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So here is what I was thinking for my exhaust......



Had a couple on my Mustangs and did some on some race cars and they sound wesome!!! Help scavenge exhaust out the cylinder. Actually saw a 10hp increasy in a high compression motor once on a dyno over a h-pipe.

I just don't like the idea of dual outlets on my truck.

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also recommendations on mufflers. I'm leaning torward a Borla, Dynomax, or Magnaflow.

Did the whole Flowmaster thing on my Mustang and have come to dislike those mufflers. would like something that sounds throaty but not loud under acceleration.

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problem is with the piping on a ranger has to stay on the passanger side of the truck because of the gas tanks so there isnt really a need for a x-pipe at all. just get a SI/DO muffler
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there is never a need for an x-pipe its an optional thing just like its optional to split to a dual outlet after the muffler, and all the piping could be routed to the passanger side. The purpose of it to increase exhaust flow and performance.
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Stock, they come together anyway to a single flange, unless you wanted something pre cat? I was just under my truck this weekend, and don't recall any place you could easily tie them both together. Of course you chould just redo everything after the headers/exhaust manifolds, but at a possible cost of emissions legality.
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these x-pipes are tiny, probably the size of the stock y-pipe. It would be nothing more than to cut both entrances to the y-pipe install the x-pipe in its place and run new piping to the rear. I can retain my stock cats, emissions, etc, just run piping to the muffler and to the rear.
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If you can make it work, go for it. One thing I've already noticed with my new exhaust is the loss of backpressure and low-end torque because of the free-er flowing exhaust. I'm really glad I didn't go with a 2.5" pipe like i'd thought before. Just something to think about.
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scavenging of the cylinders help a lot with torque.
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i dont think it will work, if it will tht is alot of work and extra pipe. you know there is like 4-5 cats under there? i dont know how you will do it but i wanna see the pics when its done.

also i would say no on the flowmaster.

magnaflow is pretty much quiet all around.(good performnce tho)
borla - ill know tomorrow

by tomorrow i will have had all three on mine.
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If you can make it work, go for it. One thing I've already noticed with my new exhaust is the loss of backpressure and low-end torque because of the free-er flowing exhaust. I'm really glad I didn't go with a 2.5" pipe like i'd thought before. Just something to think about.
how can you tell you lost back pressure? I went 2.25" and i dont feel like i lost any but maybe picked up some on top.
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It just feels a little more pokey. Could just be that I've been stuck in traffic all day, but thats just the way it seems to me
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it will feel a little more doggy, cause you do lose backpressure. if ya want backpressure use a flowmaster

you want power from like 2000-2500 and up get a magnaflow. and im sure the borla is the same way, havnt tried it myself yet. but today i will know
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has anyone here ever dealt with an x-pipe before. I think you all might be misunderstanding how it works. I've seen first hand time and time again how these things turn out on a dyno and street. They quiet your exhaust and make it sound more like an Indy car. They don't reduce back-pressure, they scavenge (which is one the best things you could have your exhaust doing,) and they allow exhaust to move quiter through the system.

Anyone heard of Dr. Gas?
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it will feel a little more doggy, cause you do lose backpressure. if ya want backpressure use a flowmaster

you want power from like 2000-2500 and up get a magnaflow. and im sure the borla is the same way, havnt tried it myself yet. but today i will know
ya i feel like my truck pulls hard as anything from 3000 up now, and pulls down low in the low gears.
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Yes I have delt with x-pipes before but your trucks is going to lose a lot of backpressure. Even if you replace the flange on the y-pipe with the x- pipe you will still need to get an additional 2 cats for the other pipe to be green. It is too much air flow for a stock 6cyl. A split rear set-up is some times too much for a 6cyl. It will be great for the upper RPMs though. Do you plan on running a turbo? Don't think that I am flaming you but it is unnessary.
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