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Rusty exhaust pipe

My stock exhaust pipe is looking really rusty...can I paint that sucker or would it be pointless cause of the heat?
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just go ahead and get a muffler and new pipes....chrome looks better than rust anyday...
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get like a 300 grit sand paper to rough the rust off..you can get high heat paint if you want to..lowes sells it
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that too...

Hurray for the Evans......
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just go ahead and get a muffler and new pipes....chrome looks better than rust anyday...

I would cept I just started a new job and gotta wait for the ol' income to start flowing again...plus pay off xmas bills

For now Im looking for cheaper ways to make my truck look good.
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get like a 300 grit sand paper to rough the rust off..you can get high heat paint if you want to..lowes sells it
cool, thanks. I love this forum....where else can you ask a question and get your answers in no time flat??
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just go ahead and get a muffler and new pipes....chrome looks better than rust anyday...
Chrome isnt going to slove anything...go stainless if you dont want rust.
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I got Stainless and to tell you the truth it looks like chrome once its washed and clean it looks just as good..shines and its metal..

if you do go with bigger tips and junk..remember the bigger and longer the tip the rasper it will sound..and with being a 3.0 i think you will need it
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what do you mean by rasper?
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Chrome...Stainless.....blahhh

I meant stainless just couldnt think straight....cause i was at work

When I got mine done...I liked the way it sounded (for a 4 banger)...but now I think i have holes or something in the muffler or pipes....cause it always makes a hissing sound when i drive...thats why you dont mud in a crappy truck...

By Rasper...maybe he means deeper and more throaty....
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what do you mean by rasper?

that deeper tone to it..the more tip the deeper rumble it will sound
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Back to the question*** Yeah I had the same problem, listen to Highroller. Some sandpaper and high heat spray paint did wonders. It takes all of 10 minutes and it made my rear end look 100% better than the rust spotted tailpipe.

EDIT: I think he meant raspier
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EDIT: I think he meant raspier

lol yea..spelling isnt my strong subject
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Ya the paint should last pretty long since the tailpipe dosent get nearly as hot as the muffler/cat forward section does.
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Three months later and still looking good....
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........or ten bucks and some extra sandpaper and high heat paint to play around with. =]

Upgrade if you've got the money. Frankly, I'm not interested in an exhaust sytem til mine falls off. No point, the Rangers don't have the best cab insulation. It's a compact pickup not a big block muscle car, no matter how much you spend on an exhaust it won't be worth the hp (in theory) in my book.
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Yes..10 bucks...I like, but bookmarked the link for future reference

Thanks guys, might give that a go this weekend if its warm
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What color are you goona paint it?
I was thinking of doing mine, but I don't want the
color to stick out worse than the rust color thats
already there.
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Probably silver or something to make it look like it was before the rust. I guess it also depends what kind of high heat colour paint is available.

I'll post up the results when I do it
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cool, thanks. I love this forum....where else can you ask a question and get your answers in no time flat??
You could call Ms.Cleo.

I would save money until you can afford a new one.

DOES the Hillbank cat back work on 4x4's? If so sign me up for one.

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........or ten bucks and some extra sandpaper and high heat paint to play around with. =]

Upgrade if you've got the money. Frankly, I'm not interested in an exhaust sytem til mine falls off. No point, the Rangers don't have the best cab insulation. It's a compact pickup not a big block muscle car, no matter how much you spend on an exhaust it won't be worth the hp (in theory) in my book.
There is benefits to it other than HP. My truck Immediatley had a significant increase in MPG with my Flowmasters and my dual outlet pipes. That coupled with my K&N intake have resulted in me getting anywhere from 18-21 MPG with My 4.0 With 4:10's. Not to mention the HP increas is significantly noticable. I was getting 14-16 before. Not only that it looks good and sounds good. The way mine is set up it actually rumbles low like a V8. I agree if you don't have the money the $10 fix is great, but if you do it will pay for itself in no time.

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DOES the Hillbank cat back work on 4x4's? If so sign me up for one.
Yes, Bob has his installed. Mine is still sitting in the garage waiting for me to find the time to put it on
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yeah hazzard i get between 15-18mpg ugh. but i've been trying to find a new intake like a k&n fipk for my snorkel idea. that's cool your truck runs better. i have a 4.0 too and talked to a friend of mine he bought a b.... i forget what it was for his 4.0 and he said his mpg went down. now that i think of it though he romps on it harder to hear the sound lol.
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DOES the Hillbank cat back work on 4x4's? If so sign me up for one.
Yes it does work....I got mine on as well!
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