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so i picked a flowmaster 40 series the other day and had it put on today. WTF was i thinking, i now have to drive around sounding like a honda civic. well any idea's to kinda get rid of the raspyness?
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should have bought a magnaflow!

thats all i got. haha
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what motor and what set up did you run?? cat back did you take off cats a lil more info pls


i have a 40 series flow and i couldnt ask for more... maybe even a lil too quiet.....
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what did you expect on a 4 banger?
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thats why.... its a 4banger??? it will sound like a ricer cuz it pretty much the same engine.....
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lol well i had someone told me that a 40 flow wouldnt sound like a honda it would be a bit deeper. And more info, i just had the muffler put on, and its a 2.3 duratec
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thats why.... its a 4banger??? it will sound like a ricer cuz it pretty much the same engine.....
I beg to differ with the four banger theory.
I've got a dodge stratus 2.0l and running straight exhaust, at the back it splits into dual. Runs 2.25" pipe and at idle it has a deep rumble with no raspiness throughout the rpm range.
It's all how you tune the exhaust.

Wish I had a good camera to record the sound. All I have is ****ty phone videos.
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4 cyl + flowmaster = lmao

If I had a 4 cylinder truck, the last thing I would want it to do is make more noise.
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yea man it is still a ricer size motor(nothing rong with that i had one and loved it). its a little bigger so it in turn will be a little deeper but not much.... look into buying a aftermarket resonator off an exhaust and hope that will help... good luck man i know the sound your talking about and it is NO BRUENO
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I beg to differ with the four banger theory.
I've got a dodge stratus 2.0l and running straight exhaust, at the back it splits into dual. Runs 2.25" pipe and at idle it has a deep rumble with no raspiness throughout the rpm range.
It's all how you tune the exhaust.

Wish I had a good camera to record the sound. All I have is ****ty phone videos.
it is a straight exhaust.... it will sound deeper.... it has alot to go with valves and alot of stuff.... your four banger in you stratus will sound different than the ranger. thats like comparing a mustang GT and a f150 and both have straight through... totally different sound
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yeah im looking now for a res now, if not i will sell it off to someone, i still have all the stock stuff.
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yeah im looking now for a res now, if not i will sell it off to someone, i still have all the stock stuff.
yea man honestly i would see how it sounds as a straight pipe(no muffler at all) and if it sounds ok then you can leave it if not put the stock back on... at a good muffler shop the can make a new flange about like a foot back from the muffeler(cat side of muffler) that way you can go under and put on and take off.... just my opinion. i did that in my civic for awhile till i wasnt poor and able to buy an catback
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Go back to stock.
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In my opinion if you go with Magnaflow or Borla you will barley be able to hear it.
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In my opinion if you go with Magnaflow or Borla you will barley be able to hear it.
yea it will be quiet... idk if it would even be worth the money imo. i havent heard it in person so dont know for a fact but it may not be worth it
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it is a straight exhaust.... it will sound deeper.... it has alot to go with valves and alot of stuff.... your four banger in you stratus will sound different than the ranger. thats like comparing a mustang GT and a f150 and both have straight through... totally different sound
Yes, I was just mearly stating you can get deep tones from small displacement engines.
I did this with my buddys 4 banger stang. Threw a cherry bomb turbo muffler, not the crappy glass pack, and it has a deep tone to it.

Every foot of exhaust on a straight pipe can make a difference in the sound. I can run it cut out from under my car half way back and it sounds loud and raspy, but just 4 more feet of pipe and bends changes the tone so much its night and day difference.
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its also in the size of the muffler and in flowmaster its self the series as well. i bet if you through on a 50 series or even an 80 series it would change it. th OG 40's are pretty loud and the 44's are even louder. gotta find what you want first and then reserch it. i know you tube has a crap ton of vids of exhaust. thats abuot as close as trying it before ya buy it
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just cut off the exhaust it will be loud and not sound like a ricer
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yeah i thought about the flange idea, i may do that too. Its so loud that i already made a state trooper turn around and follow me for a good 4 miles. Im prob going back to stock.
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lol well i had someone told me that a 40 flow wouldnt sound like a honda it would be a bit deeper. And more info, i just had the muffler put on, and its a 2.3 duratec
You want deeper? Get more cylinders.

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4 cyl + flowmaster = lmao

If I had a 4 cylinder truck, the last thing I would want it to do is make more noise.
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yeah i thought about the flange idea, i may do that too. Its so loud that i already made a state trooper turn around and follow me for a good 4 miles. Im prob going back to stock.
I couldnt imagine it being that loud unless you had it at a higher RPM...My exhaust is loud and I dont draw attention from cops like that. Just like you turn down loud systems when near cops, try to keep your foot off the gas too. If you have a manual, shift at like 2k instead of 3k.
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flowmasters suck on anything less than 400cubic inches.. its a 4cyl. truck not a fast car, leave it stock...
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FlowMasters sound tinny even on a V-8.
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did you leave any pipe coming out of the muffler or is it just dumped at the muffler? mines not as raspy as when it was first new. now its gotta cpl thousand miles on it sounds better.

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i have a flowmaster 40 on my 4banger and it sounds great has a deep rumble at idle and sounds good when driving dont know why yours sounds like a ricer
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You will never get a deep sound out of a ranger unless you put a v8 in it. I don't care what muffler it is, it is still going to sound like a 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder, some always sound like it and others only sound like it in the upper RPM. If you don't want to sound like a civic, go back to stock.
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