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Old 12-16-2007
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How in the hell do you guys drive around with no muffler?!?

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So yea... I took my Ranger out for the first time on the street in probably three months (I know I know, but it's not like I'm neglecting her) to get it washed (pay & spray, I won't let anybody else touch it) and make sure it's still fine to drive on the street (taking it to a charity thing tomorrow). With this new rear suspension there really isn't a place for a muffler that I have found yet, so off-road I run it without for now and instead of putting the ugly thing I do have back on I ran it without tonight. Bloody Hell that thing is annoying! I really don't know how anybody can stand the resonance through the cab. I mean, I'm no old fart, I love loud trucks/car and loud music, but this was just too much! How in the world do you guys do it?

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I second that question.
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i took off my flowmaster cuz it was too loud and annoying

now my mustang on the other hand the rumble of the 5.0 i could listen to all day
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VIDEO! ... post one!


My 2.3 is perty loud without a muffler under load (idle and no-load it sounds sexy)... I haven't heard a 4.0L w/o one before.
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here's a text sound effect...



BAAAAAAAAAAAAA BAAAAAAAAAAA BAAAAAAAAAA


Add some raspy-ness to it and it's dead on for a 4.0.
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with today's technology, doesn't removing your muffler (the newer models) make the truck run like crap?
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I love the way my 4.0 sounds without the muffler, granted it's not for everyone but i love the sound.
It's 6:30 am, when daylight breaks i will post a vid.
Well it's daylight out but i can't figure out how to get the sound to work on my camara, if i can get it to work i will post it up.

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i drove my 4cyl without a muffler 1 day haha.. never again
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if you run the pipe out the side or back it wont be so loud in the truck
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LOL.. now that I'm middle aged I don't do that anymore. But shoot... I used to do that all the time! To me it was just added mass, added cost, and a source of back pressure. LOL... I've even been pulled over by LEO's and they did'nt know I did'nt have a muffler. It's all in how you drive.

Around where I live every once in a while I hear a kid w/o a muffler and I kinda smirk a little remembering the good ole days.

btw, I do have mufflers on the Lightning. But with 3" pipes and Bassani's my wife has to hope the dishes in the kitchen don't fall apart when I pull in or out of the garage.

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I had mine off for a day or two and hated it even more than my glasspacks, but the sound wasn't that much different.
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I hate it, believe me, but it'll have to stay off till I can find a another exhaust that I like.

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i run my 300 inline with a cam and headers with no muffler :-D

and my diesel has short and burned out glasspacks so its like having no mufflers :-D
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yeah i cant stand it either. mine is quieter than stock. and i love every minute of it. now if only i could get my tires quieter than stock
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The noise dosent bother me. I have straight tube a little past where the cats end. Then just dumped.
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maybe you need to replace the muffler bearings?
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maybe you need to replace the muffler bearings?

it could be the fluid too. When the muffler has a high side opening, the fluid encased in the muffler will evaporate off, casuing a loud annoying sound. This is a more smooth sound though. Bad bearings sound all gurgling-like.
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with today's technology, doesn't removing your muffler (the newer models) make the truck run like crap?


OMFG YES i need to reinstall mine as soon as i get the money or find another stock one.
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i love my straight pipe
3 feet off the last cat



not a lot of resonance


sounds awesome too
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wait, did you just cut out the muffler and put a piece of exhaust pipe in its place? stock exit point? that's what i have an you can barely hear it but it gives it a decent rumble... maybe i drive too slow?
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Here is my straight pipe. 02, 4.0L

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You can barely hear your truck with no muffler? I have a Flowmaster super 40 with it exiting under the license plate and I hear it fine.
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i hate straight piped gas trucks,only straight piped diesels sound good!
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i hate straight piped gas trucks,only straight piped diesels sound good!
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im ashamed to say... i run a 20$ cherry bomb...but it doesn't really sound that bad, i've heard worst :P got it exitin right infront of the pass. side rear tire.
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