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Old 12-10-2010, 06:35 PM   #1
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TRD Cat Back Exhaust installed today, not quite sure what to think...

Just installed the TRD Cat Back Exhaust on my truck today and not quite sure what I think of it yet. It is louder and throatier for sure, but I just can't quite shake the feeling that it sounds "ricey". I am only going by what I hear from within the cab, have to get someone to drive it and I ride in another car to hear what it sounds like outside the truck. Maybe the problem is I am comparing it to the exhaust I had on my Mustang GT...lol. I know it's not gonna sound like a V8.
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:38 PM   #2
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i think the TRD is the best sounding exhaust...but thats just me..........
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:39 PM   #3
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I'm sure the GT sounded way better. Also give it some time to break in before you judge it.
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get someone to drive it for you. granted mine is chopped right after the muffler, but it sounds totally different outside the vehicle.
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Listen to it outside the truck. It's a hell of a lot deeper than the drone in the cab sounds. Definitely deep, absolutely no rasp (mine is paired with a TRD CAI...not sure how much that affects the exhaust note).
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Yeah, I figured as much, planned on getting someone to drive it for me so I can hear it from outside aside from just reving it while parked outside the door.
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i used to have an SS and used to the V8 sound, our trucks will sound ricey no matter what exhaust you put
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I think it's best to keep these things quiet! LOL
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Its deeper and throatier for sure outside the cab. It sound way different from inside the cab. I had my fiance drive my truck as I stood outside and I told her to step on it. It sounded good. I love it. Also a fellow taco owner said my exhaust sounded nice as I took off on the freeway.
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My first truck was a Chevy Blazer with a Flowmaster 40. It sounded way better than my Tacoma does now. It takes time but you will get used to it.

Go out and find a real ricer piece of shit and listen to it's muffler. Then you will see that your Tacoma isn't that bad.
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Thanks. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it sounds bad by any means, just different than what I am used to. The key is to hear it from the other perspective outside the vehicle.
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Ya, inside the cab does it no justice. I felt the same way about mine when I 1st put it on, but then I heard it outside the cab and love it. Its not going to sound like a v8, but its is a nice mellow tone. And not too loud either. Its just right for me, I don't want to be loud, I just like the nice throaty tone. Its cold now, but in the summer I have all the windows down including the rear slider open and you can hear it then too. My 5yo son likes to call it the monster truck sound! ha ha
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