Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 10-19-2009, 08:11 AM
cssranger90 cssranger90 is offline
ZOom. . . . . ZOom
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 90
Default Need Proffesional help....

so i am thinking about taking my cats off and doing true straight duals off the engine with 2 flowmaster super 44 series on each exhaust pipe... would this be good or bad... :/ TELL ME QUICK CUZ THIS CLASS IS ALMOST OUT

if you dont know anything about exhaust,,, dont say yes cuz it sounds cool. just say "im stupid."

THANKS
__________________
looking to get a newer ford ranger with lower miles.live in oregon? i got a 98 JGC with 89k miles for sale
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-19-2009, 10:54 AM
Jay FX4 Jay FX4 is offline
▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,511
Default

Leave your cats on.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger Dave (B25) View Post
Our foreign policy is laughable at best. As is the recipient of this years Cracker-Jacks prize for 'peace.'
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toms984x4 View Post
NOS for teh horse powaz!!!
ɹǝʌo ǝɯ dılɟ
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-19-2009, 12:03 PM
surfer03133 surfer03133 is offline
Dead Whales Everywhere!
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 929
Send a message via Skype™ to surfer03133
Default

itll hurt the performance of your engine if you take the cats off, plus its a federal offense. leave them on
__________________
08 Ranger Sport 2wd
aFe CAI, 30x9.5.x15 Grabber AT2s, U/D pulleys, flowmaster super 44

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
- John F. Kennedy

"Somehow the "god of the athiests" delivers more miracles than all other religion combined than..."
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-19-2009, 12:37 PM
Clem Clem is offline
Ford Tough
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 331
Default

Plus, so my exhaust system guy told me, your truck was not designed for duals. If you put duals on these Rangers it is supposed to create problems, that is why we only put on larger pipe. Even then it changes where your engine runs the best, but we all know that we are smarter than some engineer who spent 4 years in college to earn how to spell .

Ray
__________________
White 2002 Ranger XLT Extended Cab 4.0 4x4 4.10 LS
5 spd,/BW1354e
K&N CAI 77-2529KP
Jet Chip
2 1/4" Exhaust
Explorer Dome Light
IN THE WORKS:
Sable Electric Fan


“If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.”
—Henry Kissinger
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-19-2009, 02:37 PM
chainfire chainfire is offline
EH!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 54
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clem View Post
Plus, so my exhaust system guy told me, your truck was not designed for duals. If you put duals on these Rangers it is supposed to create problems, that is why we only put on larger pipe. Even then it changes where your engine runs the best, but we all know that we are smarter than some engineer who spent 4 years in college to earn how to spell .

Ray
Thats not true. You can run duals on anything. Its all about the pipe diameter.

If your going to duals, dont run a larger than 2.25 pipe to keep up back pressure. If your going to run a single, then got up to about a 2.5 diameter exhaust.

And to the OP. Our cats are designed not to be restrictive. There is no point in taking them off.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-19-2009, 02:39 PM
RangerNDog RangerNDog is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 535
Default

Not to mention that the gas tank is in the way of running true dual exhaust.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-19-2009, 08:11 PM
cssranger90 cssranger90 is offline
ZOom. . . . . ZOom
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 90
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chainfire View Post
Thats not true. You can run duals on anything. Its all about the pipe diameter.

If your going to duals, dont run a larger than 2.25 pipe to keep up back pressure. If your going to run a single, then got up to about a 2.5 diameter exhaust.

And to the OP. Our cats are designed not to be restrictive. There is no point in taking them off.
yeah.... thanks... someone actually sounds like they know what they are talking about... and the gas tank isnt on the way in mine... had the kustomz guy do some reorginizing of that..

but this is the question. im putting new headers... then straaight back with a flowmaster super 44 on each pipe... ive seen one like that.. it sounded beastly and it increased performance.. :/ cssranger90 = soooo lost
__________________
looking to get a newer ford ranger with lower miles.live in oregon? i got a 98 JGC with 89k miles for sale
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-20-2009, 05:27 AM
surfer03133 surfer03133 is offline
Dead Whales Everywhere!
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 929
Send a message via Skype™ to surfer03133
Default

do you have to do inspections?
__________________
08 Ranger Sport 2wd
aFe CAI, 30x9.5.x15 Grabber AT2s, U/D pulleys, flowmaster super 44

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
- John F. Kennedy

"Somehow the "god of the athiests" delivers more miracles than all other religion combined than..."
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-20-2009, 06:20 AM
Jay FX4 Jay FX4 is offline
▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,511
Default

Even 2 1/4" may be too large for duals. I know most people seem to say "up to 2 1/2" for single exhaust", but there are some who won't go over 2 1/4" for a single.

Since you truck is a street truck, you might be more concerned with higher speeds and RPM as opposed to instant torque, but I don't see how you could run a setup with two pipes with that large of a diameter and not lose some much-needed back pressure. Unless you do a V-8 swap first.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger Dave (B25) View Post
Our foreign policy is laughable at best. As is the recipient of this years Cracker-Jacks prize for 'peace.'
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toms984x4 View Post
NOS for teh horse powaz!!!
ɹǝʌo ǝɯ dılɟ
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-20-2009, 06:16 PM
cssranger90 cssranger90 is offline
ZOom. . . . . ZOom
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 90
Default hehe

Quote:
Originally Posted by surfer03133 View Post
do you have to do inspections?
we dont have inspections in south dakota... most people here around sturgis dont even have any pipes... they just cut off everything... i would be more than okay... but i was just wondering if it would give me more performance if i did this???
__________________
looking to get a newer ford ranger with lower miles.live in oregon? i got a 98 JGC with 89k miles for sale
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-20-2009, 06:32 PM
surfer03133 surfer03133 is offline
Dead Whales Everywhere!
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 929
Send a message via Skype™ to surfer03133
Default

for what its worth, the performance increase would not be significantly better. what other mods do you have planned/ have you already done, because just changing the exhaust alone wont give you any noticeable performance increase, only thing noticeably changed would be sound
__________________
08 Ranger Sport 2wd
aFe CAI, 30x9.5.x15 Grabber AT2s, U/D pulleys, flowmaster super 44

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
- John F. Kennedy

"Somehow the "god of the athiests" delivers more miracles than all other religion combined than..."
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-20-2009, 07:52 PM
sbrodkorb sbrodkorb is offline
I'm White...
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 40
Default

I pulled my cat off because it wasn't doing much good after the previous owner put a hole in it.
__________________
1984 Ford Ranger Reg. Cab 2.0L 4SPD 2WD 3.73 8.88 Rear End, No cat 2 1/4 exhaust piped to side exit Diesel tip
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-20-2009, 08:23 PM
cssranger90 cssranger90 is offline
ZOom. . . . . ZOom
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 90
Default eh

Quote:
Originally Posted by surfer03133 View Post
for what its worth, the performance increase would not be significantly better. what other mods do you have planned/ have you already done, because just changing the exhaust alone wont give you any noticeable performance increase, only thing noticeably changed would be sound
you got me there... im not doin anything else to the engine.... headers for sure though... would taht help any???? :/
__________________
looking to get a newer ford ranger with lower miles.live in oregon? i got a 98 JGC with 89k miles for sale
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-21-2009, 07:53 AM
surfer03133 surfer03133 is offline
Dead Whales Everywhere!
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 929
Send a message via Skype™ to surfer03133
Default

in my personal opinion, i think the costs outweigh the benefits if your just doing headers. they arent really cheap, its somewhat difficult to get the headers in and out, and the overall effects are meant to compliment an intake, etc... all the stuff that improves the engine as a whole. changing just one aspect wont get much performance gains.
__________________
08 Ranger Sport 2wd
aFe CAI, 30x9.5.x15 Grabber AT2s, U/D pulleys, flowmaster super 44

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
- John F. Kennedy

"Somehow the "god of the athiests" delivers more miracles than all other religion combined than..."
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-22-2009, 02:14 PM
life rolls on life rolls on is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 4
Default

i did this to my 99 v6 f150 only because my stock exhaust broke and was unrepairable. not only that i was also dead broke at the time with 2 flowmaster that i had around for a very long time. i welded pipe on both of the cats and welded the mufflers on with dumps. sounds very good but cant feel much of a difference, and my gas mileage whent down

ill get some pics later
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search