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Old 05-14-2006
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Well if "pretty much the same" includes mandrel bent, non mandrel bent, 2, 2 1/4, 2 1/2, dual, single, welded, muffler clamped, stainless steel, regular metal, etc, then you must be narrow minded on exhaust choices. Lots of choices between companies, especially custom.

Borla and magnaflow rock tho...
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please, read my post again before you second guess me, "as far as the piping itself, thats pretty much the same between manufacturers" if you consider that most aftermarket kits for the RANGER are mandrel bent 2.5 in piping, then im really not narrow minded, just focused on the product at hand. and he didnt ask about custom. id ask you to show me a cat back kit that is not mandrel bent and uses 2 inch pipe for the ranger.
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I had my exhaust custom made from header to tailpipe. The header cost me $150. It's from a 2.3 pinto. I got a high flow cat. which came form summit, about $150. Glasspack, cheap one, about $25. Exhaust dumps out in front of the rear tire. I had noticable horsepower gain, and I love the sound.
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Well, i messed up aarons last post, my bad.

aaron if you still have it, post it again, or rewrite it.
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Originally Posted by Dosh142
Before you respond please read my post and take into consideration that I am new. I have noticed that a lot of you buy borla, gibson, magnaflow, and other aftermarket exhaust kits that run $300 and up. Down at my local TMA, they told me they will do a cat back exhaust with muffler and tip, take in mind this is a single exhaust, for $150 and they have a guy that bends the pipe himself.

Basically, I am asking what makes the aftermarket ones so much better and is the one at my TMA worth it? I could probably get a dual exhaust for under $300 down there.
I doubt for $150 it will be mandrel bends. If its not, its not worth it unless you are just looking for something cheap and you really don't care. If you really don't care, you just want to keep your truck stock, and your stock exhuast is rusted and rotted out $150 is a good deal.

An aftermarket set up for $300 will give you better performance and sound.
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