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I was looking around the Flowmaster web page this afternoon.. they don't mention the Taurus, but I've seen a few people that said they had them here. Can they be installed on a Taurus anyway?

My 99 SE has a Vulcan.. and it sounds weak. Heh.. I guess it kind of is at 145 HP. Its not too bad though. Way better than my parents 91 Explorer I drove around this weekend though.. now that was weak.

Can one of the Flowmaster 40 series change this? I really don't know what to expect from one of them. Will it make it sound like it has some power at idle? What about the increase in torque they talk about.. is it noticeable?

I'm thinking of trying one of those out.. I'm not too sure about it yet though
 

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Yeah, a Flowmaster 40 will fit on the Taurus. I believe the one you're looking for is the offset with the 2-1/4" holes.
 

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With two cats, a resonator, and crush-bent tubing, removing the muffler really isn't going to free up any torque or HP. I completely removed my muffler, and put in a straight pipe. The rumble from the 40's is pretty subtle, unless you remove your resonator too. I do know someone on here has a vid (with sound) of a taurus idling with 40's.
 

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Will they sound great on Duratec with 3 f&*)ing cats on it? I don't want my car to sound like a piece of crap.
 

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Originally posted by 3-fords1000@Feb 23 2004, 12:30 PM
Will they sound great on Duratec with 3 f&*)ing cats on it? I don't want my car to sound like a piece of crap.
Duartecs only have 2 cats, and the FM will sound good as long as you leave the stock resonator in place and choose the correct size muffler.
 

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What does the resonator have to do with the sound note and what is the correct size?
 

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also does removing the resonator cause you to fail emissions?
 

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Originally posted by 3-fords1000@Feb 23 2004, 05:53 PM
What does the resonator have to do with the sound note and what is the correct size?
Well, I measured the one on my gen 4, and the resonator is about 22 inches long. I believe it is 2.5 inches on the size.

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Originally posted by 3-fords1000@Feb 23 2004, 04:53 PM
What does the resonator have to do with the sound note and what is the correct size?
The resonator basically acts like a noise filter. It muffles rasp and other ricey exhaust notes, while still putting out a nice, deep, throaty exhaust sound, assuming you choose a flowmaster. If you use a huge muffler on small piping, I think that would slow the exhaust gases down significantly because it allows them to expand and cool down rapidly in one spot(the muffler). You don't want this. So buy a muffler with the same size inlet/outlet as the pipes you're going to use, which will most likely be stock-sized if you're swapping the muffler for sound.

I don't know if Ford changed the exhaust on gen4's, but when I put my catback on my gen3 tec, the stock size pipe on the resonator was smaller than the 2.5" pipe I was putting on. I didn't measure it but I would estimate 2.25"

Don't take my word on these estimates, IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO MEASURE BEFORE YOU BUY.

Also, it's pointless to take off the stock resonator and replace it with a cherry bomb or other glass pack(Just in case you were thinking about it
). Those things rot out within a matter of months, the stock resonator is fine; it does it's job and it doesn't break down and rust out anywhere near as soon as a cherry bomb does.

If there are any exhaust experts reading this, please correct if I'm wrong.
 

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Originally posted by Qwertz9586@Feb 22 2004, 10:53 PM
Yeah, a Flowmaster 40 will fit on the Taurus. I believe the one you're looking for is the offset with the 2-1/4" holes.
I saw one Flowmaster 40 Original series on eBay this afternoon.. part #42441, 2.25" offset/center. About $50 shipped. This must be what I'm looking for?

What do muffler shops usually charge to install these? They won't try to make you buy the muffler from them? I've never been to a muffler shop yet..
 
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Originally posted by mapleleafs+Feb 23 2004, 10:39 PM-->QUOTE (mapleleafs @ Feb 23 2004, 10:39 PM)
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Yeah, a Flowmaster 40 will fit on the Taurus. I believe the one you're looking for is the offset with the 2-1/4" holes.
I saw one Flowmaster 40 Original series on eBay this afternoon.. part #42441, 2.25" offset/center. About $50 shipped. This must be what I'm looking for?

What do muffler shops usually charge to install these? They won't try to make you buy the muffler from them? I've never been to a muffler shop yet.. [/b]
I believe mine was 2.5", but that's on the Gen 4.

I took the muffler I got from ebay to a Midas and they welded it on for me and put a turndown (non-chrome, just pipe) tip on it for $50. It looks completely stock, which I like.
 

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also does removing the resonator cause you to fail emissions?
 

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I checked and the factory ford muffler on my 99se is offset/offset. You close but I'm pretty sure there were some 2 1/4 O/O for around 39+10 shipping. I'm debating the same deal here.
 

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Originally posted by stang2be@Feb 24 2004, 01:19 AM
I checked and the factory ford muffler on my 99se is offset/offset. You close but I'm pretty sure there were some 2 1/4 O/O for around 39+10 shipping. I'm debating the same deal here.
They do have the offset/offset one in 2.25". Is this the standard one for 99 SEs then? I haven't looked for myself yet.
 

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I know I looked under my bumper at the muffler on mine and it was offset/offset and I've got a 99se Vulcan and the muffler had a big ford logo stamped on it.
 

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my gen 3 is 2.25" OD.

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The resonator basically acts like a noise filter. It muffles rasp and other ricey exhaust notes, while still putting out a nice, deep, throaty exhaust sound, assuming you choose a flowmaster.

The resonator does the same job that the muffler does. It's just fiberglass packed in a tube. That's all a stock muffler is, too. I took off the muffler sompletely on my car, and at high RPM's, it has some rasp to it.
 
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