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Old 03-28-2005, 04:10 PM
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Louder is good

Well that's good that they get louder and not quieter as time passes. I think I'll pass on the gas in the muffler experiment!

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Old 03-28-2005, 04:23 PM
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100% reworked exhaust

What do you guys think of this? Bear in mind this is for my 88' 2.9L bronco II. Pacesetter headers, Dynomax super catalytic converter, Thrush turbo, Stainless tip, all done up with 2 1/4" pipe secured with u bolt clamps. I probably cant use the stock hangers, but I have a welder and I can custom hang the whole schpeel. I can't afford this setup now, but I was just wondering.
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Old 03-28-2005, 04:42 PM
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If you really wanna spend all that time and money into a V6 Bronco then go ahead. You'll have fun and you'll learn how to do an exhaust sytem.
I wouldnt waste my time on a Bronco, but whatever floats your boat.
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Old 03-28-2005, 05:22 PM
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If its what you want then go for it. Should be nice. Dont know if its worth it in a money spent vs. power gained perspective but its your dollar. And I've never heard those mufflers through a small litre v6 so I cant really tell you how they sound.
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Old 03-28-2005, 06:29 PM
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Those 2.9's are good engines, dont know if it would give you much power but if you can do all the work yourself it should work out good
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Old 03-29-2005, 11:22 AM
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I got a bronco, been trying to get rid of it for like 1 year now, no one wants it its got a 2.9 litre like yours except it sounds like someones playing the drums when I start it up. Thats alright though because my dad lost both my keys to it so now I dont have to listen to the motor knock. The thing that sucks about my bronco is that I just put $600 into it. oh well. I did want to put a nice dual exhaust setup on mine but never got around to it.
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Old 03-29-2005, 06:59 PM
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sweet exhaust

Like I said, I cant afford this right now, but I found all the parts and I think it would get me some more power and a little more gas mileage. (stupid stock cast iron manifolds). I have heard the thrush turbos on a 3.0L cherokee. It sounded ****** with stock everything. My engine seems to have its sweet spot of power in 2nd and 3rd gear. 1st gear only allows for 10mph. I would probably add a better fuel pump too so the motor won't run lean.
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there is nothing wrong with building what you drive.

but I really wonder about putting a 2 1/2" exhaust on that small an engine...might just be defeating your purpose. I'd go with the stock exhaust size matching the headers and cat and muffler and pipes to your brackets/hangers.


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pipe size

The increased pipe size may cause you to lose performance instead of gain it.
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pipe size

Well the largest pipe size I would go to would be 2 1/4". Yes I know that if the pipe is too big then there will be no backpressure and I will end up wasting cash. $$$$$$ Then the motor would run lean.
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I'd go with a pep-boys exhaust and save up for a real bronco- aka the big ones or the old ones that look a lot like an IH Scout. Those are good vehicles.
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I'd say go for it. IMO anything you can learn to do on a daily driver vehicle will help you not screw it up once you get a hold of something you really want to do the right way.
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Old 04-02-2005, 12:44 PM
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Thanks oldschoolrods. Finally someone that said go for it!
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Old 04-03-2005, 12:00 PM
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glasspack

My one question is still unanswered! What does a glasspack bullet muffler sound like on a v6? Is it overly loud, or is it a stupid drone like an import car?
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Funny you should ask, since my neighbor has one. IMO it sounds like poop - not quite as raspy as a 4 cyl. w/ fart cannon but still very annoying.
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