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Ford Ranger Exhaust Manifolds and Headers

Upgrading your exhaust system can add to the overall performance of your vehicle. There are numerous parts you can use to modify the system. Manifolds and headers are two choices that can boost the power and performance of your Ford Ranger.

What is a Ford Ranger exhaust manifold?

The manifold that’s included on a stock Ranger channels the spent exhaust gases away from your engine. Upgraded versions often come with high-flow, ductile-iron castings. Some are also made of 304 stainless steel. This increases your low-end power to provide better towing and hauling ability. It also boosts your gas mileage when youre just driving around.

What are exhaust headers on your Ranger?

Headers eliminate the back pressure from the manifold. Instead of the gases from each cylinder going into the one manifold, they each get their own individual exhaust pipe. This adds to the power of your engine and makes it more efficient. New headers can easily be bolted onto your Ford Ranger. This is one of the easiest upgrades to make that will increase your engine efficiency. They remove the fumes from your vehicle quicker, which in turn makes your vehicle faster and more powerful.

What benefits do exhaust systems offer

A well-functioning exhaust system offers a number of additional benefits to drivers. This includes:

  • Low emission output
  • Increased engine power
  • Quiet engine output
  • Passenger-safe emission output
How do manifolds and headers work?

Both function in similar ways to complete the same basic job. They both work to remove the spent fumes from your Ford Ranger. They are parts that can be easily upgraded to make your motor more efficient. They just accomplish this in slightly different ways. The manifold channels fumes into one pipe. Headers provide a separate pipe for each cylinder. These are then funneled into one pipe. The pair work in tandem to give you a high-performing exhaust system.

Does Ford make stock replacements for these parts?

Ford does make stock replacements for all of these pieces. These pieces are also called OEM parts, which stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer parts. A number of other manufacturers, such as JBA, make aftermarket exhaust components as well. There are also numerous performance models that you can swap out with the stock pieces to upgrade your Ford Ranger. Here are a few of the companies that manufacture these aftermarket pieces:

  • JBA
  • Pacesetter
  • NOS
  • Hedman
  • Dorman