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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-13-2003, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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\'02 Explorer exhaust question

OK, OK, an Explorer isn't really a "truck" but I thought I'd post in here anyways.

What's a good source for aftermarket cat-back systems for new style Explorers? The reason I ask is I'd like to swap out the factory muffler and tail pipe for a less restrictive unit. The factory muffler is about 3' long and 1 1/2' in diameter and looks like it belongs on a Peterbilt. Its nice and quite, but I'm sure it's restrictive as hell. I'm not looking for a loud system per say, but a less restrictive piece that will let the 4.6 breath would be nice. Thanks for any tips and ideas!

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-18-2004, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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\'02 Explorer exhaust question

Thought I'd bump this back to the top.
Does anybody have any experience with Gibson exhaust systems? Their side swept kit is around $250 and bolts up to the last cat. Looks like a descent way to go?

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i am running a dynomax on my 97. i love it great power and it sounds good. i only paid $190. look on http://www.explorerexpress.com

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Is it a super turbo??? Do you get any resonance back in the cab?

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yes its a super turbo and there is no resonance.the cat back is 2-1/2" with a ss tip
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Thanks Tony. I'm love hearing the sound of the 4.6, but I just don't want the resonance. We run some pretty long hauls with the family and drumming inside the cab would piss EVERYBODY off! Thanks for your first hand experience.
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It's slow at work so I thought I'd update this post. I ended buying a Hooker Aero Chamber 2.5" in and out muffler. I basically made my own cat back system to go with the muffler.

Analysis: Sounds excellent and pulls up through the revs quicker and easier. SOTP dyno says +~10hp and 10ft/lb of torque for any given rpm. Can't say for sure yet on mpg, but power is up with no interior drone. Muffler cost $57 from Jegs. Definitely a good investment.

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I have a vortec on my 2002 its a one into 2 mufler

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