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*exhaust...To dump or not to dump?

I was considering dumping my exhaust for wheeling reasons, due to my BL & AAL, which I did not correct. Is it me, or does my exhaust hang a little low?
Personally I don't think it looks that bad, but I have heard the benefits of dumping it...*no hang up's wheelin', polishing tips lol. If I was to go through with it, I was gonna cut it past the rear axle. It's not gonna get crazy loud is it? Cause my Magnaflow sounds great as is. Anyway's just looking for your opinions/thoughts/experiences guys, Thanks.....
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i hated my exhaust when it was dumped.


personally, I dont think it looks horrible
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Did it sound bad? Let me see if I can find a pic without my mudflaps. Cause that is where I saw the difference IMO.
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Don't comment on my flares lol Im painting them this weekend.
Anyways, thats the only pic I have right now.
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i think it looks pretty good as is
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dumped is annoying and bassy
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Turn the exhaust out in front of the rear tires like I did

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Turn the exhaust out in front of the rear tires like I did

That looks pretty slick. I don\\\'t have access to a welder.....how much do you think a job like that
would run for at a muffler shop? I would think it wouldn\\\'t be too much.

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That looks pretty slick. I don\'t have access to a welder.....how much do you think a job like would run for at a muffler shop? I would think it wouldn\'t be too much.
It was pretty cheap for me. Since you already have the muffler, pipes, and tips, it would just be labor to cut and turn them out
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Thanks for the input man.
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I don't think it looks that bad the way it is. But I would think in front of the rear tire instead of dumping it.
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i like it this way, but the way you have your looks good too

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I think you should keep it the way it is.
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i like it this way, but the way you have your looks good too

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Thanks. That tip you have.... is it a SO from your muffler to a Y tip. Did that make sense?
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Thanks. That tip you have.... is it a SO from your muffler to a Y tip. Did that make sense?
It's DO muffler
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Cool, looks good. If I was to go this route, IMO I think a SO tip might look a tad weird out the side. Actually, ghetto lol. Duel tips like what you have, would be the only way. What about shorty headers! lol jkn
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Mine is dumped, but my old ranger sounded better with stock exit. I vote leave it, and keep polishing the tip.
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Leave it where it is at. Dumping it in front of the tire will only be a worse hang up location when wheelin.
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Dumping the exhaust isn't that bad. Mine is at the same spot as 1999fordranger's, but dumped and its been pretty good. Nice ROAR for a 3.0. It wouldn't hurt to try. But if you like it the way its is then ya its your truck your decision.
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Leave it where it is at. Dumping it in front of the tire will only be a worse hang up location when wheelin.
Very true. I was thinking that. If I was going to, I would stick with my original plan to dump it. Thanks.
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Getting some good feedback here. Thanks guys.
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Question. Do you ever plan on getting sliders? If so, the exhaust where mine is will be in the way. Unless you plan on getting sliders that will leave a space for the exhaust to be where mine is. Then you won't have to worry about crushing them

I plan on getting sliders some day, so I will have to figure out a new exhaust setup
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Sliders would be a great addition no doubt. I recently found out a guy I work with, who has a Ranger, and apparently is on this forum(don\'t know his name on here). Anyways, he makes his own bumpers, sliders and what not. So I will be seeing if he can make me a set of sliders for a nice price. But ya, I see where your going with side exhaust and sliders. Very possible! BTW, my old sliders were my steps lol that I recently took off.

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i had mine turned out the side before the back wheel for a while then i cut it off under the truck. its just louder in the cab.
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