Re: exhaust size and whats the best muffler for best sound
A good friend of mine that happens to own a muffler shop did just that to my 94 3.0 I had a quite a few years ago. Here's what he did. First he cutoff the exhaust from the catalytic converter-back. Next thing he took a cutoff piece off of a Hemi Dodge full size truck (looked like from the muffler-back/it's already 3" from the factory) and a flowmaster muffler (not sure which series-probably 40 series) and a spool piece to fit between the muffler and the catalytic converter, welded it all up, and finished it off with a chrome tip that sat just where the factory exhaust finisher had but was a little closer to the fender. I wish I had pics, it looked factory actually. You really couldn't tell it was 3". The real excitement was when I cranked it up. It was really deep tone sounding. The only time it sounded like a V6 is when you really got on the throttle. It did get loud at that point but was fairly quiet if you were just putting around. I did have many positive comments about the tone of the exhaust and lots of them asked if I had done a V8 swap. That exhaust sounded really mean just sitting there idling. I would definitely recommend this setup to anyone. I don't like the redneck loud stuff and I hate duals so if your like me, then this is your setup.
2007 Ford Ranger Sport 2wd
Standard Shift, Black Exterior, Medium Dark Flint Interior, 4.10 Gear Ratio, Power Pckge, Keyless Entry
Legal Tint, VentVisors, Low Profile Black Treadplate Toolbox, 6k HID Headlamp Conversion, 31X10.50 R15 BFG All-Terrain T/A K/O, Matte Black Wheels, T-Bar Crank