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what exhaust sounds good

what exhaust sounds good on a 4Cyl 97 ranger with 2.3L I am looking for a muffler that will give a deep solid tone instead of the common ricer sound. I have a 6Cyl 3.0L and I put 2.3in catback with 40 series flowmaster (gives nice solid sound at idle and sounds mean when you get on it) but am not sure if it will work as well on a 4Cyl any advice is helpful

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I don't think any muffler on the 4 cyl will not sound ricer in the higher RPMs. A few members use the flowmasters on the 4 cyl and like them.
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On my old '88 2.3 Ive got a Flowmaster Original 40 w/ a single 2 1/2" out series, its quiet - has a really clean idle, doesn't drone at all - and doesn't sound ricer when you let on the gas in the least.
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flowmaster has a 60? series muffler that is made for smaller displacement engines
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I've got a 93 with the 4 cylinder, I removed the cat along with the stock exhaust, and replaced it with a cherrybom glasspack and 3 inch turn down, I love the sound, very deep.
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I've got a 93 with the 4 cylinder, I removed the cat along with the stock exhaust, and replaced it with a cherrybom glasspack and 3 inch turn down, I love the sound, very deep.

did ya leave the header pipe (from manifold to cat conv.) on it with the oxy sensor? My conv. an muffler on my 94 5 spd is in bad need of replacement.


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Flowmaster 40.....just after the cat.......side piped out before the rear wheel.....sounds ****
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I have a 1 in / 2 out flowmaster on my 99 2.5l running to2 (2 1/2 inch) duals out back. Sounds good as long as you dont try to red line every gear. Then it sounds like a ricer from what people tell me.
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Flowmaster 40 Series; had one on my 93 and I had the lil 2.3L it sounded pretty sick :-)
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i cut my cat and have a flowmaster 40 with it turned in front of the rear tire with a 3 inch tip. its louder than my buddies 78 ford LTD 351 with magnaflow duals.
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jsut remember, almost any muffler on a 2.3 will sound "ricey" at high RPM's.. it sjust the natural drone of the engine and exhaust manifold :-)
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I have the Flowmaster Super 40 on my 2.3L 1993 XLT, and it sounds incredible at idle and while driving.

Very throaty sound. Others will ask me if I am driving a V6 and tell them its just a little 4 banger with the Flowmaster on there.
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Put a FM 40 on my 94 2.3 yesterday, removed leakyplugged cat an now it runs 100% better. They don't ck for cats down here in the Mo. Ozarks anyway......

Sounds great, runs great, gas mileage better now, ck eng lite is even off now..... Best bux I have spent in a lot of years, an I've had 60 of'em to spend it....hahahaha
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In my sig. but the same as everyone else.
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I put a little cherry bomb "turbo" on my truck. it doesn't sound bad. not to much likea ricer at all, until you get about 4700 - 5400 revs. But even then I really wouldn't compare the two.
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i just bought a 1991 ford ranger with the 2.3l and looking at putting a muffler on it im thinking of going with the Flowmaster 40 or a cherrybomb muffler
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im getting a flowmaster 40 with duall turn downs for $30 in about a week, ive got the 2.3 also, ill tell you how it sounds when i finally get it put on
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I don't think any muffler on the 4 cyl will not sound ricer in the higher RPMs. A few members use the flowmasters on the 4 cyl and like them.
That quote makes no sence
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2.5" pipe from the cat back and flowmaster droped over the rear diff and cut sounds great. i got it on mine and i love it but it is a little loud sometimes
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mines a 2000 manual 4 banger and i bought a spintech i think the name is a few years ago and it sounds great, not like a rice burner at all. it did at first until everything got broken in and used to bein there but after like a week it sounded like a truck
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