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Old 08-14-2004
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Figured I'd ask this as well.. I already have a magnaflow stock exist exhaust on my truck.. it sounds good.. but still not as noticible as i'd want it to be.. anyone got any input on a good muffler to buy?? i just want somethin that'll sound throaty and strong.. thanks!
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Hey

How bout a roush cat-back system that exits like the SVT lighting
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Old 09-06-2004
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FLOWMASTER....i have the delta series and its pretty loud. Christian and a few other people i know have the original and its supposed to be real loud. :D
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im gettin ready to put some flowmasters on mine but i think that the the sidepipe system is cooler but i cannot aford it
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FLOWMASTER 40 series....eh, dual if u want, but those are all around AWESOME mufflers...well worth the $$$$$$!
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If you're going for sound, do the Flowmaster. Try dumping the exhaust.
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Flowmaster 40 Series!! check out my sound clip :-)
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Old 11-23-2004
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Borla, ill post my soundclip....

Not only performance wise, but it sounds sooo good....lol
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Old 12-20-2004
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Where do you guys buy your exhaust systems from? Is there a site that offers a lot of good prices on Ranger products in general, or do you mostly buy from the factory?
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Old 12-20-2004
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Most do custom installs, all 3 of mine have been custom.. lol

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www.truckperformance.com for an idea..
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Old 12-20-2004
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flowmaster 40 series... the best place to get it is your local muffler shop... call around before you buy though
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Old 12-20-2004
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Keep in mind that with the serial high-flow cats on our trucks, sound gets damped a LOT before it ever hits the muffler. Some folks have reported that NO muffler gets as loud as they like it to be and even without a muffler it sounds "quiet" to them.

I wanted quiet and cheap so I just have a Dynomax -- but it wouldn't meet your sound spec's because it's way quiet. It does flow well though.
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Old 12-21-2004
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I have a single in/dual out 40 series Flowmaster run strait out the back with 3.5" Magnaflow stainless steel tips and it gets pretty dang loud. The big tips make a difference in volume....go with big tips if you want big noise.
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Old 12-21-2004
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I just picked up a CHERRY BOMB!!! I can't wait to put this thing on lol
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oh dear..... a cherry bomb...
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Old 12-21-2004
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i dont like FMs for performance, the baffeling kills the flow. for sound they are ok but everyone has one now it seems. did u try ditching ur stock cats for some high flow ones? also i agree, the tips make a difference. also the muffler size has a lot to do with it. my bud had a long magnaflow on his f-150 and it was quiet as hell but he went with the smallest one and it made a notable difference...

do u have a sound clip of ur magnaflow set up?
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Old 12-21-2004
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Keep in mind that with the serial high-flow cats on our trucks, sound gets damped a LOT before it ever hits the muffler. Some folks have reported that NO muffler gets as loud as they like it to be and even without a muffler it sounds "quiet" to them.

I wanted quiet and cheap so I just have a Dynomax -- but it wouldn't meet your sound spec's because it's way quiet. It does flow well though.
I'll second Dynomax. I'v got the Turbo/Race or whatever the hell they call it. The one I put on is 6" shorter than the stock muffler and the tubing is straight through, no baffles, thats why I like it. I'v got 2 1/4" straight tubing coming after the cats so basicly I have a "Dynomax Cat-Back" and its dumped. It sounds really good when you get on it, loud as heck, and real quite when your not. IMO its perfect. When I went stock a couple weeks ago the biggest differance I noticed with my "Butt Dyno" was takin the exhust off, stock sucked...
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Also, DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY DITCHING THE STOCK CATS FOR HIGH FLOW ONES ON 2001 OR LATER (and mayber a few years earlier) RANGERS! The cats on the trucks are already a high flow design.
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How bout a roush cat-back system that exits like the SVT lighting
I really like this idea, and like someone said earlier, it would be different than going with the popular flowmaster you see on most peoples rangers. But when I started looking for this, I could not find a single roush exhaust for a ranger, so would it all have to be custom? Also, what other exhaust exits like a lightning? Thanks for your time.
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Just an idea, but here is my Bassani cat back. It was a little pricey, but is all stainless steel and sounds awesome. It is pretty much a direct bolt on, the kit comes with every thing you need all cut and bent.

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I like that a lot, but I have a standard cab, and from what iv found they dont make one for me, or does it not matter?
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I have a V-Force muffler with 2- 2.5in tips... its sounds great
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also, u have to put them on the pass. side because the gas tank is in the way for the drivers side exit... get a shop to make a custom one... it will be a lot cheaper and probably better too


Ill take a pic of mine too... ill post it on in a few

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lok at my carsdomain site... its on page 3... if someone can post it to this post that would help thanks
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Old 12-27-2004
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I like that a lot, but I have a standard cab, and from what iv found they dont make one for me, or does it not matter?
Sorry, from your sig. I didn't know reg. or ext. cab. They only make them for the ext. cab's. The way it's set up you would not have enough room to make it work on a reg. cab.

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