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Old 01-30-2007
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Cheap way to make exhaust louder...

I love my Flowmaster, but it just isn't loud enough.... When I get bored I'll unbolt my entire exhaust system and listen to it idle because it's just too loud to drive

So I'm thinking, what if I bought some new bolts that where the same guage but and inch or two longer, threated the bolt through the first flange, and then added two or three more nuts, and then thread it thorugh the other flange and finally through the last nut so there is a gap about 1/2" between the cats and the exhaust.... And I could adjust the two nuts in the middle to adjust volume.

What do you think? Would I get a lot of power loss? Not much to start with from the 3.slow but I got the go ahead from the misses for a 5.0 swap so it's only temporary!
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Roll down your windows.
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lmao dont do it before an o2 sensor may get a check engine light..or just hollow out the cats or drop in a high flow..
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Meh, I'm going to try it, I can always take it off if it messes me up :D
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Haahahahahah!!! It worked! No CEL! Video coming soon.
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Keep in mind that the exhaust temp coming out of the cats can easily exceed 1000F. I wouldn't want that blowing on the bottom of the cab or on anything else under the truck!
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Take that muffler off, add a pipe with a turn down before the axle..

It the loudest. if not, geta bigger motor.
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Old 02-03-2007
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lmao dont do it before an o2 sensor may get a check engine light..or just hollow out the cats or drop in a high flow..
It's a 94' so if the B-Series are the same as my Ranger his o2 sensors will be in the downpipes.

I agree with rwenzing, that'll melt/ignite something after a while
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Old 02-03-2007
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i ran mine like that for a while
it was nice, u let off the gas and u get *pop pop pop* like a harley hahah

i put a cherry bomb on for $15 bc i didnt need a ticket


as for just leaving a gap.. dont do it, it will sound like crap, a hissing noise, just go to summit and get a cut out if u wanna do that..

http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...=KeywordSearch
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man u want it loud its dat woo woo!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3jmEdJJ3Dc
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Wow.........lil sis and bum rub......typical "ganstas" ha ha ha

Where's the cops??
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LOL Ive seen that
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lol... so many illegal exhaust systems on this site...
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did u see how the car almost hits the pickup on the side of the road and blows thru a stop sign in that clip?
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sawzall
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Here's another vid of open exhaust:
http://s31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...gerExhaust.flv
Though I think I'm going to put a Flow 40 on because it lost me 1 mpg and I can't hear myself think in the cab.
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lol... so many illegal exhaust systems on this site...

What amazes me is they can find a shop to do it! I had to search to get a shop that would run true duals on my Roady as "it didn't have true Duals from the factory" Heck I need new exhaust on my GMC and I went in to get an estimate, and they said they had to put a CAT on it. I said "Why?" Becasue its a '77, and anything newer than '76 had a cat from the factory" I just shook my head and laughed. '77 trucks never had a CAT to begin with they were exempt. I have the original exhaust on their. That's how strict they are here.

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my flowmaster sounds louder on my 3.0, kind of weird since you have a 4.0. but that doesnt sound too bad.
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alot of people just do it themselves...
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i ran no muffler for a good six months and i had no problems, other than a little black residue under the cab. turn down fixes that.
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alot of people just do it themselves...
thats what i was gonna say, i did mine haha
the open exhaust isnt that loud, it just sounds bad at certain rpms IMO
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i ran mine like that for a while
it was nice, u let off the gas and u get *pop pop pop* like a harley hahah
My '96 2.3 did that religiously with a cat and a muffler .... lol

Only one word is needed for cheap and loud exhaust...... SAWZALL
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thats how mine keeps changing.. best investment ever
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turn down fixes that.
I was just gonna suggest that! Turndowns will help alot. I had them on my old 94 mustang gt... even with 3 chamber flows, it was deafening. You should be happy with that.
were your mufflers welded in, or is it a complete system? If it's a bolt in, just unbolt right after the muffler.
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your best friend in any situation is gonna b the sawz-all

dont listen to those conservative people

TAKE IT ALL OFF!!! haha
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