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Wanting a new muffler.

I drive a Ranger with the 2.5 in it. I'm wanting to change the sound of my Ranger. I have a Spectre drop in high flow filter and have removed the airbox silencer. Anybody have a good idea on what mufflers sound good on this engine? Looking to keep it under $100 dollars and replace only the muffler for now. Thanks guys.
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The best sounding muffler on any 4 banger is a nice and quiet stock one
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I want something a little more aggressive.
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The best sounding muffler on any 4 banger is a nice and quiet stock one
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I want something a little more aggressive.
Dont go with something too aggressive. Your truck will end up sounding like a ricer, or a fart can to be more exact. Im not hating on tuners or anything, they just sound like a fart.

The only thing I can recommend is something that is a tad bit louder than stock. This will keep you from sounding like an import.

But hey, if you want aggressive....straight pipe that joker. You can also try a glasspack or cherrybomb (whatever they are called)

Try someting a little louder than stock. If you want louder, then sell that muffler and buy a louder one. Repeat until desired noise.

Hope this helps.
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I have a cherry bomb glasspack ( nice try though Taylor haha) they are rull cheap. Mines a 4.0 but whatevs.

Taylor FYI... Cherrybomb is just the manufacturer. Glasspack is a style of muffler packed with fiberglass.
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Get a Magnaflow SS with the 2" inlet and outlet. Replace the muffler and keep the stock exhaust pipes.
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If you want more aggressive, I'd go with a turbo muffler and a resonator/glasspack to mellow it out. 4 bangers just don't sound good without toning down the harshness.
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Get a Magnaflow SS with the 2" inlet and outlet. Replace the muffler and keep the stock exhaust pipes.
X2 Short case single in, single out in the stock location dumped under the bed
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sorry to hijack the thread but i also have a 2.5 liter 4 banger. i am looking for a new muffler myself. i don't want anything too loud, just a slight purr to it. any recommendations? thanks
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Magnaflow!
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is that a response for me or him? magnaflow is superior to flomaster with rangers?
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No one brand is superior, the question is a combination of what you wish to sound like and price. I have a 40 series dual flowmaster I pulled of a junkyard ranger, I got it for 30.

But for a nice mellow tone at lower rpms and zero drone while cruising I would suggest a long(ish) glass pack located away from the engine so the fiberglass doesnt simply burn out.

For a nice bark and maybe a slight drone while cruising I would second the turbo muffler as stepside said. Truth be told the 4cyl doesnt push enough air to really capitalize on sound, 6cyls barely do.

turbo muffler $x<40, glasspack tube $x<30
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is that a response for me or him? magnaflow is superior to flomaster with rangers?
I like to think they are lol.
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glasspack has a heck of a drone cruising on the highway when towing a boat.

ask me how i know.
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is that a response for me or him? magnaflow is superior to flomaster with rangers?
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For you! I have had a Magnaflow on a 2000 F150 4.2l I use to own. That is a hard motor to make sound good. Many people commented on how mellow and nice it sounded. Have one also on my 87 Subaru Brat. It sounds real good being a flat four. So when I decided I wanted something different for my four banger Ranger what else would I choose. Magnaflows are not very loud unless you go up a pipe size, get a real short one or you are full throttle! Of course this is based off of my opinion. I am one of the few that will not claim stock Motorcraft parts are the bomb just cause they engineered it for our trucks. If you want a loud raspy sound (again my opinion) get an early ( don't remember the version), short version of the Flowmaster in 2 1/4" inlet and outlet. Cut the your pipe off behind the cat and run all 2 1/4. If you want a nice small increase in engine sound get a Magnaflow the length of your stock muffler and have it welded on.
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I have a cherry bomb on a 2.3L, and its not worth it. I hate it, but I currently don't have the time to install a new exhaust. Definitely put a muffler on it, I used to have a Thrush Turbo muffler on it and it sounded pretty good, there was some drone to it but not much.
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