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Old 11-17-2009
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I need an exhaust system...

Ok... my dual exhaust system needs to be replaced. The driver-side exhaust hanger bracket rusted off the frame. When the tailpipe was too heavy for the exhaust canister, it created a crack right where the outlet in the muffler is located.

I took her to the muffler shop to get the bracket welded back on and the crack in the muffler welded shut.

The guy said that whoever put the exhaust system on, put the tailpipes too close to the suspension (rear leafs perhaps?) and every time there's a good amount of travel in the suspension, it hits the tailpipe.

He did a quick tack weld to the bracket and didn't charge me 'cause he knew it was gonna eventually fall off again. The crack couldn't be welded, so I gotta use some exhaust putty to make a temporary fix.

Any suggestions to what brand muffler I should get? Keep in mind I don't have a job yet and money is VERY limited. :(

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This is gonna start another debate. There's people with Flows that like them, people with Magnaflow and like them, even glass packs. Just see if you can find vids on Youtube of Rangers with different exhaust and decide what sounds best for you.
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If you want loud go Flowmaster if you want more mellow go Magnaflow
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I don't care about sound (although anything louder than STOCK would be good). lol


If I have to go back to stock and a one tailpipe system, then so be it. Price-wise, I think that'd run me $150 if I struggle with it myself or $250 if I have a muffler shop install it.
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Then just get whatever the muffler shop special is. Flowtech is pretty cheap and they're like flowmasters.
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i got my cherrybomb extreme for 50 at pepboys n i love it its really loud 2
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I don't care about sound (although anything louder than STOCK would be good). lol


If I have to go back to stock and a one tailpipe system, then so be it. Price-wise, I think that'd run me $150 if I struggle with it myself or $250 if I have a muffler shop install it.
How are you going to get away with this? Anything louder than stock in MA is illegal. You will not pass inspections.

One exhaust I would take a look at is Dynomax, I hear it not too loud but ut is louder than stock.
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Well I would say if you are really concerned about the price to just go to your local auto pats store and pick up a glasspack. You could always try craigslist as well to get a magnaflow or flowmaster muffler for cheap.
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How are you going to get away with this? Anything louder than stock in MA is illegal. You will not pass inspections.

One exhaust I would take a look at is Dynomax, I hear it not too loud but ut is louder than stock.
Well, as long as it's not TOO much louder, some shops will pass it.... I purchased the truck this past May and it had the dual exhaust already installed from the previous owner. The inspection station commented to me that it wasn't a stock system, but they still passed it.




UPDATE:
I was driving by Monroe Muffler and decided to stop in there and just check it out... couldn't hurt, right?

WRONG!!!!!!!!

Now my pocket is $20 lighter 'cause they were willing to weld the bracket back to the frame and weld the exhaust canister crack back up.

Sounds a lot quieter now.... but not "stock" quiet.
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gotta love texas. it can be loud and they will still pass it.
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