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Old 07-08-2018, 04:38 AM
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Default "Real" Dual Exhaust ?

Been thinking of doing a real dual exhaust system with headers and "X/H" pipe on my 2010 4.0 SOHC Sport 4X4.

Not a big fan of catback systems or mufflers that split into 2 tail pipes.

Anyone do this ? pictures ? Experiences ? How does it sound ?
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:47 AM
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Go to you tube and search. I am not impressed by any of the 3.0 and 4.0 Rangers with custom exhausts.....they all sound ricey to a certain degree. Don't waste your time, unless that is what you want.
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:19 AM
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Go to you tube and search. I am not impressed by any of the 3.0 and 4.0 Rangers with custom exhausts.....they all sound ricey to a certain degree. Don't waste your time, unless that is what you want.

Agreed, not a fan of any of the performance exhaust sounds. That's why I was wondering if headers and true duals would sound better.
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Default Re: "Real" Dual Exhaust ?

It's an interesting question you posed,. However, I'm of the mindset where I don't really care if the exhaust sounds better so much, only care if they increase the performance of the vehicle. So I'm curious about anybody that has done this mod, if they can report any performance or horsepower gain?
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Old 07-10-2018, 04:40 AM
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I'm sure a free flowing dual exhaust system with less restrictive headers would increase poweer

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This is the only video I found that actually sounds good

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Old 07-26-2018, 11:08 AM
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Agreed, not a fan of any of the performance exhaust sounds. That's why I was wondering if headers and true duals would sound better.

Headers would make it sound more farty.

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It's an interesting question you posed,. However, I'm of the mindset where I don't really care if the exhaust sounds better so much, only care if they increase the performance of the vehicle. So I'm curious about anybody that has done this mod, if they can report any performance or horsepower gain?

With a 3.0, 4.0, and 4.0 sohc, You are talking engines that make 150, 160, and 207 hp. You won't feel a 5 hp gain, if they actually gain that much.
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Old 07-27-2018, 06:00 PM
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Been thinking of doing a real dual exhaust system with headers and "X/H" pipe on my 2010 4.0 SOHC Sport 4X4.

Not a big fan of catback systems or mufflers that split into 2 tail pipes.

Anyone do this ? pictures ? Experiences ? How does it sound ?
Unless you're looking at significant power gains, the likely hood of gaining power alone with a just more open free flowing exhaust alone would be a false prediction. You will kill of mid/upper end Tq levels.

More free flowing headers will change more as well as move the shift points a little bit and improve power and depending on your tastes in sound which tbh is a LOT like how most men choose what IS or ISNT a cute or hot girl.. then I'd pick one or the other depending on power adders now or future.

i.g. if you were considering turbo charging the truck, sure, you may find a slight "tunable" advantage with true dual exhaust but at the same time look at cars that make huge power gains with a single exhaust pipe running back. Very few if only a couple cars stock production can say touch the GTR.. yea i know, its a computer on wheels but its a perfect example of a single pipe exhaust setup to a single input muffler and dual output and it runs like a raped ape all day long.

Whats common in what i would call Fast-car lore is seeing the aesthetics of a dual matching exhaust tips but as i said, without addition of either mechanical or liquid forced induction you may make a couple Hp but there's certainly a greater risk of losing Hp & Tq.

I would not likely dissuade you from doing what you want to do, but i would strongly suggest that if your after more of a look than a loss incurring a fair amount of time and money to not have a reasonable performance gain. I'd put my monies into other things.

Even when I sold products to the tuner crowd for a decade or so< i would tell all my guys what you plan on doing with bolt-ons to your car, you won't even use all of the stock exhaust capabilities it has now. Proof in the pudding - 94 Civic Hatchie with all motor B18C from a rolled Type R integra kept the weenie looking pea-shooter exhaust.

It ate 2.5" (60mm) catback, 4" tipped, Angry bee's in a can, shit boxes, all day with twice the mods or more... Sometimes less is more and we tend to inherently want to feed our emotions more so than what logic or rationale will dictate. Some were even running boost and that car killed them even when matched with similar cars and power to weight ratios.. its all about the setup as a whole.

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Old 11-24-2018, 11:38 AM
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I have a 2000 Ranger with a 4.0 5 speed and I had a true Dual system put on it about a month ago with only 2 tiny converters and twin Stainless 1 chamber flowmaster lookalikes. I personally like the sound and imo I believe it tends to keep the deer from running out in front of me which was one of the main reasons I done it because its my everyday work truck and the way I drive to work your really likely to have deer run out in front of you.

Had an older 92 ranger with a 4.0 5 speed many years ago and had the same exhaust on it and had so much fun with that truck.It was louder than my 2000 I have now.
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