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Old 09-11-2014, 04:47 PM
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Hey y'all I would like a little advice about my truck and I've searched the forums but no one seems to have the same set up as I do. So, I have a 1999 Ranger XLT 4x4 4.0L V6. My exhaust was all stock then I gutted the cat (double chambered), lost mpg's, bought a new cat (single chambered exact fit). And now I have the stock pipe after the cat going into a Flowmaster super 44 series muffler, center in, offset out into a y-pipe and 2 1/4" pipe dualed out the back with 3 1/2" tips "cowboy style" (45'd). I'm trying to decide if I want to just eliminate the muffler and run 2 1/2" pipe to the y-pipe or go with a Flowmaster super 10 series muffler with a dual out with the same 2 1/4" pipe. Its kind of deep and a little loud when you get on it but I'm wanting a little louder and maybe deeper (I was thinking the 2 1/2" pipe after the cat to the muffler or to just the y-pipe will help deepness. What do you guys think will sound better and give me what I'm looking for? I wanna keep my same 2 1/4 dual pipes so really I'm just wondering about the 2 1/2 pipe from the cat and whether to put the 10 series or not. Thanks for the help!!
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Old 09-11-2014, 04:58 PM
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Go with a imco muffler super cheap and good sound
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:18 PM
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Nah I like the flowmasters. I'm just really asking whether to put the 2 1/2" pipe from the cat to the muffler or run the 2 1/2" pipe with no muffler? I have the 44 series Flowmaster and it has a nice rumble to it but I want a little louder. Would the
2 1/2" pipe between the cat and the muffler help deepness? If so, do I go no muffler or 10 series?
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:38 PM
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Run 3 inch that's what I run. Deep tone
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:41 PM
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I ran 3 in cat back to a 6 inch tip and turned it out in front of back tire very deep
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:42 PM
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No muffler or 10 series?
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:43 PM
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10 series strait pipe will sound to ricey
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:46 PM
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I'm gonna keep my duals out the back the way they are, I'm just trying to decide whether to increase the pipe size between the cat and the muffler and put a 10 series, or keep the same size pipe with the 10 series, or bigger pipe with no muffler or same size pipe with no muffler. It's the stick 2" now

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Old 09-11-2014, 05:46 PM
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http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...-17-59-30-798/

Mine was straight piped and wasn't as ricey as my magna flow with 2 1/4 out the back
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:52 PM
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Out of my four options, what do you guys think would sound best?
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:56 PM
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My buddies 4.0 is straight 2 1/4 with y pipe n its not bad I'd just do that
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Old 09-11-2014, 06:03 PM
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Okay I'll try it, if i don't like it I can always add a muffler. Thanks guys I'll let you know how it turns our after I do it lol

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And also, I won't be doing it until prolly next week so if anyone else has any other suggestions I'd still appreciate them lol
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Old 09-11-2014, 06:03 PM
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One thing that I noticed with all my exhaust was a rolled end stainless tip tends to make a deeper sound
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Old 09-11-2014, 07:41 PM
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Oh. So the SS changes the sound. Interesting.
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Old 09-11-2014, 07:44 PM
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Lol a tip isnt going to change the sound
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