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#1 of 864 Exhaust Mods
Apr 26, 2007 (6:27 pm)
Here we will discuss Exhaust Mods.
#2 of 864 Ford Ranger performance exhaust help
Mar 23, 2007 (5:57 am)
#3 of 864 Ford Ranger performance exhaust help
Jun 07, 2006 (8:32 pm)
Hey everyone, new to the forum here. I searched this site with not much luck in finding some answers so hopefully, everyone can help me out here.
I drive a 1998 Ford Ranger with a 2.5L 4cylinder engine. I am looking into putting a performance exhaust on it. Right now the exhaust is bone stock. I'm a college student so funds are tight so i can't be spending on muchas bucks on a polished cat back or something. I was thinking just simply replacing the stock muffler and work from there.
Now I have been doing some extensive research and learned that 4cylinders need baffling and louvers to prevent them from sounding like a fartcan weedwacker. I'm looking for a deep powerful clean cut sound. Not thrashy, raspy or junk. I want a stainless muffler because here in town in Ohio, the city has alittle too much fun with the salt trucks so i stainless is for sure. Magnaflow is at the top of my list right now but i'm not convinced. I admire Flowmaster but there not stainless and that's a big drawback for me.
I've looked into hedman glasspacks. I like there glasspacks the best of all glasspacks i've seen because they have louvered baffles and 2stage packing, which leads me to thinking they will give me a good deep powerful sound. I understand glasspacks are not exactly "tuned" like Flowmaster or Magnaflow but that's ok, I accept that.
Sorry for the long post, i just wanted to be detailed as possible. IF anyone has a muffler suggestion, advice or anything I'm all ears. Thank you and great forum! -Mike-
#4 of 864 Re: Ford Ranger performance exhaust help [mike149]
Jun 08, 2006 (3:32 pm)
I'm looking for a deep powerful clean cut sound.
Not sure but it may not be entirely feasible to make a 4cyl sound like a V8 no matter what's done to the exhaust...
In addition to any answers you get here check-out www.rangerpowersports.com.
Sep 25, 2006 (5:55 am)
I have a 2001 3.0 V6. I'm adding a performance chip, under drive pulleys, higher amp alternator, mass air sensor, throttle body spacer and K&N intake. A friend suggest a decent set of headers and new exhaust. I don't need anything pretty, just functional. My gas mileage has already increased a lot. I don't have technical data but I get about 60 more miles to a tank driving my normal routine.
Anyway, any help with header/muffler selectionwould be great. Like if there is a kit out there with all the gasgets and stuff and if I need a Y pipe or not.
#6 of 864 Re: Ford Ranger performance exhaust help [mike149]
Nov 01, 2006 (1:06 pm)
i have a 1997 ranger 2.3, i have headers back exhaust and a k&n filter, its sounds wonderful better then any 4cl. iv ever heard... If i were you i would start off with a muffler and cat, sounds much better then stock+better gas mileage.
#7 of 864 Re: Ford Ranger performance exhaust help [mike149]
Nov 19, 2006 (7:54 am)
rangerracer08.....did you change your exhaust? I am wanting to change mine too, but don't know which muffler to use.
#8 of 864 2.5 header
Mar 23, 2007 (5:57 am)
i have a 2000 ranger with a 2.5 engnine and am looking to do some performance stuff to it mostly just for better gass mileage. is there anywhere that i can get a header because i cant find anywhere that sells it for a 2.5 engine
#9 of 864 Good exhaust
Mar 07, 2007 (5:50 pm)