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Dual Exhaust - Options...?

hey lately ive been thinking about installing a dual exhaust system into my 08 ranger. just wondering if anyone has any suggestions?? or pictures? also could this interfere with a suspension lift later on down the road?? thanks
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What kind of sound are you looking for loud, quiet, or medium? I have a Borla pro X/S muffler SI/DO, and it isn't that loud. I love it. I used to have glass packs and they were just to flippin loud for me.
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Yeah like Mike said, Borla & Magnaflow are close in sound...nice quality deep tone, quality exhaust systems.

Flowmaster is a good choice too if you like loud. The 40 series is pretty dang loud on the rangers, but it sounds dicent.

Then you got the guys who run glasspacks, straight pipes etc...Lose MPG, HP and the respect of the local PD

I Myself have Magnaflow SI/DO 2.5'' Stainless with Magnaflow 4'' rolled 15* tips. Sounds incredible!!
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Not exactly....

To answer your question, no but you'll need to see about relocating your gas tank to run duals. Magnaflow and Borla are High quality exhaust systems and some are close to each other in sound. As far as Flowmaster goes it really depends on which series you get and you'll need an H Pipe for proper mounting. It shouldn't interfere with a suspension lift because alot of Guys and Gals do that during a V8 swap to get additional clearance for that paticular purpose. The Glass Packs will be crazy loud and are damn near illegal. Plus, once they burn out you'll have strait pipes and that will burn your valves up rather quickly (Fuel Injection especially). The flowmaster american thunder 40 series is what I have and compared to what was on there it's quiet. Stick with your stock pipe size which is 2.25 inches in diameter. For the money Flowmaster is tuff to be on a budget. Magnaflow aint bad price wise, but bring the bank for Borla or Bassani. They are by no means cheap.
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Sorry about...

Sorry about that being so long. The part that really determines your exhaust sound is the Valves and Camshaft. Plus your engine needs some back pressure to retain your HP levels and Fuel MPG's.
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Heres a clip of my truck mostly stock with a dual setup out the back...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF042...eature=related

I will be tossing up a new one here whenever the weather stops being rainy enough to set my camera back up.. Since the recording, I've put a bunch of stuff into the engine.. including headers, cold air intake, and a couple other mods here and there.

Hopefully, I may be able to tomorrow, news is showing the weather clearing up a bit =)
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I've got a Gibson Extreme Dual Exhaust and I love it, its more on the medium sound but its got a nice deep tone to it. And it looks great on the truck.
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To answer your question, no but you'll need to see about relocating your gas tank to run duals.
Uh why don't you tell that to the 20+ members on here running duals?
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I have the Magnaflow set up as well, vids in sig
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Uh why don't you tell that to the 20+ members on here running duals?
Well that was what I was told by my exhaust guru. He mentioned tru duals. But truth be told I'm considering demoting him because I think he's just trying to make a few extra bucks and he doesn't want to bend alot of pipe. Plus mine has a larger fuel tank than normal too. He goes by what the manufacturers say, instead of doing what he can. like I said I'm looking for some other place to do exhaust once my V8 swap is done. Plus Flowmaster tends to produce alot of heat.
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Oh not true duals with 2 mufflers, the Rangers don't have enough room. You can run dual exit pipes though.
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1 into 2 simulates duals, but I want tru duals but can't find anyone willing to do the work with the exception of the guy that's doing the V8 swap for me. Maybe I should speak to him.
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Oh not true duals with 2 mufflers, the Rangers don't have enough room. You can run dual exit pipes though.
Yeah that's what he was talking about. At least I think he was. 1 into 2 will be an execellent choice. Or even better, an X pipe. If he was going to run true duals he'll be spending alot of bread, and his truck will be in the shop for days at 1/2 way decent exhaust shop. Flowmaster wanted damn near $750.00 for their system. Magnaflow's will be a shade higher, and forget about Borla, or Bassani. To hell with bank bring the federal reserve.
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Oh not true duals with 2 mufflers, the Rangers don't have enough room. You can run dual exit pipes though.
I had that set up before and it was pretty sweet.
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Magnaflow FTW! Not too loud great tone and nobody mentioned the lifetime warranty that they are backed with
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Magnaflow FTW! Not too loud great tone and nobody mentioned the lifetime warranty that they are backed with
Oh I had forgotton about that. Thanks dude. That's why they're so popular. They do have an excellent warranty. But it does have to be a factory defect though. I did hear a different Magnaflow that I normally don't hear alot of today. It sounded real good. It sounded like a toned down muscle car with a nice deep rumble and tone that wasn't extremely loud like their other exhaust. It was like a 50's deep tone.
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Those are stainless steel aren't they?
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Those are stainless steel aren't they?
Mine isnt, just the tips but i am fairly sure you can get them in stainless steel.
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Mine isnt, just the tips but i am fairly sure you can get them in stainless steel.
Kool. Stainless Steel aint cheap though.
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I love my gibson. Swept side. Looks GREAT and sounds better than my dads V8 thunderbird.
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Kool. Stainless Steel aint cheap though.
$35 for stainless tip isn't exactly expensive.
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Oh not true duals with 2 mufflers, the Rangers don't have enough room. You can run dual exit pipes though.
I had true duals on my 93 regular cab. 2 single in/single out Flowmaster 40's were welded together and went in the same spot as the stock muffler. He cut the exhaust pipe coming off both headers and ran 2 separate pipes all the way out.
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Lets start by killing the myths.

"Straight pipes rob HP"
Not true at all. I don't know who told you that, but you should club em. Cherry bombs do though.

"A little backpressure is a good thing"
Not true either. Backpressure is NEVER a good thing. Scavaging is. (where one "puff" of exhaust sucks the next "puff" out of the pipes( Much like a big air siphon))

That came from my neighbor who has been building high preformance gas and deezil engines for over 30 years. So I trust it.
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Do you know if cherry bomb mufflers rob hp at all? im not talking about the glasspacks. I am considering getting a cherry bomb cat back.
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Do you know if cherry bomb mufflers rob hp at all? im not talking about the glasspacks. I am considering getting a cherry bomb cat back.
No expiriance with them, but 2 of those little dink cherry bomb mufflers (I think they call them the "extreme" or something of the sorts) are finding their way onto my 94 f-150, and ranger.

I know glasspacks rob HP like a ***** though.
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