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Make my V6 sound like a V8.

Discussion in 'Modified 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by slag2003, May 28, 2011.

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  1. slag2003

    slag2003 New Member

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    I have a 2002 explorer v6 and I wanna know what I should do to make it sound like a v8 or at least make it sound deep and throaty without it sounding obvious(meaning when I drive it ppl r like wtf that sounds weird). Money is not a problem and any options and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
     
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  3. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    If it were me I would get a high flow catalytic converter and Flowmaster muffler. Together you should wind up with a nice deep sound, but not too loud.
     
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    celly disturber of the peace

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    You need a V8 then. Only a V8 sounds like a V8.
     
  5. Sams01XplrSprt

    Sams01XplrSprt Southern Cali Explorer

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    i got single in and dual out 40 series flowmasters on my 01 sport and i got the 4.0 sohc engine motor
     
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    Awesome advice guys I'm learning a lot! I like what u said rick but I want it loud just not insanely loud. But that might be what u were saying. And it doesn't have to sound just like a v8 I know that but just a lower deeper sound than a v6
     
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    Glen4X4 Explorer Addict

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    There is an exhaust sound clip thread on here somewhere, Sam probably has it favorit'ed but I will see if I can find it.

    EDIT: here it is, its 2nd gen but there's some 4.0 SOHC's in that thread.
     
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    Sams01XplrSprt Southern Cali Explorer

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    with my single in and dual out 40 series flowmasters it sounds deeper in my opinon. but if u want a quieter exhaust go for the 70 series flowmaster
     
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    a flowmaster sounds really good on a V6 its what im about to have put on mine im going with the 40 series it has a real nice low tone till it reaches upper rpm's then it gets a higher tone but still nice
     
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    This advice is helping so much I appreciate everything. I'm thinking the magnaflow exhaust but I also like the idea of the 40 series flowmasters. Maybe even takin the exhaust off. But that might sound dumb. Do u have any vids of what it sounnds like with all those options? Let me know. U guys r smarter than me at this
     
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    this is mine with a flowmaster 40 and no resonator

    a v6 will never sound like a v8 just not enough cylinders! Every v6 i have heard gets a ricey sound eventually, mine gets buzzing at about 3,000 rpm
     
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    An intake and Magnaflow exhaust should help a lot. Nothing will make it a V8, but it will probably sounds good to you.
     
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    My old SOHC equipped '00 Sport sounded like ass with a Magnaflow and intake. I left the setup in place for less than a month. My wife called my truck a "riceburner" and the drone was so bad on the highway that it gave me a headache.

    I replaced the Magnaflow with a Flowmaster 50 Series. Sound was much better, but still didn't sound like a V8. I solved that problem when I traded the Sport in on a '99 Eddie Bauer with a 5.0. As someone else said; there aren't enough cylinders in a V6 to sound like a V8.

    I concur.
     
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    im runnin a flowmaster 40 and it sounds good, except around 3000, but on the floor it always sounds great
    also id just delete the resonator run a flowmaster 40 with 2.5'' exhaust, a custom set up like that will cost alot less.
     
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    BrianDye I'll have another...

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    I havent heard any V6's that sound good really until today. My buddy has a 2002 or 2003 (Cant remember off the top of my head) Ranger, and he threw a Flowmaster 40 series on it, it sounds damn good. Nice and throaty, but not overkill and ricey.
     
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    Ok cool so I should go with the flowmaster 40 series. Is the lower the series number the
    lower the sound?
     
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    I think you got it backwards. A 70 Series is the quietest of the Flowmaster mufflers. A 40 Series is louder than a 50 and a 50 is louder than a 70.
     
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    That is probably because everyone in here is talking about just swapping mufflers, instead of doing a catback.
     
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    The 40 series is the loudest street muffler. The Flowmaster 10 series offroad/race muffler is WAY louder. I run to of these on my Big Block F150, 3" in on both sides with dual 4" turn dows on both mufflers and there about 3 times louder then the 40s. There just a single chamber so the flow and noise is greater... Im not suggesting these on a 4.0 because i still dont think it would sound good, or like a V8 but its an idea. Ive never herd a good sounding 6 popper except my old 300/6 F150 with a 5" straight pipe out the side lol.
     

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