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Sawed Off Exhaust Pipe

Alright, I have zero experience with exhaust systems, so please don't find me ridiculous for inquiring.

I plan on installing a Magnaflow or Flowmaster dual exhaust system somewhere down the road. Don't have the money for it just yet though.

If I were to saw off part of back end of my exhaust pipe, would it change the sound at all? Or is that more about the muffler/cats?

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It might, but not much. It's still that stock huge muffler that's muffles quite a bit. If anything, it'll be a slightly different tone inside, but not outside.
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won't change if you cut it after the muffler but it will give you a cleaner look. Here is where I cut mine.

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yeah i was considering cutting it just to clean it up too. its such an ugly little pipe hanging out the side. looking forward to having the dual pipes out the back..
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If you're going to bodylift it like your brothers, don't do exhaust until after the lift. Can't tell you how many people do exhaust then the bodylift then redo their exhaust to not look retarded hanging down. lol.
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Hm that's a good point. I will have to wait for a couple months then
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Alright, I have zero experience with exhaust systems, so please don't find me ridiculous for inquiring.

I plan on installing a Magnaflow or Flowmaster dual exhaust system somewhere down the road. Don't have the money for it just yet though.

If I were to saw off part of back end of my exhaust pipe, would it change the sound at all? Or is that more about the muffler/cats?

Thanks for the help, someday I will no longer be a noob.
Basicly if you're keeping the stock muffler it will not change much at all. You might get a slightly different exhaust note but it wouldn't change the decibles hardly at all. I agree with shane on this one here because one of the things that keeps the ranger quiet is the exhaust pipe. If you do cut it it will become slightly louder but not much due to the fact that you're going to a slightly shorter pipe. Basicly if you want that old school muscle car sound you don't have too many options. The first is illegal: strait pipes. I've been in too many court rooms over several different counties to tell me other wise(here in VA of course). The second option would be a performance exhaust from either Flowmaster or Magnaflow. Just remember unless it's a V8 don't go above 2.5 inches in pipe diameter and a 1 into 2 will be louder and sound better depending on your own personal tastes. Basicly here's a muffler that you'll love the hell out of. Terminator by Flowtech part number: 50170FLT. It has a 3inch inlet and Dual 2.5 inch outlets. Go exactly 8 inches behind the cab and don't use tips or anything. Basicly it sounds evil in the cab and sets off FACTORY CAR ALARMS with a 3.0 V6. It's not loud but it's an extremely DEEP tone that no one has even come close to matching including Flowmaster and Magnaflow. Autozone carries that muffler for around $50.00 bucks (+/-).

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Autozone sells that Terminator by Flowtech muffler?
That's sweet cuz my bro works at Autozone, so I can dibs his discount!
I might have to give it a try. Thanks for all the info it's a big help.
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Also, that muffler you described fits the Rangers? On the website it said 88-95 Chevys and GMC Pickups. I just wanted to make sure
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any muffler will work..
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any muffler will work..
yeah but a muffler with the right size inlet/outlet will be easier to install and if i remember correctly factory exhaust size it 2 inch
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If you're going to bodylift it like your brothers, don't do exhaust until after the lift. Can't tell you how many people do exhaust then the bodylift then redo their exhaust to not look retarded hanging down. lol.
mine has been chopped off since i did my lift and it sucks lol i need to wait for tax returns so i can re-do it
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