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2012 Exhaust Crossover

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mike92y, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Dec 8, 2011 at 5:00 PM
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    mike92y

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    So I was at the dealership today getting some oil filters (they were on sale) when I saw a 2012 Tacoma on the show room floor. It came with a dealer installed 2.5" spacer and block lift for only $950. I was looking under the truck and it seemed to me the exhaust crossover and the cross member are different on the 2012. The truck did not have the low hanging exhaust crossover. I am adding pictures of my truck with the Allpro transfer case skid plate. This hangs about 3 inches lower than the rest of the truck I hate it.

    Does anyone with a 2012 care to post pictures of their truck's exhaust cossover?

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  2. Dec 8, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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    Ya i really hate how it hangs down so low. I can post you a pic of my 09 xover that's all bent out of shape from dragging on crap :)

    It would be awesome if they fixed this for '12. If it is indeed rerouted i wonder if it's compatible with the pre '12s
     
  3. Dec 8, 2011 at 6:19 PM
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    Guys, if you want it re-routed, just pay a muffler shop a hundred bucks or so to re-route it.

    [​IMG]

    Why does Toyota route it like they do stock? Because it's cheaper for them to produce and 99.9% of owners will never care.
     
  4. Dec 8, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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  5. Dec 8, 2011 at 6:22 PM
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    If you can weld and bend tube and have a sawzall (or fuck, even a hacksaw), yes, easily.
     
  6. Oct 8, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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    ill try to get back with pics but the 2012 hangs just as low.. i have two dents on mine form off roading already and it pisses me off becasue i was gonna by the allpro skid but never got around to it... should have in the first place like planned.
     
  7. Oct 9, 2012 at 4:20 PM
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    my 2012 hangs just like the other years.
     
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  9. Oct 9, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    I had an exhaust guy look at mine to re-rout it, said it would void the warrenty? Is that right?
     
  10. Oct 9, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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    My wife was spotting me going over some rocks and she halted me saying the bottim of the truck was hitting rocks. I go out and looked and the ALL-PRO transfer was on a rock. I told her that was OK and that it was the skid plate she helped me install and it was its job to do what it was doing (take a hit). Heard alot of bad things about ALL-PRO but the plate did its job. This was not a hard hit but still. I will say the ALL-PRO transfer skid had to be modified to fit to my 2011. I remember reading Toyota redisgned the crossover the skid attaches to, around the year my truck was made. I do not think ALL-PRO has updated or has two designs for this skid.
     
  11. Jul 7, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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    Hey mike, used to live in Gilbert. Loved it, the rest of the family hated the heat.

    Anyway, I measured the crossover and it's the same height off the ground as everything else on the undercarriage from front to back. Sure looks lower, but it isn't.

    I just ordered an Allpro IFS skid, maybe I'll order the transfer skid that protects the crossover. But $299 seems a little steep seeings how if I hit a rock with the IFS skid I'll probably just back up and try another line anyway.
     
  12. Jul 7, 2013 at 5:37 PM
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    Iirc, the front crossmember sits a little lower than the stock crossover position. However, the crossover pipe becomes more of an issue since it's farther aft, without being near the wheels, resulting in a lower breakover angle. Re-routing that pipe allows the skid plate to sit against the crossmembers, adding strength while gaining clearance. I know I gained clearance at that point by re-routing the pipe, which also improved the truck's breakover angle a little.

    As long as the truck stays on the road, the OEM routing makes sense. Offroad, it's dumb.
     
  13. Jul 7, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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    Good point(s). Dangit, I was trying to convince myself I wouldn't have to spend more money. But, I probably will do so . . .
     
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