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straight piped?

I want to know how many people have straight piped there ranger i have a 98 and was thinking of doing it but wasnt sure how it sounds or works for other
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1,427 people have straight piped a ranger.

I don't like how it sounds, and would recommend something like a flowmaster or even a cheap glasspack over straight piping.

what engine do you have? obviously that will affect the sound, and if you straight pipe it you might not have enough backpressure.
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a v6 4.0
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I have the 4.0 but it's the SOHC with a glasspack. I like it ok, some people like how they sound straight piped, and some don't. I think some sort of muffler sounds better. I wouldn't expect any performance gains out of it.
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ok thanks
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mines the 4.0 also i have took off my muffler and one converter added and Y pipe and 3 inch tips bent at a 45 degree and i think it sounds pretty good. straight piped 3.0 sounds like glass in a blender though.
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I cut the cats off my 4.0 and fab'ed a flange plat with 3 inch to a flowmaster 40 and I think it sounds good, not to loud but just enough.
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will a exhaust shop do this for me? the connection between the header pipes and the cat flange is a pain in the ***.
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04rangerdave had his straight piped. it sounded good til about 3200RPM then it sounded weird lol.

you'll lose a lot of low end torque tho
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really? i cant afford to lose low end torque haha.
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really? i cant afford to lose low end torque haha.
Yeah taking all the cats off will eliminate all back pressure that your trucks needs to make torque.

You could always leave all the cats on, then put a y pipe where the muffler would be then put piping out the back or however you like it. I had that set up for about a week. Then I went back to the muffler shop and had a SI/DO magnaflow muffler put on. It's my favorite sound so far out of the 6 different exhaust set upsets I've had lol.
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I think I might just get a cherry bomb from autozone and make slight mods from there
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