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Old 01-29-2011, 08:41 AM
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Default Dump or not to dump

Hey guys, i am getting a Flowmaster 40 series muffler from a friend and was wonering if i should just put it on my stock exhuast and keep it going ou the rear back passenger side or should i dump it right up next to the muffler? i might be able to use the stock exhaust and use the bend to make it come out the front of the rear passenger tire. what would sound the best for my 3.sl0w and with my off roading i wasnt sure if dumping it would be the best cus if i get stuck exhaust end my be under water and water might get up in there and be a no no unless you think its ok to dump it with off roading. trust me, i will get stuck and might be a facotor with turning it off or not. soo which one should i do for sound and off roading? rear, front tire, or dumped?
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:16 AM
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Had it dumped on both my rangers. Was cheaper and I like that it would not get beat up when offroading. I have pics in my album with my flow 40 dumped.
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:20 AM
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I dont think it will sound as good. When doing my exhaust it was done in stages. First stage was headers, y pipe, flowmaster. Nothing after the muffler. It sounded ok, it was loud but thats all, there was no throaty/rappy sound at all, just loud noise, not even bellowing. Besides, the cab noise was horrible, enough to give me a head ache. I would run the pipe out the back. I think it will sound better for ya.
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:21 AM
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True, it did reverb a little in the cab, but a quick crank on the stereo fixed that problem.
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:33 AM
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Dump it, I did and I like it!!
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:37 AM
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its all about how you dump it..
hack off the end of the flowmaster opening to 3" using 3" pipe as turndown.. the turn down must look like this to get desired effect..
the shorter, larger the better. must be pointed directly at the ground




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Old 01-29-2011, 03:22 PM
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well dont you think dumping it wouldnt be the best idea for off roading with water and mud if i get stuck and it is under? i can see it when i get stuck now so i dont get worried about turning it off with the exhaust above the water but when it is dumped it seems like it would be more likly to be under water/mud and wouldnt want to turn it off when its like that. what do you think about that?
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:34 PM
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With the way you run your truck, i'd imagine more exhaust would be better for you. Especially you're long wait times to get out, the last thing you need is to drown your motor. Honestly dude, your 3.0 will never sound like a Mustang. No amount of exhaust will ever make your 3.0 sound "right", you'll just end up with a big yellow banana that has a gas problem.
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:36 PM
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depends on how i do the tip of the muffler but i know it wont be loud but should sound pretty nice when i get on it. i am trying to eliminate the getting stuck part but thats impossible
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:45 PM
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Default Re: Dump or not to dump

I'd say check for sound clips on youtube.
I've heard dumped, single at the rear as well as duals at the rear. Of course there is also the short exit (in front of the rear tire or tires of you run duals)
I have to say that I have heard good and bad examples of EACH.
The most important factors are gonna be...
A) How are you gonna use the truck.
B) How much time / money do you wanna invest.
As you state, you offroad a lot, so I'd say a dump is out of the question "IF" you think you would find the dump below water or mud. (hydrolock isn't fun! been there done that!)
I. personally, would say run a single in dual out and run them out the rear.
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:46 PM
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well i do think the sound willl be a little different but i just dont want to hydrolock the engine with off roading and shutting it off with the pipe under
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:21 PM
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Dump it bro.
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:23 PM
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but with off roading i just think it will be a mistake, i bet i could cut up my stock exhaust and get the corners then weld it back together and make it stick out in front of the rear tire then up ad above my roof to make a lame 2" stack
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:27 PM
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I dont see how having a straight Dumped Exhaust will be effected in off roading.
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:36 PM
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say if i am going threw a puddle of mud and i get stuck, if i dump it then my exhaust tip could be under water and if i shut my truck of it can hydrolock my engine and thats nothin good. if its out the side atleast i can see its above or if under the water and out the side might make it less likly get underwater. you see grass hopper?
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