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Old 07-01-2009, 05:53 AM   #1
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Mufflers: Choices

I've searched and searched, and posted on the end of old threads, but nothing really has answered my questions. I'm looking for a low growl out of a new muffler, but when I'm cruising around, or on the highway, I don't really want it any louder than stock (esp. in the cab). However, when I stomp on it, or get it up around 3-3500 rpm's, I want to know its there. What are my options? I've been debating on the Flowmaster 50 SUV, Magnaflow (what size is best for this? Bigger, say the 22/28"? or smaller?), and the TRD catback. I like the stainless options of the TRD and magnaflow, and have heard of the issues regarding rust w/ flowmasters. If i got 3-4 years out of the flowmaster before it rusted, I'd be happy. Thanks guys for your input. I have a 07 V6 Sport Access Cab 6speed.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:05 AM   #2
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I have a magnaflow (Just the muffler) and I love it, great sound not to loud in the cab till you step on the gas (the growl your'e looking for). What I like most about it is dosen't sound like a ricer. by the way it's a straight through muffler hope this helps.
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Well I have the flowmaster so I guess I am biased. It performs exactly the same as what you are looking for. However if you decide magnaflow, when picking your size just remember the smaller the muffler the louder and larger, the quieter. Good luck buddy

EDIT: Oh and remember that flowmaster is baffled therefore you may loose a few HP (nothing noticeable, just worth mentioning) and magnaflow is straight through design as mentioned above.
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I have the TRD catback and love it. It's unobtrusive at idle, almost as quiet as stock. When you get above 2500 RPM you and those next to you in traffic know it is there. 3500 RPM and higher sounds like a fucking F-15.

This may just be my experience, but I found it to sound different with different fuel grades. 87 gave me a more traditional "gurgly" rumble, while 93 gives a smoother, lower tone. I prefer 93.
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I just installed Flowmaster duals on my '09 this morning and not all that crazy about the way it sounds. Hopefully, it grows on me. I had a Gibson on my '03 and really liked it, not ricey at all and not too loud but you knew it was there.
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It's my first post here but I thought I could chime in since I threw on a Flowmaster 40 series just this morning. Considering it's piped up to a 6-banger it sounds pretty good, a little ricey but not too bad. Probably not what you're looking for because it's much louder then I expected and you can definitely hear it in the cab on the highway. For $125.00 installed I'm happy with it but can't say I'd do it again. I say go for the TRD cat-back. Take this advice with a grain of salt, after all I'm a Taco Verde/Greenhorn/n00b.
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If you want it quiet in the cab, then cross Flowmaster off your list.
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:31 PM   #8
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TRD catback is growing on me. I wanna free up the exhaust sytem a little, help for better flow, and maybe get another mpg out of it. What kind of price is the TRD goin for?
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