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Old 12-27-2004
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So does any company make a cat back that exits before the rear tire that will fit on a reg. cab ranger, or will it all have to be custom?
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None that I know of off hand, but when I was looking I was concentrating on what would fit an extended cab. The best I could tell you is to search some sound clips for a muffler sound you like and get it done custom. I really don't think it should cost too much to have them bend a pipe(s) off the muffler to exit before the tire. It would actually be cheaper and a lot easier than bending custom duals out the rear.
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yeah... mine are custom and it was a whole lot cheaper and i like it better
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So does any company make a cat back that exits before the rear tire that will fit on a reg. cab ranger, or will it all have to be custom?

I think Borla makes one. But its very expensive..

Also, Bassani i think makes one.
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Old 12-28-2004
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I think Borla makes one. But its very expensive..

Also, Bassani i think makes one.
I looked around on Borla's site under cat-backs and it said 'nothing available' for a reg. cab application. The Bassani cat-backs are for ext. cabs only, I do know this for sure as that is what I have. Either one will be expensive, but they are both excellent quality and should last a very long time. You can get any muffler that sounds good to you and take it to a shop and have them hang it and run the exit out the side. That would probably be alot cheaper than buying a full cat-back system. I got the full cat-back mainly because it's all stainless steel. The roads around here are heavily salted in the winter and I wantned something that would stand up to that and not have to be replaced in a few years.

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you can custom make exausts with stainless because thats exactly what i did... i would have the same problem as you do with the salt
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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.
You just saved me like $200 now... thanks... :D

I'm working on getting a Borla dual side exit exhaust (exits before the rear wheels) and maybe some headers one day and a new STOCK cat, mines TOO rusty and looks like it's rusted onto the pipe

Now you can by the dual exhuast kit made by Borla from StylinConcepts.com, but it's cheaper to have one made, which is what I'm going to do.

Link to that Borla Dual Side Exit Exhaust (Be seated for the price is dangerous) http://www.stylinconcepts.com/part.c..._word=14887BOR

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So all you have to do is buy, for instince, a Borla, or Roush, or Flowmaster canister and they will bend some pipes for it to come out in front of the tire? ..... Does a Reg. cab even have enough room for this to be done. The cat already exits pretty close to the rear tire. Can the cat be moved forward? Does anyone here have a reg. cab with a side exit before the rear tire?
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i have a Orig 40 series and i love it
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heres mine

This is what mine looks like

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Does a Reg. cab even have enough room for this to be done. The cat already exits pretty close to the rear tire. Can the cat be moved forward? Does anyone here have a reg. cab with a side exit before the rear tire?
You find the right Shop and they will do anything for you, and they make small, fat, short, and long mufflers, so you can get it done I think.
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Honestly how does it sound ranger02_4x4 ? I will be doing my exhaust next Friday. Wondering how it sound coming out the side like that. Looked for sound clips and couldnt find.
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It sounds more like hard air.. getting pushed out.. I didnt like it, i changed mine quickly... I have a clip of mine if you want it..

Dual Borla.. Rear Exit..
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Yea would love to hear the clips. Unsure of what or where its going.but know its going in next Friday
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im looking for the deepest sound i can get, and the loudest, but with no popping. Ive heard the flowmaster super 40 is good, but what size pipe should i get? id think to big would be more popping.
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Old 02-17-2005
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Hey Ray...http://fomocoedge.com/temporary/BorlaExhaust.wmv

Theres the clip bud..

And Matt...
Depending on what engine you have... And how you would want to run it..
I have a 2.5" piping and 3.5" tips, mine doent pop.. Its loud enough,, but not too loud..

Biggest to run with duals, would be 2.25", or if your going to do single.. 2.5"

I dont know why i did 2.5" but most say its ok. so i just deal with it.
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Old 02-18-2005
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I think my stock rust-tastic exhaust is aboot to fall off I need to start pricing a custom side exit exhaust. I hate rust, on that same note of me hating rust don't they make exhaust pipe that doesn't rust?

Would 2.25" pipe with 3" tips look funny for would 2.5" tips work.
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I have 2.25 into 2.5 inch tips... Mine "pops" or "backfires" when I lay off the throttle
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Old 02-20-2005
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http://djayenos.com/MVI_5912.AVI . Its a movie clip.. at the end are a few good revs. It sounds the same in person.

I have a 3inch in to dual 2.25's out and gained 25lbft on a dyno. Its a Magnaflo. I lost 10lbft with a flowmaster.
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DJ, that is what i was looking for...a soundclip of a magnaflow on a 4.ho...thanx!

that sounds remarkable good. happen to have any more clips? rememeber what the model number on the muffler was?
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hey fomocoedge, what is the model of the muffler you have? love the sound of it!

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Old 02-22-2005
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DJ, that is what i was looking for...a soundclip of a magnaflow on a 4.ho...thanx!

that sounds remarkable good. happen to have any more clips? rememeber what the model number on the muffler was?
http://www.magnaflow.com/02product/s...ne=main&id=632
Thats the muffler itself. I bent my own pipes. People look at the price ( 210$ ) and walk away from it. Its stainless and i live in a snow filled enviornment. After 20,000 miles on it and 2 winters, its STILL as chrome-looking as the day I put it on.

I'll dig up more clips but on some of them theres ' other' sounds being herd ( Radio, people.. vehical noise ).

I had a flowmaster 40 series.. theres only 2 things I can say 1.- the flowmaster lost power on me or 2.- the magnaflo has a hidden supercharger in it. The difference is night and day. Flowmasters sound all nice... but at what cost ( performance wise ) ?

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Old 02-22-2005
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sound like a plan D, maybe u can make it to centrellia so we can hear it in person...
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Old 02-23-2005
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sound like a plan D, maybe u can make it to centrellia so we can hear it in person...
Oh.. I've been there.. 5 or 6 times . I think I could find it again.. maybe for a ' small ' meet, but not for a big one.

Rayjay is planning a mod day for sometime in March at his place to do a ' project' . I will be hedding there to Scranton with a few toys to put on myself.. might be a goodtime.

The Reason I like the Magnaflo the most isn't due to sound. I tried a flowmaster, a regular glasspack, a thrust turbo muffler.. they all sounded good but lost Torque on the dyno.

I saw a guy bring in an 04 ranger xlt, 4.0 stick. He did an airbox mod, a pro-m Maf and the same exhaust I have ( I basically copied his ) and spun 210 with a good amount of tuning. Theres a BUNCH of people who have done even more then that to get 200. I told the Dyno owner ' Man.. can ya order me a muffler liek that? ' . 2 days later.. it was on.

As long as it doesn't sound like a fartcan, I'll take power and performance over sound anyday. You can have all the rumble you want, but when its downwind and a distance behind ya.. you don't hear it.

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Old 02-23-2005
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ya the power gain is what im after, she doesnt want a muffler thats obnoxious like a fartmaster. so we came to a happy medium =-D

ok i think i found one i think will work fine. its a 14" long (20 overall?) 4x9 oval with a SI/SO C/O 2.5".

now what size is the stock exhaust and is 2 1/2" fine for a "cat" back system?

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