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2nd gen Exhaust Re-route?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BirdTRD, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Jan 28, 2010 at 1:37 PM

    BirdTRD [OP] Unsuspectingly striking from above

    Oct 30, 2009
    First Name:
    New Mexico
    TRD Off Road 4x4
    Front (2.75" total): 1.6" Eibach coils, Toytec 0.5" (L) & 0.25" (R) top plate spacers, 5100's @ 0.85", Built Right uniball UCA's, Differential drop, Removed sway bar Rear: TSB springs, Wheeler's 1.5" AAL, 5100's, 2* shims, Carrier bearing drop, F and R Spidertrax, 285/75-16 Goodyear Duratracs, Self-fabbed sliders, rear bumper, and skid plates, Cobra 75 CB, Bed lined slim lo-pro tool box, Bed Extender, Diff breather mod, Two tail gate security mods, Exhaust dumped behind axle, Can't leave shit alone so plenty more coming...
    I'm going to be making 3/16" skid plates soon here. I'd like the plates to be as "unlumpy" as possible. That perpendicular exhaust pipe near the transfer case is bugging the crap out of me. It hangs down lower than anything else and it just looks like a bunch of unnecessary tubing to me.:confused: I'm sure Toyota had some good reason in mind when they designed it that way but I can't for the life of me figure out what it is.

    Do aftermarket cat backs eliminate it? Can a muffler shop fix it easily/cheaply? I could even do it myself but I'm concerned about messing with it because I don't want to mess up readings to/from sensors, computers, etc.

    I can build the skids around it but I'd prefer not to.
  2. Jan 28, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    BeachBoy Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    VT & QC
    '09 DC LB Sport+Leather
    Icon Extended COs / Camburg UCA / ATX Predator Teflon / Mickey Thompson MTZ / Color-Matched emblems / All-Pro Bumper & skids / Stubbs HD-SKO / Alcans custom leafs / U-Bolt flip / Icon rear resi shocks / Rear Bumper
    muffler shop

    will cost you not much.

    a bunch of guys have done it, they just reroute it. I'm getting mine done in a few weeks.

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