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88 Ranger XLT With a Blown Exhaust; suggestions?


Aieden88

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I need to replace the exhaust in my 88. While I can't see past the intermediate pipe, I know the muffler is blown (2 gigantic holes), the intermediate has enough rust on it that I'd rather replace it than patch the holes, and I don't need to pass any inspections , so I'm not going to bother replacing the tailpipe.

What (cheap) setup would you recommend? I don't have any welding equipment to work with, but I was thinking an oem int. straight to a glasspack for like 40-50 bucks in parts. Or would a flexpipe work in place of the old int. pipe?

This is my first time tearing into something bigger than cosmetics, so I'm pretty stoked!

Thanks! :beer:
 
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I would go with the stock intermediate pipe because you have to have the flange match up with your cat, flex pipe won't have that. You might consider a turbo muffler instead of the glass pack. I had one blow out in my '88 and it caused the cat to plug up.
 

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The major load bearing hanger of the entire Exhaust system is welded to the intermediate pipe


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