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Old 03-07-2007
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do exhaust tips help sound?

i dont have tips on my truck as of now, will the sound change if i put tips on?
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I picked up a cheap resonator tip long before I had my flowmaster, I did notice a difference but not nearly enough to justify the $15
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i got a 20" stainless tip with i think a 4" opening and when i got it on i heard it without it and it sounded more high pitch and when i put the tip on it made the truck sound deeper and more or a growel to it. the back fireing wasent as tinny and i think it sounds much better

so wider tip = deeper
narower tip = louder and tinnyer i think

listen to my video below and u cna see what mine sound like
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well i have been told that my 3.0 with a flowmaster and stainless tips sounds better than some 4.0's or even V8's without stainless tips... i would take it with a grain of salt since i cant tell the difference and i only got the stainless tips to prevent rust
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Yeah, I have a stainless steel tip on mine, and there's no change in sound. I just like it better then the rusty looking stocker. If you're looking for sound, get an after market muffler.
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I'm running Stainless tips on mine too. If the diameter of the tip is larger then the diameter of the pipe, the sound should change a little. I can easily fit a 20oz. of Mt. Dew in my tips if that gives you a size idea. If you get a smaller diameter pipe and tip, you'll get more of a cherry bomb effect. More pop then deep resonance. Just depends on your taste....that and remember, its a pretty big V6, but it's only a V6. There's only so much sound you can get out of it.
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I dont have a pipe sticking out, just a turndown spout coming out of my 1 chamber flows, and lets just say that i drone out every other ranger out on the road.

EDIT: The 10 series "1 chamber" mufflers are louder than the 40series flows. Honestly, I like the look of no tailpipe on trucks, just looks kinda mean.
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A larger tip acts like a megaphone, everyone knows what a megaphone is right? If you have a 2 inch pipe to from the muffler to the back of your truck, then slap a 3 inch tip on it, it WILL make it louder and deeper. Also, the longer the tip is, the more the sound gets amplified and changed.... So if you have a 6 inch long tip on the end vs. a 18 inch long tip the sounds will be different, IE louder and deeper on the longer tip becasue of the resonance.....
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I think that pipe thickness also has alot to do with tone. Thicker pipe diameters (ie OD-ID) tend to sound deeper whereas thin cheap pipes tend to sound tinnier and also vibrate more, making a bad sound
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yep after my 18" 3" round tips its completely different
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Does any know what a semi truck exhaust pipe would sound on the ranger..

A 6-8 in tip about a feet long?
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borla sells tips that mess with the sound there about 50-60 bucks a tip though
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I can't find one for my ranger, it came from factory like this:

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see even the cat knows it's diff.
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^^^ What do you mean you can't find one, there are tons of tips out there...
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^^^ What do you mean you can't find one, there are tons of tips out there...
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everything I try is too small, or way too big... and then after it goes past that bulge it slips... I'm still looking, got one more place to go, I know one thing, this truck does sound diff... sounds like it has a lil low tone to it :)

Where some other 07 guys? yall found one?

I got demensions myself... the big part of exhaust is 2.5" in diameter, and about 7" in length
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That is how my 04 came as well.... The best thing to do is get a nice stainless one welded on.... Or get one from the dealer that comes with the chrome accessories package....
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Tips don't change the sound of your exhaust. You people are hearing things. Anything bigger then 3" dia on a Ranger is just stupid and looks retarded. 4" pipe is ment for diesels...not Rangers.
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Tips don't change the sound of your exhaust. You people are hearing things. Anything bigger then 3" dia on a Ranger is just stupid and looks retarded. 4" pipe is ment for diesels...not Rangers.
I agree with you that bigger than 3" is stupid on anything but a diesel.

However, tips do change the tone of exhaust, as long as they are larger than the pipe they are connected to....
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yea, I'm just gonna leave mine alone till I turn it into a turndown... :)
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