Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Performance and Tuning

Notices

Muffler question

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-22-2013, 11:51 AM   #1
MenaTX [OP] MenaTX is offline
Junior Member
MenaTX is on a distinguished road
Joined: Mar 2013, #100280
Location: Baytown, TX
Gender: Dude
Posts: 23
MenaTX's Tacoma Gallery
Muffler question

New Tacoma owner here. I recently bought a 2008 4x4 TRD DblCab and I'm wondering what this is on the muffler. I don't know much about vehicles besides changing my own oil. I'm pretty sure its the reason why the truck sounds louder than normal Tacomas, but is that all it does? Just for looks and sound? Any MPG effects? Any info is appreciated!
Attached Thumbnails
Muffler question-2013-03-22-13.24.03.jpg   Muffler question-2013-03-22-13.23.52.jpg   Muffler question-2013-03-22-13.23.40.jpg  
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 11:55 AM   #2
Ragin Cajun
Plik has a brilliant futurePlik has a brilliant futurePlik has a brilliant futurePlik has a brilliant futurePlik has a brilliant futurePlik has a brilliant futurePlik has a brilliant futurePlik has a brilliant futurePlik has a brilliant futurePlik has a brilliant futurePlik has a brilliant future
 
Plik's Avatar
Joined: Aug 2011, #61618
Location: Houston
Gender: Male
Posts: 235
Plik's Tacoma Gallery
crappy autozone resonator tip?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 02:02 PM   #3
Central Scrutinizer
LUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
LUSETACO's Avatar
Name: Dennis
Joined: Jun 2009, #18991
Location: Aim-ish country PA
Age: 41
Gender: Dude
Posts: 4,341
LUSETACO's Tacoma Gallery
Looks like just a tip welded on there. Have you checked to see if you have an aftermarket muffler? Just a tip won't really make it louder and a resonated tip would quiet the exhaust.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 02:30 PM   #4
MenaTX [OP] MenaTX is offline
Junior Member
MenaTX is on a distinguished road
Joined: Mar 2013, #100280
Location: Baytown, TX
Gender: Dude
Posts: 23
MenaTX's Tacoma Gallery
How can i tell if i have an aftermarket muffler?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 02:33 PM   #5
Red
Large is one of the sharper tools in the shedLarge is one of the sharper tools in the shedLarge is one of the sharper tools in the shedLarge is one of the sharper tools in the shedLarge is one of the sharper tools in the shedLarge is one of the sharper tools in the shedLarge is one of the sharper tools in the shedLarge is one of the sharper tools in the shedLarge is one of the sharper tools in the shedLarge is one of the sharper tools in the shedLarge is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Sep 2011, #63268
Posts: 11,741
Large's Tacoma Gallery
Look at the actual muffler under the truck, see if there is a name or part number then put it in google.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 02:36 PM   #7
Banned
Kirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Dave
Joined: Aug 2012, #85019
Location: Sticks-RI
Gender: Dude
Posts: 5,219
Kirk1589's Tacoma Gallery
Follow the tail pipe to a big round canister and take a picture and post it here
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 08:41 AM   #8
MenaTX [OP] MenaTX is offline
Junior Member
MenaTX is on a distinguished road
Joined: Mar 2013, #100280
Location: Baytown, TX
Gender: Dude
Posts: 23
MenaTX's Tacoma Gallery
These good?
Attached Thumbnails
Muffler question-2013-03-23-10.34.56.jpg   Muffler question-2013-03-23-10.35.50.jpg   Muffler question-2013-03-23-10.36.39.jpg  
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 08:44 AM   #9
MenaTX [OP] MenaTX is offline
Junior Member
MenaTX is on a distinguished road
Joined: Mar 2013, #100280
Location: Baytown, TX
Gender: Dude
Posts: 23
MenaTX's Tacoma Gallery
Thanks Luse
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 09:23 AM   #11
Recklessly tired
Fightnfire is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightnfire is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightnfire is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightnfire is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightnfire is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightnfire is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightnfire is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightnfire is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightnfire is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightnfire is one of the sharper tools in the shedFightnfire is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Fightnfire's Avatar
Name: Luke
Joined: Jun 2011, #58178
Location: Washington
Gender: Dude
Posts: 4,153
Fightnfire's Tacoma Gallery
That's what we call a "bro tip" usually if you look carefully you'll also see a green M similar to this somewhere.


  Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 09:31 AM   #12
MenaTX [OP] MenaTX is offline
Junior Member
MenaTX is on a distinguished road
Joined: Mar 2013, #100280
Location: Baytown, TX
Gender: Dude
Posts: 23
MenaTX's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by LUSETACO View Post
You have a Flowmaster.
How do you know its a Flowmaster?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fightnfire View Post
That's what we call a "bro tip" usually if you look carefully you'll also see a green M similar to this somewhere.


Please forgive my ignorance but I don't follow
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 09:39 AM   #13
Banned
Kirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Dave
Joined: Aug 2012, #85019
Location: Sticks-RI
Gender: Dude
Posts: 5,219
Kirk1589's Tacoma Gallery
Www.flowmastermufflers.com
Look at pix
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 10:04 AM   #14
MenaTX [OP] MenaTX is offline
Junior Member
MenaTX is on a distinguished road
Joined: Mar 2013, #100280
Location: Baytown, TX
Gender: Dude
Posts: 23
MenaTX's Tacoma Gallery
You're using 'flowmaster' in a generic sense, not necessarily that brand?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 06:03 PM   #15
Banned
Kirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shedKirk1589 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Dave
Joined: Aug 2012, #85019
Location: Sticks-RI
Gender: Dude
Posts: 5,219
Kirk1589's Tacoma Gallery
Flowmaster is the brand.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 07:00 AM   #17
Senior Member
hotrod45 is on a distinguished road
Army: medic 5501 hospital
Name: paul
Joined: Mar 2011, #52916
Location: sarasota fl
Gender: Male
Posts: 248
hotrod45's Tacoma Gallery
Smile flowmaster

get rid of it. the cab drone will drive you crazy.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 08:24 PM   #18
Senior Member
BUZZCUT is one of the sharper tools in the shedBUZZCUT is one of the sharper tools in the shedBUZZCUT is one of the sharper tools in the shedBUZZCUT is one of the sharper tools in the shedBUZZCUT is one of the sharper tools in the shedBUZZCUT is one of the sharper tools in the shedBUZZCUT is one of the sharper tools in the shedBUZZCUT is one of the sharper tools in the shedBUZZCUT is one of the sharper tools in the shedBUZZCUT is one of the sharper tools in the shedBUZZCUT is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Air Force: KC-135A/R Crew Chief NKAWTG
Joined: Mar 2011, #52417
Gender: Male
Posts: 524
BUZZCUT's Tacoma Gallery
WOO WOO Dat's only in da mornin...
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 12:09 PM   #19
MenaTX [OP] MenaTX is offline
Junior Member
MenaTX is on a distinguished road
Joined: Mar 2013, #100280
Location: Baytown, TX
Gender: Dude
Posts: 23
MenaTX's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by hotrod45 View Post
get rid of it. the cab drone will drive you crazy.
The way it sounds doesn't bother me, i don't really care either way. Just wanted some info, but im assuming it wouldn't be cheap to get rid of?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2013, 01:16 PM   #20
Central Scrutinizer
LUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedLUSETACO is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
LUSETACO's Avatar
Name: Dennis
Joined: Jun 2009, #18991
Location: Aim-ish country PA
Age: 41
Gender: Dude
Posts: 4,341
LUSETACO's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by MenaTX View Post
The way it sounds doesn't bother me, i don't really care either way. Just wanted some info, but im assuming it wouldn't be cheap to get rid of?
If you like it that's all that matters. A new muffler and installation will run you about $100-$200.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question about a new muffler georgeandkanoa Technical Chat 4 08-01-2012 06:05 AM
Muffler Question drtydru Performance and Tuning 0 07-12-2011 01:50 PM
Muffler question 8ballshifter98 1st Gen. Tacomas 2 12-28-2009 12:31 PM
Muffler question?? 5vzrider00 Performance and Tuning 1 04-14-2009 11:14 AM
Yet Another 2.7 Muffler Question spdtaco 4 Cylinder 13 03-20-2009 10:20 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.