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Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by scullman23, November 7, 2010.

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  1. scullman23

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    Okay so i have an 02 limited V8 4.6 L Explorer and am looking into Flowmasters. Which one is the best for gaining MPG and sounds great, i really need some help because iv only heard a 44 super series on my friends XTERA and its sounds good but i want to know what is the best for my truck and btw my MPG is 14... terrible!
    Thanks :help:
     
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    check out youtube there are tons of sound clips of different mufflers and exhaust.
     
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    Yeah check youtube. Zerodevil has a sweet exhaust with a few other mods, but his is a magnaflow. Check out the V8 exhaust thread in the modified 02-05 Explorer Section. I have a magnaflow, and personally, I love the exhaust it sounds great and I get about 1-3mpg better now. So i posted the quote with the video of the different exhaust set ups, so hope this helps
     
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    Wow thanks and does anyone know if it is legal in Jersey or anywhere to have no muffler with such a loud sound? kind of like that first one in the video? that may be what i want, and would that help my MPG at all?
     
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    I would say that no muffler is illegal in all 50 states!!!
     
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    yeah i figured... oh well i just need help on what to buy for my xplodr...
     
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    What muffler you buy depends on what you want? Do you want sound with some performance or mainly performance with sound? Either way you will see a spike in gas mileage. Being that there will be better air (exhaust) flow from the headers back.
     
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    yeah i guess i want which ever is cheaper being i am kinda on a Budget, and whatever is easier to instal because i dont want to pay some huge price for someone to instal it for me, if i can do it for cheaper.
     
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    I got my magnaflow 11226 muffler for 72.99 @ pepboys auto. $88.00 total with the pipe.
     
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    woah did you instal it yourself? if not how much was it to instal?
     
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    --I installed from the muffler to the factory clamp myself.
    --I had to get it welded because of the way I did it.
    --Oh yeah and make sure you get a 10% or 20% off coupon from pep boys. Just buy something there first and then take their online survey @ www.pepboyssurvey.com to get the 10 or 20% off. The muffler was listed @ 82.99 but with the coupon it was $72.99. I know that Pep Boys has flowmaster, magnaflow and a few other brands of mufflers. If not you could order your muffler off of amazon. Amazon.com seems to have muffler dirt cheap. It wouldn't cost more than $75.00 at most to have a shop install it. I assume if you have the muffler it would only cost.....$45.00 install. I had midas weld the exhaust and do from the muffler back.
    Here's pics of my exhaust with the 11226 muffler. Where that clamp is I need to weld. :)
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    really good deal thanks a lot man. i really appreciate it! i just gotta find a pepboys around me now!
    Thanks
    Jeff
     
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    I personally have a Flowmaster 70. I love it and it works for me. If you want a little more sound, I wouldn't go lower than a Flowmaster 50. My setup is: I had the third cat removed, 2.5" exhaust run out the back with the FM 70. It's a few ticks louder than stock with no drone.

    Otherwise, most everyone here that's swapped mufflers have been happy with their Magnaflows.

    Here's my vids. I really need to make some new ones though.

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    No problem! Thats why we are all here. To help each other out.

    And I did the "finding" work for you:
    Pep Boys Auto nearest to zip code: 07821
    -20 miles east-
    Parsippany
    1440 Route 46 East
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    (973) 541-1030
     
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    that sounds really nice, i wanted the 40 series because i thought it would be better sound but is there a difference on performance on the 50? my friend has a 44 super series and his car just wont work... Catalitic problem... i know i wont get that one lol but thanks for the info.

    And ill have to go there today thanks icecube498
     
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    so pep boys doesnt sell flowmaster 50s... Ugh! where to go? any ideas? i need cheap!
     
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    Thanks guys, i found that ebay is the cheapest so far, but now i am back to wether i should get the 50 series delta or just a super 44 series... i just want to know what will be best for my MPG being it is a bundle of money wasted if i pick the wrong one...
     
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    IF you want MPG's flowmaster is not the choice for you. You need a straight through muffler like a Magnaflow or Gibson. Flowmasters use internal baffels totune the muffler for sound. Baffels = restriction = less performance and less MPG's
     






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