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Do-it-yourself exhaust.

I want to replace my stock ugly/quiet muffler on my Ranger with a single in/out Borla ProXS muffler and hook it up to the stock tailpipe, maybe add a nice chrome tip. I should be able to do this for about $100. Yes, daul tailpipes are cool....but for some reason I just want a single system on this truck??

So, what inlet/outlet diameter do I need to fit the stock pipe? I know I will have a splice in a chunk of pipe but thats OK. I have a pipe expander if things get ugly.

Also, will this sound good? I went with Borla because most of you agree that they sound/perform the best. Thanks.


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personally, I would go with the Gibson muffler. I believe it sounds better and provides just as much or more gain in performance.
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uhh... no.

Borla has the best performance, and sounds WAAAY better. Gibsons are quiet and boring and ugghh.. (my personal opinion)

you would need 2.25 in/2.25 out, or 2.5's out. Nothing bigger.

EDIT: and also, if you were gonna get a borla anyways, get new pipes. It won't save you that much more.
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I have installed several of each and of the people I have done the work for, most favor the sound and performance of the Gibson. I have had two different people actually have me remove the Borla and replace it with the
Gibson muffler. (just my and several others personal opinion)
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I have installed several of each and of the people I have done the work for, most favor the sound and performance of the Gibson. I have had two different people actually have me remove the Borla and replace it with the
Gibson muffler. (just my and several others personal opinion)
doesn't mean a thing. They just don't know SH... about mufflers.

Gibsons/Flowmasters < Magnaflows < Borla

Have you heard both? I've personally have and felt the performance on both. Ask Leo (fomocostang), Ask Greg (jackscallion). They both had had these setups (if not more).
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I have tried them all on both my ranger's and my F-150 as well as many other vehicles that I have owned. Possibly as you say, I may not know shi* about muflers, but I most likley have used and installed many more than you and am simply stating an opinion of what myself and others have experianced. Maybe none of of know shi* about mufflers, but we do know what sounds better and seems to performe better. Therfor, I would consider it safe to say that maybe you just favor the Borla and have no clue as to what actually performes better.
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I have tried them all on both my ranger's and my F-150 as well as many other vehicles that I have owned. Possibly as you say, I may not know shi* about muflers, but I most likley have used and installed many more than you and am simply stating an opinion of what myself and others have experianced. Maybe none of of know shi* about mufflers, but we do know what sounds better and seems to performe better. Therfor, I would consider it safe to say that maybe you just favor the Borla and have no clue as to what actually performes better.
you're an idiot who doesn't read people's post when you respond to them.

Regardless...

To adam: i believe Borla is a good choice. You would need 2.25 inlet/outlet and i recommend new pipping.

If you want, adam, PM JackScallion or Fomocostang, who both had had first had experience with this muffler. They can tell you about their experiences.
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Now I'm an idiot for stating facts that you don't agree with? I have used and installed several of the above mentioned exhausts/mufflers and am just stating FACTS from the feedback I recieved both from customers and from my personal experiances on my own vehicles. I just don't understand why you insist in calling me an idiot for stating facts. Obviously, I have done a-lot more exhaust jobs and have the customer feedback to support my posts. Like I stated above, you obviously prefer the Borla, which is fine, but that does not make me an idiot for stating the facts of my own use and many others. Maybe you just need to get your head out of your a** and read what is in front of you before making the meaningless posts that you seem so good at making.
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Therfor, I would consider it safe to say that maybe you just favor the Borla and have no clue as to what actually performes better.
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Have you heard both? I've personally have and felt the performance on both. Ask Leo (fomocostang), Ask Greg (jackscallion). They both had had these setups (if not more).
that's why i called you that, not the frickin muffler thing. That's just opinions, sure. But it's "safe to say"? come on.
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Like I stated in the above posts, I have had them all and also installed many of them on customers vehicles. I am just stating the facts of my personal experiances and do not consider my results to be grounds for any name calling or bashing. Again, if you happen to be offended by my results, thats your opinion and I cannot argue that, But please don't attempt to put me down or call me an "idiot" for stating the facts that I have much experiance with, both with my personal use and with the findings of many customers. I have personally installed many of all of the above mentioned exhausts and a few other on many trucks. My statments are based on the feedback I have recieved from all of the many customers that I have done work for as well as what I have exdperianced on my own vehicles.
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girls, GIRLS!!!! sheesh. be nice now. lol
I think all jdpartsman really wanted to know was the pipe size. To me, it sounds as if he already decided on the Borla muffler. Let it be. If he likes it, he likes it. If he doesnt, we may be getting a post in a few months about how he switched to a Gibson.
All in all, who cares. All I know is that this post actually helped me too, I was just about to ask what the stock pipe size was. haha
I said my piece. Now lets all be nice now, aight?
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factory ranger exhaust is 2" so if you want it to match up without needing all new ipe then get a 2 inch in and 2 inch out. tehy ahve been 2" at least from 93-up and they use the same exhaust on all engine combos (adding in the crosspipe and y for the V6s of course) if you want to know for sure, just lie down for a minute under the passengerside with a ruler and take a quick look at it.
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i believe (at least for the 01+), that it's 2.25 piping, not 2". Mine was 2.25, and a lot of people's were too.

EDIT: I'm for sure it's 2.25" piping. 2.5" out is ok, but you will lose backpressure, but do-able (since it's side-swept). If it was duals, 2.25 is the biggest you should go, or it would be anti-performance (lower backpressure=lower torque)
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Ok....2.25 it is. I went with Borla also because I have never had one before. I have had Flowmaster and do-it-yourself glass pack job. Both sounded like junk to me.

Now it looks like I should spend the extra $$ and get fake dauls. The guys at work said if I didn't get at least daul tailpipes they would never want to ride in my truck. Sounds good to me! LOL. Thanks.


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