lot
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i got my magnaflows dual out the back....just watch your leaf springs....
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hey thanks karpe, it help a lot.
I have a question though. i was wondering it removing my cats is a good cheap method of making my exhaust sound a better without wreaking anything?

Thanks Thomas
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Wait until the BL is done, and then have the exhaust exit before the rear passenger side tire. It looks dope as hell.
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better yet, i want to do something with my exhaust to make it sound better with little cost. should i take the cats out? what will that do to everything, like the O2 sensors?

No you can't take the cats out. I doubt any reputable exhaust shop would do it. The one I go to would though...
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better yet, i want to do something with my exhaust to make it sound better with little cost. should i take the cats out? what will that do to everything, like the O2 sensors?

you would have a check engine light

you can get a MIL elimantor to get rid of it



unless your running super/turbo charger you wont see any benifits expect hearing loss
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does anyone have a picture of it coming out of the side before the rear tire? ive got a flareside so if i put it on either side if the hitch, it isnt going to look right. not to me anyways. they'll be tooo far apart and out by the edges of the bumper. all i need is an extra 1 1/2 inches and the quad would fit in the bed. lol figures. i even went as far as trying to take out the plastic liner to see if it would fit....it didnt. so while it was out, i had a rhino put in. im still trying to figure out how to get the quad back there though. take of the front wheels i guess is my only option left.
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Just get the hitch and a trailer, it may be more expensive up front , but it's so much easier in the long run.

I still have stoch exhaust on my 99', but I have heads back dual on my 84'. Personally I like the way it looks exiting one on each side after the rear tire. I think i have pictures of it on my cardomain page.
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Here is a picture of my exhaust exiting in front of the tire... This system is custom from the headers back, but they should be able to do something similar at you exhaust shop:

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But ya know that looks good to! That whole truck looks good!
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not sure if your still looking for pics, but i have a single side swept exit behind the rear pass. tire with a 4 inch tip... Name:  IMG_2686.jpg
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you would have a check engine light

you can get a MIL elimantor to get rid of it



unless your running super/turbo charger you wont see any benifits expect hearing loss

Not sure how it works on a Rangers but the 2nd gen kl motors show a 7 hp increase with a "test pipe".. Its not horriably lounder if have a decent muffler..
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i wana get a test pipe... thinking about getting a piece of 2.5 pipe and one of these little guys and building my own test pipe....


(keep in mind this would be for off road use only)

wonder if it would send a code. ???

from my understanding if i used a MIL eliminator everything would be ok...

i just read here ( http://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/2...ale/index.php# ) how to build my own MIL Eliminator...

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hey thanks karpe, it help a lot.
i was wondering it removing my cats is a good cheap method of making my exhaust sound a better without wreaking anything?
Thanks Thomas
thats a whole can of worms you dont want to open again, me, john griggs and nick got into it. never again. ford put cats on there for emissions and the truck wont run good with them off (no back pressure) so leave them on. do the air box mod, its real simple and it makes your truck sound better IMO.
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you can have a hitch and duals out the back... i have it on mine and i know several other members have it as well
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hey thomas, sorry I didnt check back on this until now, technically you can take off the last two CATS without throwing any codes....but Don't! they are already highflow cats so you will only make your exhiuast slightly louder but loose power.

honestly there is no Cheap way to do exhuast unless you have a hookup with welding and mandrel pipe bending equipment. or a bender robot. just start saving
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