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Old 04-03-2010, 09:07 AM
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I originally bought a Ranger because of the price. I t was a 2WD 07 sport. Did the job good on gas. But I hated the 2WD part so I bout a new 09 4WD Black Ranger Sport.

Right away I got it lifted, and put some KMC XD 16" black rims on it with a set of X-AT pro-comps 31". It looks sweet. I'll post some pics but having some trouble with loading right now.

The reason I joined this Forum was to learn more about my Ranger from people you know. Got sic of trying to learn things off of youtube when everybody jus curses each other out.

I really want to boost my horsepower, but also not lose too many mpg in the process..(does that sound stupid?)

I have been looking at installing a KNN COld air intake, and also maybe installing Gibson cat back dual pipe.

Whats better aluminum or stainless steel?

And my inlet size? is that how big my stock pipe is exiting my cat converter right now?

Also what better 2.5" outlet?

Just thought I would see if anybody has some already done this to they're ranger and has any advice.

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Old 04-03-2010, 10:38 AM
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welcome to FRF, Matt!
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:41 AM
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:12 PM
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Welcome to FRF. Post some pics.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:53 PM
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I really want to boost my horsepower, but also not lose too many mpg in the process..(does that sound stupid?)
No, you can have both with a big turbo, and a big pocketbook.

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I have been looking at installing a KNN COld air intake, and also maybe installing Gibson cat back dual pipe.
This won't help you a damn bit.

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Whats better aluminum or stainless steel?
Depends what you are making. Exhaust should be stainless because you want to keep the heat inside of the gas.
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:06 PM
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aluminum pipe will be a lot easier on the wallet, and stainless won't tarnish quite as bad. It personally doesn't matter one bit to me either way...
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:09 PM
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aluminum pipe will be a lot easier on the wallet, and stainless won't tarnish quite as bad. It personally doesn't matter one bit to me either way...
Hot gases flow faster, I guess you don't mind losing torque, do you?
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:42 PM
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Welcome make sure you make a signature. And pics are a must.
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:05 PM
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:41 AM
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Hot gases flow faster, I guess you don't mind losing torque, do you?
Well the flow of said "hot gasses" can only flow as fast as the catalyst will allow, rendering stainless pipe useless on a stock truck. I'm sure thats why the stock exhausts are engineered to be useless since they aren't stainless. Correct?
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:54 AM
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Cool thanks for the info.

Turbo eh? I always thought that was a diesel thing?

I don't really want to make my truck sound all loud and burly if it doesn't have any extra hp, so I guess there is no point on getting the Gibson.

Turbo's are expensive then?
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:38 AM
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Well the flow of said "hot gasses" can only flow as fast as the catalyst will allow, rendering stainless pipe useless on a stock truck. I'm sure thats why the stock exhausts are engineered to be useless since they aren't stainless. Correct?
The catalyst isn't a restriction. OEM's don't use stainless because of cost.
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:39 AM
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Cool thanks for the info.

Turbo eh? I always thought that was a diesel thing?

I don't really want to make my truck sound all loud and burly if it doesn't have any extra hp, so I guess there is no point on getting the Gibson.

Turbo's are expensive then?
You need more than a turbo to make reliable power. You need an upgraded fuel system, tuning, plenty of bolt-ons and a built motor. That's why it gets expensive.
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:04 PM
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The catalyst isn't a restriction. OEM's don't use stainless because of cost.
What?? I thought you knew stuff about cars and here you say the catalyst isn't a restriction? The catalyst adds backpressure for the engine, which is clearly a restriction.
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:57 PM
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What?? I thought you knew stuff about cars and here you say the catalyst isn't a restriction? The catalyst adds backpressure for the engine, which is clearly a restriction.
Do some searching, I won't bash you.
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