Lightning style exhaust or no? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Exterior Semi-Tech General discussion of exterior for the Ford Ranger.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

View Poll Results: Keep the lightning style tips, or cut 'em off?
Leave them on 13 59.09%
Get rid of them 9 40.91%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-08-2012
Taylor's Avatar
Ive been dubbed....an old volk
Thread Starter
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, NC
Posts: 7,110
Lightning style exhaust or no?

Im thinking about choping the tips off and welding on 2 turndowns.

It will clean up the look slightly, and give me room for sliders in the future.

So.....whachuguysthink?





A picture with a little more truck in it lol.
Attached Thumbnails
Lightning style exhaust or no?-img_20120526_081136.jpg   Lightning style exhaust or no?-img_20120526_081124.jpg   Lightning style exhaust or no?-img_20110930_120041.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-08-2012
Ranger4.0XLT's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Northford, CT
Posts: 501
needs new mirrors and emblems :)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-08-2012
FULLSCALE's Avatar
Level III Supporter

iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clinton, Ontario
Posts: 8,181
Keep them!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-08-2012
Red_Ak_Ranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 17,221
I have the same exhaust..thinking about turndowns myself..
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-08-2012
Taylor's Avatar
Ive been dubbed....an old volk
Thread Starter
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, NC
Posts: 7,110
Im torn. It will be one less thing to clean, and leave me room for rock sliders.

But I like 'em
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-08-2012
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
who cares about the exhaust. get some damn wheels and tires.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-08-2012
Taylor's Avatar
Ive been dubbed....an old volk
Thread Starter
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, NC
Posts: 7,110
Quote:
Originally Posted by 99offroadrngr View Post
who cares about the exhaust. get some damn wheels and tires.
I agree. I need to start murdering my tires.
But its hard to kill a michelin.

"Honey, its time for new tires"


I get lots of compliments and my exhaust setup. I dont see this setup or anything similar at all around these parts.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-08-2012
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
it doesn't look bad. I voted to get rid of it just because i saw the rock slider comment haha
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-08-2012
Taylor's Avatar
Ive been dubbed....an old volk
Thread Starter
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, NC
Posts: 7,110
Quote:
Originally Posted by 99offroadrngr View Post
it doesn't look bad. I voted to get rid of it just because i saw the rock slider comment haha
Thats the big thing urging me to cut them off. I WANT SLIDERS.

I thought about custom making them to fit around the exhaust, but then whats the point? My pipes would get ripped right off if the sliders were ever put to use.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-08-2012
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
Thats the big thing urging me to cut them off. I WANT SLIDERS.

I thought about custom making them to fit around the exhaust, but then whats the point? My pipes would get ripped right off if the sliders were ever put to use.
I'd keep them for now then. your bumper isn't done yet, so the sliders will be a while haha.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-08-2012
Taylor's Avatar
Ive been dubbed....an old volk
Thread Starter
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, NC
Posts: 7,110
Quote:
Originally Posted by 99offroadrngr View Post
I'd keep them for now then. your bumper isn't done yet, so the sliders will be a while haha.
Very true.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-09-2012
98liftedranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: California
Posts: 12,538
Quote:
Originally Posted by 99offroadrngr View Post
I'd keep them for now then. your bumper isn't done yet, so the sliders will be a while haha.
X2! When you get them done then we can talk.


/thread.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-09-2012
Redneck Ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Posts: 249
If you take it off, give it to me! :D I want the exact thing you have!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-09-2012
Taylor's Avatar
Ive been dubbed....an old volk
Thread Starter
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, NC
Posts: 7,110
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redneck Ranger View Post
If you take it off, give it to me! :D I want the exact thing you have!
I would only be cutting off the tips.

But when/if I do cut them off, ill cut it off right after the muffler and leave the bent pipe welded to the tips.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-09-2012
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
omg what is that hideous garbage on your door!?!?!??




Exhaust? I prefer side exhaust on stock or lowered trucks. If BL'd, side pipes don't quite work right. Looks pretty sweet on my friend dadangerranger's spindled edge tho! Single pipe tho. But if BL'd, out the back kicked out the side behind the wheel is the way to go.


I just wish I could pull off actually having tips. lol. BL + hitch + shackle prevents that. I'd LOVE to run my buddy's old 6.4L tips on my truck.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-09-2012
Taylor's Avatar
Ive been dubbed....an old volk
Thread Starter
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, NC
Posts: 7,110
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01 View Post
omg what is that hideous garbage on your door!?!?!??

That is the result of me NOT wanting to have my clear coat and paint re-done.
It will look better when I finish all of the rockers.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-09-2012
2006crfrider's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Spokane,WA
Posts: 424
Keep it. Just change the tips. Those are WAY to big!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-09-2012
Jake9488's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: California
Posts: 116
and while you're at it finish rhino lining the bottom of your truck!
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06-17-2012
Taylor's Avatar
Ive been dubbed....an old volk
Thread Starter
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, NC
Posts: 7,110
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jake9488 View Post
and while you're at it finish rhino lining the bottom of your truck!
I know lol.

Im still undecided.

Anybody else?
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 06-17-2012
SteelDirigible's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 3,666
nice door strips ya dork.

just leave em and if you ever do the sliders just cut them off and dump it. exhaust tips are overrated.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 06-17-2012
KLC's Avatar
KLC KLC is offline
RF Veteran
iTrader: (29)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 13,115
Leave them until you are ready to install your sliders.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 06-17-2012
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,598
I'm torn. I have exhaust similar to that, although tips are turned a different way. I'm probably getting rid of mine since I will also be getting sliders, that and I hate cleaning them. I wish I could bring back the shine
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 06-17-2012
Taylor's Avatar
Ive been dubbed....an old volk
Thread Starter
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, NC
Posts: 7,110
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01RangerEdge View Post
I'm torn. I have exhaust similar to that, although tips are turned a different way. I'm probably getting rid of mine since I will also be getting sliders, that and I hate cleaning them. I wish I could bring back the shine
This.

I get mine nice and shiny after cleaning them......(wait for it)

But its a pain to clean them thoroughly.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 06-17-2012
98liftedranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: California
Posts: 12,538
Just wet sand them.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 06-17-2012
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,598
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98liftedranger View Post
Just wet sand them.
With what grit?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
lightning style exhaust hpyford 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 6 12-31-2007 10:32 PM
Bassani *Lightning Style" Exhaust on Ebay 01xltranger4x4 General Ford Ranger Discussion 17 12-13-2007 08:05 PM
Lightning style exhaust.. DKM 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 5 06-19-2006 05:42 PM
"Lightning" style exhaust on a standard cab? crooked02edge 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 18 06-14-2006 11:25 PM
Lightning style exhaust? a311fanam 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 32 07-29-2005 05:34 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:10 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.