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|You will find varying temperaments and thoughts on this subject probably almost as much as audio questions, maybe more. I very much enjoy the Flowmaster 40 on my truck with a turn-down just before/over the axle. According to a google opinion;
"40 Series – Aggressive. This is the standard that all chambered mufflers are compared to. The 40 Series is the original Flowmaster muffler and a benchmark for classic muscle car tone. ... Basically, they embody everything a muscle car should sound like."
PRO's - Its nothing expected in sound out of a small truck, it turns heads when I get on it, everyone knows when I come around the corner of their blocks, it sets off a few car alarms at a time when I want it to, and it sounds mean when I'm hitting the trails; especially if I am running it hard up a hill.
CON's - it turns heads when I get on it, everyone knows when I come around the corner of their blocks, and it sounds mean when I'm hitting the trails; especially if I am running it hard up a hill..
NO, that is not a typo.. For almost every reason why I like my exhaust I hate it equally due to the fact it really throws a monkey-wrench in all of things that would give me any advantages of stealth for any purpose.. Its not even the uniqueness of the weird topper that gives me away from being any sort of 'Gray-man' whatsoever; its the exhaust tone.
I have a design for an exhaust kit I would like to make that would also include an electronic solenoid to balance out power from overall excessive noise. Problem is I have to design it around the extended 34gal fuel tank, dual battery storage. Which all has to correlate around the 4x frame that'll be receiving boxing in and completely reworked MID travel front suspension and custom expeditionary spring pack kit using 64" springs and inverted brackets and such.. Then I get to reproduce this not only a second time but hopefully several times over.
Even the new rear bumper fits into all of this because the new exhaust will run dual output in a more modernized but unique to a Ranger platform in both function and aesthetics, let alone a 24yr old truck(s).
Gibson makes some nice stuff I believe in a dual or single output. Dynomax Ultraflo cans sound really good to, my extremely worked over 95' Escort made heads turn with a 60mm SS setup with a 4-2-1 header and near straight of line exhaust run.
The biggest thing is two fold; budget and expectations for that budget since that seems to be the boiling point for most. Doesn't matter how functional one may be over the other or sound even so much as long as it comes in or close to the budget someone preconceives a value for.
My old track car was a 92' Honda Civic Hatchie.. $2200 car... $6200 in suspension, $520 4-1 Race header, $2100 Full Titanium exhaust, 12:3.1 compression SCCA Track car.. the entire exhaust B-pipe, can, and over the axle complete W/4" tip (yes I needed all 4" of it.. LOL) weighed in at a whopping 8.2lbs total helping me shave off over 268lbs out of that car putting me in a sub 1800lb car class vs. 2094lbs OEM weight [both weights included full of fluids].
I spent a ridiculous amount of money to save weight, and have a sound (still streetable), and no lies.. some bragging rights that I spent some coin on a full titanium exhaust and went all out.
NOT at all a suggestion for your situation but weight, sound (especially if you make calls from a cell while driving) marks a point of function as well, and what you can afford or willing to save for would be my line of thinking. All more or less an experience shared more than a model suggestion for you like I said. If I really want something, I'll go out of my way to get it.
Last edited on Fri Nov 17th, 2017 12:31 am by Undrstm8ed
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