DynoMax Exhaust Helps Keep The Neighbors Happy
We've certainly posted a lot about DynoMax's current offerings for the new Mustang and Ford trucks, but their catalog of performance exhaust kits goes "way back". Check out today's blog to see how we made an older Ford Ranger look and sound better in less than an hour.
The Ranger is Ford's tough little pickup and its popularity is far from waning. From lowrider custom to sky high 4x4, the Ranger has fans in all facets of truck culture. This '87 Ranger we recently picked up for a family project and the daughter to drive needed a new exhaust ASAP. The previous owner had cobbled up some sort of side-exit exhaust with no muffler at all. Even though the Ranger runs the stock 2.9L V-6, the sound coming from the Corvette LT-1 looking side mounted tip was not making any friends for us with our neighbors (and it was probably only a matter of time before the local constabulary turned their blue lights on in her rear view mirror). We had to cut this junk off, and fast.
DynoMax's catalog is chock full of great mandrel bent direct replacement systems for all sorts of Fords, not just Mustangs and F-150s. If you have an MN-12 Thunderbird, or an Explorer, or even an Escort, DynoMax has a complete replacement system in its catalog for you. Better yet, since DynoMax's parent company, Walker Exhaust, is an OE supplier of exhaust components, you can find things like Y-pipes, intermediate pipes, clamps, hangers, and mounting hardware in their huge master catalog to repair "custom work" like we have here. The DynoMax Super Turbo kit for the Ranger is shown in our main photo. It's simply a mandrel bent 2-inch tailpipe, Super Turbo muffler, and clamps, ready to slip onto your stock intermediate pipe.
The side exhaust exhuast as found on the Ranger when we bought it. Loud, ugly looking, and banging away against the frame rail.
Said daughter dons some work gloves and safety goggles and starts our removal by unbolting the modified/cut intermediate pipe. We're going to replace it with a stock one from Walker's catalog.
The direct replacement intermediate pipe bolts right up using a new gasket and new mounting hardware, all from the Walker Exhaust master catalog.
The DynoMax Super Turbo muffler slips in place over our new intermediate pipe and is loosely clamped in place. The Ranger muffler is a center inlet, side outlet, with the outlet closer to the right frame rail.
For the wheelbase of our Ranger the instructions included state to cut six inches off of the tailpipe assembly. With a little help from her boyfriend she has no problems cutting through the pipe with dad's hacksaw.
With the tailpipe trimmed to length it was easily slid over the axle and into the muffler's outlet bushing and clamped into place. The brushed stainless tip adds a little class to her 4x4 Ranger, complete with body and suspension lift and rolling on 35s!
Looking under the truck with the new system in place (and comparing to the first photo showing what we started with!) there's a huge difference in exhaust system fit and function. The truck is ultimately much quieter with just a nice little rumble courtesy of the turbo style muffler, and no drone either!