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Old 04-15-2015, 07:16 AM
rangerdwayne rangerdwayne is offline
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Default Exhaust Upgrades for '05 3.0L Ranger?

I've had my 05 Ranger for about 3 years now, the exhaust has been messed up since I got her, I want to upgrade it and go back to the dual pipes it originally had when my grandpa first got it...but I don't know what to go with, and I'm trying to do it for the cheap.
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Old 04-15-2015, 07:17 AM
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Straight pipe off the cat
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Old 04-15-2015, 07:21 AM
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Default Re: Exhaust Upgrades for '05 3.0L Ranger?

How extensive would that be, labor and cost wise? Sorry, I'm not much of a mechanic but I can figure things out.
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Old 04-15-2015, 07:46 AM
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I just took off my muffler

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Im in the process of doing a side pipe all my friends say my 4cl sounds like a nissan
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:34 AM
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I went with a dynomax cat back system 2 years ago and still very happy with it. Has a slight rumble but not too loud. Ran without a muffler for a few months and it just sounded like garbage. Was $180 on amazon and bolts right into where the stock exhaust is
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:36 AM
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I have an extension off the cat and it makes it sound deeper but not like a shitty honda
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:39 AM
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Do a 2.5 inch straight pipe cat back.
You will thank me later.
Plenty deep for a 3.0, and not ricy at all.
A little better pedal response and in my opinion a little better low end torque, I notice when I swap my flow master 40 muffler in the winter.
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Old 04-15-2015, 01:56 PM
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I have a Gibson cat back system, on my 3.0. sounds great, I love it. Complete system 370.00. Spare tire still under bed.
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:29 PM
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Thanks for all the advice guys! I like the idea of a straight pipe from the cat back!
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