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Dumped exhaust, and did some painting

Well today I brought my truck to the shop and had them replace the fan clutch, I could not get it out. While it was in there I had them weld on a new bracket for my dangling flowmaster, and cut off the pipe right after the exhaust.
Now its alot louder, its annoying in the cab, but it sounds sick outside (had my buddy drive around). My concern now is, what will happen underneath my truck where the exhaust is dumped? My roomate said it will build up a whole bunch of black crap and start to rot away the bed and leaf springs and all that stuff. Is this true?
Also, I painted my steps and threw them back on, and painted the crossmember and bumper brackets, and the radiator skid shield like you all said to do. Looks alot better Ill post picks tonight.
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Well aside from it being annoying, it will probably rust under there and also seep extra exhaust fumes into the cab.
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mines dumped right before the muffler, with a turndown.

no fumes in the cab.
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Mine has been dumped for almost a year now, no problems.
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Oh you guys can smell carbon monoxide? Haha
A ton of people do it, but I personally wouldn't leave it that way.
I have heard a lot of people getting excessive rust from doing that though, for what it's worth.
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I like the way it sounds dumped, anyone have pics (close up) of a dumped exhaust that goes out the side, like in front of the rear tire? I think I can cut the pipe in front of the muffler and move the muffler back about a foot, then find a piece of pipe at auto zone with a bend in it and clamp it onto the muffler, so that it will exit out the side of the truck, not underneath it. how about that?
Anyone have pics of this?

Only thing is that I put the flowmaster in myself, so it was not welded I used those clamps, would I still be able to use the muffler? like after I unbolt the clamps and get the pipe out of it will pipe fit back in or will it be too bent up?
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If it goes out the side it won't be dumped then lol
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well, whatever it is then lol, it will still sound sick right? It will still be without like the extra 5 feet or whatever of bent piping
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I have it dumped after the axle. You cant see it.
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Here you go.
Flowmaster 40 series, 2.5" exhaust, no tip. Sounded pretty nice, didn't drone too bad. I mainly did it that way because it was cheap and simple though, to be honest.


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I have it dumped after the axle. You cant see it.
Oh well that's not too bad. Atleast the fumes are further away from the cab.
The drone is probably just bad because it echo's around under there.

With the sport trac, I cut the end of the exhaust off as it came down behind the axle. You couldn't see the tail pipe but it still pushed the exhaust down and out the side.
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Yeah thats why the drone is so bad. I've never ever smelled the fumes in the cab, even idling at a light with both windows down. Mine is set pretty far back though, comes out about 5" from the axle. I'm not a real fan on the side exhaust exhaust but I think I'm going to get it done because its cheap and gets rid of the drone.
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I wasn't crazy about it, but it grew on me a little. It would look better with a nice angled tip right at the edge of the body I bet.
It did look cool on a cold morning pouring the exhaust out the side though
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I haven't heard much about exhaust fumes causing rust problems but i agree with brianjwilson you cant smell carbon monoxide but thats just my 0.02
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blahhh.....it's only a partial concern when sitting at idle with no wind. Driving down the road, the fumes will exit out from under the bed. I've been dumped for a good 2 years now. And by dumped, i mean turndowns on the outlet of the muffler. that quiets it down on the inside of the truck.



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nice truck, i think thats the first lifted truck with a topper and tube bumper i have ever seen.

and i have those same wheels, just got my center caps on yesterday, now i jsut have to change those ugly factory lugz
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mines dumped right before the muffler, with a turndown.

no fumes in the cab.
Whats the point of having a muffler if you dumped it before the muffler?
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nice truck, i think thats the first lifted truck with a topper and tube bumper i have ever seen.

and i have those same wheels, just got my center caps on yesterday, now i jsut have to change those ugly factory lugz
Thanks! I miss that truck a lot!
Those wheels and tires were actually just purchased to sell the truck. I pulled my other 15x8's and Cooper STT 33's off the ranger, and put them on my sport trac. The wheels were inexpensive and decent looking, and the tires were used and cheap.
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Ohhh....Brian. I remember drooling over that truck driving through Hillsburrito back in the summer of '05. lol. Was the hottest ranger i've ever seen on the street......til i got mine 'proper'. lol.
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Now you're a proper panty dropper.
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Ohhh....Brian. I remember drooling over that truck driving through Hillsburrito back in the summer of '05. lol. Was the hottest ranger i've ever seen on the street......til i got mine 'proper'. lol.
Damn I feel old already!
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ohhhh...brian...wanna feel even older.....i was 18 when i saw it....
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I was probably 19 then...?
Jerk! lol
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old man!

/ok. i'm done now.
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Alright heres the pics, they came out shaded, even though it was sunny when I took them, I wanted it to be bright so you could see the painting I did, oh well
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And heres a good one showing the painting I did

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