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What exhaust should I get

I really have been wanting to get an exhaust now for a while. I have looked into all the usual suspects Flowmaster, Magnaflow, Gibson, a cherry bomb, straight pipes, and even Heavyflow. Is there anyone else out there I should look into. I like the idea of getting some new pipes under my truck since the ones on there now are looking kinda rusted. I don't know how loud I want it to go right now I have the stock exhaust on there. I want it to be even quieter than it is now I don't know if the best option is Flowmaster or straight or nothing at all. What will give me the quietest sound. But keep in mind I would like the performance gains of an open exhaust. Please don't send me to the search function I have used that already. I just want your personal opinion for my truck and me.
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If you did use the search you would get ALLOT of info. This topic comes up way to much. I have Flowmaster myself, but my 4.0 is OHC. There is one member on here that I have heard flowmaster on his 4.0 OHV and I personally love it. You have to search and listen, everyones ear is different....

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you mean OHV^^^ lol....

i like my Dynomax.....it is not loud at all....it has a nice little rumble, but not too much.....it was $160 shipped from Summit.....that is a cat-back system....
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you mean OHV^^^ lol....

i like my Dynomax.....it is not loud at all....it has a nice little rumble, but not too much.....it was $160 shipped from Summit.....that is a cat-back system....
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BTW.....he has a 4.0 OHV also.....the SOHC's didn't come out till late '99 and early '00...and your truck is a 4.0 SOHC.....i think you forgot the S on your OHC above...
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BTW.....he has a 4.0 OHV also.....the SOHC's didn't come out till late '99 and early '00...and your truck is a 4.0 SOHC.....i think you forgot the S on your OHC above...
I know he has an OHV, and I didn't forget the "S". I was just stating mines over head cam, I didn't really think I had to say single or double since, I thought everyone knew they are SOHC. Still means the same thing in my opinion.
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I think those are too LOUD you guys didn't maybe understand I WANT A LOW VOLUME EXHAUST one that has almost no sound at all. I really like the noise level when the key is off.
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I think those are too LOUD you guys didn't maybe understand I WANT A LOW VOLUME EXHAUST one that has almost no sound at all. I really like the noise level when the key is off.
Well I am sorry to mis understand you, if you like it that quiet, then what is wrong with what you have now? Leave it stock, that is as quiet as it will get....

You said originally that you want it quieter than it is now? Unless you have a big **** hole in your muffler, you will never get it quieter! Best bets for quiet are factory replacement or dynomax, but that would still be a little louder than factory.....
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my Dynomax is absolutely no louder than the stock exhaust......it just has more of a rumble to it.....and the muffler is more free flowing.....the Dynomax is about the best for your application and demands unless you stick with the stock exhaust
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maybe you should put a potato in your muffler
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dynomax is probably your best bet like its been said, since you will have to have noise of some sort you might as well get a little more power sounding from either dynomax or gibson which is barely louder then stock, you could always buy a few resinators and stick them on the truck too, and get the longest muffler you can find.
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maybe you should put a potato in your muffler

LOL Thats what I'm talking about.

Sorry fellas I appreciate the love. Really I do. I think you guys either missed my little hints or I just disguised it too well. Maybe it is because we are mufflered out. This was meant to be a joke.

Heavyflow - is not a muffler....I will leave it at that
Really I don't think it is possible to go quieter than stock.
To see any performance gains you have to go to a larger than stock pipe for allowing more air flow this means it will be louder. To see a performance gain you have to have more sound.
I don't think anyone has asked for a quieter than stock exhaust I really did a search.

I hope I didn't ruffle anyones feathers I was looking for a laugh and thought some others would get my little joke.
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If you want as quiet as possible, then keep your stock exhuast on or go with a flowmaster Hushpower.
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LOL Thats what I'm talking about.

Sorry fellas I appreciate the love. Really I do. I think you guys either missed my little hints or I just disguised it too well. Maybe it is because we are mufflered out. This was meant to be a joke.

Heavyflow - is not a muffler....I will leave it at that
Really I don't think it is possible to go quieter than stock.
To see any performance gains you have to go to a larger than stock pipe for allowing more air flow this means it will be louder. To see a performance gain you have to have more sound.
I don't think anyone has asked for a quieter than stock exhaust I really did a search.

I hope I didn't ruffle anyones feathers I was looking for a laugh and thought some others would get my little joke.
any larger pipe diameter on a Ranger will cause you to lose power rather than to gain it....on a Ranger you need to stick to 2.5" piping...
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This was a joke? I kinda thought that muffler brand was BS, but hell I don't know, there are so many no name brands out there.....

You have a dry sence of humor don't you?
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You have a dry sence of humor don't you?
LOL Yeah sometimes. Sorry it it didn't really come across as I had hoped oh well next time I will go without the joke.

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any larger pipe diameter on a Ranger will cause you to lose power rather than to gain it....on a Ranger you need to stick to 2.5" piping...
I would swear my pipe is smaller than 2.5". I was almost certain it is a 2.25". I do plan to go to a 2.5 though. I hate the sound on a ranger that has anything bigger than a 2.5 and really most V6's will not do any better with anything bigger than a 2.5. Save the 3.0 for the big motors.
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