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I finally got my flowmaster 40 series in today and I went to Mighty Muffler to get it installed. They guy took me out to look at and asked me why i was going to put it on. I told him that I liked the sound of the straight pipe and duel tips but I wanted the low torque and the mpg.

He said that with the Rangers there is already enough back pressure becasue of the 4 cats I have and if I put on the 40 series there will be to much back pressure because of the 3 or 4 sets of baffles with in the 40 series and slow me down and lose HP. He aslo said that my straight pipe is the best design for the Rangers.

Why did he say this and all the people on the forum say different?

What do I do?
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I think he might be a rambeling idiot who doesn't know what the heck he is talking about and didn't wnat to install your stuff.... justmy thoughts.
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flowmasters dont build much torque because the baffles in the muffler slow the exhasut gas velocity. The performance will be better than stock, but not better than a better engineered muffler, like a magnaflow or gibson. so he is not completely wrong, but i would never recommend straight pipes because of the sound.
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Will installing this muffler be better then my straight pipe?
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Totally different sound, what are you going for?
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I want a deep loud rumble. Mine is deep at idle and a little higher at 2500 rpms
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I couldnt find an exhaust shop to do my exhaust......i finally found a small shop that a guy does stuff out of his garage, did great work.....other exhaust places said they wouldnt touch it.....and if they did it would be 600+$ to do it....

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I want a deep loud rumble. Mine is deep at idle and a little higher at 2500 rpms
FlowMaster has the loud deep rumble.
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Why couldnt you find a exhaust shop to do yours Rocky?

What do you think I should do. Keep the straight pipe or put the muffler on?
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my flow 40 install was $250 for everything :)
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I wouldnt listen to the idiot...Hes probably one of those guys whos a Yuppe who dont like loud things, ie: trucks, motorcycles, cars etc....Flowmasters sound good on 4.0's, ide put it on, I mean you can spend the estra money, get the close to the same rumble plus torque and perf from a magnaflow, borla, or gibson....


All in All, if you got the muffler, put it on, it wont hurt you any.....well anything noticable anyways.
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DangaRanger do the flows sound good on 3.0's?? lol im thinking on getting one myself with the 2.25'' piping. what you think?
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DangaRanger do the flows sound good on 3.0's?? lol im thinking on getting one myself with the 2.25'' piping. what you think?
yes they sound good EDIT*** I sorry I was on AIM and my S/N is dangaranga so I got it confused, lol
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Yeah they do...there a cheaper alternative to make your truck loud!



Trust me if i could go back i woulda put flowmaster on mine instead of a $600-800 exhaust on mine
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Is there anything you guys dont like about the sound of my exhaust

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Yeah they do...there a cheaper alternative to make your truck loud!



Trust me if i could go back i woulda put flowmaster on mine instead of a $600-800 exhaust on mine
**sorry about getting a little off topic**

^ but damn you had me all hyped up talkin about how good borla sounds and such on other threads, as I was gonna try out a Borla on my truck! lol I've been eyeballing some Pro XS mufflers on ebay and for $80 i think i might try it.. Although I just have my flow dumped and I intend on keeping it that way with a new muffler, how different would it sound than my 40 series? What about performance? Thanks
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Will the flowmaster be better performance wise compared to my straight pipe?
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yeah it creates the backpressure you should have. you loose power runnin straight pipes.
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I dont think anyone working in a muffler shop could be considered a yuppie ;p
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**sorry about getting a little off topic**

^ but damn you had me all hyped up talkin about how good borla sounds and such on other threads, as I was gonna try out a Borla on my truck! lol I've been eyeballing some Pro XS mufflers on ebay and for $80 i think i might try it.. Although I just have my flow dumped and I intend on keeping it that way with a new muffler, how different would it sound than my 40 series? What about performance? Thanks
Dont get me wrong, Borla and Magnaflow sound awesome....But your definately going to pay for it...and to be quite honest, a couple sound clips i heard on here of the Flow 40 sounds ALMOST the same. The flow has more of a raspy pop to it (which i like), and my magnaflow is just deep, it pops when i downshift, i put bigger tips on it so it would echo more. From what i heard Borla is the same as magnaflow almost....


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I dont think anyone working in a muffler shop could be considered a yuppie ;p

Youde be correct, but that guy sounds more like a ********....lol thanks for correcting me. Hes the type that dont like noisey stuff....those tupe of people **** me off lol...
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So you are all saying that I should put the muffler on?
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Yea pretty much in a round about way lol
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i got mine straight piped with a y and exiting infront of the rear tire with 2 oval tips about 12" long and prob around 3-3.5" diamiter and it sounds a hell of a lot better then the flow 40 delta i had. the other good thing with the way i have it now is i do have more power then with the flowmaster on it.
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Whats with exhaust shops not wanting to install mufflers? I had meineke make a cat-back for me on my ranger for $240, and that included the Flowmaster 40 series, labor/ piping. They did a single pipe, and I had it kick out in front of the rear passenger wheel, and they split the pipe and did dual tips. Sounds awesome.
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