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I got a Bassani too

I ordered a Bassani a few weeks ago and installed it today. It looks awsome on the truck but it sounds a little different than I expected. It is a little louder than I would have liked and sounds a bit on the ricer side... but at least it doesnt sound like a PO'ed bumble bee. lt is a deep somewhat monotonous tone, Maybe it sounds different to me because I have the OHV engine, I wished it gurgled and cracked more. I guess it takes time getting used too from having the stock exhaust. If you want pics I can take some(Its the same as rolsmojave3 but cleaner) but I don't have a digital camcorder, only a camera so I don't know how well a sound clip will come out.

Where I ordered it(free shiping):
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This is what I wish it would of sound like even though it is a V8:
(It is a different Bassani muffler setup)
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...GKhfW6BA&hl=en
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Two more things to note:
It didn't come with a donut or bolts/springs to mount to the spring flange.(nor instructions)
Also it REEKS! LOL I think it is the lube/lard burning off from the Mandrel bending.
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I stand corrected, I dont think i've heard bassani on a ranger- Post a sound clip!
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I wanted that exhaust but I was afraid I would smash it offroading.
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I stand corrected, I dont think i've heard bassani on a ranger- Post a sound clip!
Give me a day or two.
Anyone else with this exhaust feel this way?
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Just wait for that puppy to break-in and gunk build up on it....then it'll start sounding right. Any new muff "breaks-in" after a few hundred miles. They always sound "weird" when first installed brand new.
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Here are some pics and a soundclip:
2.25" diameter mandrel bent tubing
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My old exhaust 1.75" diameter + crinkle bent
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The soundclip is from my digital camera so it doesnt accurately represent the sound at all. The microphone will not pick up such a low loud note. It is much louder in real person.


Now wouldn't it be nice if we could get our rangers to sound like this:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...Hhj6XKDA&hl=en

I have noticed a slight increase in power but this exhaust does drone. I am not sure if bassani made these exhaust systems different than the mustang+GTO ones which do have different mufflers or that it is the engine difference with the cats. (The race exhaust above is different than my mine.)
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Looks great. It does drone something horrible at around 57-62mph
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I really like how that looks, Kinda wish I would have went that route when i got my exhaust redone last year
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Its starting to sound better. I have gotten used to it and the tone did change a little. I still think it can sound better. nect time ill strait pipe it.
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that sounds pretty nice, reminds me of borla.
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Nice, that is exactly what I would love to do to my Ranger. I have a Bassani cat-back on my SVT Contour and LOVE it! Wish I could justify spending that kind of $$ on my truck now-a-day. but the look and sound are awesome!

I was thinking of picking up a SIDO Magnaflow and having a local exhaust shop make me something similar, anything to get rid of that ugly-*** stock tip and old stock muffler that needs to go.

Just curious though, what is the difference between the 3.0L and 4.0L exhaust? I see the Bassani site only lists if for a 4.0L. Is the stock exhust on all the Ranger's 1.75?
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Nice, that is exactly what I would love to do to my Ranger. I have a Bassani cat-back on my SVT Contour and LOVE it! Wish I could justify spending that kind of $$ on my truck now-a-day. but the look and sound are awesome!

I was thinking of picking up a SIDO Magnaflow and having a local exhaust shop make me something similar, anything to get rid of that ugly-*** stock tip and old stock muffler that needs to go.

Just curious though, what is the difference between the 3.0L and 4.0L exhaust? I see the Bassani site only lists if for a 4.0L. Is the stock exhust on all the Ranger's 1.75?
I don't know about the 3.0 but my exit pipe from the cat is 2.25". The old muffler wasn't stock now that I look at it. It was a generic replcement put on before I owned my truck. Beside Bassani only making them for 4.0L, I think they are only made for supercabs but might be wrong.
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I got the supercab part covered, just not blessed by the 4.0L fairy. :)
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If I see a 3.0l sitting around I'll let you know if they're different
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