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kizzo
03-11-2008, 12:29 PM
So I bought a ranger the other day and i realized that the exhaust is a corroded. It leaks pretty bad, when i put my hand by it it feels like a blow dryer.

Heres what it looks like:http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y38/nomoredan3/IMG_0257.jpg

to the left is where the CAT and the tailpipe are and to the right is where the engine is.

I've never even touched an exhaust before but im guessing i only need to replace it from the left back (part with the CAT on it).

How much do to get that shiz done?

dman4486
03-11-2008, 12:34 PM
advance auto carries all the factory exhaust parts pre-bent and with all the hardware. you should be able to do the entire thing yourself and save on the labor

dman4486
03-11-2008, 12:35 PM
you will also need to replace the pipe on the right and the flange gasket

kizzo
03-11-2008, 12:55 PM
how much am i looking to spend here a couple hundred?

dman4486
03-11-2008, 12:57 PM
how much am i looking to spend here a couple hundred?

if you replace the cat, yes...if just pipe then you can do the entire system for ~$100 or less and bolt on

kizzo
03-11-2008, 01:00 PM
could you show me what parts i need? I live right by an advanced auto and my zip code is 60123.

dman4486
03-11-2008, 01:01 PM
what motor?

kizzo
03-11-2008, 01:05 PM
4 cyl 2.3l

dman4486
03-11-2008, 01:08 PM
the front pipe should be one of these
http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductList.aspx?parttype=688&ptset=A&searchfor=Exhaust+Pipe

and the extension pipe should be one of these
http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductList.aspx?parttype=690&ptset=A&searchfor=Extension+Pipe

If you go to advance, tell the guy you want to see his exhaust diagram book, look up your truck and write down the numbers next to the pipes you need and the gaskets...then the guy behind the counter can plug them into the computer and get them ordered:D

kizzo
03-11-2008, 01:09 PM
and those are all bolt on right no welds

dman4486
03-11-2008, 01:10 PM
and those are all bolt on right no welds

you may need a clamp, but for the most part they are bolt on with the exact flanges you already see under the truck

kizzo
03-11-2008, 09:28 PM
how can i even get those bolts off

explorer2
03-11-2008, 09:33 PM
cut them

dman4486
03-11-2008, 09:34 PM
how can i even get those bolts off


cut them

^^^^exactly

kizzo
03-12-2008, 08:44 PM
what if i were to cut that section out. like a foot of pipe including the coupling and found a pipe at advanced that would slip over the 2 halves and then just clamped it. would that work?

dman4486
03-12-2008, 08:51 PM
what if i were to cut that section out. like a foot of pipe including the coupling and found a pipe at advanced that would slip over the 2 halves and then just clamped it. would that work?

yep

kizzo
03-12-2008, 08:58 PM
what about back pressure? this would be between the muffler and the engine.

would this affect performance? even a slight bit?

dman4486
03-12-2008, 09:01 PM
what about back pressure? this would be between the muffler and the engine.

would this affect performance? even a slight bit?

nothing noticeable as long as you get the correct size pipe