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Aftermarket exhaust system with either BL or SL....

Ok... I've got a custom Flowmaster 40 series single-in dual-out cat back system.

I also want to get either a BL or minor SL (add-a-leaf or shackles for the rear, torsion bar crank in front). Will the exhaust get in the way for either type of lift?

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Ok... I've got a custom Flowmaster 40 series single-in dual-out cat back system.

I also want to get either a BL or minor SL (add-a-leaf or shackles for the rear, torsion bar crank in front). Will the exhaust get in the way for either type of lift?

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suspension, no. body lift it will just hang lower. if you get shackles ill go there and cut them with a sawzall. get an AAL instead.
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where do ur pipes exit at? i had problems on my last truck when i put shackles on with a gibson exhaust. body lift will b no problem, exhaust will hang down and look silly though.
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this is why i cut off the tail pipes and just had them dumped above the axle
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My tips are like ^^^ except they are bent 45 degrees and exit right behind the rear tires.


Sounds like AAL is the best way to go?
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My tips are like ^^^ except they are bent 45 degrees and exit right behind the rear tires.


Sounds like AAL is the best way to go?
shackles will push your tires forward closer to the bedside and it looks stupid. i had them for a while and thats why my tires got destroyed at the dunes. if the shackles weren't there i wouldn't of rubbed where it did
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My tailpipe hit the leaf spring after I did shackles/AAL on my truck. I just modified the exhaust hanger to pull it a little tighter toward the middle though and no problems since.
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Honestly I havnt heard a better ehxaust on a ranger then the borla pro xs, I have headers to that muffler and it sounds like a v8
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This is why i went with a 1" BL instead of the 3"--I'd love the extra clearance and height, but I wasn't willing to give up my Bassani or have a huge gap to the bedside.

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shackles will push your tires forward closer to the bedside and it looks stupid. i had them for a while and thats why my tires got destroyed at the dunes. if the shackles weren't there i wouldn't of rubbed where it did
Makes sense that shackles would change the wheel base. I'll pass.

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Honestly I havnt heard a better ehxaust on a ranger then the borla pro xs, I have headers to that muffler and it sounds like a v8
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This is why i went with a 1" BL instead of the 3"--I'd love the extra clearance and height, but I wasn't willing to give up my Bassani or have a huge gap to the bedside.

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THAT exhaust setup looks SWEET!!!!
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Thanks--I love it. You should've heard it at 5500RPM on this:

DynoJet at Carlise Ford Nats in June.
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http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/638/imag0001ci.jpg

Here's my setup. Really close to the body.
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