Any reason prior owner would put a performance muffler on a 4DR 4X4 Limited Explorer? It's much louder than a standard muffler?Should I take it in and get it replaced?

Explorer_for_Life
25

Asked by Explorer_for_Life Jan 29, 2008 at 06:11 PM about the 1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Limited SUV

Question type: Car Customization

The muffler looks new. the tail pipe seems oversized compared to a stock system. The noise is just at the tail pipe (i know that sounds stupid), but it is loud inside of the car when accelerating. At constant speed, e.g. 65mph, there is no noise. Whatya think? BTW, the Explorer is not enhanced in any way, its in beautiful, stock condition, except for the muffler. Previous did put Edelbrock Shocks on the rear, whats up with that.

3 Answers

casper271
4,095

some of those "performance mufflers" are cheaper to replace than stock units, that is one explaination, the other is the old owner like the sound. As for the shocks they were more than likely cheaper to replace than stock units or there was a sale or the old owner had a preferance for them. Hope this helps, best of luck.

littlehorn
25,715

Agreed, stranger things have happened. We saw a 2-year old Dodge Caravan come in to the dealership which someone had just purchased. He asked us about exhaust noise, and when the guys checked it out, here the previous owner had put a "performance" muffler on the minivan. The van wasn't even old enough or had enough miles for the OEM stainless-blend muffler and pipes to have failed, so he had to have spent some bucks to have this done on purpose. The new owner asked us to replace it with stock parts. No rational reason why people do the stuff they do sometimes.

Indy Little
75

If the engine is a V-8 it probably sounds pretty good. If it's a V-6 it probably sounds, well... stupid. Sorry. And the after-market shocks are likely to help keep the rear of the truck level with the front. When our stock shocks were getting worn out the back of the truck sagged noticeably, & overly so when towing a trailer.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Explorer
Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?
CarGurus has 44,571 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $1,100.
ZIP:

Search Ford Explorer Questions

Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 2,440
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,180
#3 kbro
kbro
Reputation 1,160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee"
1,031 Great Deals out of 52,181 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Expedition"
486 Great Deals out of 15,993 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150"
2,234 Great Deals out of 179,389 listings starting at $1,295
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
993 Great Deals out of 31,838 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Durango"
343 Great Deals out of 19,927 listings starting at $1,669
Used Nissan Pathfinder"
387 Great Deals out of 16,960 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota 4Runner"
361 Great Deals out of 11,908 listings starting at $1,895

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
21,026 listings starting at $35,460
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
117 Great Deals out of 3,955 listings starting at $18,995
2013 Ford Explorer For Sale
260 Great Deals out of 4,522 listings starting at $16,987
2012 Ford Explorer For Sale
148 Great Deals out of 2,178 listings starting at $16,899
2011 Ford Explorer For Sale
147 Great Deals out of 2,132 listings starting at $15,550